deep ICELAND

Reykjavik | August 2019

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Due to scheduling difficulties this trip is not under our Photonboarding program

In 2019, we will return to Iceland.

Reissuing the 2016 program, we added another 2 days which will allow our participants to enjoy the best spots in the best hours where the magic happens. It will allow the more than 3,000kms we will go through in a softer way.

The group will be composed of 2 photographic leaders and 12 participating photographers.

Iceland offers us a variety of scenery and photography opportunities every passing mile. The whole trip was designed in order to give our participants the true reality of this fabulous country. Our proposal on this trip also goes to some more inland areas, to make known the deep Iceland.

We will spend many hours in photography and many hours driving in Iceland, so we have in mind some assumptions that aim for a commitment of some comfort to our participants. The few hours of sleep should allow a good rest, so the hotel option will be whenever possible in the proximity to the photographic spots and the quality / privacy of the rooms. The model will be in a double room shared with private WC except when there is no local offer.

Safety and comfort is essential. We will drive many kms every day and many of those kms on unpaved roads. For the total comfort of our participants we will have at our disposal 3 vehicles 4x4, with capacity for 5 people and space to accommodate our suitcases and backpacks.

 

We will have very tight schedules, so that we can comply with the established program and be able to be in the right place at the right time. Our participants will not have to worry about meals. We will always choose to dine in restaurants or hotels. We understand that everyone should be focused on the objective that leads them to Iceland .. the photography.

PHOTOGRAPHY LEADERS

Paulo Pereira
 
His first serious machine was an analog Minolta, acquired in 1992, which still holds religiously. With the transition to digital the passion grew, it was systematically evolving and combining photography with his other passion, travels. With 29 countries in his curriculum, he combines his experience of traveling and photography, mastering not only the technical aspects of photography, but also the logistical aspects of travel. During his travels he absorbed several knowledge of other international photographers with whom he shared great photographic moments, namely in Iceland and Scotland, countries that he choose as dream destinations for any landscape photographer.
José Moreira
 
Since 1995, with its first SLR (an original Zenit of the former USSR) he makes photography as a hobby. In the last six years, the dedication to this passion has grown and landscape photography has become an obsession.
Since 2013, he leads workshops and shares accquired knowledge with the aim of transmitting this passion to others.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Place
Date
Type
Group size
Weather
Iceland
15 to 25 of August ( 9 nights/ 11days )
Landscape
Physical demands
Confort
Photography interest 
12
Temperatures between -3º and 15ºC.
Chance of moments with rain.
Price
Payments
Locale package: 2.300€, flights not included 
750€ Deposit
750€ until May 31
800€ until July 15
Included:
Accommodation
Local transportation
Shared rooms 2 paxs
All local transportations, in suitable 4x4 vehicle
Monitoring
Full-time follow-up by 2 photographic leaders
Entrances fees
Car parks included
Vestrahorn entrance fee included
Not Included:
Meals
Flights
Not included, except breakfasts when considered.
Flights to and from Iceland.
Optional:
Insurance
€ 30 to be paid upon registration form with our partner Focus Viagens
Cancellation Policy:
Until February 28: 100% refund of the reservation amount.
Until June 30: 50% refund of the amount paid.
After July 1: no refund of the amount paid.

PHOTOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS

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See here the summary of the trip of 2016 and the opinion of our participants.

OUR ROUTE to 2019

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SUMMARY PROGRAM

Day 1
After arriving to Reykjavik and without wasting much time, we will depart as soon as possible to the southern part of the island. We will make the sunset in Seljalandsfoss and overnight at the largest waterfall on the south coast, more concretely Skogafoss.
Accommodation: Hotel 2 ** in shared twin room. Shared bathrooms. Breakfast not included.
The sunrise will be made in Skogafoss, so each participant can manage their time to wake up and to photograph. Even before breakfast we will photograph one other waterfall next to Skogafoss. After checking out, we will leave by the coast until Jokulsarlon, where we will make the sunset in the glacier lagoon. During the day, we will have the opportunity to do some photos elsewhere.
Accommodation: Hotel 3 *** in shared twin room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast included.
Day 2
Day 3

Day to go to the beach ... let's go photograph the ice diamonds on Jokulsarlon beach at dawn. After breakfast we will continue our journey along the coast. On this day we will visit 2 glaciers very close and at sunset we will be positioned in Eystrahorn.
Accommodation: Hotel 3 *** in shared twin room. Shared bathrooms. Breakfast included.

