ICELAND

ICELAND WITH RAUL TOUZON


ICELAND

NOVEMBER 7 TO NOVEMBER 16, 2023

PACKAGE PRICE: $ 7995 WITH 3 PARTICIPANTS

PACKAGE PRICE: $ 7500 WITH 4 PARTICIPANTS

PACKAGE PRICE: $ 6995 WITH 5 PARTICIPANTS

PACKAGE PRICE: $ 6495 WITH 6-8 PARTICIPANTS

Iceland is my favorite place in the world, not only because of its stunning landscapes, but also because of the warmth of its people and mysticism born from the ancient Viking Sagas. Every corner of this land is blessed by nature, and it is, without a doubt, God’s Masterpiece.

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The weather is unpredictable, magnificent and key in the creation of stunning imagery. Photography in this realm is about chasing the light and being able to react to nature’s whims. Sometime ago I wrote: “I love changing weather, as it shows nature’s ego,” and in Iceland, that ego is bigger than the universe.

It took three years of research, scouting and planning to design the perfect photography adventure. During the 10 days of driving around Iceland, we visit places rarely visited, where we photograph at the perfect time and under the best light. We shoot these key locations several times: dawn, dusk and at night seeking the optimal moments to create great images.

The ability to react to evolving situations and to stop any place at any time is one of the pluses of this adventure. This trip is designed to travel beyond the tourist spots of the Golden Circle as we explore and photograph the magnificent Icelandic countryside. It is our guarantee that you will go home with stunning imagery: the product of memorable and joyful experiences. It is fair to say that you will witness the majestic beauty of all of Iceland’s key sites.

Very few people have the opportunity to go to the places we go. Monitoring the sun, the moon, the stars and the magnificent Northern Lights are a few of the elements that go into our planning. You will have in-field coaching to make sure you get the best rendition of the moment evolving in front of you. During down time, we provide one on one critique sessions to make the most of your learning experience.

Around Iceland, A Photographic Saga is the best photographic experience available in the market, combining learning, with unparalleled access to the best image-making opportunities, all in a fun and creative environment.

DATES

NOVEMBER 7 TO NOVEMBER 16, 2023

GROUP SIZE

MAXIMUM 8

ACTIVITY LEVEL

LIGHT TO MODERATE

WINTER CONDITIONS

What's Included

Hotel Accommodations

INCLUDES 10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS OF ACCOMMODATION


Meals

ALL BREAKFASTS


Transportation

TRANSFER TO/FROM AIRPORT

INLAND TRANSPORTATION

TUITION


*Price is per person, single occupancy.

Airfare from/to your home cities, airport transfers, meals not listed above, alcohol, personal expenses, visas if required are not included.

A deposit of $ 500 is required to reserve your space.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Iceland. After landing in Keflavik International Airport, you will be taken to the hotel in Reykjavik where you will have time to rest. At night, you will meet the group, receive a full brief of the days to come and have dinner at a local restaurant. We will spend the night in Reykjavik.

Day 2

After an early pick up, we start travelling north to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, which will be our home for the next two days. On our way there, we will stop to photograph Barnafoss, where hundreds of small waterfalls flow from within the lava plains into the mighty Hvítá River. Upon arrival into Snæfellsnes, we will photograph Budir with its iconic black church and sunset in the Arnarstapi coastal park, where the sea has carved arches and majestic cliffs into the lava flows. At Night, we will shoot at Kirkjufellsfoss and Mt. Kirkjufell one of the most recognizable mount/waterfall images in Iceland. We will spend the night in Grundarfjordur.

 

Day 3

We start our day with a dawn shoot at Kirkjufellsfoss and Mt. Kirkjufell. We then drive to Londrangar, where there are impressive lava formations emerging from the ocean, providing a unique photo opportunity. In Djupalonssadur, we walk down to the lava flows covered in green moss down to the coastline for some interesting shots. We will then capture the sunset using the Snæfellsjokull Glacier as a background. Many fishing villages and small towns adorn Snæfellsnes, so expect many un-scheduled stops along the way, all depending on the photo opportunities arising. At night, we return to Kirkjufellsfoss and Mt. Kirkjufell for more night images. We will spend the night in Grundarfjordur.

Day 4

We start our day with another dawn shoot around Mt. Kirkjufell looking for reflections and the glorious morning light hitting the mountain. After that, we start our journey to the north as we migrate to Lake Myvatn, the epicenter of Iceland’s thermal activity. During the drive, we will look for photo opportunities that might arise during the transfer. We will spend the night in Lake Myvatn Area.

Day 5

We welcome a brand new day at Godafoss, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Iceland. This is a site that yields many images as you can photograph from many different angles. The sunrise here is exquisite, and full of color. From there, we will drive up the Bárðardalur valley to the majestic waterfall Aldeyjarfoss, one of Iceland’s most photogenic waterfalls. Our next stop is the Hverir thermal area, where boiling mud pots and steam vents thrive. You will be confronted with colors galore on this Icelandic representation of hell. After a short drive, we climb the Viti crater with its stunning turquoise lake at the bottom. A night shoot might be at hand depending on weather conditions. We will spend the night in Lake Myvatn Area.

Day 6

Rise and shine, off to Dettiffoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, 100 meters wide and 45 meters deep. After a short hike, you will be able to capture amazing imagery of this wall of water. Right after this shoot, we head east over the mountains into the fjords that line up Iceland’s east coast. On our way, we will photograph around the Modrudalur Area, which is surrounded by magnificent peaks and we will stop to photograph the Rjukandi waterfall. We will spend the night in Djúpivogur.

Day 7

We travel to the Vatnajokull Glacier, Europe’s largest glacier and national park. Many photographic opportunities will arise as we drive along the fjords. Stokksness is one such opportunity where you will be able to shoot the wonderful reflection of Vestrahorn Mountain on the wet black sand beach during sunrise. We will be spending three days nearby Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon. This is a great location for us to capture the phenomenal huge icebergs floating on the ice lagoon in a constant ballet of movement and amazing light. We photograph at sunset and night hoping for the majestic northern lights.

We will spend the night in Jokulsarlon.

DAY 8

We start our day before sunrise right across the street from the lagoon at the black sand beach where some of the icebergs float to shore. The stark contrast of the white and blue ice and the black sand sets the stage for some unique imagery. The constant pounding of the waves provides the perfect opportunity of slow shutter speed photos to capture the movement. After the sunrise shoot, we travel to a magnificent ice cave in the glacier. You will have the opportunity to walk and explore one of these “Cathedrals of Ice”.  We head back to Jokulsarlon to photograph sunset at the black sand beach. A night shoot at the ice lagoon completes our day.

DAY 9

We catch the sunrise in the ice lagoon as hints of pink and orange adorn the floating ice. For sunset we have a treat, the black sand beach in Reynisfjara with massive basalt walls and a stunning view of Reynisdrangar; the basalt pillars that protrude from the ocean floor. Several photo opportunities are explored along the way. Depending on the weather, a night shoot might be at hand. We spend the night right next to the magnificent Skogafoss.

DAY 10

Today we photograph two of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. Skogafoss, one of the biggest falls in Iceland with a drop of 60 meters and then Seljalandsfoss to photograph. It’s then time to head back to the airport to catch your afternoon flight.

ICELAND WITH RAUL TOUZON
ICELAND WITH RAUL TOUZON
ICELAND WITH RAUL TOUZON
ICELAND WITH RAUL TOUZON
ICELAND WITH RAUL TOUZON
ICELAND WITH RAUL TOUZON