CAMPEASY EVENT

Highlands Photography Workshop Iceland with Ronald Söthje

Level

Easy

Group

Max 6 Vans

Period

8th – 21st September

Level

Easy

Group

Max 6 vans

Period

8th – 21st September

PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT

The most flexible way to explore Iceland and to improve your photography

2800 km / 6 Vans / 14 days / Ring Road and Highlands

Join professional photographer and videographer Ronald Söthje as he chases the most beautiful spots in Iceland, the September sun and the Northern Lights.

About the Workshop

Led by professional photographer and videographer Ronald Söthje, our upcoming photography workshop in Iceland promises to be an epic adventure for you. With the guidance of this expert, who knows all the best places to capture Iceland’s natural beauty, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills and discover new perspectives.

The workshop will take place with up to six of our camper vans, adding an element of freedom, adventure and flexibility to the experience. You will have the opportunity to explore Iceland’s hidden gems, discovering the beauty of the country’s lesser-known locations while capturing stunning images on the move.

From the towering glaciers to misty waterfalls, the natural beauty of Iceland will be captured through the lenses, with the guidance and expertise of your professional guide. You will have the opportunity to immortalize the vibrant hues of the Northern Lights and the raw power of Iceland’s volcanic landscapes, pushing the boundaries of creativity and capturing images that will inspire for years to come.

The photography workshop will be an unforgettable experience for all involved, offering a unique opportunity to learn from a professional, discover new perspectives, and capture the essence of Iceland’s natural beauty. With the help of Campeasy’s van expertise and Ronald`s photo- and videography background, you will have the adventure of a lifetime, creating memories and capturing images that will last forever.

Planning our meals will involve a combination of cooking in the camper van and discovering the diverse Icelandic cuisine, always considering the weather and the preferences of the group. Flexibility will be essential to adapt our culinary choices to the conditions and the group’s inclinations during the journey. Icelandic cuisine, influenced by the country’s natural resources, offers a range of unique dishes that we can explore together. 

Tour Highlights

About the Guide

Ronald Söthje is a professional photographer, drone pilot, time-lapser, video creator, trainer and engineer based in Germany. In the past few years he has been intensively traveled in Iceland at all times of the year and is creating content for various online, TV and cinema productions. He knows all the popular and more hidden places and spots, has a good knowledge of the weather and microclimate across the island and has an extensive technical background and a passion for landscape and aurora photograph.

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Experience Iceland and its incredible places

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Get the most of your stay being guided by Ronald

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Everything you need

Day 1
DAY BY DAY
Day 1 – Snæfellsnes Peninsula Expedition

Our journey kicks off at 8 am from Campeasy, where we swiftly check in to our camper vans, pack our gear, and set out for the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This photographer’s haven offers diverse landscapes, including black sand beaches, rugged coastlines, and charming fishing villages like Arnarstapi. Flexibility guides our route, with highlights such as Kirkjufell mountain and Búðakirkja.

As the day concludes, we camp near Grundarfjordur, hoping to witness the magical Aurora dancing over Kirkjufell or Búðakirkja if conditions permit. It’s a day of exploration and photographic opportunities in Iceland’s stunning landscapes.

Day 2
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Day 2 – Snæfellsnes Exploration

Waking up surrounded by the beauty of Grundarfjordur, we dedicate another day to exploring the wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Hopefully we can enjoy a Kirkjufell sunrise in the morning. Our lenses will capture the intricate details of this scenic region as we delve deeper into its hidden gems.

Our journey continues to captivating waterfalls, and picturesque tranquil fjords maybe still bathed in morning light. The day unfolds with new discoveries and vistas to immortalize in our images. As the night falls, we once again hope for clear skies, providing the perfect backdrop for another mesmerizing display of the Northern Lights.

Our campsite becomes the base for sharing stories and relishing the unique moments captured during this extended day of exploration.

Day 3
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Day 3 – Westfjords Unveiling

Embarking on a photographic odyssey through the mesmerizing Westfjords, our lens will capture the untamed beauty of this remote Icelandic gem. Our photographic odyssey through the Westfjords unfolds with a visit to the iconic Látrabjarg, home to towering bird cliffs along the westernmost edge of Europe. Seabirds dance against the North Atlantic backdrop, providing breathtaking shots.

