Price: €4290 pp (or $US equivalent. Price valid until July 31st, 2018) / Deposit: €1990 pp




10th - 17th January 2019

Just south of the Arctic circle lies a magical island - the land of fire and ice, the ever mesmerizing Iceland.
Iceland in winter is a very different place to Iceland in summer. Sub-zero temperatures, bone-chilling winds and harsh conditions are prevalent, but the photographic rewards are accordingly immense. From ice fields as far as the eye can see, through glaciers and blue ice caves to the mind boggling northern lights, winter is THE season for photography in Iceland, for those who dare.

Join professional nature photographers Erez Marom and Arnar Bergur Guðjónsson for the photographic journey of a lifetime. This workshop is scheduled right after the 'Land of Ice' workshop, to make it comfortable for participants who wish to register to both workshops back to back, receive a discounted price and reduce flight costs.

In this part of the journey, we'll head to the wilder, less-visited western and northern parts of Iceland, where weather is more stable, chances of witnessing the Aurora are higher, killer whales and seals roam the waters hunting herring and towering mountains join frozen blue waterfalls to make some of Iceland's most amazing scenery. Naturally, no Iceland workshop is complete without a super-jeep ride, so we'll take a monster-truck tour into the frozen highlands, to visit some incredible waterfalls and locations unreachable otherwise.


  • Stunning locations such as Kirkjufell (Pyramid Mountain), frozen waterfalls Aldeyjarfoss, Godafoss and Hrafnabjargafoss, Lake Myvatn, Crater Mountain (Hverfjall), geothermal areas and more.
  • Increased chances of witnessing and shooting the Aurora Borealis
  • Magical low light throughout the day, enabling us to shoot non-stop for over 6 hours (weather permitting)
  • High probability of amazing snowy conditions
  • Super-jeep ride into the central highlands, two otherwise-inaccessible ice-crusted waterfalls, some of the most beautiful in Iceland!
  • Professional photo guidance
  • Two seats per participant in the bus, to make access to your photo gear easy and safe
  • Very good hotels, superior rooms where possible, wonderful food throughout the workshop


Day 1 Reykjavík area

We will meet at the lobby of our centrally-located hotel at 19:30 and head out for a meet and greet over a heart-warming Icelandic dinner in a restaurant right by the hotel. During dinner, we will get acquainted with the guides and participants, and discuss the plans for the days ahead.

Late afternoon in Reykjavik

Day 2 Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Pyramid Mountain

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll head north early to arrive at Kirkjufell (the famous Pyramid Mountain) for a sunrise shoot. In this season, chances are the mountain will be beautifully covered with snow.
We'll spend the day traveling the peninsula, shooting at several locations before settling in our nice hotel in the town of Grundarfjörður. At night, if conditions are favorable, we'll attempt to shoot the northern lights at one of several locations near town.

Mount Kirkjufell reflects on the calm waters of the lagoon below it
Kirkjufellfoss and Pyramid Mountain
Aurora over mount Kirkjufell


Day 3 Snæfellsnes Peninsula

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll spend the day shooting at other interesting locations in Snæfellsnes, such as the black church of Búðir and the natural arch in Arnarstapi.

The famous black church in Búðir


Day 4 Hvitserkur, Kálfshammarsvík, Arrival in Mývatn

We'll get up early to take a ride to the Dinosaur Rock, a courious, dinosaur (or yak, depends on who you ask!) shaped rock formation, to shoot the sunrise. After spending time discovering the area, we'll head east, shooting the beautiful basalt columns of Kálfshammarsvík, and later arrive at our hotel at dark, where a beautiful, filling dinner will await.

Spectacular light over Dinosaur rock, Hvitserkur
Basalt columns in Kálfshammarsvík


Day 5 Goðafoss, Lake Mývatn

After a big breakfast at our hotel, we'll head a short way back west and visit the frozen waterfall of Goðafoss. With its horseshoe shape, crystal-blue water and sheer size and beauty, this waterfall is one of the most impressive in Iceland, especially during winter time. For sunset we'll head out to lake Mývatn. Under good weather, this lake can be truly magical.

