2020 Iceland's Southern Coast - February 24-March 2, 2020

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2020 Iceland's Southern Coast - February 24-March 2, 2020


Where: Iceland’s Southern Coast

When: February 24- March 2, 2020

Cost: $4295.00

Limit: 10 Participants


Join Cecil and David on this epic Icelandic photography journey, where they'll bring you to some of the most amazing photographic locations on Iceland’s Southern Coast. We have enlisted one of Iceland’s most popular and recommended guides, Thor (yes, that’s his real name), for this trip. The workshop fee includes your transportation throughout the workshop and hotel accommodations, based on double occupancy. If you require single occupancy, there will be an additional $700 charge that you can select upon registration.

Participants are limited to 10 students.

What you need: (a more in depth list will sent via email as the workshop date draws closer)

  • A DSLR camera

  • A Valid US Passport

  • A variety of lenses - a wide angle lens will be your most used on this trip.

  • A sturdy tripod

  • Multiple memory cards

  • Extra batteries

  • Laptop

  • Photoshop and Lightroom installed on your computer (at least the trial versions)


What´s included in the Workshop:

  • Lodging at each location based upon double occupancy (single occupancy adds $700.00).

  • Daily hands on time with the instructors, we will both be available to you all day long.

  • Transportation throughout the workshop.

  • Park entrance fees.

  • Breakfast daily.


What´s NOT included in the Workshop:

  • Airfare to and from Keflavik International Airport.

  • Meals except those mentioned above.

  • Transportation from Keflavik International Airport to first night host hotel. We recommend the FlyBus Plus for transportation from the airport to first night hotel. (See further below). You will not need a round trip FlyBus ticket since we will be departing from a different city.

  • Taxis are available from last night hotel to airport.

  • Alcoholic beverages and desserts.


Besides beginning in Reykjavík and ending in Keflavík , we must keep our itinerary flexible since we will base exact location choices on weather and best conditions for photographing each time.


Arrival day - February 24:

Upon arriving, we suggest using the FlyBus service from Keflavik Airport to the host hotel. Taxis are also available near the terminal building.

The FlyBus service is located right outside the terminal building and the cost is around $50.00. Book online using the FlyBus Plus service which will drop you off at your hotel.

Book FlyBus online:

1. Visit  2. Choose the FlyBus+ service which will ask for your hotel information. 3. Pay online.  

We will meet in the lobby of our host hotel at 6:30 PM and go from there to a nearby restaurant for a meet and greet dinner where we get to know each other and have a chat about what we will be doing during the coming week.

Day 2:

We leave Reykjavík early and head east to our first locations. The exact locations depend on weather conditions, but on our route are some of Iceland’s famous waterfalls.

Overnight near Vík.


Day 3,4,5:

Next three days will be spent in the Vatnajökull National Park, which is covering about 14% of Iceland and makes it the biggest national park in Europe. This area is packed with beautiful picturesque opportunities. Waterfalls, black sand desert, glacier tongues and not to mention the famous glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, with it's floating giant icebergs and just below we have the spectacular diamond beach, where the ice that has been carried out from the lagoon gets washed up on the shore creating captivating scenery, this is a feast for your sensor.

The Glacier lagoon area is probably one of the most famous places in Iceland with its floating icebergs. Weather permitting we will visit Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn a raw mountains with many compositional options like sand dunes, reflection and waves. 


Day 6:

We head west in the direction of Reykjavik. Probable locations along the way include Skaftafell, where there are numerous photo opportunities including Svínafellsjökull glacier, and Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon among other locations that we either skipped on our way east or re-visit others.

Arrive in Vík to shoot the sunset and overnight there.

Day 7:

After breakfast we check out and head for sunrise shoot based on the condition and weather forecast we’ll make a decision on our next steps weather we will spend more time on the south coast or visit Reykjanes peninsula, decision will be made upon weather and conditions. 

Overnight in Keflavík .

Departure day - March 2:

Departures back to Keflavík airport - or stay for a while and explore, it is up to you!

Payment information:

Cost: $4295.00 (Based on double occupancy. Single Occupancy would add $700)

Non-Refundable Deposit: $1000.00 

A $1000.00 non-refundable* deposit is required to reserve your space for this workshop, or you may pay in full. The remaining balance is due on November 15th, 2019. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited. 

If you prefer to make payment in full, please contact us via email at nifphotoworkshops@gmail.com. After initial deposit, second payment of $1650 will be due by August 15, 2019. Final payment of $1645 will be due by November 15, 2019.

Please read through our Cancellation and refund policy.