Iceland Photo Tour - October 2018

Steven Hanna Photography

Iceland Photo Tour with Steven Hanna & Tyler Collins

Price: £1150 per person

Max Group Size: 8

Date: Mon 8th - Fri 12th October 2018

Fitness Level: Easy / Moderate

Possible Locations: Seljalandsfoss & Gljufrabui, Skogafoss & Kvernufoss, Reynisdranger Sea Stacks, Dyrholey Lighthouse & Sea Arch, Jokulsarlon, Vestrahorn

What's Included: 

  • Self Catering Accommodation in Log Cabins 
  • All transport in a 9 seater 4×4
  • Collection / Drop Off from Keflavik Airport
  • Professional guide
  • Photographic guidance by 2 photographers (if required)
  • Internet access whilst on the road
  • Ear plugs
  • Shower Caps (for camera/lens)
  • Amazing Coffee

What's Not Included:

  • Flights to / from Keflavik
  • Travel & Equipment Insurance
  • Food / Drink / Snacks
  • Camera Gear
  • Any extra activities or entrance fees

A deposit of £287.50 GBP will secure your place on this workshop. The balance of £862.50 GBP is due 6 weeks before start date. All of our standard terms and conditions apply.

FAQ

1) Is Iceland expensive?
Yes. It is well known that Iceland is an expensive country and I have done my absolute best to make this tour as affordable as possible for most people without compromising on comfort, safety or the endless photography opportunities.

2) How much luggage can I bring?
Due to space issues on the ground, you are limited to only one large suitcase or duffel bag, a large camera bag and a handbag or laptop case. Airline restrictions apply.

3) Can I bring food with me to keep the cost down?
As long as the food is not fresh food then you can bring food with you, things like noodles, energy bars, cup-a-soups, pot noodles etc anything really that is sealed. The usual rules apply when traveling from country to country.

4) How do I get to Iceland?
Iceland is very accessible by air and you can very easily get a flight from most European & US airports. The main flight operators are Icelandair, WOW air & Easyjet.

If you’re flying from Ireland, you can fly from Dublin airport via WOW air which operates all year round and from Belfast via EasyJet which only operate from October to March. The flight time from Ireland to Keflavik International Airport is roughly 3 hours. Keflavik International Airport is 48 km west of Reykjavik – which is the capital city of Iceland.

5) How cold will it be?
It will be very cold with average day time temperatures in February being anything from -2°c to 3°c add wind chill into the mix and you’ve just got colder. After dark this can drop well below into negative figures.

6) Do I need a VISA to go to Iceland?
If you live in any of the EU member states then you are exempt from needing a VISA to travel to Iceland. All other visitors are required to have a passport valid for at least three months beyond the intended stay, and some will need a visa. Please check with your local Denmark Embassy who handle all of Iceland’s consular issues.

7) What is the local currency, do I need to bring cash?
The local currency is Icelandic Króna ISK. About 99% of shops/businesses in Iceland will accept a debit or credit card. I’ve never needed to bring cash.

8) Is it safe to drink the tap water?
Yes, the tap water is perfectly safe to drink, as is most running streams & rivers, so bring a water bottle with you – free water for everyone!

9) Will we be able to stop at the shop while on the road?
Yes, absolutely. We’ll be making regular pit-stops at the many petrol stations so that we can use the toilet, stretch, or to smoke cigarettes. You must try the hot dogs!

10) Will I get mobile signal?
Yes. Nearly everywhere in Iceland will have phone signal and Internet signal. Roaming charges have now been axed in all of the EU so it costs the exact same to use your phone in Iceland than it does in your home. Your Internet data comes out of your regular monthly allowance.

11) What’s the emergency number?
112

12) What language do they speak in Iceland?
The official language for Iceland is Icelandic but most Icelanders speak very good English.

13) Do I need to bring a laptop?
No. You don’t have to bring a laptop, but it may be worth it so that I can help you with any post-processing and so you can backup your images.

14) Will we definitely see the Northern Lights?
No.  The Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon just like the weather and therefore it can’t be controlled.  However I will constantly be monitoring the data so as to give you the best chance to see them.

 



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