Iceland - The Highlands Adventure


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Join me for our Iceland Highlands Adventure in August 2018. Led by Andy Williams, Randy Hanna and our Icelandic Viking Pro and Guide Skarpi Thrainsson. For centuries, the interior of Iceland was virtually inaccessible, for years at a time playing host only to outlaws in hiding. Via the mountain roads Kjölur and Sprengisandur, the untouched wilderness of Iceland’s mountainous centre is now open—for cautious exploration by foot or 4×4 vehicles—in the summer months.  This workshop is limited to 8 guests so there will be plenty of one on one quality instruction. On this workshop everything is included, all meals, double occupancy lodging (singles available, just ask), transportation by 4x4 Super Jeeps, and photographic guiding and instruction from two professional photographers.

On the highlands workshop we cover most of the interior of Iceland. Some of the most interesting parts of Iceland with volcanic activity are to be found in the highlands, such as Landmannalaugar and the region around Askja and Herðubreið, the national mountain of Iceland. The highlands are mostly an uninhabitable volcanic desert with phenomenal photography locations in the few oasis of the dessert, which can be crossed only during the Icelandic summer (typically from June through September). For the rest of the year, the highland roads are closed. Most highland roads require four wheel drive vehicles, because it is necessary to ford rivers and rough terrain. On our workshop we use specially modified 4×4 Super Jeeps and our Icelandic Viking Guide, Skarpi, who has years of experience camping, hiking, and exploring the highlands. We will be doing some moderate hiking to the best shooting locations in the highlands, so please bring your hiking boots. Major waterfalls such as Aldeyjarfoss and Godafoss are featured as well. We’ll chase the light, out for sunrise, then day-shooting where it’s good, and sunset.