ICELAND PHOTO ADVENTURE

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER JEREMY WALKER
IN ASSOCIATION WITH PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

ICELAND PHOTO ADVENTURE

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER JEREMY WALKER IN ASSOCIATION WITH PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO TYPE: Landscape  TRIP LENGTH: 6 days  DATES: Sep 8-13, 2020  GROUP SIZE: 8-14 guests  PRICE:  £ 1 995

 

Join renowned landscape photographer Jeremy Walker and Practical Photography on a trip to Iceland for six inspiring days of adventure and exploration amid Europe’s most spectacular scenery.

You will explore everything from lava beaches and their fascinating rock formations to glistening glaciers, deep ravines, epic waterfalls and dramatic mountains. Jeremy, with his many years’ experience of photographing Iceland, will be on hand to offer inspiration and personal guidance in the field, plus lectures and constructive criticism on your photos to help you improve.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience Iceland’s spectacular scenery.

  • Discover lava beaches with fascinating rock formations.

  • Capture the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón with its ice blocks on the black beaches.

  • Photograph Vestrahorn with its dramatic mountains and water reflections.

  • Enjoy Iceland´s many beautiful waterfalls.

  • Learn from Jeremy Walker throughout the whole trip.

  • Enjoy lectures and personal guidance by Jeremy Walker.

PHOTO TYPE: Landscape

TRIP LENGTH: 6 days

DATES: Sep 8-13, 2020

GROUP SIZE: 8-14 guests

PRICE: £ 1 995

 

Join renowned landscape photographer Jeremy Walker and Practical Photography on a trip to Iceland for six inspiring days of adventure and exploration amid Europe’s most spectacular scenery.

You will explore everything from lava beaches and their fascinating rock formations to glistening glaciers, deep ravines, epic waterfalls and dramatic mountains. Jeremy, with his many years’ experience of photographing Iceland, will be on hand to offer inspiration and personal guidance in the field, plus lectures and constructive criticism on your photos to help you improve.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience Iceland’s spectacular scenery.

  • Discover lava beaches with fascinating rock formations.

  • Capture the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón with its ice blocks on the black beaches.

  • Photograph Westerhorn with its dramatic mountains and water reflections.

  • Enjoy Iceland´s many beautiful waterfalls.

  • Learn from Jeremy Walker throughout the whole trip.

  • Enjoy lectures and personal guidance by Jeremy Walker.

DESTINATION INFO

DESTINATION INFO

ICELAND

Iceland means spouting geysers, hot springs, beautiful glaciers, mighty volcanoes, and thundering waterfalls. Its wild and extraordinary nature is the major tourist attraction in Iceland and a dream come true for any landscape photographer. The reason behind this is Iceland’s location right above the mid-Atlantic ridge, a long fracture zone in the ocean where glowing lava easily emerges from deep inside the Earth. In Iceland, there are around 30 active volcanoes and several hundred that are no longer active. These have created hot springs where the water is heated by the volcanic activity from underneath the Earth’s surface. Many of Iceland’s volcanoes are very active, and from time to time have large and devastating eruptions. Together with a huge number of glaciers and many spectacular waterfalls, this makes Iceland not only beautiful but thrilling and fascinating as well. In short, Iceland may be the best country in Europe for a landscape photographer.

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY

September 8-13, 2020

NOTE! Due to the weather in Iceland, the program can be revised to provide the best possible photo opportunities.

DAY 1, (8/9) – WELCOME TO ICELAND. GRINDAVIK 

You will arrive at the airport of Keflavik in the afternoon and will be greeted by Jeremy Walker and a host from Zoom Photo Tours. From the airport, we will go to our hotel in Grindavik and check in. Shortly after, we’ll be given an inspiring lecture by Jeremy, who will show us photos from some of the locations we’ll be visiting during our trip as well as give us tips and advice on how to take photos in various conditions and at different times during the day. We’ll then go out for a first glance of the Icelandic landscape. Among other things, we will capture the turquoise blue water, together with the black lava that has shaped beautiful lagoons in the harsh landscape. Also, we will take photographs of the rock stacks along the coast at sunset. We will conclude our day with a welcome dinner. Accommodation at the Geo Hotel in Grindavik. (D)

DAY 2, (9/9) – GRINDAVIK TO VIK

We will continue our photography adventure to the spectacular landscapes on the south coast. Today we are heading towards the small village of Vik, stopping along the way to photograph dramatic ravines and two of Iceland’s best-known and magnificent waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. After checking into our hotel, we will explore the rock formations and lava beaches outside Vik. Here you will see, among other things, fantasy-like rock formations sticking out of the water and great photo opportunities from the hills over the vast lava beaches. As the sun sets, we will point our cameras at the horizon to watch the dramatic cliffs out in the water form silhouettes against the orange sky. Accommodation at the Hotel Katla in Vik. (B, L, D)

