Foxes & Puffins in Hornstrandir 2023

30/06/2023 – 05/07/2023  |  7 spots left  |  3850 Euro per person

A unique sailboat photography workshop with Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove to the very remote Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the northwestern corner of Iceland.

This area is one of the most remote places in Iceland and is the habitat to many bird species as well as Arctic Foxes. During this workshop, we will focus on photographing wildlife, while also exploring some of the dramatic landscape Hornstrandir has to offer. Our base of operation is the Aurora, a previous racing yacht.

This workshops starts and ends at the harbour in Ísafjörður in the Icelandic Westfjords.


30/06/2022 – 05/07/2022


€3850 per Person

Group Size

7 spots left
max. 8 people

Photography Experience

Any level


Please note the itinerary is indicative and might change based on weather conditions.

Day 1 – 30/06 – Boarding the Aurora

In the evening we will meet at the Ísafjörður harbour and board the Aurora, which will be our base of operations on this workshop. I welcome you on board before we head out towards the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve..

Day 2 – 01/07 – Aðalvík

Our first stop will be Aðalvík, a beautiful bay on the western side of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. We will do a hike towards an abandoned base left by the US army. The whole base was only in use for three years until 1961 and has been left abandoned ever since. Afterwards, we head towards Hornvík.

Day 3-5 – 02-04/07 – Hornvík

Our second stop will be at Hornvík where we will stay 3 days. In this area, we can find the largest population of Arctic Foxes in Iceland. We will spend a lot of time photograph these animals in their habitat. This is also the time where the cubs will first start walking out of their dens. Additionally, we will explore the Hornbjarg bird cliffs and discover some of the most dramatic landscape Iceland has to offer.

Day 6 – 05/07 – Vigur & Return to Ísafjörður

Before heading back to Ísafjörður, we will make a stop on Vigur island. This tiny island in Ísafjarðardjúp is the home to many Puffins, Eider Ducks and other bird species.

Our Base of Operations: the Aurora

The Aurora is a former racing yacht that has been around the world four times. Under its previous name, Antiope, it was commanded a number of times by Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, the founder of Clipper Adventures and the first man to singlehandedly sail around the world non-stop.

Originally built for fifteen crewmembers, she has been thoughtfully outfitted for sailing excursions that comfortably accommodate ten guests and two crew members (ten single berths) with spacious communal areas and a galley.

The boat offers central heating, hot and cold water, two heads (toilets), one shower, and 220V electricity capable of charging batteries and other electronic devices.

What’s Included?

  • Overnight stay in shared 4-bed cabins on the Aurora sailboat on day 1-5
  • Breakfast on days 2-6
  • Lunch on days 2-6
  • Dinner on days 1-5
  • Land and water excursions
  • Crew and guide services
  • Jeroen as your photography guide

What’s Not Included?

  • Alcohol and drinks
  • Transport to and from Ísafjörður
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other services and goods not mentioned

What Kind of Photography Gear Do I Need?

On this trip you can make use of the following type of gear:

  • A telephoto lens for wildlife photography (I would recommend a 200mm or more)
  • A wide-angle lens for landscapes
  • A tripod which can make photographing landscapes and wildlife easier

Sign Up For This Workshop

To sign up for this workshop, please fill out the form below. Please note that spots are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

After signing up, you will be required to pay a 20% deposit to confirm your spot.

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