Photograph the epic scenes that the Icelandic landscape has to offer. Experience the midnight sun transform the sky into an amazing color display flirting with the clouds and the mountains.
Join us on an epic photographic adventure in our Iceland Travel Photography Workshop through one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. A once-in-a-lifetime experience for landscape enthusiasts, immerse yourself in the beauty of Iceland while enhancing your photographic skills. Iceland in Autumn offers the richness of fall colors during the day and the spectacular Northern Lights at night.
Our goal in this workshop is to assist you in getting the best photographic images by getting you to the right locations at the right time. Our experienced local experts along with our experienced travel photographer, Jeff Sink, and professional photographer, David LaNeve will ensure a smooth journey and one-on-one guidance to help you achieve your bucket list of stunning images. Join the fun, the experience and camaraderie in this Iceland Travel Photography Workshop!
Limited Space Available. We keep our group size small for your benefit.
DAY 1 Arrival: Sunday Oct. 11th
Hraunfossar Kolugljufur, Hvitseikur
Meet and greet at Keflavík airport.
Hraunfossar is actually a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of a lava field
Kolugljúfur is actually the gorges name and is located in front of the farm Víðidalstunga. The river drops into the gorge in two scenic waterfalls named Kolufossar falls.
Hvítserkur is a 15 m high basalt stack along the eastern shore of the Vatnsnes peninsula, in northwest Iceland. The rock has two holes at the base, which give it the appearance of a dragon or Dinosaur who is drinking.
Dinner and Overnight Overnight Hotel Blanda.
DAY 2-3: Oct 12th & 13th :
Akuryeri, Godafoss, Skutustadir, Hverir, Kraftla
Located just 100 kilometers away from the Arctic Circle, Akureyri is Iceland’s Northern Capital and the fourth-most-populous town in Iceland.
The Goðafoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 Meters. This waterfall named Waterfall of the Gods is one of the most impressive in the country
An impressive chain of volcanic craters.
Hverir is a geothermal area At the foot of the Namafjall volcanic mountain, This geothermal area displays fumaroles, large mud pools, steam vents and a bare orangy-red landscapes.
Krafla is a caldera, part of a greater volcanic system
Dinner and Overnight Overnights Sel Myvatn (2-Nights)
DAY 4: Wednesday Oct 14th:
Dettifoss, Hengifoss or Stulagil Canyon
Dettifoss waterfall has the greatest volume of any waterfall in Europe, 500 cubic metres of water per second plunges over the edge. Dettifoss is 45 m high and 100m wide.
The third highest waterfall in Iceland, Hengifoss, is mainly eye-catching due to the striking red clay and black basalt patterns of the cliff face that make a pretty backdrop for the narrow ribbon of water cascading down.
A favorite hidden gem is Stuðlagil, the Basalt Column Canyon, The basalt formations here are like no other – even in Iceland!
Dinner and Overnight Lake Egilsstadir Hotel
DAY 5-6 Thursday Oct 15th & Friday Oct 16th
Eystrahorn, Vestrahorn, Jokulsarlon, Dimaond Beach, Fjallsarlon Ice Cave
Some locations are so massive you can’t see the wood for the trees. Eystrahorn, the unknown twin location of Vestrahorn, is just such a location.
Vestrahorn is a photographer’s paradise. Come here to photograph the dramatic landscape, or just sit and enjoy the vast beauty. A very beautiful unspoiled natural site.
The shore features stunning lava dunes, that are constantly being shaped by the natural forces of water and wind. Down towards the sea, it is possible to get perfect reflections in the wet sand.
Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon, bordering Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland. Its still, blue waters are dotted with icebergs from the surrounding Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, part of larger Vatnajökull Glacier. The Glacier Lagoon flows through a short waterway into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving chunks of ice on a black sand “Diamond Beach”. In winter, the fish-filled lagoon hosts hundreds of seals.
The ultimate ice cave experience. The crystal ice cave’s captivating shades of blue and brilliant ice formations create a magical winter wonderland unlike any other.
Dinner and Overnight Hotel Skaftafell (2 nights)
DAY 7 Sat Oct 17th:
Svartifoss, Fjadragljufur, Eldhraun, Reynisfjara
Svartifoss is a waterfall in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland, and is one of the most popular sights in the park. It is surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name.
Fjaðrárgljúfur is a magnificent and massive canyon, about 100 meters deep and about two kilometres long. The canyon has sheer walls, and is somewhat serpentine and narrow. Featured in Game of Thrones
The impressive Eldhraun lava field is the biggest lava flow in the world.
Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík
Dinner and Overnight Hotel Kria, ViK
Day 8 Sun Oct 18th:
Reynisfjara, Dyrholaey, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss
Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches. In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet.
Dyrhólaey – The Arch with the Hole, Dyrhólaey Peninsula is a 120-metre promenade famed for its staggering views of Iceland’s South Coast, as well as its historic lighthouse and wealth of birdlife. It is home to a rock arch of the same name.
Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s biggest and most beautiful waterfalls with an astounding width of 25 meters (82 feet) and a drop of 60 meters (197 feet).. Due to the amount of spray the cascade produces, at least one rainbow is present any time the sun emerges from behind the clouds.
Found on the South Coast of Iceland, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is a unique experience that lets you walk behind the waterfall thanks to a secret path!
Dinner and Overnight Litil Geysir
Day 9 Mon Oct 19th
Geysir, Gullfoss, Thingvellir
Geysir, sometimes known as The Great Geysir, is a geyser in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The English word geyser derives from Geysir.
Gullfoss is the most popular waterfall in Iceland and one of its most iconic sights. The waterfalls drop a total of 32 meters in two stages as it flows through the rugged, at times 70 meters high, canyon. About a kilometer from Gullfoss the river turns very sharply to the right where it flows down through a dramatic, wide canyon before the vast volume of water is very powerfully forced into a narrower channel. Gullfoss plunges in two dramatic stages, the first cascade drops 11 meters and the second drops 21 meters.
Situated between two continental plates, Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Iceland’s most significant and beautiful places.
Dinner and Overnight Skuggi Hotel
Day 10 Tue Morning Oct 20th.
Reykjavik – Departure
Photography instruction that will be covered include, but not limited to: Panoramas, ND Filters, Graduated ND Filters, Leading Lines, Exposure Compensation, Reading Histograms, HDR Bracketing, Shooting SunStars, Image Reviews & Critiques.
Our goal is to take you to the right place at the right time to get your amazing shots!
What is Included:
Meet and greet at Keflavík International Airport upon arrival
Photographic tutoring by 2 instructors
Transportation in a spacious coach
Accommodations: 9 nights with breakfast and dinner in countryside
Snacks and water
Image critique and review, if time allows
Airport drop-off on tour dates only
Jeff Sink – A lifelong educator and coach, Jeff brings his talents for leadership, mentorship and energy to CCDA as one of our travel photographers. After retiring from teaching and coaching basketball, Jeff now pursues photography full-time with CCDA. He has led countless trips to Africa, Alaska, Iceland and the Southwest sharing his passion for teaching the fine art of wildlife and landscape photography.
David LaNeve – A professional photographer and founder of the CCDA, David enjoys sharing his passion for photography with his students. He has mentored countless photographers from basic to professional levels. His engaging personality and humor make him a favorite among the students.