DAY 3, (10/9) – THE ATLANTIC COAST AND JÖKULSÁRLÓN

After a morning spent along the wild Atlantic coast and its black lava sand, we will leave Vik for another day filled with photography and inspiring guidance by Jeremy. Today’s highlight will be the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón with its black lava beach. The large blocks of ice on the beach are not only a beautiful contrast to the black sand, but also an excellent foreground to the beautiful and dramatic surroundings. During our sessions out in the field, we will stop along the way together with Jeremy, who will show us his approach to forming images. During the afternoon at sunset, we will make use of the soft twilight, which makes the surroundings even more beautiful. 3 overnight stays at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon near Skaftafell. (B, L, D)

DAY 4, (11/9) – JÖKULSÁRLÓN AND VESTRAHORN

We start our day by exploring the surroundings near Jökulsárlón. Due to the weather, the landscape is continuously changing as the waves wash up new blocks of ice on the beach. In using slow shutter speeds, we get the opportunity to create powerful images where the water blurs to show the beautiful rocks in contrast. The afternoon will be spent at Vestrahorn with its vast plains covered by undulating lava sand that extends towards the lonely mountains on the horizon, forming a paradise-like area to the landscape photographer. If we are lucky some parts of the area will be covered by water, so we get the opportunity to photograph the incredible mountains reflected in the water. (B, L, D)

DAY 5, (12/9) – FJALLSARLON AND SVARTIFOSS 

Today we will focus on glaciers. In the early morning light, we will, among other things, visit the beautiful glacier lake at Fjallsarlon and go hiking to the Svartifoss waterfall. Surrounded by the lush landscape, this is perhaps one of Iceland’s most photogenic waterfalls. Standing at the bottom, we are surrounded by dramatic cliff faces of tall black basalt columns – here you’ll find out why Svartifoss literally translates as Black Falls. We’ll make use of the fading evening light, and perhaps visit Jökulsárlón one last time, before going back to the hotel with no space left on our memory cards. Here we’ll look at today’s photos and get feedback from Jeremy. We will end the day with dinner. (B, L, D)

DAY 6, (13/9) –  BACK TO KEFLAVIK

After breakfast we check out from the hotel and head towards Keflavik airport for further transport home on our own. On the way to the airport we will stop at a roadside restaurant for lunch. (B)

September 8-13, 2020

NOTE! Due to the weather in Iceland, the program can be revised to provide the best possible photo opportunities.

DAY 1, (8/9) – WELCOME TO ICELAND. GRINDAVIK 

You will arrive at the airport of Keflavik in the afternoon and will be greeted by Jeremy Walker and a host from Zoom Photo Tours. From the airport, we will go to our hotel in Grindavik and check in. Shortly after, we’ll be given an inspiring lecture by Jeremy, who will show us photos from some of the locations we’ll be visiting during our trip as well as give us tips and advice on how to take photos in various conditions and at different times during the day. We’ll then go out for a first glance of the Icelandic landscape. Among other things, we will capture the turquoise blue water, together with the black lava that has shaped beautiful lagoons in the harsh landscape. Also, we will take photographs of the rock stacks along the coast at sunset. We will conclude our day with a welcome dinner. Accommodation at the Geo Hotel in Grindavik. (D)

DAY 2, (9/9) – GRINDAVIK TO VIK

We will continue our photography adventure to the spectacular landscapes on the south coast. Today we are heading towards the small village of Vik, stopping along the way to photograph dramatic ravines and two of Iceland’s best-known and magnificent waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. After checking into our hotel, we will explore the rock formations and lava beaches outside Vik. Here you will see, among other things, fantasy-like rock formations sticking out of the water and great photo opportunities from the hills over the vast lava beaches. As the sun sets, we will point our cameras at the horizon to watch the dramatic cliffs out in the water form silhouettes against the orange sky. Accommodation at the Hotel Katla in Vik. (B, L, D)

DAY 3, (10/9) – THE ATLANTIC COAST AND JÖKULSÁRLÓN

After a morning spent along the wild Atlantic coast and its black lava sand, we will leave Vik for another day filled with photography and inspiring guidance by Jeremy. Today’s highlight will be the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón with its black lava beach. The large blocks of ice on the beach are not only a beautiful contrast to the black sand, but also an excellent foreground to the beautiful and dramatic surroundings. During our sessions out in the field, we will stop along the way together with Jeremy, who will show us his approach to forming images. During the afternoon at sunset, we will make use of the soft twilight, which makes the surroundings even more beautiful. 3 overnight stays at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon near Skaftafell. (B, L, D)

DAY 4, (11/9) – JÖKULSÁRLÓN AND VESTRAHORN

We start our day by exploring the surroundings near Jökulsárlón. Due to the weather, the landscape is continuously changing as the waves wash up new blocks of ice on the beach. In using slow shutter speeds, we get the opportunity to create powerful images where the water blurs to show the beautiful rocks in contrast. The afternoon will be spent at Vestrahorn with its vast plains covered by undulating lava sand that extends towards the lonely mountains on the horizon, forming a paradise-like area to the landscape photographer. If we are lucky some parts of the area will be covered by water, so we get the opportunity to photograph the incredible mountains reflected in the water. (B, L, D)

