Faroe Islands Photo Workshop
Aug 1 – 8, 2024
Remote and mysterious. Rugged and dramatic still yet so beautiful.
It’s like being in an episode of Game of Thrones. The Faroe Islands has a magnetic attraction for landscape photographers, and for a good reason. Battered by the elements, towering cliffs rise from the deep sea. Huge waves are constantly pounding the shoreline, creating amazing formations. Isolated in the Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Norway and Iceland, National Geographic named the Faroe Islands the most authentic and unspoiled group of islands in the world. This comes as no surprise to us.
Dynamic, constantly changing light and weather makes these islands magical for photography. We can experience 4 seasons in an hour. One moment it might be raining, the next we have warm sunshine on our faces. Turn around and it might be snowing or hailing. It’s fascinating and beautiful. In late July the Faroe Islands is stunningly green and fresh. Puffins can be found and the temperature makes it a really comfortable time to visit this magical place.
When: Aug 1 – 8, 2024
Where: Faroe Islands
Cost: US$4,699/person based on double occupancy ($900 extra for single occupancy)
Group size: 12 maximum
Category: Photography Workshop
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: William Yu, Kah-Wai Lin, Thomas Vikre
Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/faroe-islands
The cost of this workshop is US$4,699/person for double occupancy, it includes:
8 day workshop with 7 nights accommodation
All in-tour transportation and boat tickets
Exclusive VIP and Global Elite Photographer swag
Two professional Photo Guides who will provide a combination of instruction and in-field guidance
Landscape photography and post processing masterclass
Access to exclusive discounts on gear from our partners
The cost does NOT include:
Flights and transportation to/from Faroe Islands
Travel insurance and entry visa
Lunch, dinner, alcohol, snack and beverages
Gratuities for Photo Guides, local guides and/or drivers
Activity Level: Easy
Day 1: Arrival at Vagar Airport. Transport to Gjogv
You will arrive at Vagar Airport where we will pick you up. After saying hi to the rest of the group we drive to the starting point, around 1.5 hours from the airport. We arrive the amazing village of Gjogv. Here we check in at the wonderful Gjaargardur Guesthouse. This place is simply breathtaking. Wonderful staff, amazing food, and the location are breathtaking overlooking the surrounding mountains and fjords. We shoot sunset in one of the crazy seascape spots in Gjogv.
Day 2 – 4: Enjoy the adventure
The following days we will explore the incredible areas in the northern parts of the Faroe Islands. Stunning locations are scattered around and we will be moving around in our van trying to maximize our photography options. The weather and light conditions are constantly changing and fabulous light can be expected at all times. We will make sure we are at the best locations at the best times! Places like Tjørnuvik and Saksun are on the list, in addition to many incredible unnamed spots.
Day 4 – 8: Vagar – adventure continues
On day 4 we check out from Gjaargardur and drive south towards Hotel Vagar. This nice hotel is located at the airport. This is convenient for several reasons. Most importantly we are located in the middle of a long list of epic locations; Leitisvatn, Gasadalur, Tindholmur, Bøur and Sornfell Mountain. We continue to be flexible and move around according to the conditions. These spots are simply incredible and have to be seen in person! On the final day we have breakfast at the hotel and say goodbye. The hotel is located at the airport so we can walk to the airport.
Landscape photography is not without risk. Wind, rain, mud, wildlife and the terrain are real dangers when photographing on location. You are expected to follow instructions to ensure you are kept safe and out of harm’s way.
You must advise us at the time of booking and in writing of any illness, injury, or pre-existing medical conditions that might reasonably be expected to affect your attendance and participation during the workshop. Travel and Medical Insurance are required for this workshop.
Our workshop’s itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of our Photo Guides depending on factors including but not limited to weather, road conditions, transportation delays, and other factors beyond our control. We will check the weather forecasts and road conditions and plan our day to optimize shooting conditions. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to visit all the locations on the itinerary.
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Recommended Photography Equipment:
A recommended list of gear will be sent out as soon as you book to give you ample time to prepare for your adventure.
How do I sign up and pay for this workshop?
A deposit of $200 is required for this workshop to hold your spot, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal via PayPal.com or send a check (U.S. residents only). The balance is due on April 1, 2024. All participants must sign William Yu Photography Workshops/Tours Liability Waiver Form and show the proof of travel insurance before the tour starts.
How many participants do you allow?
Photo tour size is limited to 12 attendees, which ensures that every attendee will get full attention.
What photographic skill level is required to benefit from this workshop?
Any people who has a basic understanding of exposure all the way to the advanced amateur and professional who is in search of a fresh perspective!
What is your refund or cancellation policy?
The are no refunds for cancellations or changes made less than 100 days before the workshop start date. However, if we/you are able to fill your spot, we will refund your payment minus a $200 processing fee.
William Yu Photo Workshops (William Yu LLC) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule tours and workshops due to Force Majeure or impossible weather conditions where safety of the buyer cannot be guaranteed. We will strive to make every attempt to reschedule the workshop or tour within 2 years of the original scheduled date. No refunds will be given but participants will be reserved a spot on the rescheduled tour or will receive credit for use towards another workshop or tour.
In the very unlikely event that a tour or workshop is canceled, we will refund the workshop fee to participants. Expenses related to travel and accommodations not provided by us will not be refunded. We require that you obtain Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip with us. Proof of coverage is required 90 days before the workshop starts. Please contact us for any additional questions with regards to our cancellation and refund policy.
Please note that some of our workshops with partner companies may have non-refundable deposits. We will be happy to apply your deposit to another one of our future workshops instead.
No Refunds for USD200 deposit if cancelled.
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