Iceland is obviously one of the most beautiful places in the world to do a photography workshop.  But, in the summer months it comes with its challenges. For one, sunset is at 11pm and sunrise is at 2am.  It becomes nearly impossible to get the most out of one’s day as a photographer in Iceland while adhering to normal daily routines, and hotel check-in and check-out times.

The solution? A camping photography trip!

The result? 12 hours a day of golden hour photography!

Iceland photography workshop

Essentially, we’re going to camp all over Iceland as we search for new and exciting locations to photography.  By camping, we can sleep away the day when the tourists are out exploring. Then, at night we can head out to locations, and likely have them to ourselves.

Dates: June 15, 2021 – June 25, 2021
Start/End City: Reykjavik, Iceland
Price: €3600 (Deposit is €800)
Participants: max 8 Participants
Skill Level: Any
Activity Level: Short hikes. Low fitness requirements.

What’s a Scouting Trip?

This is essentially a trip to Iceland for those who are more interested in seeking out new photo locations and unique compositions than it is a trip to visit the classic locations.  Sure, we’ll probably photograph a classic spot here or there, but we’ll be aiming to find unique locations. 

Moreover, we’ll operate with total freedom.  What I mean by that is there’s no set itinerary. We’re camping, so we’ll chase good weather, light, and locations and then camp at campsites near wherever we end up.

It’s going to be an adventure.

What’s The Average Day Going to Look Like?

This is a midnight sun trip, so we’ll essentially be operating on a night shift.  Most days will probably look a little something like this:

  • 6pm: Start the day with some dinner.
  • 730-930pm: Location scouting, shooting, and driving.
  • 930pm-midnight: Photographing Sunset.
  • Midnight- 1am: Drive to new location + midnight lunch
  • 1m – 5am: Sunrise/Morning Photography
  • 5-7am: Camp Set up.
  • 7-8am: Dinner
  • 8am-6pm: Sleep and Chill and campsite.

What’s Included and Not?

  • What’s Included
    • Transportation within Iceland
      • Transportation is in a camper van that has food and power hookups. Can serve as a sleep shelter in bad weather.
    • Airport Transfers on dates of arrival/departure
    • Full Instruction in the Field
    • Accommodation in Reykavik (hotel)
    • Camping Fees (which are quite high in Iceland)
    • 1-on-1 Sessions
  • What’s Not Included
    • Transport to/from Iceland
    • Meals
    • Visas for Iceland (if needed)
    • Camping Equipment (You can bring your own, or rent in Reykjavik

Book Now

The trip is 3600 Euros.

To book, you’ll need to pay the 800 Euro deposit now.  The final payment will be due 90 days before the departure date.  The payment terms can be found here.

To reserve your space, click below.

** The 2021 Summer Camping trip to Iceland is now fully sold out. If you’re interested in joining the waiting list, please send me an email to brendanvanson (at) gmail (dot) com. There are often cancellations. And, if you’d like to join a future travel photography tour with me, be sure to fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Photos from the Last Iceland Trip

If you’re curious how we got on in Iceland last trip, have a look at these photos. Yes, that was a winter trip to some classic spots. But, we’ll find some new ones in the summer and have new experiences unavailable in the winter – such as visiting the puffins.

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