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Winter in Iceland 2023 (with Mads Peter Iversen)

18/11/2023 – 26/11/2023   |   8 nights   |   €6450 per person   |   Only 3 of 10 spots left   |   Any experience level

Join Mads Peter Iversen & Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove on an epic adventure along Iceland’s wintery south coast. During this workshop get to see why Iceland is captivating so many photographers around the world. The most colourful slow-changing sunsets & sunrises, ice covered waterfalls, snowcapped mountains and crystal blue ice caves are just some of the few highlights we get a chance to experience during the day. While at night, if we’re lucky, we will see the sky fill up with intense northern lights dancing overhead. Experiencing Iceland in winter is a must for any landscape photographer!

  • Limited to just 10 spots (with 2 workshop leaders)

  • Accommodation in single rooms included (8 nights)

  • Meet on November 18th at the hotel and fly home on November 26th

Itinerary

Day 1 (18/11/23) – Arrival in Reykjavík

The workshop begins when we meet at the hotel on the evening of the 18th. To break the ice, we will go out for a welcome dinner so we can get to know each other a bit better.

Day 2-7 (19-24/11/23) – Exploring the South Coast of Iceland

We leave Reykjavík behind us and set out to explore the south coast of Iceland. In the first two days, we will explore the south coast up to the village of Vík. We will spend precious time photographing the stunning Reynisdrangar sea stacks, the magical waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss, the steep cliffs of Dyrhólaey and more.

Later on we travel further east to the area around the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. We will spend time photographing floating icebergs, finding that perfect glacial ice at the Diamond Beach and also exploring a crystal blue ice cave. Before heading back towards Vík, we will travel even further east where we attempt to photograph the famous Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn mountains. There’s plenty more to be photographed but we won’t spoil it all!

Our goal throughout the workshop is to optimally use the weather conditions. This means that during the return journey to Vík, we will visit locations we hadn’t visited before or revisit them if we get better conditions.

Day 8 (25/11/23) – Return to Reykjavík

On this final full day, we will make our way back to Reykjavík by driving along the Golden Circle. In the evening, we will have a tasty goodbye dinner.

Day 9 (26/11/23) – Heading Home

On this final morning, it’s time to part ways. After a breakfast at the hotel, everyone heads back home.

What’s Included?

  • 8 nights accommodation in single rooms (day 1-8)
  • Breakfast (day 2-9)
  • Welcome dinner on the first night (November 18th)
  • Goodbye dinner on the last night (November 25th)
  • Transportation to locations (based on conditions) in spacious vans (5 participants per vehicle)
  • A visit to an ice cave
  • Professional photographic tuition and guidance from Mads and Jeroen

What’s Not Included?

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Transportation between Keflavík International Airport & Reykjavík
  • Lunch & dinner (unless otherwise specified)
  • Drinks & alcohol
  • Travel & personal insurance
  • Any other services & goods not mentioned in “What’s Included”

What to Bring?

Photography Gear

  • A DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • A drone with several spare batteries
  • A wide-angle lens in the 16-35mm range
  • A zoom lens in the 70-200mm range or more
  • A mid-range zoom in the 24-70mm range
  • Tripod
  • Laptop or tablet with editing software if you want to edit your photos on the go. In case we’re unable to fill out the time in the field, we’ll do some editing at our accommodation.

Recommended Clothing

  • A variety of different layers (The weather in Iceland changes a lot)
  • Good waterproof boots
  • A hat and winter gloves (wearing gloves with a pair of liners is a great idea)
  • Warm clothes and wool underwear
  • Wind-/rainproof jacket and pants

Physical Requirements

It’s important to note that there will be some smaller hikes on this trip. Some hikes, for example when we visit the ice cave, can be up to 4km (both ways) with elevation gains. The trails can be uneven and slippery. For this reason those with medical issues that prohibit hikes, might have a difficult time with this workshop.

Experience Level

We welcome all experience levels, going from beginners to experienced photographers. A good mix of experience levels means we can also learn from each other.