FAROE ISLANDS

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER SERKAN GÜNES

FAROE ISLANDS

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER SERKAN GÜNES

COUNTRY: Faroe Island PHOTO TYPE Landscape   TRIP LENGTH: days   GROUP SIZE: 8-15 guests   DATES: August 22-27 2023   

Experience and photograph the magical and dramatic landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the middle of the North Atlantic with photographer Serkan Günes.

Imagine a mysterious and dramatic landscape with deep ravines and steep cliffs, breath-taking waterfalls and green meadows, all in the middle of the North Atlantic. Imagine a landscape of small cottages that seem to be taken from the Norse sagas, framed by the rolling hills and the incoming morning fog. Imagine an island where the relentless waves of the Atlantic constantly roll in over the sharp cliffs. All this, and much more, you will experience and photograph during our trip to the Faroe Islands. Here we will photograph the amazing landscapes and its wildlife under the direction of Serkan Günes, one of our most famous landscape photographers, and in collaboration with Fujifilm.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Participation from Serkan Günes throughout the journey.

  • Photography activities and lectures by Serkan Günes during the trip.

  • The dramatic landscape of the island with steep cliffs and deep ravines.

  • Experience the waterfalls Bøsdalafossur and Fossá.

  • A chance to photograph the Atlantic puffin.

  • Hike the Faroe Islands’ highest mountain, Slættaratindur.

  • Explore both iconic and lesser-known places.

  • Chance of hiking to one of the Faroe Islands’ most famous lighthouses, Kallur.

  • Visit to the picturesque village of Bøur with its grass-clad roofs

  • The world’s first underwater roundabout at Torshavn.

  • Visit to the Faroes Islands’ northernmost village.

COUNTRY: Faroe Island

PHOTO TYPE: Landscape

TRIP LENGTH:  6 days  

GROUP SIZE:  8-15 guests

DATES:  August 22-27, 2023

Experience and photograph the magical and dramatic landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the middle of the North Atlantic with photographer Serkan Günes.

Imagine a mysterious and dramatic landscape with deep ravines and steep cliffs, breath-taking waterfalls and green meadows, all in the middle of the North Atlantic. Imagine a landscape of small cottages that seem to be taken from the Norse sagas, framed by the rolling hills and the incoming morning fog. Imagine an island where the relentless waves of the Atlantic constantly roll in over the sharp cliffs. All this, and much more, you will experience and photograph during our trip to the Faroe Islands. Here we will photograph the amazing landscapes and its wildlife under the direction of Serkan Günes, one of our most famous landscape photographers, and in collaboration with Fujifilm.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Participation from Serkan Günes throughout the journey.
    • Photography activities and lectures by Serkan Günes during the trip.
    • The dramatic landscape of the island with steep cliffs and deep ravines.
    • Experience the waterfalls Bøsdalafossur and Fossá.
    • A chance to photograph the Atlantic puffin.
    • Hike the Faroe Islands’ highest mountain, Slættaratindur.
    • Explore both iconic and lesser-known places.
    • Chance of hiking to one of the Faroe Islands’ most famous lighthouses, Kallur.
    • Visit to the picturesque village of Bøur with its grass-clad roofs
    • The world’s first underwater roundabout at Torshavn.
    • Visit to the Faroes Islands’ northernmost village.

DESTINATION

DESTINATION

Faroe Islands

In the North Atlantic about 40 miles north of Scotland, between Greenland and Denmark lie the 18 islands that together form the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands, which were discovered by Irish monks as early as the 500s, belong to Denmark but are self-governed, which means that they have a local parliament and their own government, but foreign and defence policy is managed from Copenhagen. On the main island of Streymoy is the capital Torshavn where about 20,000 of the 48,000 inhabitants of the Faroe Islands live. The main income for the inhabitants comes from fishing, but tourism also employs many, as the landscape and wildlife of the islands attract many visitors each year. The nature of the Faroe Islands is dramatic with steep cliffs plunging straight down into the North Atlantic, green meadows stretching across the hilly landscape and steep mountains. This landscape and nature are perfect for the landscape photographer. The Faroe Islands have a rich bird life which includes puffins, three-toed gulls and the northern gannet. In addition to birds, there are also whales and seals with a good chance of getting them on photo. The weather in the Faroe Islands can change very quickly and rain and fog can turn to brilliant sunshine in a matter of moments. The day temperature in August is at around 10-13 degrees.

 

EYSTUROY
Eysturoy is reached from Streymoy via the bridge that is sometimes called the North Atlantic’s only bridge. During our visit to Eysturoy, we will climb the tallest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur. From its summit, at an altitude of 882 meters, we get a breath-taking view of all the islands, and we will have the opportunity for nice panoramic pictures. We will also visit several of Eysturoy’s picturesque and beautifully situated villages including Gjógv which is located at the edge of a water-filled ravine. Nearby is also Ambadalur where the 188-meter-high cliff Búgvin rises out of the sea and becomes a perfect motif for our pictures.

