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Photo Workshops, Tours & Events

Always wanted to experience Iceland with a local or through your passion for photography? The tours and workshops on this page might be something for you. Below, you can also find a few testimonies about my work as guide, photo workshop leader and photographer.

Upcoming Photo Workshops

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2023

Iceland in Winter with Andy Mumford – SOLD OUT

It’s the kind of trip where you can’t fail to be inspired by the epic nature of the scenery, and in winter, with the landscape blanketed in white snow, the country is even more breath-taking. There’s an almost monochromatic nature to the landscape with smooth white snowscapes interrupted by black volcanic rocks or black sand and almost every where you look the view is ripe with photographic possibilities.

Dates: 11/03/2023 – 19/03/2023 (SOLD OUT)

Greenland in Winter with Andy Mumford – SOLD OUT

Join myself and Andy Mumford on a photography expedition exploring Greenland’s pristine ice fields and icebergs. Greenland is a place that should be on every landscape photographers list, an utterly unique destination with the kind of scenery that you can only see here. A trip here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a chance to witness nature at it’s most raw and elemental in a place that really feels like you’re at the edges of the earth.

Dates: 21/03/2023 – 25/03/2023 (SOLD OUT)

Puffins in the Midnight Sun with Anja Robanke

Grímsey – the home to millions of seabirds. Every year millions of seabirds come to Grímsey for nesting.  It’s also the home to one of Iceland’s biggest puffin colonies. And together with 24 hours of daylight, there are endless possibilities. Grímsey is a true heaven for photographers that enjoy photographing birds. The island, which is located on the Arctic Circle, is very small. It’s 4,7 km long and 1,7 km wide. Because of this, everything is easily accessible on foot. This allows you to slow down and focus on getting the best shots without having to worry about travelling or getting on time to your hotel.

Dates: 13/06/2023 – 18/06/2023 (only 2 more spots available)

Highlands of Iceland with Mads Peter Iversen – SOLD OUT

Join Mads Peter Iversen & Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove on a trip of a lifetime to the unspoilt highlands of Iceland! The desolate Icelandic highlands is an otherworldly area, which is challenging to traverse. We will be photographing vast black sand deserts, lush green mountains, crater lakes and much more. Many of these locations are perfect for aerial photographs so we will focus a lot on drone photography. The Central Highlands is the pinnacle of Icelandic landscape photography.

Dates: 31/07/2023 – 07/08/2023 (SOLD OUT)

Iceland Highlands in Summer with Andy Mumford – SOLD OUT

In a country of truly amazing landscapes the Icelandic highlands offer perhaps the most incredible scenery of all. The vast interior of this beautiful country has some of the most diverse and jaw-dropping landscapes imaginable. Surrounded by glaciers, this is an area of black sand deserts, volcanic peaks and mountains of every colour imaginable, from the vivid green moss covered hills of the Hvanngil and Mælifellssandur, to the deep oranges and red rhyolite valleys of Landmannalaugar and Kerlingarfjöll. Crater lakes like Langisjór and Hnausapollur, lava fields and waterfalls, landscapes that change every few kilometres, there is simply so much to see in the highlands.

Dates: 14/08/2023 –  23/08/2023 (SOLD OUT)

2024

Iceland in Winter with Andy Mumford

It’s the kind of trip where you can’t fail to be inspired by the epic nature of the scenery, and in winter, with the landscape blanketed in white snow, the country is even more breath-taking. There’s an almost monochromatic nature to the landscape with smooth white snowscapes interrupted by black volcanic rocks or black sand and almost every where you look the view is ripe with photographic possibilities.

Dates: 10/03/2024 – 17/03/2024 (Sign up to the waitlist)

This workshop has not yet opened for entries. However, you can already register for the waitlist. More information to be announced at a later date.

Greenland in Winter with Andy Mumford

Join myself and Andy Mumford on a photography expedition exploring Greenland’s pristine ice fields and icebergs. Greenland is a place that should be on every landscape photographers list, an utterly unique destination with the kind of scenery that you can only see here. A trip here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a chance to witness nature at it’s most raw and elemental in a place that really feels like you’re at the edges of the earth.

Dates: 19/03/2024 – 23/03/2024 (Sign up to the waitlist)

This workshop has not yet opened for entries. However, you can already register for the waitlist. More information to be announced at a later date.

Iceland Highlands in Summer with Andy Mumford

In a country of truly amazing landscapes the Icelandic highlands offer perhaps the most incredible scenery of all. The vast interior of this beautiful country has some of the most diverse and jaw-dropping landscapes imaginable. Surrounded by glaciers, this is an area of black sand deserts, volcanic peaks and mountains of every colour imaginable, from the vivid green moss covered hills of the Hvanngil and Mælifellssandur, to the deep oranges and red rhyolite valleys of Landmannalaugar and Kerlingarfjöll. Crater lakes like Langisjór and Hnausapollur, lava fields and waterfalls, landscapes that change every few kilometres, there is simply so much to see in the highlands.

