Project Description

Northern Lights Jokulsarlon Special / Iceland

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

Our small group photography tour in Jokulsarlon, Iceland offers a unique opportunity to witness the beauty of the Northern Lights in one of the most stunning locations in the world.

Jokulsarlon, also known as the Glacier Lagoon, is a natural wonder situated at the edge of Vatnajokull National Park. The lagoon is filled with icebergs that have broken off from the nearby glacier, creating a picturesque landscape that’s absolutely stunning.

November is one of the best months to visit Iceland, thanks to the sun’s low trajectory. This translates to roughly 5 hours of low light conditions during daytime shooting, which provide an incredible blend of a sunrise and sunset and produce some of the most stunning  light. The sun’s low position in the sky gives rise to beautiful golden hour lighting throughout the day.

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.

On this Northern Lights Iceland special you will receive a location 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.

In addition to the Northern Lights, we will explore the Glacier Lagoon and its surroundings during the day. We will visit ice caves, black sand beaches, and other breathtaking natural wonders that Iceland has to offer.

Our locations during this tour will of course be the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and black Ice beach, we also have two other glacier lagoons within a few minutes drive. Other locations included are Vestrahorn, Eystrahorn and the east fjords.

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

27th-30th  November 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 award winning 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


Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon offers accommodation only a short drive away from the world famous Glacier Lagoon. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and hotel bar. Rooms feature a modern warm and simplistic design where you can experience the exquisite landscape through a large window opening, framing the beautiful scenery of the south coast or the mountains surrounding the building.

All rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities and Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon offers free WiFi to all guests. The rooms come with a private bathroom.

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 for the 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 Kirkjufell Special here.

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