Autumn N1 TOUR
1st to 11th of November 2018
Join Shadi Nassri on this 10 days’ photo workshop around Iceland to photograph the amazing landscapes. We will be chasing the light, choosing beautiful and epic locations with a reduced group (only 5), We will share our experience and technique with each other and take our photography skills to a higher level.
Be prepared to start early and stay out late hunting and photographing otherworldly scenes in the arctic light. During this tour, our main focus is on landscape photography.
On this journey, you will experience Iceland’s surreal beauty with its countless majestic and iconic waterfalls, world famous glacier lagoons, black sand beaches with impressive cliffs and basalt formations, the largest glacier in Europe, mountain peaks, big lava fields.
You will arrive at Keflavik International Airport and then to the hotel in Keflavik, in the afternoon we will meet in the lobby of the hotel and go out for dinner where we will get to know each other and discuss our upcoming adventure.
Will drive up to Snæfellsnes exploring and photographing the outstanding beauty of the coastline which is dotted with small villages a short distance from each other along with lush fjords and steep mountains.
Since days are long and nights are bright we will have many opportunities to shoot the famous mountain, Kirkjufell on the northern side of Snæfellsnes. Mt. Kirkjufell is considered to be one of
Iceland ́s most beautiful mountains with its special cone-like shape and steep hills. This mountain with its photo opportunities from different angles will be a masterpiece for your portfolio.
Today we will head toward North Iceland to the wild and remote Vatnsnes Peninsula. Vatnsnes Peninsula is known for its vast and partly uninhabited terrain with its intermingling of craggy hills and green grazing land where horses can be seen. On the eastern side of the peninsula you can get a great view to the peaks of the coastal region of Strandir in the Westfjords. The peninsula is also known for its flocks of geese and as a seal breeding ground. It is actually one of the best places in Iceland to see seals in their natural habitat and since they are quite curious you can get pretty close. We will most likely put our focus on the dinosaur like rock formation, Hvitserkur, a 15-meter-high cliff rising from the sea. Icelandic legend has it that the rock was a troll who forgot to retreat from the light of the rising sun and was turned to stone, a sure fate for all trolls that make this mistake. From some angles, it looks like a dragon drinking from the water while from another viewpoint it really looks like a huge rugged troll.
This majestic rock has a great photogenic appeal. As we know, light is a key element in landscape photography and timing the location of the sun is very important.
That means we will be here when the magic happens.
Accommodation: Vatnsnes Peninsula
We will drive up to the north, there two photographic gems await, the Godafoss Waterfall meaning the “Fall of the Gods” and the impressive Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall tumbling into a wide basin surrounded by extremely beautiful basalt column walls.
our journey continues in the direction of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where we will be spending the next two days in the incredible area of the Vatnajokull National Park with endless opportunities with our cameras.
This area of Iceland is protected because of its uniqueness and natural cultural heritage. We will be surfing around following the never-ending light of the season while witnessing phenomenal glacier sights of diverse shapes and sizes.
Few other places in the world offer such wide range of natural wonders as Vatnajokull. We will photograph and explore glaciers and glacier outlets descending to a black plateau.
We will see floating white and blue icebergs on the glacier lagoon and on the black beach, ice crystals washed ashore illuminated in the midnight sun looking like diamonds; a sight that take your breath away. The glacial lagoon is a pure display of natural art and a spectacular sight leaving one in awe each time there and since the light is ever changing we will spend extra time there to get best possible photographs. Huge blocks of ice regularly break off the glacier and nothing is more picture-perfect than the sight of floating icebergs adorned with the light of the rising or setting sun.
Most likely you will see beautiful, sleek seals basking on the ice or swimming in the lagoon.
Not only we will be photographing icy scenes in Vatnajokull National Park but also we will have the chance to explore the impressive black dune beach at Stokksnes and the majestic peaks of Mt. Vestrahorn. The always picturesque Mt.
Vestrahorn on the southeast corner of Iceland is a steep 454 meter high mountain, gorgeous in appearance with dramatic summits and slopes made of gabbro rock that give you endless opportunities with your camera and photographic skills. The strong waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing on the beach gives the scenery an extra wild look. In the southeast area of Iceland.
Ice cave visit will be included also.
Tour is flexible we will always look out for best possible opportunities best capture
Will drive along the south coast all the way to the charming village of Vik surrounded by high, beautiful bird cliffs. The Icelandic south coast holds some of the most stunning natural attractions of the island. The area boasts a unique mix of volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers, wild black beaches, epic cliffs and sea stacks along with some iconic waterfalls.
Dyrholaey Cape. Along our way to Vik we will capture the mossy lava field of Eldhraun. The lava with a thickness of about 12 meters, completely overgrown with moss, suits itself perfectly for taking magnificent pictures in scenery that is like from another planet. The black beach at Vik is simply a magical spot and we will capture it while viewing the mysterious Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks—or trolls. Legend has it that these were trolls out fishing too late that turned to stone when exposed to daylight.
Iceland is full of magic and no words can describe how beautiful it is to photograph and enjoy those images during golden hour.
Around the corner from Vik, the black beach at Reynisfjara offers a different point of view of the spiky sea stacks along with massive basalt cliffs and caves. The waves are strong and wild adding a powerful element to this extraordinary environment. This beach has been rated as the most beautiful non-tropical beach in the world.
Also will spend a night near the crashed airplane on the black sands.
Today we will be heading back to Reykjavik but on our way there are plenty of cool and interesting spots to photograph.
Will drive to Selfoss to visit Pingvellir national park and there volcans and the amazing waterfalls of the area.
Total Price: 3000 Euros per person double occupancy.
Registration deposit: 500 Euros
Maximum Number of Participants: 5
Payment in Full: 30 days prior to the workshop starting date.
Cancellation more than 90 days before workshop - 100% deposit Refund.
Cancellation 89-60 days before workshop - 50% deposit Refund
Cancellation less than 60 days before workshop - deposit NO REFUND
11 days, 10 nights lodging.
Workshop fees and National parks entry including Ice Cave entry fees.
Transportations from to airport through the hotel.
Transportation during the tour.
Post production tips.
Discount on Filters from Lucroit 15%.
More than 12 hours a day photography & tips .
Snacks and beverages