Next, we explore a secluded red-sand beach showcasing contrasting colors and textures. We then journey to places frozen in time, blending history with picturesque landscapes. The adventure peaks at Dynjandi, a majestic waterfall surrounded by pristine wilderness.

As the day draws to a close, we set up camp amid the raw beauty of the Westfjords, capturing diverse locations that make this region a photographer’s dream.

Day 4
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Day 4 – Westfjords Farewell and Beyond

As dawn graces the Westfjords, our cameras are poised for the day’s adventures. We bid a fond farewell to the captivating Dynjandi, a tiered waterfall known for its grandeur, and begin retracing our route through scenic landscapes. Leaving this photographic haven, we cherish the memories captured and untold stories preserved in our images. Venturing toward new horizons, the echoes of the Westfjords’ beauty linger in our photographs, creating a visual narrative of an unforgettable journey.

Our exploration continues with a search for whales along the shoreline, adding excitement to the day. We also discover hidden Hotpots, offering moments of relaxation amidst Iceland’s natural wonders. The journey progresses to Kolugljúfur Canyon and Hvítserkur, where our lenses capture the unique beauty of these locations.

The day concludes with an overnight stay in or near Akureyri, marking the end of a long yet exhilarating day filled with diverse landscapes and photographic opportunities.

Day 5
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Day 5 – Waterfalls and Myvatn Marvels

Our fifth day commences with the awe-inspiring Godafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods,” where cascading waters create a mesmerizing spectacle. Moving forward, we visit one of the most majestic waterfalls, surrounded by pristine Icelandic landscapes.

Our journey then takes us to the enchanting Myvatn area, known for its diverse and surreal landscapes. Here, we explore the unique geological features, including pseudocraters and otherworldly scenery that make Myvatn a photographer’s paradise. Maybe we go for a bath in that awesome region. Continuing our exploration, we venture to Detifoss, capturing the sheer power and grandeur of Europe’s most powerful waterfall.

As the day unfolds, we set up camp at Möðrudalur, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Icelandic highlands. The campsite provides a peaceful backdrop for reflection and the chance to share stories from the day’s photographic escapades.

Day 6
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Day 6 – Hot Pots, Canyons, and Fjords

Our sixth day begins with relaxation at a hotpot, a geothermal oasis inviting us to unwind in the warmth of Iceland’s natural springs. Energized, we embark on a photographic journey to the stunning Studlagil Canyon, capturing the unique basalt columns and pristine landscapes.

Continuing our exploration, we head to a majestic waterfall, renowned for its vibrant layers of red clay. The panoramic views offer an ideal setting for memorable photographs. As the day progresses, we discover another awesome waterfall nearby, adding another layer of natural beauty to our journey.

Our day concludes in the East Fjords, where we set up camp amidst the tranquil surroundings. Here, with our eyes on the horizon, we remain vigilant for the enchanting dance of the Northern Lights, capping off a day filled with diverse landscapes and photographic opportunities in the heart of Iceland.

Day 7
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Day 7 – Coastal Wonders and Vestrahorn

Our seventh day promises coastal wonders and breathtaking landscapes. We start at a serene coastal stretch where the meeting of land and sea provides a perfect backdrop for capturing the essence of Iceland’s shoreline. Next, our lenses focus on another part of the coastline, offering epic views and unique perspectives. As we make our way to Höfn for food shopping, participants have the opportunity to explore the local culinary offerings.

The day continues with a visit of a place known for its scenic beauty and tranquil atmosphere. Here, we immerse ourselves in the coastal charm that defines this part of Iceland. Our photographic journey reaches its zenith at Vestrahorn, a majestic mountain overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This iconic location provides a stunning backdrop for capturing the interplay of light and shadows during the golden hours.

As the day concludes, we set up camp at Vestrahorn Camping, surrounded by the serene beauty of the landscapes. Here, we share stories, relish the day’s photographic achievements, and, with a bit of luck, witness the enchanting Northern Lights dancing in the Icelandic sky, adding a magical finale to our coastal exploration.

