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Iceland Photo Workshop and Tour

Rick Sammon Photography

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Photographer Participant - Deposit Ended $500.00 $0.00
Second Payment (only for deposit holders) Ended $4,425.00 $0.00
Single Supplement (only for deposit holders) Ended $350.00 $0.00
Special ticket for DR Ended $500.00 $0.00

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  Iceland Photo Workshop & Tour

Awesome Landscapes, Waterfalls, Glacier Lagoons 

September 8 - 16, 2015

Iceland is a land of natural beauty with multi-colored mountains, raging waterfalls, rugged glaciers and ice-filled lagoons. Join Rick Sammon for a small group tour and discover Iceland’s photographic wonders. This tour, Rick's fourth trip to Iceland, is scheduled toward the end of the traditional tourist season. Weather conditions in Iceland are always mixed with warm to chilly temperatures possible along with variable winds. Be prepared for rain, sun, wind and snow … sometimes all in the same day. Also get ready for a unique photographic adventure and opportunity to capture amazing light, water and ice.

Itinerary:

September 8th Arrival

Transfer from the airport to Natura hotel (http://www.icelandairhotels.com/en/hotels/natura)

Dinner in downtown Reykjavik

September 9th Golden Circle - Highland Landmannalaugar

We head out of Reykjavík in super jeeps and make our first stop of the day near Nesjavellir geothermal power plant. We visit Þingvellir, the site of the Viking Age parliament started in 930 AD located in a rift valley. In the late morning, we visit Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. The waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, and Geysir geothermal area is known for its spouting springs. Strokkur (the Butter churn) spouts every 3–8 minutes up to a height of 25 metres. We continue to the guesthouse in the highlands, where we spent the next two nights

Dinner and overnight at Hrauneyjar Guesthouse, and highland centre. (www.hrauneyjar.is)

September 10th Highland Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar literally means people’s pools and is situated in the southern highlands close to the volcano Hekla. The name refers to the natural geothermal pools in which travelers can bathe. There are some unusual geological elements in the area such as multi-coloured rhyolite mountains and lava fields. The mountains display a wide spectrum of colours including pink, green, brown, yellow, purple, blue, black and white.

Return to Hrauneyjar Geusthouse.

September 11th South Shore to Höfn

Today we leave Landmannalaugar driving the main road near Hekla mountain area towards the south coast. The very active volcano for centuries, Mount Hekla is one of the most famous and “infamous” volcanoes in Iceland, thought to have at least twenty eruptions since the settlement of Iceland. The biggest eruption was in 1104 when it erupted without warning ejecting millions of tonnes of tephra. We leave the super jeeps and enter our bus.

We follow the south coast eastwards. We’ll see the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.  Seljalandsfoss is a spectacular and picturesque waterfall, behind which you can walk to get a different photo angle. Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s best known waterfalls. It has the width of 25 metres and a drop of 60 metres

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Smyrlabjörg (www.smyrlabjorg.is)

September 12th, 13th and 14th Höfn – Vatnajökull glacier – Glacier Lagoon

We will spent the next days at the foot of the Vatnajökull glacier an ideal choice for photographers in order to capture Iceland’s truly magical light that makes already extraordinary landscapes even more striking.

The glacier towers over this region and has immensely affected the landscape.

We visit many of Vatnajökull's outlets and outwash areas as well as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

September 12th Glacier Lagoon boat tour

Today we visit the famous glacial lagoon and sail among the huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery.  We get to taste the 1000 year old ice and if we are lucky we might even see some seals.

Return to Hotel Smyrlabjörg

September 13th Glacier Walk

We drive to the tip of one of the outlets glaciers, put on crampons and a helmet, and go to nice photo locations. The glacier surface and colour changes a lot depending on the time of year, but one thing is true for the whole year, it is always a different world up there, and there are always some great photo opportunities in the glacier. 

Return to Hotel Smyrlabjörg

September 14th ATV tour from Hoffell farm into the valley

Hoffell farm is located about 19 kilometers west of Höfn village and is surrounded by spectacular nature, which displays in great adversity, from a huge flat open areas to steep mountains, or from an ice cold glacier water to applied geothermal heat.

Return to Hotel Smyrlabjörg

September 15th Skaftafell - Reynisdrangar - Reykjavík

The glacial scenery continues with a visit to the stunning Skaftafell national park where the landscape has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire and water (volcanic eruptions and the glaciers). 

We drive the south coast to Dyrhólaey a 120 metre (394ft) high promontory and the southernmost part of the country. We’ll see the Reynisdrangar basalt rock formations rising up to 66 metres (216ft) above sea level from Reynisfjara as well as from the village Vík. According to the legend, Reynisdrangar rocks were formed when two trolls were trying to drag a three-masted ship to land. When daylight broke they turned to stone.

Overnight at Natura hotel

Dinner in downtown Reykavík

September 16th Departure

AM - Group slide show and critique.

PM - Transfer from the hotel to Keflavik international airport for the departure flight.

Cost of Workshop and Tour:            

            $4,925.00 per person for double occupancy

               $350.00 additional charge for single occupancy

 What is included:           

8 nights hotel, full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 9), airport transfers in Iceland, private tour bus (5 days), super Jeeps (3 days), boat tour on glacier lagoon, glacier walking tour, ATV tour  … and on site photo guidance by Rick Sammon and Tim Vollmer.

Not included: International air, bar bill, incidental expenses, tips.

Note about Blue Lagoon: If you want to visit the Blue Lagoon, Iceland's unique geothermal spa, we suggest you arrive a day early or stay an extra day. Check it out at: http://www.bluelagoon.com.

Note about Fitness: You must be in good physical health to fully participate in this workshop and tour. Getting to many of our shooing locations requires a lot of walking and hiking in hilly terrain. 

Link to Rick’s Photos:            http://ricksammon.com/iceland-adventure/

Payment Schedule:

The cost for the workshop is $4,925 per person; space is limited to 10 participants.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due to reserve your space. The balance of $4,425 is due on June 8, 2015. Partial refunds will be made for cancellations received on or before July 8, 2015. Sorry, no refunds on or after July 9, 2015. As always, travel insurance is highly recommended.

A follow-up memo with schedule details, meeting locations, recommended gear list and a liability release will be sent  to registered participants.

Have questions about Iceland Photo Workshop and Tour? Contact Rick Sammon Photography

When & Where

Iceland


Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)


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