Dates: September 14, 2013 to September 23, 2013 ~ book your flights to arrive early in the morning of 14th of September and schedule your departure after 5pm on the night of the 23rd or on the 24th.
Locations: Reykjanes, Blue Lagoon, Hengell Geothermal area, Pingvellir, Gullfoss waterfall and geyser geothermal area, Fjallabaksleio, Eldgja Canyon, Vatnajokull Glacier Park, Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Skaftafell, Dyrholaey and Skogafoss waterfall
Attendees: We leave September 13th
Fitness Level: Minimal to moderate physical activity involved in this photo tour. Some minor hikes will take place on this tour.
Price: $4775USD, a $1000 deposit is due to the tour company upon registering for this tour and the balance payable to the tour company is due 90 days prior to travel.
Photo tour attendee to PRO Photographer ratio : 3-1
Our goal is to answer all of your questions while we are in Iceland together. But because of the nature of this photography trip, the key learning opportunities will be on:
Apertures & Shutter Speeds : We will discuss the different modes on your camera and the effect your aperture and shutter setting has on your images.
Composition : Learn how to improve your photography by applying ‘rules’ of composition.
Metering : Here you learn how to properly meter your images while you are out in the field taking high contrast landscape images and waterscapes.
Digital Darkroom: A Rick Sammon photo tour is the perfect opportunity for any photographer to refine their post processing skills.
It is not that often that you get the opportunity to visit one of the worlds most beautiful locations... even more rare that you get to spend it with 3 professional photographers.
We begin our tour on the lava scarred Reykjanes peninsula which lies on one of the world’s major plate boundaries, the Mid Atlantic Ridge. We will walk across a small footbridge between the two continents, see craters and an old lighthouse.
From there we travel through lava fields to the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing dip in 38°C therapeutic geothermal water. The Blue Lagoon is surrounded by a moss-covered lava field dating back to 1226.
But this is just the beginning...
You will visit the mountain Hengill geothermal area is one of the largest high-temperature fields in Iceland situated on an active volcanic ridge in SW Iceland.
We will also visit Þingvellir, Iceland’s first national park est. 1930. It is the site of the Viking Age parliament started in 930 AD and is located in a rift valley.
You will also see 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.
From here we will travel on Fjallabaksleið nyrðri which means Northern road behind the mountains. Among the sights is Eldgjá canyon (fire canyon). Eldgjá is the largest volcanic canyon in the world, 40km long, 270m deep and 600m wide at its greatest. Ófærufoss waterfall is within the canyon, a magnificent waterfall.
As the trip winds down you will be amazed at Vatnajökull glacier National Park.
Vatnajökull glacier towers over this region and has immensely affected the landscape. We will visit many of Vatnajökull's outlets and outwash areas and the Jökulsárlón lagoon, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs were we can take a short boat tour and sail among the huge icebergs, an unforgettable experience! On the 7th night of the tour while we are in or near Vatnajökull glacier National Park we will be under a full moon. The area will be naturally illuminated offering excellent night photography opportunities.
The glacial scenery continues with a visit to the stunning Skaftafell, Iceland’s second largest national park were the landscape has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire and water (volcanic eruptions and the glaciers).
Your next to last stop is Dyrhólaey. This is a 120-meter high promontory, not far from Vík and is the southernmost part of the country. From the top you will have a great photographic view.
After Dyrhólaey we drive to Skógafoss which is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces a single or double rainbow which is normally visible on sunny days.
Check out the itinerary below.
Photo Tour Attendance:
Price per person:
Accommodation 10 nights in hotels, guesthouses. 2 nights with shared bathroom
Meeting facilities in the evening
Tour from Höfn town to Lónsdalur valley
Boat tour on Jökulsarlón glacier lagoon
Entrance to The Blue Lagoon
Items not listed in the "Included Items"
Rick and I thank for your interest in the 2013 Iceland Photo Tour. I hope you please consider joining us in this unique and entoxicating photography destination. This is a wonderful time of year to experience Iceland and we look forward to sharing it with you.
To learn more about Rick Sammon please visit his website at www.ricksammon.info
To learn more about Kevin Pepper please visit his website at www.kpepphotography.com
To learn more about Tim Vollmer please visit his website at www.timvollmer.de
The tour company requires a non-refundable $1,000.00 deposit is required to secure your spot in this workshop. The balance of the full payment is due at the tour company in Iceland a minimum of 90 days prior to departure.
Rick's tours sell out fast, so reserve your spot as soon as you can.
The tour company that has created this tour for us is ESJA Travel in Iceland. ESJA Travel is a licensed tour operator and travel agency in Iceland which offers tours for groups and individuals.
If you would like to discuss a payment plan or booking your travel arrangements, please contact Tim Vollmer and ESJA Travel through Tims website. Or email Tim at
Please note that the prices for this tour are in US dollars.