Day 8
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Day 8 – Vestrahorn Sunrise to Skaftafell Sunset

Our eighth day begins with the enchanting Vestrahorn sunrise, capturing the mountain’s silhouette against the morning sky. The ever-changing hues provide a stunning start to our day. Next, we venture a canyon, a hidden gem with dramatic cliffs and winding rivers. Our lenses focus on the intricate details of this geological wonder.

Continuing our journey, we arrive at the mesmerizing Glacier Lagoon, where icebergs drift serenely in the glacial waters. The adjacent Diamond Beach, with its glistening ice sculptures, offers a surreal landscape for our photographic exploration during the sunset.

As the day unfolds, we reach Skaftafell National Park Campground. Nestled in the heart of Iceland’s natural wonders, the campsite becomes our base for the night. Surrounded by the beauty of Skaftafell, we reflect on the day’s photographic adventures and prepare for the next chapter of our Icelandic journey.

Day 9
DAY BY DAY
Day 9 – Southern Marvels or Highland Adventure

Day 9 unfolds with two exciting options. We may embark on a Southern exploration, starting with the captivating Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, followed by the picturesque town of Vik, surrounded by black sand beaches and dramatic cliffs. Our journey continues with visits to the powerful Skogafoss waterfall, the hidden waterfall nearby, the enchanting Gljúfrabúi, and the iconic Seljalandsfoss, providing a diverse array of photographic opportunities.

Alternatively, depending on weather we might seek a more adventurous route, we have the option to head directly into the highlands. This path promises untamed landscapes and the unique charm of Iceland’s interior. Whichever path we choose, each option holds the promise of extraordinary sights and memorable moments, creating a day tailored to our group’s preferences and the desire for new photographic horizons.

Day 10
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Day 10 – Highland Expedition

Our tenth day promises an exhilarating Highland expedition, if we choose the Vin route we will beginn the day with a visit to the scenic Þakgil area, surrounded by dramatic mountains and unique landscapes. Next, we journey to the impressive crazy waterfall, a hidden gem nestled in the rugged highland terrain. The cascading waters against the backdrop of the wilderness create a captivating scene.

Our adventure might continues to epic mountain, an iconic and photogenic volcano crowned by a lush green oasis. The contrast between the volcanic landscape and the vibrant greenery makes for stunning photographic compositions. As we traverse the challenging F-roads, we make our way to Landmannalaugar, a geothermal wonderland surrounded by colorful mountains and hot springs. This unique destination is a paradise for photographers seeking the extraordinary.

The day concludes there , where we set up camp in the heart of the highlands. Surrounded by the raw beauty of Iceland’s interior, this campsite offers a tranquil setting to reflect on the day’s highland exploration and prepare for more adventures in the days to come.

Day 11
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Day 11 – Landmannalaugar Exploration

Our eleventh day is dedicated to the wonders of Landmannalaugar and the surrounding area of Friðland að Fjallabaki. As the day unfolds, we immerse ourselves in the geothermal marvels of Landmannalaugar, a surreal landscape of colorful rhyolite mountains, steaming hot springs, and unique geological features. Photographers have the opportunity to capture the vibrant hues of the mountains, the contrast of the hot springs against the cool Icelandic air, and the overall otherworldly beauty that defines Landmannalaugar.

The day is filled with exploration, whether it be hiking through the striking landscapes, capturing the play of light and shadow on the mountains, or discovering hidden corners of this geothermal paradise. As the sun begins to set, we may witness a breathtaking display of colors across the Landmannalaugar sky, adding another layer of magic to our photographic experience.

The evening at the campsite provides a peaceful retreat to share stories, review the day’s captures, and prepare for the final leg of our Icelandic photographic journey.

Day 12
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Day 12 – Highland Adventures and Haifoss

Our twelfth day promises a continuation of highland adventures as we explore not only the Friðland að Fjallabaki area but also the surrounding regions, delving into more epic F-roads. As we navigate these challenging terrains, photographers are presented with diverse landscapes, from expansive vistas to hidden corners waiting to be discovered.

