Photography Workshop Iceland with Ronald Söthje





Max 6 Vans


3rd – 16th November




Max 6 vans


3rd – 16th November


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

2500 km / 6 Vans / 14 days / 1 Ring Road

Join professional photographer and videographer Ronald Söthje as he chases the Northern Lights and dramatic winter sun over Iceland at the most challenging, but perhaps most beautiful time of the year. The weather will be the biggest challenge but the results might be unique.

About the Workshop

Led by the 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 1 – Snaefellsnes Peninsula

We start early on day 1 – Meeting at Campeasy is at 8am. Checkin your camper van, pack your gear and get prepared for the trip. After a short introduction we leave and head north to Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

It is a scenic region in western Iceland, known for its diverse landscapes. We can explore black sand beaches, rugged coastlines, lava fields and hopefully snow-capped mountains. We have many options to choose depending on weather like Kirkjufell mountain, Búðakirkja, Djúpalónssandur beach and the charming fishing villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar.

The plan is to spend the night near Grundarfjordur and, if conditions permit, see the Aurora at Kirkjufell and/or Búðakirkja.

Day 2
Day 2 – Snaefellsnes Peninsula

We stay for another day in the area, explore and discover more places and hopefully have another night with the lights.

Day 3
Day 3 – Heading northeast

Hopefully we can enjoy a Kirkjufell sunrise in the morning. After that we take our vans and leave to the northeast, passing the famous Sword Bridge and heading northeast towards Akureyri. There are some smaller spots roadsides which we could visit.

The plan is to camp in Akureyri with options to relax at some Hot Pots or in a superior SPA. In the evening we could go for a Aurora hunt in e.g. near Dalvik to round out the day.

Day 4
Day 4 – Waterfalls

Our main goals are waterfalls on day 4. Goðafoss is one of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls. Its name means “Waterfall of the Gods” and it is said to have gotten its name from the legend of Iceland’s conversion to Christianity in the year 1000. The second highlight for day 4 is Aldeyjarfoss – it is another beautiful waterfall in the interior highlands and one of Ronalds favorite locations. It is known for its unique basalt formations and is often considered one of Iceland’s most photogenic waterfalls.

Unlike Goðafoss, which is easily accessible, Aldeyjarfoss requires a drive on a dirt road and a hike up to 1 hour depending on conditions. However, its secluded location and scenic surroundings make the journey worth the effort.

Our campsite near Goðafoss provides the opportunity, if conditions are right, to witness the Aurora at Goðafoss, which is an incredible experience.

Day 5
Day 5 – Myvatn and Detifoss area

Day 5 offers several options in the morning to choose from on our way to the east coast: Skutustadagigar, Viti, Hverfjall, Dimmuborgir, Grjótagjá, Namjafall Hverir, and Kefla are all potential destinations in the famous Myvatn area. If time permits, there is also an option to visit the Myvatn Bath.

In the afternoon we will hopefully be able to visit Detifoss which is considered to be Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Another beautiful waterfall called Selfoss is located downstream from Detifoss. It is a smaller waterfall but offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

The day will conclude with camping near Stuðlagil Canyon.

Day 6
Day 6 – Stuðlagil Canyon and the waterfalls of the East

On day 6 we visit Stuðlagil Canyon – a canyon known for its basalt rock formations. The canyon was created by the Jökulsá á Brú glacier river.

After a short drive we will visit Hengifoss – a beautiful waterfall in eastern Iceland. It is known for its distinctive red rock formation and is one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland, with a height of around 128 meters (420 feet).

The Eastfjords region of Iceland offers dark skies and is an ideal place to hunt for the Northern Lights. The area is remote and unspoiled, offering a peaceful and awesome experience.

If the weather is not good enough for the lights you can consider Vök Baths: A geothermal spa which features a large hot tub and floating pool, with views of the nearby lake and surrounding landscapes.

Day 7
Day 7 – From Eystra to Vestrahorn

On day 7, you’ll explore the southeastern coast of Iceland, visiting some of the region’s most stunning natural wonders. You’ll start the day by admiring the jagged peaks and rugged terrain of Eystrahorn, followed by a visit of Stapavik beach.