A beautiful pink sunrise over Goðafoss
Lake Mývatn is a true winter wonderland!

Day 6 Super-Jeep ride, Aldeyjarfoss, Hrafnabjargafoss

First thing in the morning, we'll hop on Monster trucks and take a wild ride into the central highlands. While we'll visit several snowy locations, the pinnacle will be Aldeyjarfoss. This location is hard to access during winter, hence the need for super jeeps, but the photographic reward is a wonderful ice-covered waterfall with an amazing, circular, crystal clear blue pool at its feet, surrounded by hexagonal basalt columns. In other seasons, the water and the pool are brown, but we'll reap the rewards for coming at the right time.
Anothre magical waterfall we will see is Hrafnabjargafoss. Surrounded by snow and full of icy columns, this waterfall is pure magic.

Harsh, snowy terrain is no match for our rugged monsters!
The ice-crusted Aldeyjarfoss
Astounding winter atmosphere in Hrafnabjargafoss

During our stay in Mývatn we'll also take a short ride to one of the most curious locations in the area: the geothermal vents. Protruding from a sheet of snow, colorful vents spout never-ending steam clouds, rising high into the sky and serving as a perfect foreground. Other features in the area include frozen lagoons, mini-craters and more.

The Mývatn geothermal vents
Amazing Aurora lightshow over lake Mývatn
A night scene close to our hotel in Myvatn

Day 7 Mývatn Area, back to Reykjavik

We'll shoot another sunrise in the wonderful Godafoss. After concluding the shoot around noon, we'll take the bus back to Reykjavik.
We'll have a last dinner together, to conclude the workshop and share contacts and images.

Snow turns the trees into magical, snow-laden spectacles
A fiery sunset over Godafoss

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, we will say our goodbyes and depart to Keflavik airport for your flight home.


Total Price: €4190 per person in double room for participants registering by February 28th, 2018;
€4290 for participants registering between March 1st, 2018 and July 31st, 2018;
€4390 for participants registering afterwards.
Sign up as a group of 3 or more and receive a $200 discount* each!

Special offer: sign up to both 'Land of Ice' (Southern Iceland) and 'Winter Paradise' (Northern Iceland) and receive a €200 discount!*

Single room supplement: €1150

Deposit: €1990

Maximum Number of Participants: 13

Physical Difficulty: Mostly Beginner. There will be no difficult climbing, but on occasion there might be a short hike (up to 30 minutes) to get to a location. 
Winter conditions in northern Iceland can be harsh, and you must be prepared to withstand temperatures as low as -15 degrees centigrade in addition to strong winds.


  • Lodging on days 1-7. We won't be sleeping in 5-star hotels, but they are high-level, welcoming, clean and comfortable, and the food is absolutely wonderful!
  • Dinner the first day
  • Breakfast and lunch on days 2-7. Since we'll be shooting in the field most of the light hours, lunch will be served in the form of nutritious sandwiches and/or soup.
  • Breakfast on day 8
  • Professional photography guidance by two esteemed landscape photographers
  • Professional supervision by qualified mountaineers during the stay in locations which can be risky unless supervised
  • Post-processing assistance where possible
  • Super-jeep (monster-truck) tour to the central highlands
  • Travels in a spacious, comfortable bus offering ample room for you and your photoraphy gear, and two seats per participant for maximal comfort
  • Entrance fees if applicable
  • Taxes on all services listed above


  • Airfare to and from Iceland
  • Airport pickup and dropoff (easy and fast using the Flybus system)
  • Winter clothing and winter gear. On the first day we'll have an opportunity to shop for high-quality winter gear. It is highly recommended to be ready in advance, though.
  • Insurance. It is MANDATORY to insure yourself against physical injury, and highly recommended to insure your photo gear. Tour leaders will not be responsible in case of any personal injuries or damage to photographic gear as a result of an accident during the workshop. A good insurance policy can make a big difference should something happen, and ensure a safe return home.
  • Dinners throughout the workshop
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Non-meal-time snacks
  • Non-meal-time soft drinks (Iceland's tap water is fantastic and highly recommended)
  • Single room supplement (€1150)


