1 Night/2 days
Do you want to experience the natural wonders of Iceland but have limited time to spend at a photography workshop? Or are you wanting to explore the incredible Snæfellsnes Peninsula in-depth? Either way, this workshop is for you!
Join us on this 2 day summer adventure to explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula – an area fondly known as ‘Iceland in Miniature’.
From stunning waterfalls to volcanic craters, lava fields, majestic mountains and black sand beaches, this region provides a taste of all that Iceland has to offer. Capturing these sights under the glow of the Midnight Sun will be an unforgettable experience.
Aimed at photographers of all ability – beginner, amateur or professional – you’ll be sure to come away from this immersive adventure with a diverse portfolio of images.
The workshop starts early in the capital city of Reykjavik at the designated meeting point. Our 2 day exploration of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula will begin by visiting some incredibly picturesque landscapes – iconic mountains, dazzling waterfalls, quaint fishing villages and rugged volcanic coastlines are all on the list!
A highlight of the evening shoot will be Kirkjufell Mountain – one of Iceland’s most famous landmarks. With its distinctive shape like a church steeple, it sits by itself on the edge of the sea, towering above its surroundings. Another will be the Black Church of Búðir. This picture-perfect building sits alone on an expansive lava field, framed by the incredible backdrop of the Snæfellsjökull glacier on one side and the sea on the other. We will spend our Golden Hours at these locations, exploring their many composition options.
This workshop has been timed to take advantage of the Midnight Sun – a phenomenon that occurs in far Northern countries where sunsets merge into sunrises with no darkness in between, and Golden Hour stretches from around 10 pm until 5 am. These Golden Hours are a fascinating time to be photographing Iceland, as the landscapes can be painted in an ethereal palette of soft pinks, warm yellows, deep oranges and dreamy purples from the rays of the low-lying sun. To capture this light, we will be checking into our hotel early in the afternoon and resting until dinner before heading out to shoot again until early in the morning.
With everyone eager to head out we will continue our exploration of the peninsula, whose picturesque landscapes formed during the eruption of Snæfellsjökull.
Throughout the day we will stop at many of these volcanic vistas including impressive dormant volcanos and Lóndrangar – the remains of a crater that eroded into a magnificent pair of rock pinnacles towering 60 meters above the waves.
Before we say goodbye to the peninsula we will also explore the quaint coastal area around Arnarstapi, where nature has carved magnificent arches and jagged rock formations from the black lava cliffs. These areas are home to many birds during summer – if wildlife photography is of interest, you may be able to capture Kittiwake, common Murre, Northern Fulmar and even Puffins!
We will arrive in the city in the evening – with memories to last a lifetime, new friends and memory cards full of amazing images of Iceland.