Iceland Winter Photography Workshop

Vestrahorn during our winter photography workshop

Join us for 8 days for our Iceland photography workshop,
the trip of a lifetime.

We explore Iceland from the amazing south coast to the spectacular Eastern Fjords in our small group Iceland photography workshop!
We make sure you are shooting in the right place, at the right time, in the best light.

In this 8-day Iceland winter photography workshop, we work closely with you on your photography skills as we travel the south coast and Eastern fjord areas of Iceland. In the evenings, we will provide image critique and Lightroom editing coaching when we are not out capturing the landscape.

You’ll learn how to get that amazing landscape image from the perfect locations when the light is optimal! There’s nothing like that feeling of knowing you’ve got that trophy shot!

Icelandic Horses

Only 6  adventurous photographers will be joining us on this trip. 

A small group size ensures you will receive generous personal photographic coaching in the field from 3 full time working pros, providing an intimate outdoor photography workshop experience. 

This area of Iceland is a magical place. You will be photographing high mountains, deep fjords, waterfalls and sea cliffs. Because of distance from Reykjavik, the East Fjords are less traveled than most areas in Iceland, which is always a plus for photographers!

This is our 6th year running small group Iceland
photography workshops!
We are the Iceland Photography Workshop Experts!

Iceland Aurora Borealis Photography Workshop

We will have the chance each evening to view the Aurora Borealis.

Sometimes, we see the Northern Lights every night, sometimes we don’t see it at all! It’s all up to the weather and Mother Nature!

February 15 – 22, 2020

$6,000 Per person
+ Single Supplement $1000
+ 11% VAT Tax (Iceland)

A $2300 deposit holds your space, maximum 6 people
Final payments Due by December 15, 2019
Deposits are non-refundable

$2300 Deposit – Book Your Iceland Photography Workshop

 If you have questions, please call at (805) 701-8807 or email at
All workshops are booked on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Trip Details:

We will be bringing you to outstanding rural locations in Iceland while exploring photographic waterscapes and coastal features during our Iceland photography workshop. As our small group travels from Reykjavik to the South Coast to the Eastern Fjords, we will experience stunning sea stacks, breathtaking cliffs, incredible fjords, glaciers, and small to medium-sized villages. You will be hiking on uneven dirt and icy snowy trails in some locations, sometimes walking 1 to 2 miles at a time. Total daily hiking could be 4-5 miles with all of the different photo stops.

Icelandic horses offer amazing photographic opportunities and are a breed apart. Noted for their small stature and beautiful coats, they roam the vibrant landscape. We take advantage of the best roadside opportunities as they arise.

We will be traveling as a small group (Maximum 6 people), allowing for a comfortable schedule filling our days with rewarding photography opportunities all around the region.

You will be escorted by three experienced landscape photography professionals, Mark and Holly Jansen and their Icelandic photography instructor and counterpart.

Iceland Photography Workshop with Jansen Photo Expeditions.
Iceland Aurora Borealis Photography Workshop

Reykjavik, Iceland

Arrive in Reykjavik and we will assemble in the evening for our pre-workshop meet and great and orientation for the upcoming trip. Dinner is on your own this evening.

South Coast Iceland

The South Coast is different from any place in Iceland, old volcanic fields, jagged cliffs along the coastline and black sand beaches make it a unique location. We will be exploring this area with its sparkling waterfalls, dramatic volcanic peaks, sheer sea cliffs, and sweeping black beaches which make up this diverse and fascinating landscape. The area is crowned by the glistening ice cap Vatnajökull.

Some of the highlights include the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.


Yosemite Private Photography Workshop
Iceland winter Photography Workshop

Continuing on the South Coast

As we continue down the South Coast of Iceland, we have the opportunity to photograph the famous “Diamond Beach” and Jokulsarlon.  This area is famous for the icebergs that calf off the glacier and float into the Glacier Lagoon. Once these icebergs float out of the lagoon into the ocean, many are washed up onto the black sand beach creating numerous photo opportunities.

Diamond Beach, Iceland
Iceland North Coast Photography Workshop

Southeast Iceland

We will be traveling through the South east coast of Iceland, home to old farmlands rich in history. Basalt columns, strange sea stacks and the small villages will be our photographic subjects. We will be visiting wild and scenic Reynisfjara beach  and the specatular views of Eagle Rock.

We will also be spending a portion of the day exploring the Vatnajokull glacier. Ever changing and magnificent, this is a location you won’t soon forget.

Iceland North Coast Photography Workshop
Iceland Photography Workshop with Jansen Photo Expeditions.
Jansen Photo Expeditions winter photography workshop in Iceland

The East Fjords


The East Fjords is full of great views, sharp mountain peaks, incredible waterfalls, lively reindeer herds, and one of the largest forests in Iceland.

Topics Covered in the Iceland Photography workshop

• Storytelling 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

Suggested Camera Gear List

– Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera
– Wide-angle and Telephoto lenses are essential and whatever lenses you like (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 couple of small and large Zip-Loc bags
– A compact digital camera (Just for back-up)


Included in Workshop

• 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
• An interactive learning environment with three experienced instructors
• Photoshop and Lightroom editing optional sessions in the evenings as time allows
• All transportation from the start to the end of the workshop
• All meals and lodging included in price during the workshop. Lodging is in clean comfortable guest lodges throughout the country.
• 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 dates can be suggested at reasonable rates.
• Airfare and airport transfers are not included in the price

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Aurora Borealis Photography Workshop
Waterfall Photography during Iceland photography workshop
Waterfall Photography during Iceland photography workshop

Registration deadline

When full, the maximum participants for this workshop is 6 people. We prefer small intimate workshops with personal attention to every attendee. Small group size ensures that every participant has ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss the exciting world of landscape photography with fellow photo enthusiasts.

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before completing your registration.

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