Duration: 6 nights / 7 days
Group Size: Max 8
Level of fitness required: Easy
Join Tatra Photography in Iceland to explore the iconic south coast locations with our Northern Lights special tour.
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are discharged particles from the sun that pass through the magnetic shield of earth and create light when they mix with atoms and molecules such as nitrogen and oxygen gases on entering into the earth’s atmosphere.
These particles travel through space towards planet earth being drawn towards the earth’s magnetic north and south polar regions. During periods of strong solar flares the light becomes extremely dynamic producing swirls and flash patterns throughout the sky. The colours merge and flash from greens, reds, yellows and violets. The sight is awe inspiring. The Aurora Borealis is one of the most incredible natural phenomenon’s you will ever witness and we will be with you every step of the way to capture it all.
During this Northern Lights photography tour we will be explore the the best locations and some hidden gems on the south coast of Iceland. Our first base will explore the breathtaking views at Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn and the eastern fjords.
Our second base for two nights is only a few minutes drive from the iconic Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the black sand ‘ice beach’. We will also visit some lesser-known lagoons and the glacier at Svínafellsjökull.
Our final third base for two nights we will be based at Vik. With its dramatic rocks stacks, basalt cliffs and black sand beach. We will also have time to visit the nearby waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.
On this Northern Lights Iceland special you will receive a masterclass in Aurora photography and all the techniques required from our professional photographer. Each photographer will receive dedicated tuition to capture the Northern Lights and the Icelandic landscape.
We also encourage participants to bring a selection of their work for a review and critique, where our professional tutor will discuss the art of landscape photography composition, how to use the camera to create wow-factor images and how to approach landscape photography with the eye of a pro.
Your tutor for this workshop is Justin Minns. Justin is a professional landscape photographer, best known for his atmospheric images of East Anglia. His work is all about using the best light and conditions to capture the spirit of a location and he is regularly commissioned to produce these images for the National Trust.
Justin’s photography and articles have been widely published in books and magazines including Amateur Photographer, Outdoor Photography, PhotoPlus, Photo Technique and Practical Photography and he is currently working on his first book, a guide to photographing East Anglia.
His work has also been recognised in several competitions, notably five commendations in Landscape Photographer of the Year with his images having appeared on the cover of the prestigious awards book twice.
Set just 1 km from Hornafjördur Airport, the guest house Seljavellir offers rooms with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi access.
A seating area and work desk feature in all guest rooms at Seljavellir Guesthouse. Each room has a private bathroom with shower. Some rooms offer mountain views while others feature glacier views.
Guests can relax on the terrace or in Guesthouse Seljavellir’s bar.
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon offers accommodation only a short drive away from the world famous Glacier Lagoon. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and hotel bar. Rooms feature a modern warm and simplistic design where you can experience the exquisite landscape through a large window opening, framing the beautiful scenery of the south coast or the mountains surrounding the building.
All rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities and Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon offers free WiFi to all guests. The rooms come with a private bathroom.
Located 9 minutes walk away from the beach, Icelandair Hotel Vík views the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. It offers free WiFi, a bar, as well as bright, modern rooms.
Tea/coffee facilities, a flat-screen satellite TV and seating area are provided in all Icelandair Hotel Vík’s rooms. Some feature views of the sea, the cliffs or Reynisdrangar sea stacks.
The landscape workshops with Tatra Photography are sponsored by Lee Filters and Robert White Camera Suppliers.
Lee Filters have kindly donated a landscape filter set including various grads, ND filters and the BIG 10 Stopper, Lee have also provided a range of holders and rings, all of which will be available to use to participants on the workshops and will be demonstrated by the Tatra photography award winning tutors.
Any customers wanting to purchase their products can then buy from Robert White cameras or direct from Lee filters.
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