Remote and mysterious. Rugged and dramatic still yet so beautiful. Its 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. Its fascinating and beautiful.
This year we are visiting in late March, hoping for fresh snow and super dramatic conditions! We will spend a couple of days exploring the unbelievable Suduroy with its crazy cliffs and dramatic coastline.
GUIDED BY STIAN KLO & ARILD HEITMANN
With regards to an itinerary, we do not have a fixed itinerary/tour program on our tours and workshops. The Faroe Islands is extremely unpredictable because of it’s many local weather systems. This means conditions can change within minutes and kilometres. Thats why we always are working through a very flexible schedule, but locations such as Gjógv, Gásadalur, Sørvágsvatn, Saksun, Tjørnuvík, Funningur, Nordradalur and Sornfelli plus many more are on our list. We will also spend a couple of days exploring Suduroy, the southernmost island. It’s a full on photography tour/workshop – so the activities are planned around sunrise, sunset and night photography excursions. The whole archipelago is packed with locations, so the weather and light conditions will decide where we will go.
Frequently Asked Questions
What level of photography is required ?
All of ours tours and workshops are open to beginners as well as professionals. Our only criteria is that you have a great passion for photography, and have the energy and motivation to be on the go every day and night.
What should I bring ?
Since we are exploring the high arctic , you have to be well equipped for all kinds of dramatic weather including rainfall. Bring comfortable, warm and waterproof outer layers such as Gore-tex, thermal underwear and water resistant boots. We have our own webstore where you can pre-order specific items that we can bring for the trip.
Will I experience snow or ice ?
Hopefully yes! In late March there is a good chance of having fresh snow!
Will I see and photograph the Northern lights?
Hopefully! It certainly is possible, but its not as likely as further north.
What kind of weather can I expect ?
The weather and climate in the Faroes is renowned for being extremely unpredictable because of it’s many local weather systems. This means conditions can change within minutes and kilometres, also resulting in very dramatic light and photographic opportunities. It is one of the most fascinating places on earth for photography!
What camera gear should I bring?
At the very least, bring your own camera, lenses, tripod and a laptop. A detailed list of recommendations will be provided upon registration. If you are considering upgrading or investing in new camear gear prior to the trip, feel free to ask us for advice.