Whispering Iceland & Norway 2019

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Overview of the Photo Tour

Iceland is a country of extreme contrasts. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes.

Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summer days with near 24-hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only few hours of daylight.

Iceland in the early fall is a very special time. The Moss and grasses are vibrant green; the days are fairly normal in length & darkness at night started to come in & we start to have the chance for Aurora Borealis. Iceland is known for its beautiful Waterfalls, Jagged mountain peaks, infinite Ocean, Glaciers, Icebergs of all sizes, beautiful Churches, Ancient ruins & more. It’s a paradise for photographers imagine photographing all these locations during golden light, with dancing Northern Lights during the nights. It’s so satisfying all your worries melt away as you escape to capture the exquisite beauty before you at every turn.


STRUCTURE:

Pre Tour Analysis:

Each registered participant will be requested to submit their landscape / portrait related images. Our panel will analyse each image to see how to guide each individual during the tour to help them enhance their skills. We will also provide individual feedback to their each submitted image and suggest improvement points.


During the Tour:

Based on the analytical data available with us post “Pre Tour Analysis” we will provide individualized attention to all and ensure they work on their weaknesses and enhance their skills. Evening Gup Shup / Chat sessions will be learning oriented and practical tips will be provided based on the mistakes committed by participants during the day.

We shall also have at-least one evening session dedicated to post processing workflow to help them become a complete photographer.


After the tour:

Each participant will be required to submit 3 of his or her best images from the tour. Each image will be analysed and constructive feedback will be provided. Best of the lot will make it to our website and blog; and will be aggressively promoted on FB.

Detailed Itinerary


DAY 01 (Sept 18) Arrive at Reykjavik: 

Proceed with Immigration/Baggage Claim procedures. Private transfer directly from airport to Reykjavik. Check into the hotel and get out to explore the city if time permits


Day 02 (Sept 19) Reykjanesta – Gullfoss – Burafoss:

Sunrise at Reykjanesta – 1 of the nearby attraction After finishing shoot will explore few areas nearby to shoot Bruarfoss.

Sunset at Gullfoss – It is one of the biggest Waterfall…


DAY 03 (Sept 20) We will Checkout from the Hotel and head South:

Sunset at Seljalandsfoss Seljalandsfoss: One of the most romantic Waterfalls where u can go behind the waterfall and Take Epic Sunset Image.


DAY 04 (Sept 21) Sunrise at Skogafoss: 

Skogafoss is an iconic waterfall in Iceland and The Biggest waterfall in Iceland. Then we head for The City of Vik and Check in at the Hotel and Explore the City and will relax.

Sunset at Black Sand Beach: After shoot at Skogafoss we will explore Solheimasandur Plane Wreck site. Sunset will be at the Reynisdrangar. Its is also called the Black sand beach.The sand is completely black with high tidal wave of the beach make this beach one of the most Beautiful beach in Southern Iceland


DAY 05 (Sept 22) Fjadrargljufur: 

Svartifoss Sunrise:We explore this beautiful canyon

Sunset: Svartifoss is another hidden Gem. Northern Lights hunt in the evening.


DAY 06 (Sept 23) Mossy Lava rock & Glacier Lagoon:

Mossy Lava Rock are one of the best Location for sunrise in Southern Iceland… We will check out from the Hotel and will move for Hofn district on the way we will shoot few Amazing Landscapes and seascape.

Sunset: Glacier Lagoon aka Ice Beach It is One of the most Photographed Location in Iceland… A must-have in Portfolio…Creativity will be key to create a Perfect and Unique Image… If weather conditions are on our side, we will stay late for some Astro shoot or Some Northern Light Shoot.


DAY 07 (Sept 24) Stokksnes & Hofn:


Sunrise: Stokksnes This is Location is also known as The majestic Peaks of Mt.Vestrahorn.

Sunset Hofn District We Will explore The Beautiful District of Hofn for the Sunset.


*** This marks the end of tour who have opted for the shorter version of tour. They take a cab back to Airport for their return flight with some fond memories of the tour. All those who have opted for full version of the tour continue their journey.


DAY 8 (Sept 25) Akureyri – Godafoss

Sunrise: GodafossAlso known as Gods waterfall.

Sunset: DetifossThis is Location is also reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe.


DAY 9 (Sept 26) Kirkjufell – Búðakirkja

Sunrise: Sunset: Kirkjufell The most photographed Location. During the day we visit Búðakirkja which is Iceland’s oldest church.


