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Iceland - 2025                                   February 25th - March 3rd, 2025

Travel to the South Coast of Iceland with photographers Danny Howard & John Marcheschi. Both photographers bring years of experience and teaching to the fore as we look to capture "Fire & Ice" in the most amazing landscapes. The trip is being run jointly with Chicago Photography Classes.

Iceland is home to some of the planets most stunning scenery, with its surface made up entirely of volcanic rock, stunning glaciers, and tectonic plates, you can't really go wrong when exploring here. We will also capture Icelandic horses, small local towns, and deal with challenging and changing weather conditions.

Our goal is to help you develop as a photographer, see landscapes and places not on many tourist routes and to meet and interact with local people from another culture.

Education is at the forefront of all our trips. We aim to teach and inspire you in the field as we take photographs and improve your photography for the long term. Putting the things you have learned into practice in the field and understanding why and when you use that knowledge and bring it to the forefront.

Flying into Keflavik, and heading straight for the capitol Reykjavik, we will start with a group meal and in depth discussion about the days ahead.


Taking in parts of the Golden Circle, and traveling along the South Coast of Iceland we will visit the towns of Selfoss, Vik, and Hofn. We will visit locations like the Pingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, Skogafoss Waterfall, black sand beaches, sunrises and sunsets and so much more. We also hope to be able to capture the Aurora Borealis, Diamond Beach, the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, and tour an Ice Cave.

Please be aware the Iceland should be classed as rough countryside, and although we won't be walking miles everyday, the weather conditions can change rapidly and make the days hard. 


This trip is classed as "Combat Photography". 

More details can be found on the link below on the Chicago Photography Classes website. Please feel free to ask us any questions.

The trip starts on February 25th in the late afternoon and will finish by 3pm on March 3rd, 2025.

There are 10 Spots available on this trip.

Start Location Reykjavik Iceland

End Location Keflavik Airport Iceland 3pm


What's Included:

• 6 Days of photography in Iceland

• All listed meals and non alcoholic beverages at the meals         

• Double Occupancy with same sex roommate during the              workshop

• Ice Cave tour

• All transportation during the workshop

• An itinerary personally planned by Danny Howard & John  Marcheschi

• Full days of shooting with professional guide and instruction

• Car parking fees entrance to waterfall fees


What's not included:

• Transportation to and from Reykjavik Iceland 

• Meals not listed in the itinerary 

• Lodging before/after the workshop

• Single Supplement if desiring a separate room.

• Alcoholic Beverages

• Souvenirs and personal items

• Trip Insurance and Medical Evacuation (Highly Recommended)

Workshop cost $4500, Double Occupancy,

 Single Supplement  $1400.



• Travel Insurance is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


Deposit:  50% at the time of booking.


Cancellations:  Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.  If cancellation is prior to  60 days before departure your deposit of 50% is forfeited.  If your cancellation is made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare, charges will be levied.  The scale of charges, expressed as a percentage of the tour price is as follows:

More than 60 days’ notice: 50% Deposit forfeited

Less than 60 days’ notice: Deposit plus 30% forfeited.

Less than 4 weeks’ notice: 100% of total package price forfeited.


Should you fail to join the tour, join it after departure or leave it prior to its completion, no refund can be made.  The above policy applies to all services of Photo Travel Bug and Chicago Photography Classes. 


Baggage – We will be packing up and moving around a lot.  We ask that each participant limit their baggage to one large piece of luggage, a small carry one and your camera bag.   Icelandic Air has asked to weigh camera bags in the past, but we have found that they are reasonable when you explain that the bag is cameras and batteries that can’t be checked.   We have limited room in the vehicles so please keep this in mind.




Weather in Iceland is unpredictable.  However, it can change rapidly during the day.  The saying in Iceland is if you don’t like the weather wait 5 minutes.  


Temperatures can range from below freezing to 50 degrees.  Rain, snow and high winds can be expected.

• Travel itinerary and accommodations subject to change.

• We recommend that you bring at least one (two preferred) external Hard drives to store photographs daily. 

• A laptop or computer to make any edits during the trip or to discuss post processing while you are there.

•Upon registration we will send you a complete list of necessities and details for the trip



Our goal is to create fun and interesting regional, national and international photography trips!

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