Dates: 12/08/2024 – 20/08/2024 (Sign up to the waitlist)

This workshop has not yet opened for entries. However, you can already register for the waitlist. More information to be announced at a later date.

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2022

Nieuwe Aarde – een Landschap in Wording (PixLeeuw Fotoclub) – Dutch

Vorig jaar ging een kinderdroom van Jeroen in vervulling. Toen de Fagradalsfjall-vulkaan in IJsland op 19 maart 2021 uitbarstte, was hij ter plaatse met zijn camera. Het werd het begin van een unieke fotografische reis, die al zijn verwachtingen overtrof. Als local bezocht hij het kersverse stukje IJsland maar liefst 44 keer en daardoor kon hij de evolutie van het gloednieuwe landschap vanuit verschillende perspectieven vastleggen. En ook in 2022 kwam de aarde tot leven op het schiereiland Reykjanes. Na ettelijke aardbevingen barstte de vulkaan Fagradalsfjall opnieuw uit op 3 augustus. En weer stond Jeroen op de eerste rij om prachtige foto’s en films te maken. Tijdens deze lezing vertelt Jeroen over zijn ervaringen bij de actieve vulkaan en over hoe hij dit unieke schouwspel vastlegde met camera en drone. Natuurlijk laat hij ons ook uitgebreid mee genieten van de prachtige beelden die hij daar maakte.

Date / Datum: Dinsdag 18 oktober 2022 om 20:00
Entrance Fee / Toegangsprijs: €10 (register via email)
Location / Locatie: Jeugdcentrum Laekelinde in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw

Vuur en IJs / Fire and Ice (CC Asse in Belgium) – Dutch & English

Jeroen documenteert vanuit zijn thuisbasis in IJsland nog steeds even gepassioneerd de pure schoonheid die de rauwe natuur rond en boven de poolcirkel. Met zijn nieuwe tentoonstelling ‘Vuur en IJs’ schetst hij een fotografisch beeld van de extremen die IJsland zo uniek maken. Hij neemt je mee op een visuele ontdekkingsreis langs de kristalblauwe gletsjers, door de ongerepte hooglanden naar de nieuwste, nog-steeds-gloeiende, landschappen. ‘Vuur en IJs’ toont een woeste, levende en adembenemende natuur die door de elementen altijd in beweging is.

From his home base in Iceland, Jeroen still passionately documents the pure beauty of the raw nature around and above the Arctic Circle. With his new exhibition ‘Fire and Ice’ he paints a photographic picture of the extremes that make Iceland so unique. He takes you on a visual journey along the crystal blue glaciers, through the pristine highlands to the newest, still-glowing, landscapes. ‘Fire and Ice’ shows a wild, living and breathtaking nature that is always in motion due to the elements.

Opening Night / Openingsavond: 19/10/2022
Dates / Data: 19/10/2022 – 14/11/2022
Opening Hours / Openingsuren: meer informatie via CC Asse / more information via CC Asse
Entrance Fee / Toegangsprijs: Free / Gratis
Location / Locatie: CC Asse in Asse, Belgium

Boekvoorstelling ‘New Earth’ (CC Asse in Belgium) – SOLD OUT

Assenaar Jeroen verhuisde 6 jaar geleden naar IJsland. Daar bouwde hij niet alleen een nieuw leven op maar maakte hij ook een complete carrière-switch naar natuurfotograaf en gids. Als fotograaf legt hij de extreme contrasten vast die in de ongerepte IJslandse natuur te vinden zijn. Vorig jaar kreeg hij de unieke kans om een vulkanische uitbarsting van zeer dichtbij mee te maken. Met 10 kilo fotomateriaal op de rug, bezocht hij het kersverse landschap-in-wording maar liefst 44 keer. Dat liet zo een overweldigende indruk na dat hij er een boek over schreef. Met ‘New Earth’ vertelt Jeroen een persoonlijk, ervarings- en fotografisch-gericht verhaal over één van de indrukwekkendste natuurfenomenen die hij heeft mogen fotograferen. Wat bewoog Jeroen ertoe om alles achter te laten? Hoe verging het hem tijdens het documenteren van een uitbarsting en welke indruk liet dit na? Kom het ontdekken op de boekvoorstelling van ‘New Earth’.

