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Join Us for a 7-Day Photo Tour in Iceland

Explore Iceland and learn how to take your photography and storytelling to the next level with Max Chesnut

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With misty days, beautiful landscapes, and nights lit green with the Aurora high above, Iceland is a photographer's dream. On this 7-day photo-tour you will receive hands-on photo training from Max Chesnut that focuses on landscapes, adventure/travel photography, and environmental portraits on the famous South Coast of Iceland.

· Overview ·

Our goal is to provide hands-on instruction as we explore, learn, and tell stories through photography. You will learn industry secrets about planning your own adventure photoshoots and how to tell meaningful stories through imagery on social media and your digital channels. Each day includes photo lessons, reviews, and goal setting. Together we will establish objectives designed to push your ability to capture images and tell compelling stories.

· Hosts and Instructor ·

Max Chesnut

Max is a professional photographer who specializes in adventure lifestyle and travel photography, with 6 years of experience shooting all over the world. His goal is to encourage and inspire others to follow their passions every day through photos, stories, and travel, which is why he created this workshop — to provide all three to his students.


· Trip Details ·

Dates: April 24th - 30th

Cost: $2,853.05 USD 

Spots: 10 per tour.


  • Reykjavik
  • Vik & Ulfljotsrah Church
  • Dyrhokaey Lighthouse (Black sand beach)
  • Skogafoss Waterfall 
  • Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lagoon)
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Fjaorargljufur (Thor's Valley) 
  • Seljavellir Hot Spring
  • Devil's Peak (Photo on the right) 
  • Stokksnes Mountain range

What's Covered

  • 6 nights twin share Airbnb accommodation.  
  • Transportation in two 4x4s for the duration of the tour.
  • 1-on-1 photo mentoring focusing on personal shooting goals.
  • Learn how to shoot Landscapes, Sunrise, Sunsets, Nighttime, Lifestyle and Portraits.
  • Landscape, Lifestyle, and Portrait editing tutorial. 
  • Lightroom, Photoshop, and workflow tutorial.
  • Relaxing last day at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa and Hot Spring with lunch. (Click to view)

Not Covered

  • Flights to Reykjavik
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals (Besides last lunch at Fontana Spa) 
  • Other goods and drinks 

· Frequently asked Questions ·

What level of photographic skills do I need?
"This workshop and photo tour are open to all skills from beginners all the way to the pros as long as you have a love of photography and a willingness to go out and learn every day."

What camera gear do I need to bring?
"The minimum you will need is a camera DSLR/mirrorless, one Lens, Tripod, and Laptop for daily group edit sessions. Also recommended to bring an ND filter and wide angle lens for beautiful Landscapes."

Will I see the Northern Lights (Aurora)?
There is a good possibility as they are still active during this time and we will be constantly on the hunt for them.

What do I need to pack?
The weather in Iceland never really gets warm but it will be around 0c-5c so pack warm layers, hats, & gloves. I recommend wool base layers, and waterproof layers are a must as well as a good pair of hiking boots.

What is the weather like?
We are hitting Iceland in the best time in terms of the light and weather with winter just ending and with spring in full swing. We will enjoy lovely days and starry filled nights with the chance of the aurora every day.

Will there be the opportunity to do other activities?
Of course. We do have a packed 7-day itinerary to maximize your time on the trip but we do recommend you arrive before and stay after so you can experience more of Iceland on your own & we will provide advice and recommendations on fun things to do that we might have missed.

Terms & Conditions

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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