Photography Equipment

  • A digital camera, preferrably a DSLR camera with a full-frame sensor, since these cameras have better low-light capabilities. However, a crop-sensor DSLR will also completely suffice. A compact camera can be used, as long as you understand its limitations.
  • A heavy, sturdy tripod. That is a definite must in Iceland's windy conditions. A flimsy tripod will simply prevent you from being able to shoot most of the time.
  • Recommended: an ultra wide angle lens. For example, a Canon 17-40 on a FF sensor camera, or a Nikon 10-24 on a crop sensor camera.
  • Recommended: a wide aperture ultra-wide angle such as the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 for night photography.
  • Recommended: a telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 or 70-300. Doesn't have to have a wide aperture or a stabilizer - an f/4 is more than enough.
  • Recommended: A filter set for landscape photography. I personally use Lee and Heliopan filters. A good filter set is worth its weight in gold for a landscape enthousiast. If you need to consult about buying a filter set, I'll be happy to help.
  • Recommended: A camera remote.



  • Full thermal gear is absolutely essential. I typically wear a thick thermal base layer, a heavy fleece coat and a down coat.
  • Good quality warm gloves. It's important to use gloves which enable you to operate the camera while wearing them.
  • Thermal long-johns
  • Water resistant trousers (preferably thermal)
  • Thermal socks. I recommend bringing at least 2-3 pairs.
  • A neck-warmer or a scarf
  • An alpine mask to cover the face
  • A good warm hat which covers your ears. Otherwise, they'll simply fall off!
  • Water-proof, thermal, knee-high rubber boots.
  • Ice spikes are MANDATORY to protect yourself from slipping on icy surfaces.
  • Bathing suit



  • Headlight


Erez Marom

Born in 1980, Erez Marom is a full-time nature photographer, photography guide, writer and traveler-adventurer based in Israel. Specializing in landscape and wildlife photography, Erez spends much of his time in the field shooting his favorite locations in Israel and overseas.
In addition, Erez publishes articles and instructional texts in leading magazines and websites, and dedicates a considerable amount of his time to sharing his experience and knowledge by lecturing worldwide and traveling several times a year to guide his unique photography workshops.

Arnar Bergur Guðjónsson

Arnar Guðjónsson is an Icelandic photographer, born 1979 and raised in the Westfjords of Iceland. He is a passionate landscape photographer and a outdoor enthusiast, who knows nothing better then staying out on cold winternights and photographing  the northern lights.
Arnar has been also performing exceptionally well in photography competitions in Iceland and overseas and for now he is an grand prize winner of the Arctic Biodiversity "through the lens" competition, where he also got the Runner-up for the landscape category.
Arnar has held one private exhibition and have been in several collective exhibition aswell. He is the father of two children and is a nature fanatic who loves to help others capture the beauty of Iceland.


Payment Procedure

In order to secure your spot, you are required to transfer a deposit of €1990. This deposit will be refunded only in case the workshop gets cancelled for some reason. For your comfort, the deposit can be payed either through PayPal or via bank transfer (contact me for details).
The full amount (after discounts if applicable) must be payed via wire transfer 75 days prior to the workshop starting date.
In the case you need to cancel your participation, a 67% refund (excluding deposit) will be given up to 60 days prior to the workshop starting date and a 33% refund up to 45 days prior to the workshop starting date.
I reserve the right to increase the price of the workshop if costs rise due to unexpected changes in fees, taxes or exchange rates.


Though very improbable, workshop dates might shift a few days here or there, up to 6 months prior to start date. Please contact me if you have schedule limitations.
The tour plan above is subject to change. Weather in Iceland can be extremely unpredictable, and so in case of harsh weather, we may have to divert from our plan and do something else. There's always something to do though, wherever we are.
Important: In order to join the workshop, you will be required to sign a contract that establishes that the tour leaders are not responsible to physical or proprietary damages, and that you understand and accept several behavioral standards (including not taking excessive risk), necessary to ensure the workshop's success and your safe return.
Aurora is, of course, not guaranteed. We do, however, have the best possible conditions to see it in the north.

*Multiple discounts may or may not apply, please consult me.



10th - 17th January 2019