Iceland Aurora Photography Adventure

A seven day photographic adventure across one of the most spectacular locations on Earth. 




Iceland Aurora Photography Adventure

A seven day photographic adventure across one of the most spectacular locations on Earth. 



Iceland Aurora Photography Adventure
from 450.00

$1,000 Reserves Your Spot (Lodging and Transportation included)
October 4-10, 2019 - Keflavik, Iceland
Seven Day/Seven Night photographic adventure across Iceland

Cost : $3,450 USD

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 October 4 - 10, 2019 : Reykjavik
See northern lights, ice beach, Volcanoes, waterfalls and dramatic landscapes on an adventure across
the land of fire and ice

Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is well known for its dramatic landscape with waterfalls, volcanoes, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik. The entire island runs on geothermal power. 

Weather in Iceland can be unpredictable, but don't expect anything too extreme. Average temperatures in October across Iceland typically stay above freezing with high temperatures near 50° F. 

Our adventure starts in Keflavik, where the country's international airport is located. We will spend the next 5 days driving a loop around the country (which is about the size of Virginia) and photographing the incredible landscapes. Our adventure will end back in Keflavik. 

Jason has experience leading Northern Lights adventures in Iceland. He knows the best spots to shoot and the best places to stay around the entire country. He is also an expert at forecasting cloud cover and auroras, so you chances are you will experience multiple nights of incredible Northern Lights displays.  

The adventure is limited to six guests. 


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Photographing the aurora borealis has been a lifelong dream that Jason helped make a reality.  His significant expertise with weather patterns and foreground selection were critical for finding the right conditions to capture these amazing lights.

- Shelli Kesler 2017 Iceland Aurora Photography Workshop

Click to Enlarge - Iceland Tour Schedule and Light Pollution Map

(Weather Permitting)

 Day 1 - Friday October 4, 2019        
-6:00am Meet and Greet at Airport Hotel Aurora Star
-11:00am Sunrise over Blue Lagoon
-1:30pm  Check in to Hotel Fron in Reykjavík
-3:30pm Sunset shoot
-6:45pm Dinner
-8:30pm Northern Lights Tour

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Day 2 - Saturday October 5, 2019
-8:30am Depart Reykjavík
-11:00am Strókkur Geysir
-12:00pm Gulfoss Falls
-3:30pm Sunset Seljandsfoss Falls
-5:30pm Check in to Skógar Hl Hostel
-6:30pm Dinner
-7:30pm Editing Class "Getting Everything from your Raw Files"
-9:00pm Northern Lights/Night Sky Skogafoss Falls

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Day 3 - Sunday October 6, 2019    
-9:30am Depart Skógar Hl Hostel
-11:00am Reynisdrangar
-3:30pm Sólheimajökull Glacier Guided Hike
-4:30pm Check in Hali Country Hotel
-6:00pm Dinner
-7:30pm Editing Class "Fine Tuning Images in Photoshop"
-10:00pm Northern Lights/Night Sky at Jökulsárlón

Day 4 - Monday October 7, 2019    
-4:30pm Depart Hali Country Hotel
-6:00pm Dinner
-7:00pm Check in to Apartment By the Sea Hofn
-8:00pm Editing Class "Editing Night Photos"
-10:00pm Northern Lights

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Day 5 - Tuesday October 8, 2019    
-9:00am Editing Class
-10:00am Depart Hofn
-5:00pm Dinner
-5:30pm Góðafoss Falls Northern Lights/Night Sky
-8:00pm Check in to Pearl of the North Akureyri
-10:00pm Northern Lights (if visible)

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Day 6 - Wednesday October 9, 2019    
-9:00am Editing Class
-10:30am Depart Akureyri
-3:30pm Hraunfossar
-5:30pm Check in to H5 Apartments
-7:00pm Dinner
-9:00pm Northern Lights/Night Sky over Kirkjufell Volcano

Day 7 - Thursday October 10, 2019    
-9:00am Editing Class
-11:00am Kirkjufell Volcano
-12:00pm Depart H5 Apartments
-1:00pm Buðir Church
-2:00pm Golden Hour at Hellnar
-5:00pm Northern Lights/Night Sky over Saurbaer
-7:00pm Dinner
-9:00pm Check in Airport Hotel Aurora Star


What you will learn on your adventure

What you will learn on your adventure

Learn to light your foreground to produce dramatic night images. 

Learn to light your foreground to produce dramatic night images. 

You will leave this workshop with a thorough understanding of what it takes to create dynamic landscape images during the day and night. Jason will teach you everything you need to know, from planning your shoots, to successfully capturing your images, and how to bring the images to life with post processing software. 

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The Iceland Winter Photography Adventure will give you the foundation you need to go out, setup a camera, and take awe inspiring landscape pictures. We will then build on that knowledge and teach you some of the finer nuances of landscape photography, including how to edit your pictures. You will leave with a great portfolio of Iceland landscape images. 



  • Take advantage of light to add drama to your landscape images
  • Plan out your shots 
  • Learn how to properly setup for shooting during the day and night
  • Learn how to focus your lens accurately, even in the dark. 
  • Learn how to shoot the Northern Lights 
  • Learn how to light your foreground with a Speedlight
  • Learn how to use long exposures to give the appearance of movement
  • Learn how to reduce noise in your images
  • Create stunning timelapses
  • Create panoramas 
  • Get the most out of your files with post processing

What to bring for your adventure

What to bring for your adventure


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  • A sturdy tripod
  • A DSLR or Mirrorless camera with capability to shoot at least ISO 1600 with moderate to little noise.
  • At least 2 batteries for your camera and a charger
  • A wide angle lens of at least 24mm with an aperture of f/4.0 or less. 
  • Memory cards totaling at least 64 gigabytes 
  • Camera bag that can be easily carried
  • Laptop with access to Adobe Creative Cloud (30 day free trial at
  • Card Reader and/or USB cable
  • An intervalometer 
  • Flashlight (recommend a Maglite or similar with high luminescence)
  • 8 hand warmers
  • Winter Hiking Boots
  • A Warm Coat 
  • Thermal Clothing
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Winter Hat
  • Face Mask
  • Gloves
  • Thermos 


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