Iceland Winter Photography Expedition

Iceland Winter Photography Expedition,


During our Iceland Winter Photography Expedition, we will be bringing you the best of Iceland in our small group workshop.

We will be photographing the incredible aurora borealis, ice caves, Diamond Beach and much more as we explore the West and South Coast of Iceland.________ 
Are you interested in seeing Iceland’s amazing free roaming reindeer and Icelandic horses? Our Iceland Photography Workshop gives you all of this and more…


Our 8 day, 7 night Iceland winter photography expedition is meant for landscape photographers and nature-goers who desire to photographically explore the west and south coast of Iceland and its raw beauty in a small group environment.

Our groups are limited to only 6 – 8 participants, guaranteeing you a quality interactive learning experience while photographing the incredible landscape of the East and South Coasts of Iceland.  _______


Iceland Winter Photography Expedition

February 18-25, 2017 (Sold Out) 

$4250 Double Occupancy
+ $700 Single Supplement
+ 11% VAT Tax

Deposit $1650 to hold space

OR CALL (805) 701-8807


Includes Food, lodging, tour guides and photography instruction

All workshops are booked on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Be familiar with our Cancellation Policy before completing your registration.
Please protect yourself for any unforeseen cancellations with affordable travel insurance.
We are a recognized provider for Travel Guard.

Please contact us with questions.
(Balance of tour, single supplement and taxes to be paid by Jan. 1st, 2017)

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 Shooting Locations in the Iceland Winter Photography Expedition

This trip focuses on bringing you to outstanding rural locations in Iceland, while finding photographic waterscapes and geo thermal features. As our small group travels this land of wonder, we  will experience stunning sea stacks, breathtaking cliffs, ice caves and Iceland’s Northern Lights. The Icelandic horses offer amazing photographic opportunities and are a breed apart. Noted for their small stature and beautiful coats, they roam the vibrant landscape.

A Note about Iceland’s winter weather:
Iceland in February is milder than you think. The average temperature we’ve experienced on this trip is about 30 degrees during the day (Much warmer than the Northeastern U.S. in winter). Iceland enjoys the gulf stream which brings milder weather, but it can be changeable and windy, but that’s what makes for great photography!


PDF Itinerary
Iceland Winter 2017 Jansen Photo

Iceland Winter Photography Expedition, JansenPhotoExpeditions.comWhat to Expect 

We will be traveling as a small group allowing for a comfortable schedule filling our days with rewarding photographic opportunities all around the region.

You will be escorted by three long time landscape photography professionals, Mark and Holly Jansen and their Iceland photography instructor counterpart.

A maximum group size of 6-8 photographers ensures you will receive generous personal photographic coaching in the field from 3 full time working pros with extensive Icelandic photography workshop experience, providing a small group adventure.

This Iceland photo workshop is all about in-the-field photography and situational instruction. You will be working alongside your leaders in the field during the day, as well as reviewing images in the hotel in the evenings as time allows. This workshop can also be your own personal photographic exploration, we will be there as you need us!


Iceland Winter Photography Expedition, JansenPhotoExpeditions.comHere’s what one of our recent Iceland Tour Participants said about this trip:

“Travel photography is tough. You go to unfamiliar places and want to get the best pictures possible. Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you can find someone who can recommend a spot.

Mark and Holly help take the guesswork out.  They have been to the places before – many times, and guide you where to go and at what time of day to take the best pictures possible.  Whether it’s the iconic half dome or El Capitan shot, or lesser known places like Diamond Beach in Iceland, they get you to the right place at the right time to have the best light so you can get the best image possible. Mark and Holly actively work with you during the workshop – as a group and one on one, showing you how they would take the shot and why.  You come away with great pictures and learn their approach in the process.”

Jesse R. – Manhattan Beach, CA



Iceland Winter Photography Expedition,

Topics Covered in the Iceland Winter Photography Expedition

• Story telling in photography
• Waiting for the right moment to shoot
• Aperture, shutter speed and ISO
• How to get the most creative exposure
• Discussions on getting the correct exposure
• How to fine tune exposure and use of histograms
• Depth of field
• White balance settings for changing environments
• Learning how to create dynamic compositions
• Composition balance and flow

 What’s Included 

• Quality One on one photographic instruction geared to your level of expertise
• Minimum 8 hours per day of in-field shooting experience and instruction
• Small class size, maximum of 8 students
• Interactive learning environment with three experienced instructors


Iceland Winter Photography Expedition,• Photoshop, Lightroom and OnOne Editing optional sessions in the evenings as time allows • Portfolio Review – Bring your 10 best shots on your laptop

• All meals and lodging included in price during workshop. Lodging is in clean comfortable guest lodges throughout the country as we travel the South Coast.

• Food and lodging before and after the workshop dates are not included. Suitable hotels for the nights you would like to stay in Iceland outside of the workshop can be suggested at reasonable rates._

Air fare is not included in the price

PDF Itinerary
Iceland Winter 2017 Jansen Photo


Iceland Winter Photography Expedition,

Suggested Camera Gear List

  • Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera
  • Wide-angle and Telephoto lenses are essential (16mm-200mm recommended, Fast aperture lenses recommended for night photography workshops 1.4 to 2.8)
  • Memory cards. (Enough to meet your shooting demands)
  • A Hot shoe bubble level. (unless your camera has this option built in)
  • A Neutral Density Filter, to fit your widest lens. (3 stop, ND8 or Variable)
  • A Polarizer filter
  • At least 3 fully charged batteries
  • A Shutter cable release, if you don’t use live view
  • A good sturdy tripod that you can lower to the ground if necessary.( Adjustable Ball head preferred)
  • A small headlamp with fresh batteries
  • A small collapsible cheap umbrella
  • A couple of small and large Zip-Loc bags

Changes in route or schedule may occur at any time and is up to the discretion of Jansen Photo Expeditions.
We are well versed in all the areas we cover in our workshops and itineraries may change to accommodate for unforeseen circumstances.
Love nature? This is all part of it.

Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Gallery
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