Date / Datum: Donderdag 20 oktober 2022 om 20:00
Entrance Fee / Toegangsprijs: €5 – SOLD OUT
Location / Locatie: CC Asse in Asse, Belgium

Nieuwe Aarde – Een Landschap in Wording (Inspiratiedag Hoge Noorden Noorderhuis) – Dutch

In maart 2021 vond in IJsland 6 maanden lang een indrukwekkende vulkaanuitbarsting plaats. Belgisch fotograaf Jeroen van Nieuwenhove, woonachtig in IJsland, fotografeerde dit immense gebeuren en verwerkte zijn beelden in een fotoboek. In Augustus 2022 ontwaakte vulkaan Fagradalsfjall opnieuw en Jeroen was uiteraard meteen van de partij. Zijn beelden verspreidde zich haast over de hele wereld! Aan de hand van indrukwekkend beeldmateriaal neemt hij je mee via kokende lavavelden naar een nieuw landschap in wording.

Date / Datum: Zondag 23 oktober 2022 om 12:00
Entrance / Toegang: Pre-registration required / Inschrijven verplicht  (Inspiratiedag Hoge Noorden Noorderhuis)
Location / Locatie: Volvo Scancar Wilrijk

Private Day Tours

As a photographer and guide, I love being outdoors and showing people around. Therefore, I started offering custom private guided day tours, leaving from Reykjavík. The focus of these day tours can be photography when desired.

During such a day tour, I will be your (photography) guide for an entire day, bringing you to less frequented locations and explaining how I tackle photographing these locations.

How Can I Book?

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    Testimonies & Reviews

    Rhiannon Lawler (Review on Google)Highlands Photo Workshop in August 2022

    ... The itinerary was well thought out, but allowed for flexibility of weather conditions and the eruption of Meradalir! Jeroen is knowledgeable, helpful, thoughtful & has a great sense of humour. He regularly checked-in with us to all make sure we were happy and offered assistance in our photography, especially for drones. I felt safe, entertained & learned so much during the workshop. The accommodation & food during the trip were also amazing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or attend another workshop.

    Jacob Arnold (Review on Google)Private Guided Hike to the Eruption in September 2021

    Jeroen showed us around the eruption site in Iceland and not only was he by far the most knowledgable guide I could have asked for, he was also incredible patient, conscientious and friendly. He was easy to talk to and also incredibly reassuring when the hike got tougher on the way down. I wish I could be back there doing it all over again!

    Sarfraz Durrani (Review on Google)Highlands Photo Workshop in August 2022

    ... It was one of the most wonderful trips of adventure, exhilaration mixed with wonder and awe of the surrounding beauty. None of that would have been possible without the expert guidance, local knowledge, sense of enthusiasm and detailed planning by Jeroen. We were lucky to him as an expert driver while we wondered over terrain that is unfamiliar to most people, but Jeroen made us feel confidant that we were in safe hands. Moreover his love for photography, landscape and culture of Iceland is contagious and made the trip all the more special. Whether you call him the “Volcano man” or the “drone man” his photography is extraordinary. I would go back in a heartbeat to spend time exploring more of Iceland with him.

    Mario Valkenborg (Review on Google)Private Guided Eruption Hike in October 2021

    Had made an appointment with Jeroen to watch the eruption of the volcano Fagradalsfjall. At the time of appointment, October 10, there was no active lava flow. Jeroen suggested to photograph a non-touristic geothermal area to complete the experience of the booked day. Still went to see the volcano and got a lot of information about it. I can highly recommend Jeroen because he adapts the program to the needs of the customer.

    Folmer Lycklama à Nijeholt (Review on Google)Private Day Tour in November 2021

    Jeroen took us on a private day trip to the Reykjanes Peninsula, as an insider he knows all the places and so he can tell you a lot about it. He knows a lot about the local geology and has some funny anecdotes on living in Iceland. Me and my girlfriend had an amazing time and got to places that weren't on our radar. Jeroen is skilled guide and I would recommend him! Thank you Jeroen we had a great day!

    Jon Ames (Review on Google)Highland Photo Workshop in August 2022

    ... Everything about it was excellent - it is clear that Jeroen puts huge effort into ensuring he provides a first class experience for his participants - the itinerary was thorough, but flexible to get the best out of the weather and volcanic eruption conditions. Jeroen ensures that everybody is safe (important in such an environment) as well as maintaining a pace that works for all. On top of this, his knowledge about Iceland is broad and deep making him an excellent tour guide as well as an accomplished photographer. I can highly recommend a workshop or tour with Jeroen and I do hope that I get to enjoy another workshop with him in the future.

    Mattijs Schrama (Review via Puffins)Participant Puffins Group Tour in November 2019

    Jeroen, ik wilde je graag bedanken voor de prachtige trip in IJsland.Vooral omdat je ons niet alleen tot bijzonder mooie plekjes bracht, maar er steeds voor zorgde dat het op een veilige en verantwoorde manier gebeurde. Je kennis van de omgeving en het land en hoe er doorheen te navigeren hebben de trip nog veel specialer gemaakt dan ik had verwacht. Het was een privilege om met jou door IJsland te mogen reizen.

