Faroe Islands Photography Workshop - Iurie Belegurschi

Journey into the windswept reaches of the Faroe Islands, a forgotten archipelago of volcanic islands! Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, this unspoiled wonderland is a photographer's paradise, connected by bridges and tunnels that curve around breathtaking cliffs.

The many mountains, valleys and grassy heathlands of the Faroes are home to an abundance of seabirds, including puffins, skuas, fulmars... as well as over 80,000 sheep which outnumber residents 2:1!

Over six unforgettable days, we'll make our way across this unexplored utopia, meandering through traditional villages, astonishing landscapes and majestic fjords, where dramatic coastlines meet jagged mountain peaks towering over the shores.

Total price: 4200 USD


Dates


16 – 21 Aug 2019


Guided by Thomas Vikre

5 Spots Available


Itinerary

Day 1

You'll arrive at Vágar, the only airport in the Faroe Islands. We recommend that you fly from Reykjavik in Iceland or Copenhagen in Denmark. The flight will take approximately 1.5 hours. Your scheduled arrival time in the Faroes should be no later than 17:00.

Our accommodation will be at the Vágar airport hotel. We'll meet together as a group for a welcome dinner in the evening, where there will be a chance to get to know your fellow travellers a little better and to discuss the itinerary for the days ahead.

After dinner, we'll make our way towards the village of Gásadalur, where we will capture the beautiful waterfall Múlafossur as the sun begins to set. Tucked away amongst lush green fields and plunging off the side of a cliff into the ocean below, this waterfall is easily one of the most breathtaking sights in the Faroes.

Day 2

We'll rise early for breakfast before taking a ferry to Mykines, the westernmost of the 18 main islands of the Faroe archipelago. Perched high above the ocean, the 100-year old Holmur lighthouse on Mykines makes for a stunning subject as waves crash against its sides.

Along the way, we'll encounter puffins nesting along the sea cliffs. These little seabirds are quite friendly, so get ready for a memorable experience!

Aside from puffins, the area is home to a number of other species of seabirds, including oystercatchers, snipes, gannets, fulmars, arctic terns, arctic skuas, guillemots, curlews and kittiwake. Wildlife lovers will rejoice in the opportunity to photograph them nesting in their natural habitats, surrounded by unspoiled scenery.

In the evening, we'll catch the ferry back towards Vágar island for dinner, before heading out for a sunrise sesion at the Tindhólmur islet in Bour village. 

Day 3

On this day, we'll get up early for a morning hike to Leitisvatn before the sun rises. 


On day three of this Faroe Islands photography tour, we’ll rise early to for a hike to reach Leitisvatn as the sun comes up. This is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands and it is quite an extraordinary sight to behold. It's a photographer's dream, situated atop a dramatic cliff-face, with a waterfall that spills from the side into the ocean waves below. The hike to get to the lake will take us about an hour, though we'll be rewarded with spectacular views as the sunrise takes hold.

Thereafter, we'll return to our hotel and check out, before moving on north towards Gjógv, the northern-most village on the island of Eysturoy.

The evening will be spent exploring the nearby Saksun village, located on a remote hillside on the shores of the fjord. As the sun sets, this enchanting village of old sheep farms resembles something out a fairytale, with its many turf houses bathed in warm, golden light.

Day 4

We'll rise early on day four and head out to shoot the sunrise at the old wooden church of Funningur. This grass-covered church makes for a charming subject on a mountainous backdrop with the mouth of the fjord in the distance.

After this, we'll return to the hotel for breakfast and a short rest.

The afternoon will be spent on Kalsoy island, dubbed “the flute” because of it's thin shape and many road tunnels. With numerous mountain peaks, undulating valleys and breathtaking views, this island offers up a wealth of compositions for us to take advantage of through the day. We'll take a stroll to the Kalsoy lighthouse for an astonishing panoramic vista, before making our way to the Viðareiði church for sunset. Located in the foothills of a mountain, this church makes for the perfect subject as the sun nears the horizon, casting the area in an enchanting light.

Day 5

This day will depend largely upon the conditions and the desires of the group. We'll make a decision as to whether we head to Tjornuvik village for sunrise, or hike to the nearby mountains of Gjogv. Both are equally as appealing, so wherever we go, we're bound to be presented with wonderful photographic opportunities.

After breakfast, we'll go on a day trip to Torshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands. It's quite a photogenic place, characterised by wooden turf-roofed houses on a windswept peninsula. There will be a chance for you to wander around, experiencing the local culture, before we head back to Saksun village for sunset.

Day 6

This will be our final day in the Faroes. After breakfast, we'll return to the airport, aiming to arrive around 11am. From there, you'll be able to arrange your return flight home, or onwards to your next destination – no doubt with a host of new friends, plenty of wonderful memories, and memory cards full of beautiful photos to remember your adventure in the Faroe Islands.


Included:


Two Professional photo guides.

All Transportation.

Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses. Rooms with private bathrooms.

Full board during workshop.

Transfer from and to Airport.

Not included:


International flights

Alcohol, snacks and beverages


Cancellation and Refund Policy


We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.

75 days or more: 75% refund

60 days or more: 50% refund

Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.


Disclaimer


We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic government medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.


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