Iceland Photography Workshop: Photographers Love Our Small-Group Iceland Photo Tours

In Upcoming Workshops, Iceland Photo Workshop by Matt Shetzer


September 28 - October 5, 2024

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Important Details

Locations: Iceland (South, West and Snæfellsjökull peninsula)


  • $7,549 USD per person
  • Single supplement (private room) $750

Deposit: $1,000

Group Size: Max. 5 photographers

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights

Skill Level: Beginner to pro

Discount: Non-photographers get $250 off!

Trip Leader: Matt Shetzer

Iceland Photo WorkshopJoin us in stunning Iceland, “The Land of Fire and Ice”, to photograph beautiful cascading waterfalls, black sand beaches, cool blue glacial ice, glacial lagoons, Icelandic horses and much more!

We’ll visit the iconic “must-see” locations as well as some of the more remote locations that offer breathtaking images of this Nordic island nation.

September is a great month to be in Iceland as the sun now sets unlike in the summer months. The start of fall offers nice temperatures and perfect opportunities to photograph the stunning Aurora Borealis over interesting foreground objects.

We will still have over 12 hours of daylight each day to explore and capture the natural beauty of Iceland.


September is a great time to be in Iceland with the Northern Lights

Over the week, we will be traveling from the Reykjavik region down the southern coast and back up to the Snæfellsjökull peninsula to see the best Iceland has to offer with its dramatic landscapes, glacial lagoons, massive glaciers and enormous waterfalls.

Each night we will keep an eye on the weather and monitor the conditions for Northern Lights photography. If the skies are clear, we will head out in hope of capturing images of the infamous Aurora Borealis. The aurora is always occurring and will appear in different strengths due to solar storms.

While there are no guarantees for the Northern Lights, we just need clear nights and high solar activity to have the skies illuminated with colorful greens and magenta’s dancing across the sky.

Iceland’s waterfalls are perhaps the most impressive of any country. We will be photographing the most photogenic of the waterfalls including the iconic waterfalls of Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Kirkjufoss. Icelandic waterfalls are often wrapped by basalt cliffs making them a dramatic waterfall photo.

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During the Iceland Photography Workshop, we will be spending two days at the Jökulsárlón glacial ice beach and the lagoon area to allow plenty of time photographing the glacial lakes at the edge of the Vatnökull ice-cap.

The glacial lagoon with its floating blue ice and dreamlike colors will offer many unique compositions. At sunrise and sunset, we will be concentrating on the black sands Ice Beach as the ice bergs wash up in the surf and waves give motion to our images.

As we explore the dramatic landscapes and rugged coastlines, we will photograph the unique architecture of the Icelandic churches and lighthouses.

We will photograph an ancient turf roof farm and even a turf roofed church covered with vibrant grass. We will be stopping to photograph black sand beaches, sea stacks and an abandoned aircraft wreck. As we see opportunities with the landscapes, we will photograph the Icelandic horses and sheep as they graze in the open farmland.

Places You’ll Visit on Our Iceland Photo Tour

Iceland has so much to offer for photographers. We’ll have an action-packed week!

  • Jökulsárlón glacial ice beach
  • Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Turf roofed farm
  • Skaftafell
  • Wreck of C-47 Dakota aircraft
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Fjallsarlón glacial lagoon
  • Kirkjufellsfoss
  • Icelandic churches
  • Hjalparfoss waterfall
  • Gljúfrafoss waterfall
  • Icelandic lighthouses
  • Grundarfjörður’s
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Sea stacks and arches
  • Black sand beaches
  • Icelandic horses
  • Vík
  • Arnastapi
  • Kirkjufell mountain
  • Reynisfjara
  • Fjaðrargljufur
  • Svartifoss waterfall
  • Hundafoss waterfall
  • Turf roofed church
  • Volcanic crater
  • Svartifoss waterfall
  • Skógar
  • Sólheimasandur

This is a photography workshop, and we will be taking you out before sunrise, and through sunset, all while keeping an eye out for opportunities for the Northern Lights. We will maintain a flexible itinerary to have the best conditions for photographing our subjects and catch the light and colors we desire in our images

Our workshops are based upon a first come, first serve basis. Workshop availability will be updated on this page.

Iceland is a land of contrasts with everything from glaciers to black sand beaches. Come experience it with us!

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Iceland Photography Workshop: Photographers Love Our Small-Group Iceland Photo Tours was last modified: April 4th, 2024 by Matt Shetzer