Tour Plan

Day 1. Florence (Arrival)

Our journey begins at noon at the airport in Florence. We should all arrive before lunch, as we would like to be on time for the sunset in the Cinque Terre. Since all Cinque Terre towns are closed for driving, we will take a train from Pisa to Manarola. The trip will take approximately two hours and will take us from the hustle and bustle of the city to the parallel reality of medieval coastal villages, salty breeze and the glittering surface of the sea. We will live here in Manarola for the next three days. After settling in the hotel, we go to shoot the first sunset of our trip.

Day 2. Manarola

We will get up before dawn to photograph the morning in the pretty town of Manarola. We will snap the moments of the lights going out and the sunrise. After our morning photoshoot we will go for breakfast and then take a walk along the charming streets or go to the beaches of Monterosso and wander along the shore. In the afternoon we will have some free time. In the evening, we will walk along the famous Via Dell’amore, the “Road of love,” from Manarola to Riomaggiore. There we will photograph the picturesque sunset and have a delicious dinner.

Day 3. Riomaggiore

We will catch the first rays of sun in one of the picturesque locations in Riomaggiore. There will be free time after breakfast so you can enjoy wandering the streets and looking for your best shots. Alternatively, during this time we can have a short photography workshop where we will select and discuss photos taken in Cinque Terre by this time. The evening photo session will take place in beautiful Vernazza, where we will end the day in one of the local fish restaurants.

Day 4. Florence

We will decide collectively what will be on our “dawn menu” – Manarola, Riomaggiore or Vernazza. After Breakfast, we pack our bags and take a train to Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance.  Our hotel will be conveniently located – just a 10-minute walk to Piazzale Michelangelo with panoramic views of the city, as well as to the historical center and the famous Ponte Vecchio. Piazzale Michelangelo offers, perhaps, the most stunning view over the city. You can see the whole Florence, the pearl of Italian and world culture and architecture, and the mountains with the sun setting down behind them. Don’t forget the long-focus optics to take memorable photos and tripods that will be helpful for interesting photography after the sunset.

Day 5. Casale Satriano

After having a good rest and sleep we pack our bags and continue our journey. However, those who wish will have an opportunity to climb Michelangelo Hill again or take a walk in sleepy pre-dawn Florence. The “pedestrian” part of our tour ends here, from now on we will be traveling by car. In the afternoon, we arrive in Casale Satriano – our home for the next few days. This is a big and cozy house next to the Cantina of the largest producer of Sagrantino, one of the greatest local wines. The Cantina’s owners, the Antonelli family, are our good friends. We will definitely visit their restaurant with the famous Italian chef Giorgio. The house has a swimming pool, so don’t forget your swimsuits! We check in and go for the sunset in the charming little town of Todi. Todi is a city of millionaires. Apartments cost some exorbitant amount of money there. However, it is worth paying for the pleasure of enjoying such sunsets every day. The city and its surroundings are the quintessence of harmony and peace.

Day 6. Castellucio di Norcia

Today we have a very early departure to capture the sunrise in Castellucio di Norcia.  It is a picturesque village in Umbria, in the Apennine Mountains of central Italy located inside the Mounts Sibillini National Park. Every year, between May and July, Castelluccio and its plains offer a magnificent landscape. Thousands of flowers bloom the plateau, bursting with colors ranging from yellow ocher to red, and from violet to white.  We will continue shooting the valley after breakfast. We will photograph the sunset in Orvieto. It is one of the most striking, memorable, and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy. Orvieto’s Duomo dating from 1290, has one of the most beautiful facades. 

Day 7. Perugia

Today’s sunrise we will photograph in Perugia, the capital of Umbria.  After Breakfast, we take a walk around the city. Perugia has an immense heritage of art and culture. We shoot the sunset in Trevi, another renowned city of Umbria. The town sits on a hill rich in olive trees and makes a striking appearance over the Umbrian plain.

Day 8. Civita di Bagnoregio

Today we have an early departure again – we go to Civita di Bagnoregio to meet the sunrise. It is a very beautiful hilltop town which is also known as ‘The City in the Sky’ due to its location on top of a volcanic tower. We will shoot the sunset in Assisi. Assisi is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also the birthplace of St. Francis, Italy’s patron saint.

