Photoworkshop in the Highlands of Iceland

August 29th – September 5th 2024 (8 days, 7 nights)

8 Day Photography & Drone adventure

Embark on a mesmerizing photographic journey deep into the Icelandic Highlands—an exclusive workshop tailored for those yearning for an unmatched adventure. Unleash your cameras and drones upon the raw, untouched beauty of Europe’s largest wilderness area.

This is more than just a workshop; it’s an immersive sojourn into the grandeur of nature. Forge enduring connections with like-minded enthusiasts as you navigate this pristine landscape.

This workshop will not only take you to the interesting places, I will also make sure that you get the best pictures out of this trip. Whether light, composition or even filming, you’ll get access to all my photographic knowledge aquired in the past years on multiple trips.

Download the PDF Brochure of the trip here:

Iceland Highlands PDF Brochure Download

 

 

Day 1

Experience the ultimate in convenience and adventure as we whisk you away from your Reykjavik hotel in the morning, using our specialized 4×4 vehicles. Our journey kicks off with a captivating detour to Thingvellir National Park—a geological marvel where the Eurasian and North-American plates diverge, setting the stage for an extraordinary day.

Embark on a thrilling ride along the F35 highland road, also known as the Icelandic Highlands Highway, en route to our first destination—the mesmerizing Kerlingarfjöll geothermal area. Immerse yourself in the vibrant sights, sounds, and even the distinctive aroma of this hot spring, exploring every nook and cranny at your leisure.

After a day filled with discovery, we’ll check you into our nearby hotel, ensuring you’re ready for another day in the Icelandic Highlands.

Day 2

On the second day of our adventure, we’re retracing our route along the F35, making a spectacular stop at the awe-inspiring Gullfoss waterfall—a sight that will leave you breathless. As we venture towards the heart of the highlands, a quick detour takes us to the captivating Geysir, conveniently situated on our route to more remote destinations.

Our journey then leads us to the majestic Haifoss waterfall, a truly remarkable spot with a breathtaking 120m drop, where cascading water paints a mesmerizing picture in the heart of a scenic valley. After soaking in the grandeur of Haifoss, we’ll traverse a few more kilometers of paved road, marking our entry into the central highlands.

Prepare for an unforgettable experience as we descend further into the Fjallabak nature reserve, a pristine wilderness awaiting exploration. The day’s adventure concludes as we return to our hotel at the edge of the highlands.

Day 3

Today unfolds a tapestry of endless possibilities as we delve into the wonders of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. Your journey will weave through stunning lakes on the road to Landmannalaugar, each one a reflection of nature’s artistry. Marvel at the imposing Stútur Krater, a geological masterpiece that stands testament to the forces that shape our world.

Don’t miss the chance to capture the unique allure of Skyggnisvatn and its surrounding river beds—a composition of textures and colors that will undoubtedly inspire your lens. After a day filled with exploration and discovery, we’ll make our way back to the hotel at the edge of the highlands. It’s the perfect place to unwind, rest, and recharge your batteries.

Day 4

Bid farewell to our highland haven as we embark on a journey to uncover the hidden gems nestled within the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. Brace yourself for the awe-inspiring spectacle of the crimson-hued Rauðfoss, a waterfall that paints nature’s canvas with vibrant intensity. Our adventure continues towards the iconic Krakatindur mountain, standing proudly at the edge of the Hekla volcano lava field.

Venture eastward with us as we traverse through the highlands, taking a scenic route that unveils remarkable waterfalls, each more captivating than the last. Let the beauty of these natural wonders imprint itself on your memory before we continue our journey southward.

Our day ends in the charming town of Vik, where our hotel awaits to provide comfort and relaxation and to – once again – recharge your drone and camera batteries.

Day 5

Today’s expedition takes us to the epicenter of one of Iceland’s most profound historical events—the catastrophic eruption of Skafta in 1783, a tragedy that claimed a quarter of the Icelandic population. Fear not, for today, the journey to the Laki craters is both safe and awe-inspiring.

En route, we’ll be treated to views of iconic waterfalls that punctuate the landscape, each a testament to the raw power and beauty of nature. As we approach the long fissure craters of Laki, prepare to witness a geological marvel that tells a tale written in the Earth’s ancient language.

After immersing ourselves in the haunting beauty of Laki, we’ll trace our steps back to the comfort of our hotel in Vik.

Image (c) Ruedi Häberli via Unsplash

Day 6

Prepare for a day of unparalleled beauty as we journey to one of my absolute favorite highland destinations—the magnificent green volcano, Maelifell, nestled north of the mighty Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Our path winds past and through picturesque waterfalls, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure.

As we traverse the Maelifellsandur, a vast expanse of volcanic black sand, the landscape unveils its majesty, with Maelifell mountain standing as a testament to the awe-inspiring forces of nature. This breathtaking scenery never fails to evoke genuine goosebumps, a testament to its incredible allure.

Explore hidden gems and waterfalls in the surrounding area, capturing the magic with your drone as you embark on a visual feast. As the day unfolds, we’ll bid adieu to Maelifell and make our way back to the comfort of our hotel in Vik.

Day 7

Today our journey continues through the iconic wonders of southern Iceland. Our first stops are the legendary Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, where the raw power and ethereal beauty of cascading water will leave you in awe.

The adventure continues along the striking Reynisfjara black beach and the unique basalt columns of Dyrhoaley, offering unparalleled photographic opportunities. Each step unveils a scene that seems plucked from a dream, a testament to the natural wonders that abound.

Before the day concludes, we’ll pause at the majestic Sólheimajökull glacier, a shimmering testament to Iceland’s frozen beauty. As evening descends, we’ll find comfort and rest in our hotel in Hvolsvöllur.

Day 8

As our incredible journey together comes to an end, we’ll ensure your safe return to your hotel or arrange for a seamless transfer to the airport in Reykjavik. We trust that your time with us has been filled with unforgettable moments, leaving you with not only long-lasting memories but also SD cards brimming with the visual treasures of this remarkable adventure. Until our paths cross again, may the echoes of Iceland’s beauty stay with you, a constant reminder of the extraordinary experiences shared on this unforgettable expedition. Safe travels, and may your future adventures be as captivating as the landscapes you’ve explored with us.

Pricing:

Total Price: twin/shared room: $4495 USD

Single room supplement: $1500

Difficulty: Easy

Tour includes:

  • Accomodation
  • Breakfast/lunch
  • Transport
  • Drinks/Snacks in the trucks
  • Nightly photo review sessions
  • In-field instructions and recommendations on how to get the best composition and shots.
  • Technical tips & tricks. Especially on drones.
  • Charging station in the trucks

 

Tour does not include:

  • Dinner & alcohol
  • Flights to and from Iceland (KEF)
  • Transport to the accomodation, although we can arrange a bus or taxi for you

Safety measures

  • Not only do we have appropriate first-aid kits with us, we also have a certified wilderness first responder as co-guide of this trip.
  • We will also have a satellite phone with us, just in case, as in some areas there is no cell-phone reception.

Iceland Highlands Video

A video I shot on a recent tour with similar destinations like this workshop.

What to bring

  • A drone, preferably one with a zoom lens, like the DJI Air 3 or DJI Mavic 3 (Pro)
  • Optionally an FPV drone, such as the DJI Avata
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera. A lightweight tripod is also recommended.
  • Lens wise – this is the ideal combination to cover everything. Feel free to get in touch with me about details.
    • A wide angle lens. For example a 16-35 mm
    • A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm
    • A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 mm.

Tour leader:

  • Daniel Haussmann, 41. Photographer and drone pilot. Award winning film maker and DJI Skypixel Creator.

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