Next, you’ll head to the stunning Vestrahorn mountain range, where you’ll have the opportunity to take in the dramatic peaks and unique rock formations that make this area so special.

You’ll spend the night at the Viking Cafe, a popular camping site and cafe with stunning views of the nearby mountains.

In the evening, you’ll have the chance to hunt for the Northern Lights in the Vestrahorn area, a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 8
Day 8 – Vestrahorn

On the eighth day of our journey, we delve into the local surroundings, embarking on a quest to uncover hidden treasures and immerse ourselves in the unique culture of the area. With a blend of curiosity and excitement, we traverse the landscape, savoring each moment of exploration and allowing ourselves the luxury of leisurely free time.

Amidst our discoveries, we pause to admire the beauty of nature and the allure of local attractions, embracing the opportunity to create unforgettable memories in this captivating corner of the world.

Day 9
Day 9 – About Canyons and Glaciers

Day 9 and 10 start at Vestrahorn, the popular spot for photography and sightseeing. Next, you’ll visit a secret canyon, where you can enjoy a peaceful hike and take in the stunning scenery.

In the afternoon, we will join a photography tour that will take you into a glacier cave. You’ll have the opportunity to capture stunning photos, guided by experienced local guides who will share their knowledge of the area and help you get the perfect shot. If time permits, you can visit the nearby Diamond Beach, a stunning black sand beach known for its crystal-clear ice formations.

You’ll spend the next night camping at Skaftafell National Park, a beautiful area known for its stunning glaciers, waterfalls, and hiking trails.

Day 10
Day 10 – South coast adventures

Day 9 and 10 start at Vestrahorn, the popular spot for photography and sightseeing. Next, you’ll visit a secret canyon, where you can enjoy a peaceful hike and take in the stunning scenery.

In the afternoon, we will join a photography tour that will take you into a glacier cave. You’ll have the opportunity to capture stunning photos, guided by experienced local guides who will share their knowledge of the area and help you get the perfect shot. If time permits, you can visit the nearby Diamond Beach, a stunning black sand beach known for its crystal-clear ice formations.

You’ll spend the next night camping at Skaftafell National Park, a beautiful area known for its stunning glaciers, waterfalls, and hiking trails.

Day 11
Day 11 – Black sand and waterfalls

Day 11 will start by the black sand beach and marvel at the incredible basalt columns and sea stacks that dot the coastline. Next you’ll visit Skogafoss, a stunning waterfall known for its impressive height and beautiful rainbows.

You’ll also have the opportunity to hike to a nearby hidden waterfall, which is tucked away in a beautiful canyon. In the afternoon, we`ll visit Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabú, two stunning waterfalls that offer unique perspectives and breathtaking views.

You’ll end the day camping in the area and dreaming about the beauty you’ve experienced on this unforgettable journey.

Day 12
Day 12 – Sneak into the Highlands

On Day 12 you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the lesser-known but equally stunning natural wonders of Iceland. You’ll start the day by visiting Haifoss and Grani, two of the tallest and most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. These waterfalls are surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes and offer unparalleled views.

Next we visit a scenic waterfall nestled in a picturesque valley. You can also choose to relax and rejuvenate in the Secret Lagoon, a geothermal hot spring that offers a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere.

Throughout the day, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery and have the opportunity to explore some of the hidden gems of Iceland. You’ll end the day camping in the area.

Day 13
Day 13 – The Golden Circle

Starts with a visit to Gulfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous and impressive waterfalls. After admiring the stunning views, the next stop is Strokkur, a geysir that erupts every few minutes, followed by a visit to the beautiful blue waters of Bruarfoss.

Along the way, there are several optional activities to choose from, including a soak in the Secret Lagoon, visit a hot spring, stop at a farm or visit greenhouses to see how tomatoes are grown in Iceland’s geothermal environment.

Day 14
Day 14 – Departure

Day 14 marks the end of the journey and departure from Iceland. iIt’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 €1995/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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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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Food & Drink

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Parking Fees

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!


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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