Day 9. Florence

On this day we will meet the sunrise either in Todi or Spoleto, and enjoy the morning walk in ancient Spello. Then we depart to Florence. We will photograph the sunset from the famous Piazzale Michelangelo again. We will also climb the Duomo, visit famous Uffizi Gallery, and enjoy the atmosphere of the Renaissance epoch.

Day 10. Florence (Leaving)

At dawn, we will look for interesting angles on the legendary Ponte Vecchio, the oldest crossing bridge over Arno River and a world-famous symbol of Florence. Then, we will take a walk through the morning deserted streets of this magnificent city. We will enjoy a traditional cappuccino with Dolce and return to the hotel for a check-out. This is the end of our tour. The participants can return home or extend their stay in this beautiful place if they wish.

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    Meetup at Keflavik airport, arrival time is flexible. It will be a calm adaptation day including walks in the city center and in the port, a visit to hot springs and watching the sunset on the waterfront overlooking the monument of Drakkar. We will spend the first night at Reykjavik’s camping site.

    We leave Reykjavik early morning for the village of Geysir to photograph Strokkur, the most famous geyser in the world, which erupts about every 15-20 minutes at a height of 20 meters. Near the village there is a small, little-known, but very unusual waterfall named Braurfoss, we will take photos of it too and then move on to the largest release of water in Europe, Gullfoss waterfall (the Golden waterfall). If we are lucky with the sun, we will see a rainbow (or a few!) in the background of the waterfall. Then, we will go to Landmannalaugar, the heart of the Colorful Mountains. The name translates as “cupel of the men of this Land.” The hot river flows right out of the lava field in which we can swim and enjoy the incredible scenery. Here we will set up our camp for 2 nights.

    On the third day of this Iceland photography workshop we will do a trek in the Colorful Mountains. These rhyolite mountains are full of various minerals; that is where the wealth of the color palette comes from. We will see many smoking fumaroles, mountain rivers, waterfalls, lava fields, and craters of extinct volcanoes. It will be a very beautiful and life-time memorable track. Another advantage is that the trek is not difficult and even children can walk it. It takes about 5-6 hours with a maximum drop of 500-600 meters. During the trek we will make a lot of beautiful panoramic shots. In the evening we will photograph the sunset with a beautiful view over the golden ridge of the mountains and swim in the hot river.

    We will head to the village of Vik. We will drive along one the most beautiful of roads in Iceland, wading through dozens of rivers, enjoying and shooting incredible landscapes that will include snow-capped mountains, endless velvet fields, rivers and lakes, and a land dotted with lava flows. It will be a scenic unforgettable drive. We will arrive and set up camp in Vik, the most southern town of the country. At sunset we will go to see two beautiful waterfalls. The first one is Glymur, little known, but very beautiful. It is hidden in a narrow gorge, almost in a cave, and is very difficult to shoot, our photo guide will give you a detailed tour that will help you to take unique pictures. Then, in pre-sunset light, we will shoot one of the most beautiful and famous waterfalls called Seljalandfoss. This is the only waterfall that can be photographed from inside, there is a path that allows you to take a walk around it. While the low sun is still shining, we will move to one of Iceland’s most iconic beaches; Reynisfjara. There we will see Atlantic puffins for the first time, and will photograph incredibly shaped basalt columns, caves, and legendary rocks of petrified trolls in the sea. After sunset we return to the camp to rest.

    At dawn we will visit the famous Dyrholay Cape. We will photograph beautiful landscapes of rocky shores with Atlantic puffins in the first sunrays. You will need a 400mm lens or bigger to be able to take good shots. Then we go to the very popular Scogafoss waterfall. This is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and we will try to get there before he buses with tourists. After our morning photography trip, we will have breakfast, fold tents and head to the east to Skaftafel town. On the way we will stop by the most famous canyon Fja. It will be about an hour’s walk along the cliffs ends with a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the waterfall. We will set up a camp, have some rest and then explore the famous Icelagoon (Jokulsarlon) at sunset. You will enjoy photographing drifting majestic icebergs in the rays of the sunset contour light.

