A Photographic Journey through Iceland - with Sean Arbabi and Tim Vollmer

Come see the amazing country of fire and ice while capturing extraordinary nature and landscape images. Photographer and author Sean Arbabi and

Sean Arbabi 15 - 20 October 2013

Come see the amazing country of fire and ice while capturing extraordinary nature and landscape images. Photographer and author Sean Arbabi and photographer Tim Vollmer will lead the way sharing photography tips, tricks and techniques.

Come see the amazing country of fire and ice while capturing extraordinary nature and landscape images.  Commercial photographer and author Sean Arbabi and photographer Tim Vollmer will lead the way sharing tips, techniques, and tricks with equipment, composition, lighting, exposure, and macro photography.  Join Sean and Tim for a week of inspiration and instruction from a down-to-earth widely published twenty-year pro.  

With Sean's latest book, The Complete Guide to Nature Photography, not only does he bring a vast amount of knowledge to the topic, but also brings his enthusiasm and charm, along with 30 years of photographic experience.  He will also have copies to sell and sign, a great reference to use during and after the workshop.  Sean's in-the-field instruction and dynamic powerpoint-style presentations offer a variety of image-taking ideas, fun techniques to create unique shots, as well as tips ‘n tricks for photographers of all levels.  You will come away inspired with extra tools to improve your skills.  

We highly recommend bringing a variety of photo equipment, your camera manual, a tripod, laptop, extra memory cards and batteries, warm clothing and comfortable shoes.

Duration:  6 days / 5 nights

Location: Reykjavik, Höfn, Vatnajökull glacier, Jökulsárlón lagoon, Skaftafell, Vík, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Reykjanes peninsula, Blue Lagoon

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Day 1: Arrival at Keflavík Airport – Reykjavik
At Keflavík, you will be met by our representative.You leave the airport and drive through the lava fields to our guesthouse in Reykjavík. Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík

Day 2: Reykjavik – Höfn – Vatnajökull glacier
We start the morning by taking a one hour flight to Höfn, a small fishing village in the southeast of Iceland.  The contrast in the nature of the Southeast is breathtaking, with spectacular black beaches and dominating white glacier Vatnajökull. Serenity, energy and forces of nature combine to make the region of Vatnajökull a never-to-be-forgotten experience. We will spend the day exploring the region and if we are fortunate, we will see the Northern lights dancing above the glacier. Dinner and overnight in the area.

Day 3: Vatnajökull glacier – Jökulsárlón lagoon - Skaftafell
Today we will visit many of Vatnajökull's outlets and outwash areas and the Jökulsárlón, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs were we can take a short boat tour and sail among the huge icebergs, an unforgettable experience. The glacial scenery continues with a visit to the stunning Skaftafell, Iceland’s second largest national park were the landscape has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire and water (volcanic eruptions and the glaciers). Dinner and overnight in the area

Day 4: Vík – Geysir - Gullfoss
We leave Klaustur and drive towards the coast to the basalt caves of Reynisfjara were we take a small walk on the black beach and have a view towards Dyrhólaey.  We drive to the small but high waterfall Seljalandsfoss and walk the path behind it.  On we drive to the world famous Geysir region, where hot springs are in abundance, such as the famous great Geysir which has given name to hot springs all over the world. We will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters.  From Geysir we drive to Gullfoss, the Golden waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Here you can see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down in a double-fall into a deep gorge. Dinner and overnight in the area

Day 5: Þingvellir – Reykjanes peninsula –  Blue Lagoon
We leave the Geysir area and drive to Þingvellir national park. Þingvellir is a remarkable geological site, and the most historic place on the island, where the world's oldest democratic parliament was founded in 930.  We continue to the Nesjavellir geothermal area and on to the lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula.  More then half of the peninsula is covered with lava flows and you will see lava cones and craters of different sizes and shapes.  We will walk where the mid Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean and head for the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula. We continue to the small fishing village Grindavík and end in the Blue Lagoon, for a relaxing dip in 38°C therapeutic geothermal water. The Blue Lagoon is surrounded by a moss-covered lava field dating back to 1226.Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík

Day 6: Departure
Transfer to Keflavík airport for the departure flight.

Instructor fee, all meals, transportation, boat trip, car, lodging 3 hotel nights + 2 nights in guest house

Not included
-Airfare to and from Iceland

Price per person in a shared room $3000


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