Soaring cliffs surround Grímsey Island, located off the coast of Iceland & the southwest side features magnificent basalt columns; this is one of the best places to photograph the Atlantic Puffins of Iceland. The vegetation is abundant & consists of marshland, grass & moss. Thousands of seabirds live on the island, such as white wagtails, snow buntings, kittiwakes, razorbills, guillemots, & an abundance of puffins & terns. Seals & whales may also be found in the vicinity.
Grímsey Island has become widely regarded as one of the best places to photograph & see puffins in Iceland & one of the very best places in the world to photograph Atlantic Puffins in flight.
NaturesLens have been running trips to Grímsey Island for 3 years, we were the first UK operator to schedule trips to the island & our guides & guests have produced some amazing imagery which can be seen in our galleries area.
The property we will be staying in, whilst on Grímsey, is ideally located close to the bird cliffs. It is clean & simple. We have chosen to base this workshop on the island for six days & 5 nights; this will give participants the freedom & flexibility to photograph wherever, whenever, & whatever they choose during the 22 hours of daylight available each day.
We have arranged to take one of the Grímsey Island guesthouses in its entirety for our group & we have planned our trip to coincide with the Atlantic Puffin nesting cycle.
Throughout this photography holiday, Robin, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, will be on hand to guide & lead you, Robin will be providing assistance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. Robin will help you capture images of the Atlantic Puffins of the Arctic Circle & much of the other birdlife found on Grímsey Island.
Where is Grímsey Island?
Grímsey is a small Icelandic island located off the north coast of the main island of Iceland; Grímsey Island is the only place in Iceland within the Arctic Circle. The seascapes, including an array of wildflowers, are fabulous & the dramatic Arctic light makes for some superb, creative photography.
The Grímsey Island nature reserve offers excellent scenery for photography, & standing at the 66th parallel, enjoying the benefits provided by the light & hues of the Midnight Sun is an experience that any serious photographer should not miss.