    It will be the most sleepless night of our photography tour, but it will be worth it. We will meet the sunrise in Icelagoon, by the ocean, where the waves of the anthracite beach carry ice floes, and sometimes whole icebergs. To shoot them in the first rays of the rising sun, is, perhaps, the main highlight of our photo tour and if we are lucky with the weather conditions, it will be one of the best dawns of your life. And we will do everything possible to make it happen. Then we go back to the camp and if the weather is favorable, you will enjoy a flight in a seven-seat plane.

    It will be an hour-long flight over southern Iceland, you will enjoy the views of the colorful mountains, beautiful rivers, Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajokul, and the alien landscapes that surround Longisjor lake. This flight might become one of the most amazing visual experiences for you. For the security reasons, there is only one window that can be opened on the plane, so only one person is able to take photos. However, we normally agree that the pictures are shared between all participants and do not have a copyright. If you are interested in an individual flight, we can arrange it for you, the cost is approximately 1500 euros. During the day we will rest, take a walk around Svinofell glacier, and in the evening, we go to photograph the most elegant waterfall of Iceland Svartifoss, its narrow transparent water flow is framed by the basalt rocks. It was this scenic view that inspired the architect… to create the largest temple of Iceland …. kirha. Since it is a very popular place we will take pictures around 21.00 to avoid crowds of tourists.

    On the seventh day of our photography workshop we will head to the North of the island to the shores of the steaming volcanic lake Myvatn and spend 2 nights there. It will be the longest transfer of the tour; about 5 hours. After setting up a camp, we will go on a sightseeing trip around the lake and walk among mini craters, enjoying completely different landscapes compared to the south. In the evening after a long road trip we will relax in the thermal lagoon, which we prefer over the famous Blue Lagoon. There are less people, 2 saunas, cold beer available right in the hot lake, and beautiful views around. We will have a good rest and gain energy before the final part of our eventful trip.

    On the 8th day of our photography trip we will start our morning at Dettifoss, the most mystical and captivating waterfall. We will take pictures and enjoy the primal energy of its powerful muddy stream. Prometheus, the film by Scott Redley begins with the scenes of this waterfall. Then we will go to Sellfoss waterfall; numerous streams of which fall along the walls of a long canyon. After the waterfalls we will go to Husavik, a fishing village where we will take a boat and set off to go whale-watching. We never know if we are going to be lucky, however, in 9 out of 10 cases we photograph the giant tails of these magnificent creatures, and sometimes the whales can even emerge ten meters away from the ship. This trip will end with a hot cocoa from the captain. After whale-watching we return to Myvatn village to relax. In the evening, we will visit the famous Gryms cave, and at the sunset we will go to the famous Godafoss waterfall (waterfall of the gods) that in addition to its beauty has a historical prominence. The old idols were thrown into its three majestic streams, when Iceland accepted Christianity.

    We will go to the north-west of the island to the town of Hvitserkur where we will camp. In the evening, we will go to shoot photos of the seals that are enjoying the sun on the rocks of the surrounding bays. After that we can go to the hot springs.

    It will be your final day of this eventful photography workshop. We will start our day early to photograph the iconic Icelandic rocks, Hvitserkur, that resembles a dinosaur drinking water, in the rays of the rising sun. Then we will fold up the camp and head to Reykjavik. We will arrive at the town after lunch and stay in a camping area. You can fly home in the evening on the same day, or the next day.

    The cost of the tour includes all the logistics from and to the airport, accommodation in comfortable double rooms (exception Iceland, where we will be camping). Since we sometimes rent beautiful historic houses, we cannot always provide one bathroom per room, but it is rather an exception than a rule. For an additional fee of 90 euros/day we can provide you with single room accommodation. The price includes guide services, photo workshops and training, and discussion of photos of the participants.

    It does not include air tickets, food, drinks and souvenirs.

    Our tours are drone-friendly, we will show you the best locations that permit to film from drones and will help you to take stunning shots from a bird’s eye view.

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