The ever-changing scenery of the highlands provides endless opportunities to capture the raw beauty of Iceland’s interior. We might venturing into the lesser-known areas accessible via F-roads depending on timing and conditions. Our journey reaches a crescendo at Haifoss, one of Iceland’s tallest waterfalls. Nestled in a remote canyon, Haifoss offers a breathtaking spectacle against the backdrop of the highland terrain. The unique interplay of water and land makes this destination a must-capture for our lenses.

The evening may find us camping in a tranquil spot, surrounded by the rugged beauty that defines the highlands. It’s a day of discovery and photographic endeavors in the heart of Iceland’s untouched landscapes.

Day 13
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Day 13 – Gulfoss, Hot Pots, and Kerlingarfjöll

Our thirteenth day commences with the awe-inspiring Gulfoss, where the Hvítá River cascades into a rugged canyon, providing a captivating start to our day. We then seek out another hidden hot pot, offering a moment of relaxation amidst Iceland’s scenic landscapes.

The adventure continues with a visit to Hveradalir in Kerlingarfjöll, a geothermal wonderland where steaming vents and colorful mineral deposits create a surreal landscape. Photographers can capture the unique contrasts between the icy surroundings and the geothermal activity.

As daylight begins to fade, we journey to Bruarfoss, a hidden gem known for its turquoise waters. This tranquil location becomes our campsite for the night, providing a serene backdrop to reflect on the day’s photographic endeavors. With a touch of anticipation, we keep an eye on the northern skies, hoping for a final glimpse of the Northern Lights dancing above, adding a magical and fitting end to our Icelandic adventure. It’s a night of celestial beauty, shared stories, and a sense of accomplishment as we bid farewell to the land of fire and ice.

Day 14
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Day 14 – Departure

Day fourteen marks the end of the journey and departure from Iceland. It’s time to drive back to Reykjavik, to pack up and say goodbye to this beautiful country and its natural wonders. Depending on the flight schedule, there may be some time for last-minute souvenir shopping or a final stroll through Reykjavik’s charming streets.

With memories of Iceland’s rugged landscapes, stunning waterfalls and unique culture it’s time to head back home with full memory cards and beautiful shots.

Who Is This Trip For?

Adventure seekers who want to drive the famous Icelandic ring road by a van
All ages & families welcome
You want to travel to Iceland with a guide but still have the freedom to explore on your own
You want to explore, but also enjoy learn about photography and secrete spots

Price from €1705/person

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Your Home For The Week

A look inside the van. Fully equipped with a kitchen, heater and a comfy bed. Vanlife is the best kind of life. Anywhere you go, your home follows. You’ve got a kitchen for food, a fridge for cold drinks, a bed for naps and always a warm jacket when you need it.

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Comfy bed with thick duvets

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Powerful heating system and wool insulation

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Cooking facilities

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Running water

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YOUR WORDS – WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

What’s Included?

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Van Rental

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Campsite fees

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Professional Guide

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Ice Cave Tour

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Zero-Risk Insurance

What’s Not Included?

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Flights

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Food & Drink

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Fuel

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Looks Great, But How Exactly Does it Work…?

This is a guided trip, driving the full circle of Iceland. Each day we explore the best sights of Iceland. You can choose to follow our guides or drive on your own, it’s up to you.

At sunset, we gather all together and we will go shooting pictures. Each night we sleep in the vans at a campsite. The next day we do it all again!

FAQ

What’s your refund and cancellation policy?

You can find all information about the cancellation policy and terms here.

How much should I expect to spend during the week?

During your week in Iceland, an estimate for what you’ll spend is something like this:

  • Fuel – €250 per van
  • Food – If you buy food in a supermarket and cook in the van, estimate around €100/person for the week.
  • Dinner at a restaurant – From €40pp incl one drink.
  • Extra activities – These cost usually €60-130 depending on what you choose to do. They are all optional but come highly recommended to try at least some.
  • Drinks – We’ll be spending most of our evenings at the campsite. We recommend picking up alcoholic drinks at tax-free before you enter Iceland. A beer at a bar is about €8 and a cocktail €15.

Do I have to follow the group?

You can explore on your own or follow our guides. It’s exactly up to you. Each morning we will recommend the best stops of the day and then it’s up to you what you select to do.

Who can join this trip?

Everyone are welcome. All you need to do is to book a van and you’re in!

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