Iceland Photo Workshop with John Gravett
Iceland, Photo Special, 8 days - from £1,995 (land only) - from €2,395 (land only) - from $3,295 (land only)
- A photo workshop in southern Iceland
- Learn new skills from a professional photographer
- Geysers, waterfalls, icecaps and icebergs
- Superb fauna and flora from alpine plants to whales and dolphins
- A photo exploration of the land of fire and ice
Created by volcanic action, Iceland has one of the world's most amazing landscapes and this photo workshop has been designed to take full advantage of this. Incredible rock formations, both inland and on the coast, contrast with the unbelievably vivid greens of the mosses and lichens that grow at these northerly latitudes. There are geysers and hot springs and some of the most impressive waterfalls that you will ever see, as well as mountains, icecaps and even icebergs on the famous ‘glacier lagoon' at Jokulsarlon. Expect also to see something of Iceland's distinctive flora and fauna. Alpine flowers will be at their best in early summer and these present a riot of macro-photographic colour. Birds, including the imposing giant skua and the curious puffin will also be in evidence during the trip. There is also the opportunity to take an optional whale-watching trip from Reykjavik, in search of minke and humpback whales, as well as dolphins and seals. The influence of mankind on the island is also fascinating to witness, from the traditional farmsteads at Skaftafell, to the impressive 4WD vehicles that the local population need simply to get around. John Gravett, our guide, has for 20 years run the very successful Lakeland Photo Holidays near Keswick in the English Lake District. He has a passion for passing on the skills he has acquired over the course of his career and is very much looking forward to this workshop in Iceland. You will be blown away by the wealth of photographic opportunities that Iceland can offer! You can see a selection of images from John's last Iceland Photo Workshop here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXJ8-GlIHCo
Is this holiday for you?
This is a touring and sightseeing holiday with a professional photographer (John Gravett) and a local Icelandic guide. There will be the opportunity to undertake short walks in search of the best viewpoints. There are no long walks or unduly difficult underfoot conditions. There will be a couple of half-day transfers by minibus and the accommodation outside of Reykjavik will be in reasonably basic lodges.