04-15 SEPTEMBER 2023
A great photographic adventure in the Icelandic Highlands
Join this 12-day photographic expedition and enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery you will see in Iceland.
This is a great opportunity to photograph the incredible landscapes of the Highlands and the Aurora Borealis,
while learning new techniques from award-winning photographic guides who will take your skills to the next level.
On this expedition we will visit iconic Icelandic landscapes such as: the Snæfellsnes peninsula, capturing places like:
Mount Kirkjufell and the black church of Búðir. In addition, you will visit Iceland's stunning South Coast to see the Ice Caves,
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Diamond Beach and Fjallsárlón Canyon.
Then we will travel to the Highlands in central Iceland where we will visit a surreal area of Landmannalaugar, possibly the most spectacular area of the Highlands, we will also visit the volcanic fields of Þórsmörk and Kerlingarfjöll to not miss anything of these unpublished locations of Iceland.
Iceland is one of the best places to capture the incredible Northern Lights dancing in the dark Arctic sky.
Your guides will keep an eye on the weather conditions and aurora forecasts so you can photograph them in the most spectacular scenery.
A great photographic adventure awaits us in the Highlands of ICELAND!
START OF TRIP:
04 September 2023
Keflavic International Airport (KEF)
15 September 2023
Keflavic International Airport (KEF)
The first day begins with arrival at Keflavík International Airport (KEF),
where we will be waiting for you and then transfer to our hotel in Reykjavík.
We will meet the group to get to know each other and take a walk through the civic center of Iceland's capital city.
DAY 02 and DAY 03
After breakfast, we drive to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, home to some of the most photogenic scenery in the country.
Wild coastlines, the spectacular basalt column cliffs of Arnarstapi, the enchanting black church of Búðir, the lava field of Búðahraun, the impressive and peculiar sea pillars of Lóndrangar and Iceland's most photographed mountain, Kirkjuffel, await you.
Snæfellsnes is also one of the best places in Iceland to contemplate one of the absolute wonders of nature, the Northern Lights, so we will be alert at all times to go out with the camera at night.
Snæfellsnes - Seljalandsfoss - Skogafoss - Reynisfjara
After the sunrise session at Kirkjufell, we will make our way to the epic scenery of Iceland's south coast.
Along the way, we will stop at the glorious Seljalandsfoss, a beautiful waterfall that you can tour in 360 degrees. In winter the rocks surrounding this waterfall can be frozen, making for perfect close-ups for all the pictures.
Nearby is the magnificent Skogafoss waterfall, a thundering giant with a dizzying 60-meter drop. You can get up close to this beast to capture the texture of the water rushing into the river below, or just stand back where you can shoot the waterfall framed by snow-capped cliffs.
Our sunset photo shoot will be on the beautiful black sand beach of Reynisfjara.
In the evening let's explore the possibility of photographing the northern lights again.
ICELAND is one of the most privileged places to observe a great night show: The Aurora Borealis.
The Northern Lights are one of nature's greatest spectacles. An aurora is produced when charged particles from the Sun collide with the Earth's magnetic field. These particles from the solar wind are guided by the Earth's magnetic field and head towards the poles, returning the acquired energy in the form of light. This light can be produced with different intensity and wavelengths, which affect the color of the light we see.
Our Photo Tour always depends on the weather conditions, as the weather in Iceland can be very unpredictable indeed.
Regarding the Northern Lights, although it is very likely that they can be seen, we cannot guarantee that they will be visible on any given day of the tour, but we will go hunting for them,
it cannot be guaranteed that they will be visible on any given day of the tour, but we will go hunting for them at all times.
Vatnajökull National Park
Today we will head to Vatnajokull National Park, spending the morning photographing its incredible landscapes of lava rocks, glistening glacier tongues, impressive waterfalls and long stretches of desert-like black sand dotted with glistening white snow.
The afternoon will be spent in the serenity of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and we will head to the diamond beach We will head to the diamond beach, for a chance to capture the glorious sunlight shining through the chunks of ice on the shore.
Vatnajökull National Park
This morning we returned to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon for a leisurely sunrise photo session.
Today we will have the chance to visit and photograph an ice cave inside the Vatnajokull Glacier. A surreal experience that will give us images from another world. At night we may have another opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights, we will try to capture them over the lagoon of the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
We will enter the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, famous for its beautiful scenery. Here, you will be able to photograph glacier tongues, lagoons, the peaks of majestic snow-capped mountains, frozen waterfalls and rivers flowing from glaciers.