    John Van Marcke (Review on Facebook)Private Guided Eruption Hike in October 2021

    ... And my expectations of his guided tour were indeed the highlight of my short vacation. Not only the sights where breathtaking but also Jeroen's personal anecdotes and explanation in an easy way over this ever changing landscape building itself was a great surplus to my hiking experience. He is not only passionate about telling you the story behind the views that unfolds before your eyes during the hike, but he lets you also walk at your own pace without looking to his watch as on many other organised larger tours. So folks if you look for an unique guided personal tour, I would really recommend this great guide. From me personally he earns withouth doubt 5* !

    Mie Veranneman (Review on Google)Private Guided Eruption Hike in July 2021

    Jeroen guided us to the active Fagradalsfjall volcano. He found a good hiking trail: easier, more quiet and with better view. We felt safe with him. We learned a lot about the eruption of this volcano and about the amazing nature of Iceland. The best guide for Iceland.

    Arne Van Staeyen (Review on Google)Private Guided Eruption Hike in August 2021

    Als gids is Jeroen een fantastisch totaalpakket! Weet alles, is persoonlijk betrokken, legt het heel bevattelijk uit, zorgzaam, goed voorbereid, niet gebonden aan uren of tijdslimiet én hij bezorgt je nadien ook nog prachtige foto's. Sir Tanxalot!

    Jurgen Wauman (Review on Google)Private Guided Eruption Hike in September 2021

    Op reis in IJsland 1 van de 23 Belgen tegen gekomen die daar leven en werken: de super sympathieke fotograaf en gids Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove, die ons - compleet last minute - meenam naar de actieve Fagradalsfjall vulkaan, vlakbij Grindavik. Als je 's nachts naar een vulkaan en terug wandelt, is een goede gids alles behalve een luxe. Hij is bovendien een waterval aan verhalen, weetjes en inzichten rond vulkanen en trotse papa. Bijzonder mooie avond!

    Richard Samuels (Review on Google)Highlands Photo Workshop in August 2022

    ... Imagine being taken to locations so amazing that the erupting volcano wasn't even one of the top 5. This was an EPIC adventure through a place traversed by few people. We had the guidance and support needed to capture amazing photos and learn to use our drones effectively, incredible food and accommodations, and access to Jeroen's incredible wealth of knowledge to keep us safe in face of unstable cliffs, weird weather, and other craziness. I can't wait to join another tour with Jeroen.

    Stefaan Moens (Review on Facebook)Private Photography Tour in March 2016

    If you want to explore Iceland with your camera you’re blessed with a guide like Jeroen. He knows and understands the country so well. He really makes an effort to visit every location at the best possible moment of the day. He knows so many beautiful locations so that he’s also able to improvise when the weather conditions are not that great. He will bring you to lots of beautiful places that are less touristic and where you can take the time to fully explore your camera trying to capture this unique landscape.

    Petra Viaene (Review on Google)Private Guided Eruption Hike in September 2021

    Super sympathieke gids/fotograaf met kennis van zaken. We zijn met Jeroen naar de uitbarstende vulkaan geweest; met veel enthousiasme gidste hij ons en vertelde vol passie over de natuur en fotografie in IJsland. Een aanrader!

    Sofie Vanmaele (Review on Facebook)Owner of Puffins travel agency

    If you choose to live abroad and change the course of your life because of the passion for a certain place, authenticity should not be questioned. But Jeroen also proved himself to be a very skilled guide soliciting trust behind the wheels of the 4x4 crossing rivers and challenging terrain, and enriching your Iceland visit with those off the beaten path gems and an unquestionable knowledge. It is a true pleasure to work with Jeroen, who is also a very amiable people’s person apart from an inspiring photographer. We, of Puffins Travel, are very happy to cooperate with Jeroen.

    Koen De Troyer (Review on Facebook)Private Photography Tour in March 2016

    It became clear that Jeroen is very familiar with the beauty of Iceland, but also with the possible dangers of its natural elements. He took us to the highlights, but also guided us to a number of hidden marvels. And always he knew something interesting to tell about the location. On the creativity side, Jeroen did not intervene at all on location - unless requested for. So we all could explore our own creativity. This definitely tastes for more. And I will definitely call Jeroen again.

    Adinda Mattens (Review on Facebook)Private Guided Photography Tour in November 2017

    It was a pleasure to have a look behind the scences on how Jeroen works. His photos look so natural as he knows where to be in the right place at the right time. I've received a lot of professional advice and feedback on how to create stunning landscape images. You did an amazing job and I can't thank you enough!