DAY 10 (Sept 27) Kirkjufell – Budir Black Church:

We explore places around Kirkjufell and even continue to explore the iconic mountain in different lighting conditions.We also cover the Budir Black Church and do hope to capture majestic Northern Lights here.


DAY 11 (Sept 28) Reyjkavik:

We explore the beautiful Reyjkavik city. Its more of a relaxing and unwinding day after a long but enthralling tour.


DAY 12 (Sept 29) Transfer to Airport: 

WE start our onward journey or journey back home depending upon whether we have opted for extension tour to Norway or not. Whatever be the case we take our journey with fond memories of dancing green lights and a satisfaction of having ticked the most important part of our bucket list – Iceland.


EXTENSION to NORWAY


DAY 1 (Sept 29) Vik – Reykjavik – Svolvaer (Lofoten, Norway)

Early morning check out and take the flight to Norway for our Extension Tour. People not opting for this fly back home with fond memories of Iceland.

We check-in hotel/famous cottages. spend rest of the day relaxing or exploring Fjord n Svolvaer city. If we are lucky we can even capture the dance of green at night.


DAY 2-3 (Sept 30 – Oct 01) Svolvaer – Reine:

Sunrise at the Svolvaer famous Fjord. Checkout after breakfast and explore the Lofoten Island. Then we will head towards the most famous and most photographed location in the world – Reine. It’s also the World’s most beautiful island according to National Geographic. And we will check in one of the most popular destinations in Lofoten – “The Eliasson Rorbuer”

We will explore Reine, Hamnoy, Ramberg, Fredvang for next 2 days


DAY 4 (Oct 02) Reine – Lekness:

The Sunrise will be at waterfall, then we head to Lekness district. We will check in at Fisherman’s Cottages. Explore the Vestavagoy island of Lofoten. We will also shoot at Uttakliev Beach, Vik beach and Haukland Beach (for Sunset)


DAY 5 (Oct 03) Lekness – Ytterstad

Sunrise will be near a small village of Bostad in Vestvagoya. Then we explore the beautiful Ytterstad.


DAY 6 (Oct 04)

Check outand leave for Evenes Airport for our journey back home after the scintillating experience.

Iceland & Norway Trip Terms & Conditions


Dates:

Iceland Full: 18th to 29th Sept 2019

Only Norway: 29th Sept to 4th Oct. 2019

Both Iceland and Norway: 18th Sept to 4th Oct. 2019


Participation Fee:

Iceland Half: $2700

Iceland Full: $3300

Only Norway: $1900

Both Iceland and Norway: $4900

Payment Schedule:

Booking Amount:  50% of the trip selected

Final Payment by 30th June 2019 (for more option mail us)

Single Supplement:

Iceland Half: $750

Iceland Full: $1000 Only Norway: $500

Both Iceland and Norway: $1250


$250 cancellation even if cancelled 1 day after booking the tour $500 cancellation- if cancelled 120 days prior to start of package •80% cancellation – if cancelled 119-80 days prior to start of package •100% cancellation – if cancelled 79 days prior to start of package Any airline tickets issued are subject to the carrier’s refund policy. 


INCLUSIONS

All land transport during the tour

•Accommodation during the tour

**Accommodation is on two/four people sharing basis, as few cottages have 2 bed rooms**

**Each accommodation in hotel will have private bathroom. If it’s cottage 1 bathroom may be shared by more than one person (from our group only) **Single room is available on request & it will cost extra as per listed fee and has to be paid along with Registration Fee

•Breakfast

**Breakfast is free if we are in the hotel during / mentioned breakfast time but if we decide to shoot outside each one have to take care of the breakfast by themselves.

•Full car insurance

EXCLUSIONS

•VISA Fee

•Any airfare or airport tax

•Lunch and Dinner on all tour days

•Entry Fee / Camera Fee if any

•Other coach transport than specified in the itinerary

•Other activities or entrance fees than specified above

•Any tips/gratuities to hotel/restaurant staff

•Personal Medical and Travel insurance

•Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc

•Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control. P.S: It’s our endeavour to make this the best possible trip that it can be, but we would not be liable for delays/cancellations due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances. Limited seats on first come first serve basis. All prices and fares are quoted in USD. The rates are based on current tariffs and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. While we will do everything possible to maintain the listed prices, if it is necessary to levy a surcharge, we reserve the right to do so, and notification will be given at the time of final invoicing.

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Tour Mentors

  • Prakash Kumar Singh

    Prakash Kumar Singh

  • Jasminder Singh Oberai

    Jasminder Singh Oberai

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