Hunt’s Photo Adventure: Winter Workshop Around Iceland
October 22 - November 1
$1,000.00 – $7,100.00
October 22 - November 1
- Camera, memory cards, batteries
- A variety of lenses: Wide angle, standard, and telephoto zoom lenses are all great options (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
- Cable release
- Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them
Refund Policy – Adventures
For most Photo Adventures, a deposit of 25% of the total cost of the workshop is required to hold a spot. Please note: Deposits are non-refundable, but you can receive a 50% credit toward a future adventure. Within 45-days, the deposit is non-transferable.
For Photo Adventures under $1,000, we may only have the total cost payment option. In this case, 25% is non-refundable.
For national adventures (excluding Alaska), final payments are due one month prior to the start of the workshop.
For international adventures (and Alaska), final payments are due 90-days prior to the start of the workshop. We strongly encourage travel insurance!
For all cancellations, you must contact email@example.com
Join Hunt’s Photo Adventures for another trip to the “Land of Fire and Ice”, home to some of Europe’s largest glaciers and most active volcanoes, Iceland! On this workshop, we will journey to Iceland leading into the winter months for a very exclusive and different look at the countryside.
Iceland in winter is a unique place, with frozen waterfalls, beautiful ice caves, glaciers & frozen lagoons, and of course the fantastic Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis. We will travel from Reykjavik, visit the favorite locations of South Coast of Iceland, the Mývatn area in the North and explore lesser known areas as we head into the winter season.
Your trip includes:
• All accommodations with private bathrooms during the workshop
• All meals, except dinner on the last night.
• Guiding by Hunt’s Photo Educator Emily Hojnowski & an Icelandic Pro Photographer
• Image Critique & Post Processing session
• Super Truck transportation – Flybus transfer from Int. Airport and back
• Northern lights Photography
Your trip does not include:
• International Flights
• Cancellation/Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)
• Alcoholic drinks
• Gratuity for your Icelandic photography guide
• Dinner on the last night
• Items of Personal nature
Your passport will be required on this workshop.
A Little Bit About the Workshop:
The Workshop will begin in Reykjavik with a group dinner on the first evening.
Transportation upon Arrival: We include Flybus vouchers from Keflavik Airport & back after the workshop. Upgrade to a private airport pick up or drop off is available. We use our specially modified 4×4 Super Truck for transportation in our Iceland Workshops.
Days One and Eleven are dedicated to arrival and departure, so attendees can schedule their flights accordingly on those days (October 22nd and November 1st). We generally recommend arriving one day prior to the workshop to get accustom to the time change.
Accommodations: Accommodation in double occupancy for ten nights at hotels, single room is available upon request (single supplement- add $1000). We stay at the various hotels & guesthouses, but as close as possible to our photography locations. The workshop concludes when we check into our last hotel night in Reykjavik – Participants will then have time to visit Reykjavik or rest for early flights.
Additional Accommodations: If attendees wish to arrive earlier, we can arrange bookings for extra nights at the same hotel. Price per night per room will be approximately $250 USD.
Skill Sets: All Levels of Photographers are Welcome. While this is a photography workshop, non-photographers may also register, but please note that we will emphasize photographing on the workshop.
Physical Ability: The tour is open to all ability levels. While this is not a hiking tour, we will be as active as conditions allow and make short walks and potentially hike up small 100-200 meter hills.
Misc: The Workshop includes Photographic tutoring and guidance by our Hunt’s Photo Education team as well as a pro landscape photographer from Iceland. We will provide you with a packing list for the tour, with recommended equipment and clothing. Safety gear provided when needed, such as helmets and crampons.
A Note About Payments and Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required upon sign-up to secure a spot. The remaining balance is due 90-days prior to the workshop. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
This is a guideline for the workshop, but we may need to be flexible and adjust to the weather and conditions. If places are not accessible, unsafe, or closed they will be excluded. Natural occurrences such as the northern lights can‘t be guaranteed, since weather and conditions dictate them. As always when traveling in Iceland we need to be mindful of nature, follow dedicated paths and other safety instructions from guides.
Day 1- Arrival in Reykjavík
Arrive in Iceland and check into your hotel in Reykjavik at 3 pm. A welcome dinner for the group will around in the evening. We‘ll go over the itinerary and prepare for our adventure in Iceland, as well as get to know each other. We meet at 6 pm in the lobby at our hotel in Reykjavik and go out for dinner very close by.
Hotel: Hotel Klettur
Day 2- Thingvellir National Park & Vík area
Þingvellir National park, Almannagjá fault, and other photography opportunities. Drive to Vík, seascapes, Dyrholaey cliffs, stopping at famous waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss. Northern lights if possible.
Hotel: Hotel Vik i Myrdal
Day 3 & 4- South Coast, Seascapes & Waterfalls
South Coast including Vík, Black beach, Reynisdrangar sea stacks, Dyrhólaey sea arches, and more. Vatnajökull glacier national park, Glacier Lagoon, Diamond beach, ice cave, crawling glaciers and northern lights when possible.
Hotel: Smyrlabjorg Hotel for 2 nights
Day 5- East Fjords of Iceland
Heinabergslón, Stokksnes Vestrahorn & Eystrahorn, We’ll stop in ample locations to photograph sea stacks, the winding coastal roads, and the cascading streams down the steep terraced mountains and other lesser known locations in the area.
Hotel: Hotel Framtid
Day 6, 7 & 8- Mývatn area
We head north. Mývatn, Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, geothermal steam vents, volcanic formations, and field craters. Visit to Mývatn nature baths (optional if the group is interested). A trio of waterfalls that are often called “The Majestic Waterfalls”. Dettifosswe, Aldeyjarfoss and Goðafoss.
Image review is often done at Mývatn, depending on conditions
Hotel: Sel hotel Myvatn for 3 nights
Day 9- Skagafjörður & Waterfalls
We head west along the northern coastline and travel towards Reykjavik. Along the way, we will stop at some lesser-known locations and spend the night in Northwest Iceland.
Hotel: Hotel Laugarbakki
Day 10- Hvítserkur, Borgarfjörður, Reykjavík
We begin the day with sunrise at the Hvítserkur seascape, we continue towards Reykjavik and stop at a few waterfalls along the way and perhaps some Icelandic horses if we get lucky.
We arrive back in Reykjavik late in the afternoon.
The guide takes the group to get a COVID-19 test. (If that‘s still necessary for return) and then brings the group back to the hotel in Reyjavik were to workshop concludes.
People then have one night in Reykjavik for some private time, dinner, packing, or to rest after
their time on the road.
Hotel: Hotel Klettur