 

 VAGAR
Vagar is the third largest island of the Faroe Islands after Streymoy and Eysturoy and is one of the most westerly of the 18 islands. It is also here that the Faroe Islands’ only airport is located, and this is where our adventure in the Faroe Islands begins. On Vagar, we find Sørvágsvatn which is the largest lake in the archipelago and the waterfall Bøsdalafossur which flows down the steep cliffs and down into the North Atlantic. Both are perfect places for landscape photography. We will also visit the village of Gásadalur located in a dramatic landscape with a steep coastline that plunges straight into the North Atlantic. This, in combination with a mighty waterfall, forms an exciting motif for landscape photographers.

STREYMOY
Streymoy is the largest island of the Faroe Islands and this is where the majority of the island’s inhabitants live. It is also here that the capital of the archipelago, Torshavn, is located. Streymoy’s long and narrow landscape, like the other islands we visit, has dramatic and magnificent nature with deep ravines and steep cliffs. During our visit we will photograph the waterfall Fossá, which, at 140 meters, is the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands. The island is home to the oldest settlements in the Faroe Islands, and over the years ancient remains dating back to the Viking Age have been found here. We will visit the small and idyllic village of Saksun, which, with its 14 inhabitants, is beautifully surrounded by high mountains and waterfalls.

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY • AUGUST 22-27, 2023

Attention! As the weather in the Faroe Islands is very varied and can change very quickly, the day programme will be determined on site based on weather and wind.

DAY 1, (22/8) – WELCOME TO THE FAROE ISLANDS
Assembly at the airport where you will be met by Serkan and a representative of Zoom Photo Tours. We then drive to hotel Hafnia, which is located in central Torshavn. The hotel will be our base for the next three nights. We start with a shared lunch and a short review of what we can expect in the coming days before we head out into nature to start photographing some of the most spectacular places in the Faroe Islands. We end the day with a welcome dinner while getting to know each other a little better. During dinner, Serkan will go through some general photo tips about landscape photography in the Faroe Islands. (L, D)

DAY 2-5 – PHOTOGRAPHY AROUND THE FAROE ISLANDS
During our days in the Faroe Islands, we will visit several different islands including Vagar, Streymoy, Eysturoy. We will photograph the amazing landscapes that these islands have to offer, each with its own special character. In addition to hiking and photographing in the fabulous landscape, we will have the chance of taking panoramic photos from the Faroe Islands’ highest mountain, look out over the Atlantic Ocean from the dramatic Trælanípa cliff, photograph puffins, mighty waterfalls and much, much more. The last two nights we will stay at Guesthouse Gjáargarður on the island of Eysturoy with fantastic photo opportunities right on our doorstep. In the evenings, among other things, we will work with image editing and Serkan will give several lectures on the topic. On the last evening, Serkan will select the image of the trip, which automatically advances to the final of the competition ”image of the year 2023”. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 (27/8) – THE TRIP ENDS
Breakfast followed by check-out and transfer to the airport. Flights to Sweden by your own devices. (B) 

 

Red Grouse

AUGUSTI 24-27, 2023

Attention! As the weather in the Faroe Islands is very varied and can change very quickly, the day programme will be determined on site based on weather and wind.

DAY 1, (22/8) – WELCOME TO THE FAROE ISLANDS
Assembly at the airport where you will be met by Serkan and a representative of Zoom Photo Tours. We then drive to hotel Hafnia, which is located in central Torshavn. The hotel will be our base for the next three nights. We start with a shared lunch and a short review of what we can expect in the coming days before we head out into nature to start photographing some of the most spectacular places in the Faroe Islands. We end the day with a welcome dinner while getting to know each other a little better. During dinner, Serkan will go through some general photo tips about landscape photography in the Faroe Islands. (L, D)

DAY 2-5 – PHOTOGRAPHY AROUND THE FAROE ISLANDS
During our days in the Faroe Islands, we will visit several different islands including Vagar, Streymoy, Eysturoy. We will photograph the amazing landscapes that these islands have to offer, each with its own special character. In addition to hiking and photographing in the fabulous landscape, we will have the chance of taking panoramic photos from the Faroe Islands’ highest mountain, look out over the Atlantic Ocean from the dramatic Trælanípa cliff, photograph puffins, mighty waterfalls and much, much more. The last two nights we will stay at Guesthouse Gjáargarður on the island of Eysturoy with fantastic photo opportunities right on our doorstep. In the evenings, among other things, we will work with image editing and Serkan will give several lectures on the topic. On the last evening, Serkan will select the image of the trip, which automatically advances to the final of the competition ”image of the year 2023”. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 (27/8) – THE TRIP ENDS
Breakfast followed by check-out and transfer to the airport. Flights to Sweden by your own devices. (B) 

