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2022 – Arctic Foxes of Hornstrandir Photography Holiday

June 19, 2022 - June 25, 2022

£1999
An Arctic Fox of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve similar to the images that you should be able to capture during the NaturesLens Photography Holiday
  • Arctic Foxes & Midnight Sun

    of Hornstrandir

    Take a photographic adventure to capture images of the Arctic Foxes under the Midnight Sun on the island of Hornstrandir, in Iceland.

    On Hornstrandir the Arctic Foxes are completely protected from hunters & as a result, sightings are common.

    19th - 25th June 2022

    £1999 per participant

    £500 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 5 - 6 participants - places available..

    Bookings close: June 1, 2022

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    Arctic Foxes & Midnight Sun of Hornstrandir - £1999 per participant

    When
    19th - 25th June 2022
    Cost
    £1999 per participant
    Availability
    places available.
    £1999 per participant - places available.
  • The Arctic fox is the only original land mammal in Iceland, having survived here for at least 12,000 years since the end of the last Ice Age. The fox has been aggressively hunted through the centuries, but on Hornstrandir they are completely protected from hunters & as a result, sightings are common.
    Hornstrandir has been uninhabited since the 1950s. Completely off the grid, it is like going back in time, a hiker’s paradise where Mother Nature is the boss & the only way to access this hidden gem is by boat.
    The nature reserve is a magical place of untouched beauty & wildlife. The sheer basalt mountains stretch from the sea to the sky chaotically divided by deep fjords, secluded alcoves & valleys. At the coastline, the relentless power of the ocean has moulded towering sea cliffs, richly populated by birds.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of the Arctic Foxes under the Midnight Sun on the island of Hornstrandir, in Iceland, during the Arctic Foxes of Hornstrandir photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 6 night/7 day duration on a Full Board, Shared basis & costs £1999 per participant.
    Many of the alcoves & scurries off the coast are home to an abundance of seals. Inland, the crawling glaciers of the last ice age have hewn ancient mountain passes & lakes into the rugged peninsula. It is also home to the highest density of Arctic Foxes in the world. Here, the Arctic Fox can live & raise its young in peace, without fear of falling prey to hunters & habitat change. There are both white & blue morph in the valley, although the blue morph is more common.
    There are different morph colours, including blue & brown. The blue morphs, almost a slate grey, are much rarer than the brown variety.
    While you might think Arctic Foxes always turn white in winter, this isn’t always the case. In Iceland, only about 30% of foxes turn white, an adaptation made over generations in response to the foraging grounds on which they are typically seen.
    The bright Icelandic summer night is the right time to see Arctic Foxes. The cute young cubs creep out into the open to play & explore the surrounding area while their parents hunt in the mountains or along the beach.
    This is a unique opportunity to visit Hornstrandir, experience the midnight sun, learn about & feel the history of the area & see Arctic Foxes in their natural environment.
    A few important notes about this trip:
    Summer is breeding time for Arctic Foxes. Great care must therefore be taken whilst walking & we will need to keep our distance & follow guidelines & rules given by our local guide.
    The ferry from Ísafjörður to Hornvik Bay only runs on a Monday & leaves at 9am so you need to be in Ísafjörður on the Sunday evening.
    Our tour includes:
    • Accommodation at Ísafjörður Hotel on 19 & 24 June
    • Boat transfer to & from the camp.
    • Local guide & cook
    • Full use of the big Zodiac that our local guides have in the bay for transfers if & when needed
    • Accommodation at Hornvik Camp in big two person tents equipped with sleeping bags, pillows, sleeping cots etc.
    • All food at Hornvik Camp
    • Full use of the mess tent
    • Generators for charging batteries
    Our tour excludes:
    • All flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Drinks
    Photographable Species: arctic fox

    Arctic Foxes of Hornstrandir Photography Holiday Itinerary

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    A pair of Arctic Foxes of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve similar to the images that you should be able to capture during the NaturesLens Photography Holiday
  • 10%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a shared basis
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guide
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Alan - Calera - 2017

      Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Arctic Foxes of Hornstrandir photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 19th - 25th June 2022 & costs £1999 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £500 to secure a place.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you bring the longest lens that you own whether this is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. If the longest lens you own is a 300mm lens but you have a 1.4x or 2.0 extender this would be suitable for our workshop. In fact, you should pack your extenders as this will allow you to further vary your focal length on this photography workshop.

    You will also want a zoom such as a 100-400 or a 200-600, a shorter zoom such as a 70-200 may be useful, & you will want a wild angle for landscapes.

    We recommend that you bring weather covers to protect your expensive lens from the weather in case it rains.

    You should also pack a tripod that can go down low on the ground or beanbag to help steady your lens.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, the weather can be changeable so we would recommend that you pack layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. You don't need to bring camouflage clothes but please do pack neutral coloured clothes so that you blend into the landscape. You should also bring a warm waterproof coat & waterproof trousers in case it rains, so you are covered for all eventualities.

    Silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm will help to keep your hands warm. Silk gloves are great for wicking away moisture from your hands, leaving them dry & therefore lovely & warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute.

    Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots & a warm hat to protect your head in case it is windy.

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 5 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
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    Arctic Foxes of Hornstrandir Photography Holiday Summary

    The Arctic Foxes of Hornstrandir photography holiday is a photography holiday of 6 night/7 day duration, that costs £1999 per participant

    & takes place in Hornstrandir in Iceland, between the dates of 19th - 25th June 2022. It is ideal for photographing arctic fox & more. This photography holiday is led by Dan Trim for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Dan. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Ísafjörður. , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.

    Arctic Foxes of Hornstrandir Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £500 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: March 19th, 2022*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: June 1st, 2022.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

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  • Details

    Start:
    19th - 25th June 2022
    Cost:
    £1999 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    Iceland
    Hornstrandir,Iceland

    Guide

    Dan Trim