On the 4th day we will head north, but before we do, we will shot in the early morning at Stokksnes. After a little more than 400kms we will reach the waterfall of the gods. We will spend 2 days in this region, photographing the great northern waterfalls and other points of interest.
Accommodation: Hotel 3 *** in shared twin room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast not included.
Days 4&5
After dawn shooting in Aldeyarfoss, we will make the first major incursion into inside Iceland and reach the Icelandic Highlands. We will shot the sunset in Haifoss and overnight in the area.
Accommodation: Hotel 3 *** in shared twin room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast included.
Day 6
Day 7

The dawn session will be in a fantastic canyon in the highlands where a beautiful river of turquoise water flows. The day will be mostly spent in Landmannalaugar where we will make a good walk with optional variants of physical effort according to the will of our participants. But we warn you ... more effort .. greater reward ... At the end of the afternoon we will travel from F208 to Vik where we will spend the night. The F208 is one of the most impressive highland highways so we will make some stops whenever possible. The route to VIK implies the always exciting crossing of about 20 river fords.
Accommodation: Hotel 3 *** in shared twin room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast included.

Day 8
We will go again to the beach, this time to photograph the pinnacles of Reynisdrangar, and we will have the opportunity to check if we still have some puffins left to photograph.
We will make another incursion into the interior of the island, where we will photograph the famous green mountain in a black meadow, where the drones obtain excellent results. We will end the day in Laugarvatn, where we will shot the sunset in Bruarfoss.
Accommodation: Hotel 3 *** in shared twin room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast included
The dawn will be in the waterfall with the largest flow of Iceland .. the golden cascade. From here we will go to the Northwest and by the way we will have time to visit some mountains of Ryolite and a field of geothermal activity. We will shot the sunset in Hvitserkur with low tide, where we hope to get some amazing shots.
Accommodation: Hotel 3 *** in shared twin room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast included.
Day 9
Day 10
We are almost at the end and we reserved for the last dawn one of Iceland's iconic. Kirkjufell, the sugar mountain. We will try further Londrongar and we will pass on the black church before heading to Reykjavik. We will arrive mid-afternoon in Reykjavik and our participants will have the opportunity to visit the city and make some personal purchases. We will take the sunset at Sun Voyager and have a nice farewell dinner before heading to the airport
Stay: Last night on board
Day 11
Day of return to the point of origin of each one. We are already looking forward to return.
There is a good possibility of visualizing the northern lights, so if possible we will adapt the program to complement with this amazing phenomenon.
Notes:

FAQs

What support will I have from photographic leaders?
Be aware that the leaders are not tour guides. However, by the knowledge of the places, they will provide the historical information related that they are aware of. The main job of the leaders is the organization of the trip, the management of the times and routes so that all can be in the right place at the right time. They will be 100% of the time with the participants.
Will I have some photographic support of the leaders?
A photo trip is not like a workshop where leaders are totally focused on the participants. In this trip, the leaders will photograph side by side with the participants, and share with the group the frames, composition and settings. They will be available to help those who need it.
The program mention that the transportation are included, will I have to drive?
No. All driving is assured. You just have to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the landscape.
The flight is not included in the package, but can I request photo details some booking help regarding my flight?
Photo details is not a tour operator, but in our travels we have a partner who will be happy to book your flight and make you a corresponding offer. It is up to you to choose our partner or personally deal with your usual travel agent.
What do I need to bring regarding photographic equipment, and what about clothing?
With your registration and booking, before the date of travel, you will be sent a detailed program where all these issues are addressed.

PARTNERS