DAY 5, (12/9) – FJALLSARLON AND SVARTIFOSS 

Today we will focus on glaciers. In the early morning light, we will, among other things, visit the beautiful glacier lake at Fjallsarlon and go hiking to the Svartifoss waterfall. Surrounded by the lush landscape, this is perhaps one of Iceland’s most photogenic waterfalls. Standing at the bottom, we are surrounded by dramatic cliff faces of tall black basalt columns – here you’ll find out why Svartifoss literally translates as Black Falls. We’ll make use of the fading evening light, and perhaps visit Jökulsárlón one last time, before going back to the hotel with no space left on our memory cards. Here we’ll look at today’s photos and get feedback from Jeremy. We will end the day with dinner. (B, L, D)

DAY 6, (13/9) –  BACK TO KEFLAVIK

After breakfast we check out from the hotel and head towards Keflavik airport for further transport home on our own. On the way to the airport we will stop at a roadside restaurant for lunch. (B)

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER

JEREMY WALKER • Landscape Photographer

Jeremy Walker is an award-winning professional photographer with many years’ experience specialising in high-quality landscape and location photography for use by advertising, design and corporate clients around the world. He’s a regular contributor to some of the UK’s top photographic magazines. A belief in ‘quality is everything’, a meticulous approach and a far-reaching vision and style serve Jeremy and his clients well.
 

ACCOMODATION

ACCOMODATION

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICE

Subscribers Practical Photography: £ 1 995
Discount Code when booking: PP-S

Non-subscribers: £ 2 350*

*If you don’t subscribe to Practical Photography magazine, click here to take advantage of the latest reader offer and claim your Zoom Photo Tours discount.

Included:

  • All ground transfers according to the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in a shared twin room.

  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All photo activities according to the program.
  • Participation by Jeremy Walker throughout the whole trip.
  • Workshop, lectures and image editing by Jeremy Walker.
  • English speaking travel host from Zoom Photo Tours.
  • A journalist from Practical Photography. 
  • Hotel and other local taxes.
  • Travel documents and other travel information.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement. Price: £ 410
  • Return flight to Iceland.
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.
  • Travel insurance – for details, see our website under Travel Information.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

 

FLIGHTS

International airfare to Iceland is not included in the price. You should arrive at Keflavik airport no later than around 15:00 on September 8 and depart home no earlier than 16.00 on September 13. If you wish, we are more than happy to help you arrange your flights. Just send an email to info@zoomphototours.com, and we will respond with flight suggestions and prices.

 

GROUP SIZE

In order for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our photographer, our groups are always small. On this tour the minimum and maximum number of guests is 8-14.

 

PHOTO GEAR

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera.

  • Telephoto zoom lenses such as a 70-200mm.

  • Wide-angle lenses such as a 24 mm.

  • A laptop with editing software such as Photoshop, Lightroom or Affinity Photo.

  • A tripod.

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 have the best possible experience in Ukraine.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

 

Photo: Jeremy Walker, Charlie Malmqvist, Hans Elmqvist

PRICE

Subscribers Practical Photography: £ 1 995
Discount Code when booking: PP-S

Non-subscribers: £ 2 350 *

*If you don’t subscribe to Practical Photography magazine, click here to take advantage of the latest reader offer and claim your Zoom Photo Tours discount.

Included:

  • All ground transfers according to the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in a shared twin room.

  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All photo activities according to the program.
  • Participation by Jeremy Walker throughout the whole trip.
  • Workshop, lectures and image editing by Jeremy Walker.
  • English speaking travel host from Zoom Photo Tours.
  • A journalist from Practical Photography. 
  • Hotel and other local taxes.
  • Travel documents and other travel information.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement. Price: £ 410
  • Return flight to Iceland.
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.
  • Travel insurance – for details, see our website under Travel Information.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

 

FLIGHTS

International airfare to Iceland is not included in the price. You should arrive at Keflavik airport no later than around 15:00 on September 8 and depart home no earlier than 16.00 on September 13. If you wish, we are more than happy to help you arrange your flights. Just send an email to info@zoomphototours.com, and we will respond with flight suggestions and prices.

GROUP SIZE

In order for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our photographer, our groups are always small. On this tour the minimum and maximum number of guests is 8-14.

PHOTO GEAR

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera.

  • Telephoto zoom lenses u to 200mm.

  • Wide-angle lenses, at least a 24 mm.

  • A laptop with editing software such as Photoshop, Lightroom or Affinity Photo.

  • A tripod.

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 have the best possible experience in Ukraine.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

Photo: Jeremy Walker, Charlie Malmqvist, Hans Elmqvist

BOOKING

BOOKING

BOOK YOUR TOUR

If you want to book a Zoom Photo Tour you can either give us a call, send an e-mail or use the on-line booking form and you will receive a booking confirmation right away.

BOOK THE TOUR BY PHONE:  EUROPE +46 470-466 49  // USA +1(212) 203-0375

BOOK THE TOUR BY E-MAIL:  info@zoomphototours.com