Workshops: Faroe Islands | Coastal Landscapes Of The North Atlantic Photo Tour | July 2017

Dates:  July 7-15, 2017 (9 days, 8 nights)   

Cost:  $2700

Availability: only 1 space still available

Special offer: $200 total discount for two persons signing up together!

Day 1 - Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

07 July 2017

Fly to Torshavn, Faroe Islands. Get settled in new country, first staying on island of Vagar. Evening and sunset photo shoot around the iconic Gasadalur village set idyllically above a waterfall into the ocean. 

Day 2 - Vagar island, Faroes

08 July 2017

Vagar Island full day of photography, including stone fishing shacks on Sorvagsvatn lake. Then hike around Sorvagsvatn to far end, with view of lake outlet waterfall falling into the ocean below sea cliffs. Return via boat taxi. Exploration around Trollkunufingur sea cliffs. Dinner in Sorvagur town, then sunset overlooking Tindholmur point and islands.

Day 3 - Mykines Island

09 July 2017

Boat day- trip out to Mykines Island, an isolated tiny little community. Hike out on spectacular coastal cliffs to lighthouse. Puffins and bird cliffs. Photography around the island, all access by foot.

Day 4 - Streymoy Island

10 July 2017

Classic and idyllic ocean and country scenes including Tjornuvik beach, and Saksun grass roofed church and ocean inlet.

Day 5 - Klaksvik, Bordoy

11 July 2017

Scenic drive among the islands and through the under-sea tunnels, with many stops along the way including some waterfalls. Steymoy island scenics, including Saksun church. Continue onto Klaksvik for the evening. Sunset over the town of Klaksvik and panorama vista over the islands and sea channels.

Day 6 - Eysturoy

12 July 2017

Exploration of the northern islands north of Klaksvik, including Vidoy and Kunoy Islands. Also, a ferry boat out to Kalsoy island, where we'll explore those little communities and hike up to the Kallur lighthouse on northern tip. Return in the evening for sunset over Klaksvik, and overnight.

Day 7 - Eysturoy

13 July 2017

Photography around, or possible hike up, Faroese highest mountain of Slættaratindur, with panoramic views of the island channels. Tjornuvik side trip over on Streymoy for bay and cliffline telephoto shots. Additional fjords to explore and photography on Eysturoy island Oyndarfjordur. /p>

Day 8 - Torshavn, Faroes

14 July 2017

Waterfalls and picturesque seaside communities on Streymoy island and overlooking Vestmannasund. Arrival into Torshavn, capital city of Faroe Islands. Daytime photography of the red historical harbour buildings and fort, and time on your own in Torshavn to explore on your own. Seafood restaurant in Torshavn for dinner. Evening and sunset photography a short drive out of town overlooking the Hestsfjordur ocean cliffs.

Day 9 - End of trip

15 July 2017

Morning photography, last time. Drive back to Vagar Island (1hr) by midday for your flights from FAE Vagar Airport back to Iceland or Copenhagen. End of trip.

General Trip Information

Group Size:  Maximum size of 4; minimum size of 2.

Start/End:  The trip begins in and concludes at Vagar Airport (FAE) Faroe Islands, from where you will return to Europe directly or North America via Iceland. Our itineray offers a balanced mix of sightseeing and serious photography all around the Faroe Islands, for a comprehensive overview of this island archipelago.


  • All photographic opportunities and professional instruction
  • All ground transportation and guiding
  • Boat ferries and subsea tunnels
  • All fees for activities listed in this itinerary
  • Dinners.
  • Accommodation for 8 nights. Accommodation will be chosen based on optimal locations to photograph, and will vary including authentic Faroese guesthouses, and hotels, and seaside whole private homes rented out for our group. Some accommodations have shared bathrooms among the rooms of our private houses. Prices are based on double occupancy -- optional single supplement may be available for an added fee of $700.

Not Included: 

  • Trip insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Extra ordering beyond standard 2 course dinners
  • lunch, and breakfast when not provided by hotel
  • Souvenirs

Experience Level:  This tour is open to digital photographers of all skill levels. A packing list will be provided. If you have additional questions, the trip leader will be happy to answer them over the phone or by email.

Photography Instruction

This photo workshop is all about in-the-field field photography and situational instruction, working alongside your trip leader, and there will be no classroom workshops or presentations, unless there is extra downtime from rainy weather. Photographic topics that will be covered while shooting include classic landscape photography composition and technique, HDR (High Dynamic Range) imagery, panoramic photography, adventure and travel photography, tilt/shift focusing, slow shutter speed effects, and exhaustive use of filters. We will also be going on some shorter hikes (2-5 hours) to truly experience the land. Group participants may wander on their own occasionally if they wish to pursue individual photographic objectives, enabling each participant to get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. A maximum group size of 8 photographers ensures you will receive ample personal photographic coaching in tehe field from a full time working pro, maximizing the group's flexibility and ability to shoot more places, more spontaneously based on light and weather, and provide an intimate small group adventure experience.

Johnathan Esper of Wildernesscapes Photography LLC, based in the USA, will be leading the trip. Johnathan is a full time photographer and experienced international photo trip leader, and this will be his 60th+ trip he's led to Iceland since beginning trips to the destination in 2011, and his 4th time in the Faroes. Every trip so far has been an incredible experience for the participants. Johnathan has a unique background and an intimate knowledge of Iceland from living out of a car, exploring and photographing Iceland intensively for months at a time. He specializes in wide panoramic landscapes and adventure photography in Iceland and the Adirondack region in the USA.

Trip Terms

Deposit:  A $600 deposit is due at the time of registration, and the remaining balance is due by the trip start.  Until payment is sent, your place is not guaranteed. You may conveniently pay your deposit here (near bottom of page) securely with your credit card, processed by Paypal payment processor.  The deposit portion may also be paid via personal or bank check for USA and Canadian clients. Please contact me if you need any assistance in signing up!

Final Payment: The final payment for the balance due on the trip (after your paid deposit), is due one week prior to the trip start. Payment options include bank transfer to my Icelandic bank account (details on request), cash in person at the trip start (with prior permissin), personal or bank checks (preferred for USA and Canada clients), and credit cards (a 2% credit card fee will be added for final payments with card).

Cancellation Policy:  In the unfortunate case if you need to cancel, cancellation policy is: Deposit payments are refundable as 100% future scheduled trip credit up to 120 days before trip start, 50% future scheduled trip credit if cancellation is 120-60 days before trip start, and non-refundable less than 60 days before start. Final payments for the full trip balance are 100% refundable as cash until the trip start, and non-refundable after the trip start. If I am able to fill your empty spot on the trip, half of what you'd lose will additionally be returned to you, for all the above situations. If I cancel the trip for some major reason, such as overwhelming volcanic activity, trip leader health crisis, etc, then I fully refund everything in cash or Paypal, or a pro-rated amount if the trip must end early for the same reasons. I am not responsible for reimbursing you for travel or other ancillary expenses you incur in prep for the trip. 

Trip Leader

Johnathan A. Esper
Wildernesscapes Photography LLC
PO Box 326, Long Lake, NY
United States
phone: 001 518 354 3983 (USA) or +354 626 0292 (Iceland)   or