Iceland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is home to a progressive and peaceful nation that has formed a modern society where freedom and equality are the most important qualities. Iceland continuously ranks near the top of measurements for quality of life, gender equality, and democracy, and is one of the highest ranked countries in the world regarding health care, education and internet availability.
Iceland is a country of extreme geological 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 a few hours of daylight.
The cornerstone of Icelandic culture is the Icelandic language, which has spawned a literary tradition that dates back to the ancient Icelandic Sagas. These are tales of violent blood feuds, traditions, family, and character. A strong literary tradition still thrives in modern Iceland. Icelandic authors publish more books per capita than in any other country in the world. Iceland also boasts a prospering music scene, a burgeoning film industry, and Icelandic design is coming of age.
A photographer’s paradise!
Iceland is known for its otherworldly beauty, a landscape that includes extreme contrasts, all in one melting pot. Iceland is a photographer’s dream destination.
With every turn of your head, you’ll feel like taking a picture. No matter what you like to photograph; nature, animals, people, daytime, nighttime, northern lights… you’ll be sure to find your picturesque opportunities in Iceland!
The country may be small but it is very rich in nature and culture and filled with contrasts. Imagine a black sandy beach and crashing waves on peculiar rock formations. Next to it are green fields dotted with colourful flowers – and to top it off, a shimmering white glacier as a backdrop.
For amateur photographers as well as professionals, Iceland is the location that can present you with some of the most amazing photo settings you’ll ever witness.
The blue lagoon, the various waterfalls, the diamond beaches, Geyser and the many other natural wonders form a perfect setting for photography. Added to it, the winter months provide the opportunity to observe and photograph the amazing Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. Seeing these lights is on the bucket list of every traveler and photographing them with the beckground of the other natural wonders is just a dream come true.
About the trip
The trip is planned specifically to try and photograph the winter beauty of Iceland with a special focus on the Northern Lights.
Held under the guidance of an expert award winning photographer, the trip has been designed to help you learn to photograph various aspects of nature photography – from landscapes, panoramas, waterfalls, wildlife, night sky, star trails and the northen lights.
The trip cost includes a pre tour photography workshop which will help you understand some important aspects of photography and choosing the right equipment for the trip.
Post the trip, we will also be sponsoring an exhibition of the photographs clicked by the participants in a tie up with a well-known camera brand.
Duration of the trip
The duration of the trip is from 16 to 22 December 2017.
Cost of the trip
The total cost of the trip is INR 1,07,000 + airfare at actuals
The mentioned cost includes all stay, food, transport, sightseeing, photographer guide charges, pre-tour workshop and post-tour exhibition costs.