Winter Aurora Photo Workshops in Iceland 2014-2015
Join nature and landscape photographer Iurie Belegurschi on a Winter Landscape – Photo Workshop as we take you on the hunt for the perfect light and amazing landscapes at the most beautiful arctic paradise, Iceland. The focus of the Workshop will be Ice and Night Photography.
During the workshops, we will concentrate on:
Naturally, no trip to Iceland in winter would be complete without you bringing home some stunning images of the natural play of lights in the sky called the Aurora Borealis. The name is derived from Aurora, who was in Roman Mythology, the goddess of dawn, and Boreas, the Greek name for north wind. Northern Lights are visible in Iceland, weather permitting, from September to March.
Our Winter Photo Workshop also includes a trip to the Ice Caves – one of a kind patterns made entirely out of ice shaped by years and years of interaction between ice, snow, and air. Nature is the sole dictator of how these patterns form, which is why it’s always an amazing experience to see the different patterns of Iceland’s deep-ocean blue Ice Caves. To those who’re familiar with Superman’s arctic hideaway, this is as close as you’ll ever get to it in real life.
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and famous Ice Beach
We will visit Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon several times during our workshop. The lagoon is filled with massive icebergs in different shapes and sizes. There are also a lot of seals who live in the lagoon itself. It’s also been the site of many Hollywood movies that have used the area’s majestic views to augment the background of the scene. The beach at Jokulsarlon is often littered with beautiful glacial ice which has been further sculpted by the Ocean. Winter mornings can offer unique opportunities to catch the first rays of sun behind the glacial ice chunks.
Our Winter Photo Workshops always have a flexible itinerary, so that participants can maximize the existing weather conditions.
Day 1, Arrival
You will land at Keflavik international airport and arrive at your hotel in central Reykjavík using the quick and efficient flyBus. We’ll meet at 7 PM in the lobby of your hotel and go out for dinner. There we will get to know each other and discuss our itinerary and the exciting days ahead of us.Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 2, Seljalandsfoss , Skogafoss , Dyrholaey , Reynisfjara ,
Our bus will pick us up from the hotel in the early morning, and we will start our journey east. On the way, we will shoot some of the south coast’s most iconic waterfalls,black sand beaches and amazing coast line. Overnight in Vik.
Day 3 , 4 , 5 Vatnajokull National park
Vatnajokull National park is full of exciting photo opportunities. Glaciers, Ice caves, black beaches with icebergs and much more. We will be as flexible as possible and plan our destinations according to the weather. The main shooting sites are the Glacier Lagoon, the beach next to it and other places of interest in the park. On one of the days, we will take an expert guide to take us to a hidden ice cave.Overnight near Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
Day 6, Skaftafell, Vik
We will spend the day at Skaftafell, where wonderful glacial landscapes await. Later, we will shoot the sunset at the famous volcanic beach of Vik. Overnight in Vik.
Day 7 Geyser , Gullfoss, Thingvellir national park, Reykjavik
We will spend the last day of shooting in the famous Golden Circle. The mighty waterfall of Gullfoss, Thingvellir national park, and the well-known Geysir, are all on our plan. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 8 Transfer to Keflavik Airport
After breakfast at the hotel, you will take the FlyBus out the front door and drive to Keflavik International Airport for your flight home.
- Concepts of Landscape Photography
- Visual Design and Composition
- Understanding and Working with Light
- Long Exposure Methodology
- Working with Filters
- Star Trails + Scenic Astrophotography
- Basics of Timelapse
- Post Processing for Web and Prints
- and more …
- 22-29 October Tour leaders: Iurie Belegurschi and Edwin Martinez Sold Out
- 14-21 Nov. Tour leaders: Iurie Belegurschi and Johnathan Esper Sold Out
- 24 Nov- 1 Dec Tour leaders: Iurie Belegurschi and Johnathan Esper Sold Out
- 16-23 Dec Tour leaders: Iurie Belegurschi and Johnathan Esper 4 Spots left
- 24- 31 January Tour leaders: Iurie Belegurschi
- 3-10 February Tour leaders: Iurie Belegurschi and Christian Lim 6 Spots left
- 3- 10 March Tour leaders: Iurie Belegurschi and Edwin Martinez Sold Out
- 13-20 March Tour leaders: Iurie Belegurschi and Edwin Martinez Sold Out
- 23-30 March Tour leaders: Iurie Belegurschi and Edwin Martinez Sold Out
Total Price : 2700 € (Euros) / 3700 US $ per person double occupancy . Single room supplement: 390€ / 550$
Registration deposit: 490€ / 680$
Special offer: Sign up with a group of 3 or more friends and receive a 150 €/200$ discount each !
Maximum Number of Participants: 12
Payment in Full: 60 days prior to the workshop starting date.
After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.
- Two Professional photo guides.
- Transportation in a spacious, comfortable bus offering ample room for you and your photography gear.
- Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses. Rooms with private bathrooms.
- Full board during workshop, from dinner on day 1 til breakfast on day 8.
- FlyBus tickets for transfer from and to Airport.
- International flights
- Alcohol, snacks and beverages
Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $150 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $150 fee.
45 days: 75% refund
30 days: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made. Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.
The tour is always dependent on weather, as the Icelandic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. Likewise, visits to ice caves are dependent on favorable conditions, and indeed the ice caves themselves are not permanent. When it comes to the Northern Lights, while they are most likely to be seen between September and April, there is no guarantee that they will appear on a given day. There is however always plenty to see and do if conditions do not favor any part of our original plan.
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In cooperation with Iceland is HOT Travel Agency.