Faroe Islands : 15 – 21 Sep 2020

ExploreLight has teamed up with award-winning photographer Thorarinn Jonsson offering a unique and exciting photography workshop spanning 7 days 6 nights. We will be touring one of the most jaw-dropping locations in the north Atlantic ocean, the Faroe Islands. Let the adventure begin!

Faroe Islands Tour Dates: 15 – 21 Sep 2020 – Fully Booked

Instructors: Peter Gordon & Thorarinn Jonsson
Fee: €3300
Deposit: €1000
Fee Includes: Hotel Accommodation Throughout – SINGLE HOTEL OCCUPANCY, Transportation, Breakfast, Tuition, Location Guide, Ferry fee to Kalsoy
Group Size: 9 Max (We like to keep groups small)
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Fitness Level: Moderate

Flights are NOT included

To REGISTER for this workshop please click HERE and fill out Thor’s registration form. By registering you are committing yourself to your deposit. An invoice will be sent to you shortly after your email for your deposit payment.

Faroe Islands Destination

The Faroe Islands are one of the most spectacular, and undiscovered photographic locations on earth. The Faroes are a group of 18 islands in the middle of the Gulf stream in the North Atlantic, halfway between Iceland and Scotland. They are isolated and untouched, a well-hidden gem of unspoilt nature, fascinating sights and raw beauty.

The character of the islands attests to their volcanic origin, they are rocky and rugged and wherever you go you will see towering cliffs, stacks, gushing waterfalls and rocky beaches.  In between, you‘ll find fascinating small villages, many of them still maintaining the old traditional houses with a turf (grass) roof.

The locations we will visit are straight have been plucked from a fairy tale. For instance, the largest lake in the Faroes is Sørvágsvatn. The surface of the lake is about 40m above sea level, but just ten meters away from the lake is a 100-meter cliff rising straight from the sea. A sight to behold.

We will be shooting amazing cliffs, beaches, sea stacks, lighthouses and more.

Fitness Level: Important

This workshop will include some hikes, most of them are easy and take less than an hour on even ground. However, there might be a chance we will take on a bit more of a challenging hike depending on the weather. Hiking in the Faroes is extremely rewarding when it comes to photography. Its an essential aspect of this trip, and truly a way to give you a unique perspective.

If the weather allows we might do a hike that will last throughout the day. The hike itself is about 2-3 hours each way (5k). You need to be able to carry all your camera gear, food and water + clothes. Most of the hikes do not have a steep ascent but can be demanding. You are the only person who will be able to judge if you are up for it or not, but we can’t take the group to these locations if there are one or two participants that are not up for doing the hike. We’ll always try to control the pace so it is pleasant for everyone and assign a good time for each hike so we will not be in a rush.

Logistics and Our Input

Upon arrival, we will wait for you at the airport and bring you to our hotel, which is only a few minutes drive from the airport.

Day 1 / 2 / 3 (15 + 16 + 17 Sep 2020)

Arrival day – – once you get to the Faroes Islands you check in to our hotel, this first night is included in the workshop price. We’ll meet for a welcome dinner to get to know each other and go over our plans for the coming week. We will be staying for the first 3 nights at this hotel. Our shoot locations will depend on the weather and conditions.

The workshop dates have been set to be an out of high travel season which means there will be fewer tourists around and we are more likely to have the locations to ourselves. We will choose our shooting locations daily depending on the weather and conditions.

Day 4 / 5 / 6 (18 + 19 + 20 Sep 2020)

We will now check out of our hotel in Vágar and check in to our hotel on Eysturoy. Eysturoy is the second largest island in Faroes, we will be staying 3 nights here. After check-in we’ll head out to explore this part of the Faroes. One of the days we plan to catch the ferry over to Kalsoy to shoot the famous lighthouse Kallur.

Departure day: 21st September

21st Sep will be our last day in the Faroes Islands with morning flight departures. If coming from Ireland there is a good connection with Copenhagen.

Why Choose ExploreLight?

Unlike most companies offering photography courses and workshops, our instructors are specialist landscape and nature photographers. We represent an international standard in terms of landscape photography workshops and tours.

FLIGHTS are not included

It is not advised to book flights until we confirm we have adequate numbers for this workshop to go ahead. In the event of the workshop not going ahead, we will refund deposits in full. However, we will not compensate flight costs. 

We reserve the right to refuse participation in our workshops. Placing a deposit is not a guarantee of participation.

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