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER

Serkan Günes –  Landscapenphotographer

Serkan Günes was born in Istanbul but has since lived in Stockholm until he moved to Gällivare in 2015. Serkan is a landscape photographer with nature as his motif. He depicts the varied landscapes of nature, large and small. The images are characterized by his critical way of choosing light, which has become his signature. As the first Swede ever, Serkan won the prestigious “Eric Hosking Award”, which is organized every year by BBC Wildlife and the Natural History Museum in London. He has also been named Nature Photographer of the year 2009 by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and his pictures are published all over Europe. Serkan Günes has also led workshops in Africa, Europe and the Arctic.

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

PRICES, FACTS & BOOKING

PRICES, FACTS & BOOKING

PRICE

Price per person: £ 1 750 or USD 2 040

The price includes:

  • Accommodation according to the program as part of double rooms.
  • Meals according to program (indicated by B= breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner).
  • Bus transportation according to the program.
  • Boat transportation according to the program.
  • Participation from Serkan Günes throughout the journey.
  • Workshop and lecture by Serkan Günes during the trip.
  • Guides from Zoom Photo Expeditions.
  • Hotel and other local taxes and fees.
  • Travel documents and practical travel information.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement. £ 300 or USD 345
  • Flight to the Faroe Islands.
  • All costs of a personal nature, such as drink with your meal, etc.
  • Cancellation protection and travel insurance. For information, see our website under “other”.

TRANSPORTATION

Fly to the Faroe Islands by your own devices. You should arrive at the Faroe Islands no later than around 13.00 on 22/8 and not book the return journey earlier than 13.00 on 27/8.

If you wish to book flights to the Faroe Islands, we are more than happy to help you with this. You are welcome to call us at 0470-466 40.

GROUP SIZE

In order for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our expert photographer, our groups are always small. On this workshop, the minimum and maximum number of guests are 8 / 15.

PHOTO GEAR

  • Your camera.
  • Lenses from wide-angle to medium telephoto lens.
  • A three-legged stand.
  • A laptop with Photoshop or Lightroom.
  • Extra batteries, battery chargers and extra memory cards
  • A photo bag with space for a packed lunch and some extra clothes.

TOUR LEADER

Apart from an award winning photographer, our tours are always accompanied by a tour leader from Zoom with good photo knowledge. Our tour leader will handle all logistics and general matters and make sure you are having the best possible experience during the workshop.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

BOOKING

Use the online booking form below and you will receive a booking confirmation right away or you can give us a call on +46 70 180 90 99 or send an email to info@zoomphototours.com

Red Grouse
Red Grouse
Red Grouse

 Photo: Serkan Günes & Charlie Malmqvist

PRICE

Price per person: £ 1 750 or USD 2 040

  • Accommodation according to the program as part of double rooms.

  • Meals according to program (indicated by B= breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner).

  • Bus transportation according to the program.

  • Boat transportation according to the program.

  • Participation from Serkan Günes throughout the journey.

  • Workshop and lecture by Serkan Günes during the trip.

  • Guides from Zoom Photo Expeditions.

  • Hotel and other local taxes and fees.

  • Travel documents and practical travel information.

Excluded:.

  • Single room supplement. £ 300 or USD 345

  • Flight to the Faroe Islands.

  • All costs of a personal nature, such as drink with your meal, etc.

  • Cancellation protection and travel insurance. For information, see our website under “other”.

TRANSPORTATION

Fly to the Faroe Islands by your own devices. You should arrive at the Faroe Islands no later than around 13.00 on 22/8 and not book the return journey earlier than 13.00 on 27/8.

If you wish to book flights to the Faroe Islands, we are more than happy to help you with this. You are welcome to call us at 0470-466 40.

GROUP SIZE

In order for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our expert photographer, our groups are always small. On this workshop, the minimum and maximum number of guests are 8 / 15.

PHOTO GEAR

  • Your camera.
  • Lenses from wide-angle to medium telephoto lens.

  • A three-legged stand.

  • A laptop with Photoshop or Lightroom.

  • Extra batteries, battery chargers and extra memory cards

  • A photo bag with space for a packed lunch and some extra clothes.

TOUR LEADER

Apart from an award winning photographer, our tours are always accompanied by a tour leader from Zoom with good photo knowledge. Our tour leader will handle all logistics and general matters and make sure you are having the best possible experience during the workshop.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

BOOKING

Use the online booking form below and you will receive a booking confirmation right away or you can give us a call on +46 70 180 90 99 or send an email to info@zoomphototours.com

 

 Photo: Ben Hall, Daniel Iglesias, Carl-Göran Nyrell, Richard North och Lars Backman. 

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