Whispering Iceland & Norway

Participation Fee:

Iceland Half: $2700

Iceland Full: $3300

Only Norway: $1900

Both Iceland and Norway: $4900

*Book early to avoid airfare hike

Single Supplement:

Iceland Half: $750

Iceland Full: $1000

Only Norway: $500

Both Iceland and Norway: $1250

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Without doubt, the best holiday I ever had was this photo tour around Iceland with Xploring Light.
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Dates:

Iceland Full: 18th to 29th Sept 2019

Only Norway: 29th Sept to 4th Oct. 2019

Both Iceland and Norway: 18th Sept to 4th Oct. 2019

 

Overview of the Photo Tour

Iceland is a country of extreme contrasts. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes.

Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summer days with near 24-hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only few hours of daylight. 

Iceland in the early fall is a very special time. The Moss and grasses are vibrant green; the days are fairly normal in length & darkness at night started to come in & we start to have the chance for Aurora Borealis. Iceland is known for its beautiful Waterfalls, Jagged mountain peaks, infinite Ocean, Glaciers, Icebergs of all sizes, beautiful Churches, Ancient ruins & more. It’s a paradise for photographers imagine photographing all these locations during golden light, with dancing Northern Lights during the nights. It’s so satisfying all your worries melt away as you escape to capture the exquisite beauty before you at every turn.

 

STRUCTURE:

Pre Tour Analysis:

Each registered participant will be requested to submit their landscape / portrait related images. Our panel will analyse each image to see how to guide each individual during the tour to help them enhance their skills.  We will also provide individual feedback to their each submitted image and suggest improvement points.

During the Tour:

Based on the analytical data available with us post “Pre Tour Analysis” we will provide individualized attention to all and ensure they work on their weaknesses and enhance their skills. Evening Gup Shup sessions will be learning oriented and practical tips will be provided based on the mistakes committed by participants during the day.

We shall also have atleast one evening session dedicated to post processing workflow to help them become a complete photographer.

After the tour:

Each participant will be required to submit 3 of his or her best images from the tour. Each image will be analysed and constructive feedback will be provided. Best of the lot will make it to our website and blog; and will be aggressively promoted on FB.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01 (Sept 18) Arrive at Reykjavik: Proceed with Immigration/Baggage Claim procedures. Private transfer directly from airport to Reykjavik. Check into the hotel and get out to explore the city if time permits.

 

Day 02 (Sept 19) Reykjanesta – Gullfoss – Burafoss.

Sunrise at Reykjanesta – 1 of the nearby attraction After finishing shoot will explore few areas nearby to shoot Bruarfoss.

Sunset at Gullfoss – It is one of the biggest Waterfall…

 

DAY 03 (Sept 20) We will Checkout from the Hotel and head South

Sunset at Seljalandsfoss

SeljalandsfossOne of the most romantic Waterfalls where u can go behind the waterfall and Take Epic Sunset Image.

 

DAY 04 (Sept 21) Sunrise at Skogafoss – Skogafoss is an iconic waterfall in Iceland and The Biggest waterfall in Iceland. Then we head for The City of Vik and Check in at the Hotel and Explore the City and will relax.

Sunset at Black Sand Beach: After shoot at Skogafoss we will explore Solheimasandur Plane Wreck site. Sunset will be at the Reynisdrangar. Its is also called the Black sand beach.The sand is completely black with high tidal wave of the beach make this beach one of the most Beautiful beach in Southern Iceland

 

DAY 05 (Sept 22) Fjadrargljufur – Svartifoss

Sunrise:We explore this beautiful canyon Sunset: Svartifoss is another hidden Gem. Northern Lights hunt in the evening.

 

DAY 06 (Sept 23) Mossy Lava rock & Glacier LagoonMossy Lava Rock are one of the best Location for sunrise in Southern Iceland… We will check out from the Hotel and will move for Hofn district on the way we will shoot few Amazing Landscapes and seascape.

 

Sunset: Glacier Lagoon aka Ice Beach It is One of the most Photographed Location in Iceland… A must-have in Portfolio…Creativity will be key to create a Perfect and Unique Image… If weather conditions are on our side, we will stay late for some Astro shoot or Some Northern Light Shoot.

 

DAY 07 (Sept 24) Stokksnes & Hofn

Sunrise: Stokksnes This is Location is also known as The majestic Peaks of Mt.Vestrahorn.

Sunset Hofn District We Will explore The Beautiful District of Hofn for the Sunset. 

 

This marks the end of tour who have opted for the shorter version of tour. They take a cab back to Airport for their return flight with some fond memories of the tour.

All those who have opted for full version of the tour continue their journey.

 

DAY 8 (Sept 25) Akureyri – Godafoss

Sunrise: GodafossAlso known as Gods waterfall.

Sunset: DetifossThis is Location is also reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe.

DAY 9 (Sept 26) Kirkjufell – Búðakirkja 

Sunrise: Sunset: Kirkjufell The most photographed Location. During the day we visit Búðakirkja which is Iceland’s oldest church.

 

DAY 10 (Sept 27) Kirkjufell – Budir Black ChurchWe explore places around Kirkjufell and even continue to explore the iconic mountain in different lighting conditions.We also cover the Budir Black Church and do hope to capture majestic Northern Lights here.

 

DAY 11 (Sept 28) Reyjkavik We explore the beautiful Reyjkavik city. Its more of a relaxing and unwinding day after a long but enthralling tour.

 

DAY 12 (Sept 29) Transfer to Airport  WE start our onward journey or journey back home depending upon whether we have opted for extension tour to Norway or not. Whatever be the case we take our journey with fond memories of dancing green lights and a satisfaction of having ticked the most important part of our bucket list – Iceland.

 

EXTENSION to NORWAY

DAY 1 (Sept 29) Vik – Reykjavik – Svolvaer (Lofoten, Norway) Early morning check out and take the flight to Norway for our Extension Tour. People not opting for this fly back home with fond memories of Iceland.

We check-in hotel/famous cottages. spend rest of the day relaxing or exploring Fjord n Svolvaer city. If we are lucky we can even capture the dance of green at night.

 

DAY 2-3 (Sept 30 – Oct 01) Svolvaer – Reine Sunrise at the Svolvaer famous Fjord. Checkout after breakfast and explore the Lofoten Island. Then we will head towards the most famous and most photographed location in the world – Reine. It’s also the World’s most beautiful island according to National Geographic. And we will check in one of the most popular destinations in Lofoten – “The Eliasson Rorbuer”

We will explore Reine, Hamnoy, Ramberg, Fredvang for next 2 days.

 

DAY 4 (Oct 02) Reine – LeknessThe Sunrise will be at waterfall, then we head to Lekness district. We will check in at Fisherman’s Cottages.

Explore the Vestavagoy island of Lofoten. We will also shoot at Uttakliev Beach, Vik beach and Haukland Beach (for Sunset)

 

DAY 5 (Oct 03) Lekness – Ytterstad Sunrise will be near a small village of Bostad in Vestvagoya. Then we explore the beautiful Ytterstad.

 

DAY 6 (Oct 04) Check outand leave for Evenes Airport for our journey back home after the scintillating experience.

Tour Highlights

● Daily Aurora Hunting

● Option for shorter Iceland Tour

● Extension to Norway for amazing Nordic landscapes

● Special tips on long exposure

Tour Mentor

jassi Whispering Iceland & Norway

JASSI OBERAI

Prakash-Singh Whispering Iceland & Norway

PRAKASH SINGH

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