Workshops

Winter in Iceland
22nd January - 1st February 2022
Co-led by Mark McColl and Lee Frost
Fully booked

Hot and Cold, Stokksnes, Iceland
Aurora Borealis over Jokulsarlon, Iceland
ICELAND JANUARY 2022

I’m excited to announce that I have teamed up with internationally renowned landscape Photographer Lee Frost to lead a winter workshop in Iceland in January 2022. Lee and I have known each other for many years and have also both made many trips to Iceland over the last decade, so we know the place well.

The trip will cover all the key locations on Iceland’s south coast, including Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, Vik y Myrdal with its photogenic church, black sand beach and dramatic rock stacks (Reynisdrangar), Reynisfjara, Dyrholaey, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and the legendary Iceberg Beach, Fjallsarlon glacial lagoon, Stokksnes, Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn. If time permits we’ll also visit Skaftafell National Park to shoot Svartifoss waterfall and the Svinafellsjokull glacier.

From the south coast we’ll head to the west of Iceland and the wild Snaefellsnes Peninsula, home to the famous ‘witches hat’ mountain known as Kirkjufell, the remote churches at Budir and Ingjaldsholl, the dramatic cliffs at Arnastapi and more.

Running the trip in January means that we’ll also be in the middle of the Aurora season, and though we can’t guarantee that we’ll see the amazing Northern Lights, Lee and I will keep an eye on the aurora forecast and be prepared to head out every night if there’s a chance of a sighting.

We will travel in two 9-seater people carriers with a maximum of 5 passengers plus driver in each.

On arrival at Keflavik airport on the first day, we will make the long drive down towards Jokulsarlon and spend three nights in the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. From there we will spend two nights in the Fosshotel Vatnajokull, which gives us easy access to Hofn, Stokksnes, Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn. The next two nights will be spent in Vik at Hotel Vik y Myrdal so we can explore and shoot locations in that area, before we drive to Snaefellsnes for two nights in the Hotel Kirkjufell in Grundafjordur. The final night will be spent in Hotel Keilir in Keflavik so we’re close to the airport for our return flights. There are some great locations not far from Keflavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, so if time and weather permits on the last evening, we’ll photograph them too.

Winter is a fantastic time to visit and photograph Iceland. The frozen landscape can be spectacular, and though the days are quite short (sunrise around 10.30am and sunset around 5.30pm), the sun remains low in the sky so the quality of light is high from dawn to dusk. The twilights are also very long at either end of the day, so we can manage a good 10 hours of photography, plus any night excursions for the aurora.

Included

10 nights accommodation in single en-suite rooms (3 nights Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, 2 nights Fosshotel Vatnajokull, 2 nights Hotel Vik y Myrdal, 2 nights Hotel Kirkjufell, 1 night Hotel Keilir), all with breakfast, transport during the trip, tuition from Lee Frost and Mark McColl

Excluded
Flights, meals not mentioned, insurance, photographic equipment and materials

Bookings for this workshop are via Lee Frost and his company Photoadventures - please visit Lee's website for full details and booking information:

Lee Frost Photography