EXPLORE ICELAND - 2020
This will be a special photo tour to a central part of the spectacular interior of this volcanic Island. I have spent more than 3 years exploring different regions to find these locations in which the true essence of the landscape is exposed and manifested. The forms, shapes, colours and texture of this landscape is out of this world. For me its like arriving at a different planet. Perhaps the most exciting area to photograph that I know of.
We will be a small group traveling in a super-jeep/bus, with space for 8 participants. I'm very happy to announce that Jann Engstad, a friend, photographer and tour leader in his own company (Lofoten Aktiv) in Lofoten, will be joining me as a co-leader and driver on this journey. His knowledge about Iceland and traveling in remote areas is essential to make this trip work safely.
The main goal of this trip is to make sure you as a participant, have as many opportunities as possible, to photograph the variety of landscapes we travel through. Waterfalls, volcanoes, geothermal areas, deserts, beaches... the variation is endless! Every time we turn a corner, there is a new scenery!
We want you to return home with a new and deeper experience of the Saga Island. Throughout our travels you will be exposed to nature, light, elements and landscapes that will remain with you for a long time. Hopefully you will also be loaded with new images stored on to memory cards and hard-drives. Images that you can enjoy and work on once you get home. Then you can enjoy Iceland one more time.
This is not a traditional workshop. There will be no lectures. But both Jann and I will be with you all the time and we are more than willing to share our professional and artistic knowledge and experience, both in the field, behind the camera and at our computers post-processing the images at night (or at least having a look at them)
A typical day will start early, before sunrise. After breakfast we will get out in the car and drive to our first location. Then we will spend most of the day in the field photographing and traveling. Having our lunch somewhere on route, and heading back for our dinner before it gets dark.
Once back to where we stay, we will also take time to run through our schedule for the following day. This will allow you to be prepared and to maximise how you want to spend your energy and focus.
Somedays we will be driving more than others. Accommodation in this part of Iceland is scarce. We need to be flexible.
We will be staying in hotels and in huts. A few days we will make our own breakfast. We prepare lunches before we take off in the morning. Most of the time we will eat dinner at restaurants. On some locations you might have to share a bedroom with somebody else. Other nights you will have private rooms.
This trip does not require any special photographic experience. One doesn't have to be physically fit, since we are not going to hike long distances.
In Iceland they have a saying: "Oh, you don't like the weather?! Just wait a second!" As you know, we are in no control of the weather conditions. Iceland is an exposed area with big variations, from day to day, hour to hour. We will travel in remote areas and the safety of the group will always come first. We need to be flexible and might have to change the program on short notice if the weather condition requires this.
The program is now complete. We will be staying 8 days and 7 nights on Iceland. We will travel in the Highlands of southern Iceland. We will depart directly from the airport and we will also end our trip at the airport. This to secure as much time in the field as possible.
We will be driving a small off-road buss (like a super-jeep) with very comfortable seating. This will allow us to get out and into areas not available by normal cars.
Included in EXPLORE ICELAND 2020 tour
- 8 days with photographer Trym I Bergsmo and driver Jann Engstad and
- Transport with 4X4 Sprinter 37” tires minibus
- Pickup from Keflavik airport
- All transport in the program
- Return to Keflavik / Reykjavik after the tour
- Accommodation and food (breakfast and lunsj)
- 7 X nights in hotel/hostel/cabins, single or shared rooms
- 7 X breakfast and lunch included tea/coffee/juice
NOT Included in EXPLORE ICELAND 2020 tour
- The travel to and from Iceland
- Dinner/evening meals
- We will arrange the meals for you and you choose and pay your selves. A dinner would usually cost about Nok 300
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary above
- Alcohol beverage
- Any special diet in the included meals
- IF you have allergies or diets we need to know when you book the tour
- You can bring your needed food/beverage on you own cost and risk
We will send you a list of things you need to bring with you such as the right clothes, thermos, cup, spoon, etc.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 15th. 2020
When registered you will receive an invoice on 60% of the total cost. The remaining 40% is due May 15th 2020.
DEADLINE CANCELLATION: May 15th. (No refund after this date)
A travel insurance could cover this expense if you have to cancel.
We need to make a reservations about minor price adjustments due to currency fluctuations.
By signing up for the phototpur, its expected that you have read and accepted terms of agreement