Project Description

Northern Lights Kirkjufell Special / Iceland

Location: Iceland
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Workshop start: Reykjavik Airport 12:00
Workshop finish: Reykjavik Airport 17:30
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy

Join Discover Photography in Iceland to explore the iconic west coast locations with our Northern Lights special tour.

The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are discharged particles from the sun that pass through the magnetic shield of earth and create light when they mix with atoms and molecules such as nitrogen and oxygen gases on entering into the earth’s atmosphere.

These particles travel through space towards planet earth being drawn towards the earth’s magnetic north and south polar regions. During periods of strong solar flares the light becomes extremely dynamic producing swirls and flash patterns throughout the sky. The colours merge and flash from greens, reds, yellows and violets. The sight is awe inspiring. The Aurora Borealis is one of the most incredible natural phenomenon’s you will ever witness and we will be with you every step of the way to capture it all.

During this Northern Lights photography tour we will be explore the the best locations and some hidden gems on the west coast of Iceland including the iconic Kirkjufell mountain, Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, Grundarfjordur and the Snæfellsness peninsular.

You will receive a masterclass in Aurora photography and all the techniques required from our professional photographer. Each photographer will receive dedicated tuition to capture the Northern Lights and the Icelandic landscape.

We also encourage participants to bring a selection of their work for a review and critique, where our professional tutor will discuss the art of landscape photography composition, how to use the camera to create wow-factor images and how to approach landscape photography with the eye of a pro.

Cost £1,995.00 per person
Deposit £500.00 per person

1st – 4th December 2024 New Dates

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  • Hotel double room single occupancy

  • Breakfast & evening meals included

  • Return airport transfers

  • All transport to photography locations

  • Tuition by professional photographer

  • Masterclass in landscape techniques

  • Private English-speaking guide


  • Flights

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Lunch

  • Photographic insurance

  • Travel insurance


  • Led by professional photographer

  • Masterclasses in landscape techniques

  • Suitable for digital and film – any format

  • All levels catered for

  • Excellent cuisine

  • Private English-speaking guide and transport

  • Great value for money


Located east of Snæfellsnes National Park, this hotel offers bright, modern rooms with private bathrooms. Hotel Búdir’s light, airy rooms have a TV, DVD player and hairdryer. Each room features glacier, lava fields or sea views. Seafood and lamb dishes are served in the cosy dining room. The in-house wine expert has carefully chosen wines to suit the traditional Icelandic food. The hotel has a free wifi throughout the premises.

Tutor Martin Rak

Martin Rak is a renowned Czech landscape photographer based in Prague. He got his first camera at the age of 6 and has been interested in photography ever since. He has been commended in many competitions and won awards such as SWPO National Award winner 2016 and 3rd place EISA Maestro 2016.

Martin’s work has been published in various publications, magazines and calendars around the world. He contributes to Black and White Photography Magazine, Practical Photography, Digital SLR Photography, GEO (Germany) and many others. Martin cooperates with the CzechTourism agency and Bohemian Switzerland National Park.

His photographs are typical with foggy scenery, dramatic light and dreamy mood.

Book the ultimate Iceland experience

Combine Northern Lights Jokulsarlon & Kirkjufell workshops with special price £3,795.00.

Join Discover Photography for the full week and visit all the epic locations in Iceland. You’ll spend 8 days chasing Aurora Borealis with professional British photographer Justin Minns.

Check Northern Lights Jokulsarlon Special here.

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