ICELAND IN WINTER
With David Ward and Daníel Bergmann
Southern & Western Iceland
26th February - 8th March
Single occupancy, en suite rooms
This Iceland photography workshop experience will take place in the Vatnajökull glacier region, the eastern fjords, south coast and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. We have chosen to limit ourselves to the western and southern part of the country as it offers plenty of coastal scenery and ice formations, which are some of the most dynamic and ever changing subject matters to be encountered in the landscape. We will be in the presence of iconic vistas, which present us with the challenge to see and interpret those well known landscapes in potentially new ways.
In the end of February one can feel that the days are starting to get longer. Sunrise is at around 9 AM and sunset around 6 PM. The evenings will be dedicated to image reviews and lectures. As this workshop is set up to be a landscape photography learning experience we will be limiting our evening excursions to chase Northern lights.
Our field time will be split between the south coast, extending all the way to the east fjords and the western peninsulas of Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes. We’ll first be based for 3 nights near Vatnajökull and the glacial lagoons, then we’ll move further east and have 2 nights in one of the east fjords before returning west to Snæfellsnes. For anyone that has been to Iceland before there will few new locations, which is partly intended as this workshop is not about locations but about vision and seeing the familiar through fresh eyes.
My co-instructor, David Ward, is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential landscape photographers working on our planet today. Not only is he a master of the craft but also has unique artistic vision. I am a local Icelandic photographer and have been guiding photographers in Iceland for 18 years. David and I have worked together on a number of previous Iceland workshops, the first one in 2012.
We'll be working together in the field making images, review the day’s work in the evenings, listen to inspiring talks and have fun doing what brings us all together – our passion for landscape photography.
Our hotels and guesthouses are of good standard – modern and comfortable – and the workshop price is based on accommodation in a single room (double occupancy at a lower rate).
Wi-fi is available everywhere.
We will mostly be dining at the hotels but we might take food with us into the field a few times, to be able to make the most of the available daylight.
We’ll be using a couple of 4wd vehicles to get around. Some of our desired locations will require walking over uneven ground to get there. Depending on the conditions the terrain may also be icy. Micro spikes to slip over boots are therefore necessary and proper ice crampons will be provided for our walk on the glacier, which may be as long as a 4 km round trip. This will depend much on where the actual ice caves are that we’ll aim to visit.
Hopefully we’ll have snow and ice although that is not guaranteed. The weather in Iceland is quite variable, even in winter, when there can be spells of warmer weather with the possibility of rain.
You can learn more about David Ward and his work by visiting his website: www.davidward.photo
FACTS ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Dates: February 26th – March 8th, 2022
Duration: 10 days / 10 nights
TRANSPORTATION: In 4x4 vans
COST (in USD): $6,750 (in single en suite rooms)
$1,500 deposit at registration.
Balance due 30 days in advance.
For booking info contact Daníel Bergmann here:
INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP RATE:
10 nights of accommodation
transportation during the workshop
all meals from dinner on Feb. 26 to breakfast on March 9
instructions from highly experienced photo tour leaders
ice cave excursion
any pre- or post-tour expenses including flights and transfers
other drinks than mentioned above
anything else not specified as included