FAROE ISLANDS ADVENTURE

 
 
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Join James Kelly for a truly epic adventure and discover breathtaking landscapes, powerful waterfalls and wild coastlines.

Not only will you be in the good hands of James but you will gain his wealth of local knowledge of the Faroe Islands.  Having Spent countless, days, weeks and months (Since 2012) at a time in the Faroese landscape each year.  James has built up the knowledge of locations less visited by photographers but equally as beautiful as the much photographed beauty spots. 

FAROE ISLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE - 7 Days & 4 Participants total

Dates

  • 14TH - 21ST October 2019 (fully book)

  • 13th - 20th April 2020 (1 spaces remaining) £2,350 (Early bird price of £1950 if booked before November 2019)

  • 7th - 14th September 2020 (2 spaces remaining) £2,350 (Early bird price of £1950 if booked before March 2020)

Retainer: £250.00 (Remaining balance due one month before)

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James has created adventure for you to experience and photographing some of the most breathtaking scenery on offer with steep sided mountains that rise out of the sea to almost 1000 meters making them the tallest cliffs in Europe, small fishing villages with grass covered roofs, huge cascading waterfalls that flow strong after the smallest rainfall, deep like fjords and black sand beaches with tidal pools scattered all around. 

Each location we visit will offer a new adventure and we will even make the drive into the heart of the mountains of Vestmanna too the summit of Sornfelli that stands almost 2500 feet above and everything in between. You will discover not only the regular spots to photograph but locations that most photographers don't know about.

The Islands are a true source of inspiration to anyone who visits.  With the constant changing weather making every photograph unique.  

During this workshop we will explore the islands of Vagar, Streymoy and Eysturoy, all of these islands offer a unique adventure and beautiful 360° views at every corner and traveling through the tunnels (often under sea) which interconnect these islands.

During your trip, we will be breathing in the landscape as much as possible.  With James on hand to offer he knowledge and one to one tuition.  We will work closely with the landscape, composition and the technical aspects. Bringing out the best of the landscape in your camera.  James will review your images as we go along and offer advice (but remember if you love the image, that is all that matters).  In our downtime, we will spend getting the most with your post processing, there is the option for image critique and also exploring the local villages.

Spaces on our Faroe Islands adventure are limited to a maximum of five. This will allow James to spend time with you to get to know the surroundings and confident in your ability. Our goal is for you to return with not only beautiful images but memories that will last forever and with the passion to return. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch by email or call me on +44 (0) 7999 120617


*Whats not included

What’s Included

  • Transportation to the Faroe Islands

  • Accommodation before and after the workshop

  • Medical and travel insurance

  • Alcohol and soft drinks, laundry

  • Snacks

• Seven nights shared accommodation (no single supplement).

• Breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals are included.

• Personal tuition, critique sessions and post processing (if time allows).

• All transport during the trip, including airport transfer.

 

 

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Photography level: Open to all levels of photography

Fitness Level (THIS IS IMPORTANT): Most locations will involve a walk on uneven sometimes pathless routes.  There are a couple of location that will be longer, from 4-8km but this will depend on the weather. The ground if often wet and slippy, good walking boots & poles are a must. Good ability to walk with your gear and one uneven ground is important.

Getting there

- Flights run from Edinburgh Airport every Monday & (Thursday) Fridays

- Daily flights from Copenhagen (try and fly with Atlantic Airways www.atlanticairways.fo ).

- Flights from Iceland every Monday & Friday From £168 return

What to bring

The following are some suggestions. Although there will be walking involved, it’s recommended to keep the weight of your equipment as low as possible. We will be focusing on landscape photography but may encounter the bird life that the Faroe Isands has to offer.

The landscapes are stunning, but the weather is very unpredictable. This is what I recommend to take with you:

  • Lightweight tripod w/ball head

  • Camera backpack (a good camera rucksack)

  • 14-24mm lens

  • 24-120mm lens

  • 70-200mm lens

  • Various ND filters/polarisers/holders for all lenses

  • At least 2 extra batteries

  • Lens pen/lens cloth

  • Laptop for post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop)

  • Head torch

  • Appropriate outdoor clothing: Waterproofs and change of dry clothes,

  • Rubber boots or waterproof hiking boots

  • Long pants

  • Warm jacket

  • Rain jacket

  • Snack bars/lunch


Itinerary Guide

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Day 2:  Sunset will be at Hoyvík, an old part of Tórshavn that has a great view of the sunrise.  After breakfast, we will explore the lands surrounding Vestmanna and the dams in the mountains.  The sunset will be above the village of Eiði, the perfect location for the sunset.

Day 1:  Arrival in the Faroe islands, workshop briefing and settle in to our hotel in Tórshavn and Visit Gásadalur waterfall for sunset

Day 3: To the east of Tórshavn is the area or Argir and a beautiful vantage point for the sunrise.  After breakfast, we will drive too Gjogv and Funningur (with dramatic mountain scape) sunset will be in Saksun, a very well know and beautiful location, something out of the lord of the rings.

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Day 4: You will be given the chance to have a lie in or explore a location from a list.  Mid morning we will travel to the island of Vágar and too lake Leitisvatn (known as the lake above the sea), The evening sunset will be from the village of Bøur looking towards the island of Tindhólmur.

Day 5: For sunrise we will travel too the peninsular of Strendur.  The afternoon, we will revisit Eiði & Funningur.  After dinner, we will venture to the island of Kelsoy and photograph the sunset.

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Day 7: Sunrise will be from a Sornfelli (The mountain with the radar station).  After breakfast we will travel and re-explore Saksun and leaving the evening open to travel to a destination of the groups choosing.

Day 6: We will catch the early ferry to the island of Suðuroy where we will explore many of the beautiful locations from Sumba to Sandvík.  This is my home away from home and a location I know very well.

Day 8: Leaving the Faroe islands