Workshops: Iceland Winter Season 2015/2016 Photo Tours (In Partnership With Iurie Belegurschi)

Iceland photographers Johnathan Esper and Iurie Belegurschi of  are co-leading or partnering on several winter photography workshops in Iceland over the 2016 winter season.  The focus of the workshops will be ice and night photography.


  • January 26 – February 2, 2016          Available... Guided by Edwin Martinez and Johnathan Esper
  • March 28 – April 4, 2016                    Available.... Guided by Johnathan Esper

Details:  Trip duration of 6.5 days each, priced at $4200 USD all-inclusive during trip, with 2 professional photo guides and groups of up to 12 clients.  

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Aurora Hunting:  We search and wait for the northern lights, and help you take amazing photos of the aurora displays, with careful attention to strong foregrounds. Their name is derived from Aurora, who was in Roman Mythology, the goddess of dawn, and Boreas, the Greek name for north wind. Northern Lights are visible in Iceland, weather and solar activity permitting, from September to April.

Ice Caves: Our Winter Photo Workshop also includes a trip to the Ice Caves with a local guide –  The faceted crystal blue chambers of ice are always changing and forming, under centuries old glaciers.  They are one of the most amazing natural phenomenoms I have ever photographed,  and make for some out-of-this-world images.   

Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon and iceberg beach:  We will visit Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon several times during our workshop. The lagoon is filled with massive icebergs in different shapes and sizes, and we often see seals swiming in there also.  The black-sand beach at Jokulsarlon is often littered thousands of beautiful glacial icebergs, and are always one of photographers' favorite locations.  Winter mornings can offer unique opportunities to catch the first rays of sun behind the glacial ice chunks.


Day 1, Arrival    

You will land at Keflavik international airport and arrive at your hotel in central Reykjavík using the quick and efficient flyBus. We’ll meet at 7 PM in the lobby of your hotel and go out for dinner. There we will get to know each other and discuss our itinerary and the exciting days ahead of us.Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 2,  Seljalandsfoss , Skogafoss , Dyrholaey , Reynisfjara 

Our bus will pick us up from the hotel in the early morning, and we will start our journey east. On the way, we will shoot some of the south coast’s most iconic waterfalls,black sand beaches and amazing coast line. Overnight in Vik.

Day 3 , 4 , 5  Vatnajökull National park

Vatnajokull National park is full of exciting photo opportunities. Glaciers, Ice caves, black beaches with icebergs and much more. We will be as flexible as possible and plan our destinations according to the weather. The main shooting sites are the Glacier Lagoon, the beach next to it and other places of interest in the park. On one of the days, we will take an expert guide to take us to a hidden ice cave.Overnight near Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

Day 6, Skaftafell,  Vik 

We wil spend the day at Skaftafell, where wonderful glacial landscapes await. Later, we will shoot the sunset at the famous volcanic beach of Vik. Overnight in Vik. 

Day 7 Geyser , Gullfoss, Thingvellir national park,  Reykjavik

We will spend the last day of shooting in the famous Golden Circle. The mighty waterfall of Gullfoss, Thingvellir national park, and the well-known Geysir, are all on our plan. Overnight in Reykjavik (included).  End of trip.