We will visit the Fjaðrárgljúfur Fjaðrárgljúfur and the glacial lake Fjallsárlón.
Gullfoss - National Park Þingvellir - Geysir - Keflavic
Today will be spent exploring the three main attractions of the Golden Circle route: Þingvellir National Park, the geothermal area of Geysir, and the Gullfoss waterfall.
Þingvellir is a UNESCO heritage site in Iceland that lies within a rift valley caused by the separation of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
In the geothermal area of Geysir, you will have the opportunity to photograph the Strokkur geyser that erupts every few minutes, almost 20 meters high in the air!
WELCOME TO THE HIGHLANDS
Today will be spent exploring the Highlands area characterized by its black lava fields and green volcanoes.
A visual experience that will leave you speechless.
Today will be spent exploring the most spectacular area of the Central Highlands: Iceland will show us all its mountain beauty among volcanoes, volcanoes and rivers.
mountain valleys, volcanoes and rivers.
Today we will visit the southern areas, making strategic stops at the most photogenic locations.
In the evening we will return to Keflavic.
Keflavic - End of Trip
After breakfast, we will drive to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) for our return flight.
End of trip.
END OF TRIP
USD 4990 (U.S. dollars)
Reserve your space in advance with an advance payment of USD 1500
- All transfers in comfortable private vehicles throughout the itinerary.
- Transfers to and from Keflavik airport.
- 4×4 transport for expeditions in the Highlands
- Admission to Ice Caves, Blue Lagoon and FlyOver
- Lodging in comfortable hotels (shared double room).
- All breakfasts.
- Photographic advice from our professional photographers: Jheison Huerta and Jose D. Riquelme
- International flights to and from the starting point of the tour (Keflavik Airport).
- Travel insurance (recommended at www.heymonto.es)
- Personal needs, including medicines.
- Lunches and dinners.
- Everything else that is not listed as included.
- The participant may request a Single Room for an extra charge.
RECOMMENDED PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
- Drone (con 04 o 05 baterías)
- Camera (Reflex, Mirrorless, Poweshot, etc.)
- 01 Wide angle lens (18-55mm, 14-24mm, 16-35mm, 12-24mm, etc.)
- 01 Telephoto lenses (70-200mm, 75-300mm, 100-400mm, 55-250mm, etc.)
- 02/03 Extra camera batteries
- SD memories (32gb, 64gb, 128gb)
- Tripod (required)
- Headlamp (required)
- Physical Filters (Neutral Density, Polarizers, GND are optional)
- Remote trigger (optional)
Jheison Huerta, photographer born in Peru, his work in the dissemination of Astrophotography in Latin America earned him the recognition of NASA with the APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day), he is a professor of the Astrophotography course in the Domestika portal and his work was published in the most important media such as: BBC, National Geographic, History, Mirror, Telemundo, Globo, El Comercio among others.
In 2020 he was nominated by Photopills among the 25 most inspiring photographers in the world and his work is part of the book "Photopillers of the Year 2020".
In 2022 collaborates with National Geographic in the production of the series "Welcome to the Earth" hosted by Will Smith and broadcast on the Disney+ platform.
José D. Riquelme
José D. Riquelme is a landscape photographer born in Murcia (Spain). He applies his more than 20 years of experience in graphic design and printing to his landscape and night photography.
He has received several international awards and recognitions such as "Photographer of the Year 2021" in the night category of the 35Awards, four gold medals at the "Trierenberg Super Circuit" in Vienna, Remarkable Art Work at the "Siena International Photo Awards", Gold Medal at the Pano Epson Awards, etc.
He currently gives workshops and photo tours all over the world.
Reserve your place in advance with an advance payment of USD 1500 (US dollars).
- Credit cards
- Pay Pal (consider +5% for withdrawal commissions)
- Western Union
- Bank transfer (For residents in Peru, Spain or USA)
CANCELLATIONAND REFUND POLICIES
- More than 150 days before the start date of the workshop: full refund of payments made.
- Between 150 and 91 days before the start of the workshop: 50% of the reservation fee will be refunded.
- 90-61 days before the start of the workshop: 35% of the reservation will be refunded.
- Within 60 days prior to the start of the workshop: No refund.
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