Update: 2018 Tour is open for registration!

Most workshops in Iceland concentrate on the southern coast and its tourist packed sights and photo opportunities.

For this fantastic photo tour, we like to take you off this beaten path to instead visit 2 of the most beautiful, yet often neglected, areas of Iceland: The incredible Snæfellsnes peninsula and the majestic Westfjords.

We'll visit huge cliffs, historic lighthouses, deep fjords, amazing waterfalls, authentic shipwrecks, deserted fishing villages and more.

On our way to the sparsely populated Westfjords, we begin this photo tour photographing the wild coastal landscapes of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. After a very scenic boat trip we arrive in the Westfjords. As we continue to travel further north and closer to the artic circle, we'll see fewer and fewer tourists, but photographic opportunities are plentiful and become increasingly unique the further we venture off the beaten path.

This is the perfect photo tour for those who have visited Iceland before (and want to come back for more), as well as those interested in exploring more remote areas that are neglected by most photographers.

On this tour, we stay far away from the overun and over photographed sites along the south coast!

Join international award-winning Fine-Art Photographer Marc Koegel for this unique Photo Tour opportunity. Marc's imagery from Iceland has received numerous international awards, most recently he was awarded 'First Prize' in the PX3 2015 Competition. The jury selected PX3 2015’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

With a maximum of only 6 participants, this photo tour is small enough to guarantee you lots of personal interaction, guidance and instruction.

Iceland is only a short 3 hours from London (or 5 hours from Toronto and/or NYC, Boston). This exclusive workshop is limited to only 8 participants and includes 6 nights accomodation (single room occupancy), all breakfasts and all travel (even airport transfers).

Partipants can choose to photograph in black and white or color, using digital or film. Marc will demonstrate his long exposure style of shooting, but images can be taken using any technique you're interested in and familiar with.

What's included in this Workshop:

  • 7 days/ 6 nights photo tour
  • 6 night upscale hotel accomodations (single room occupancy!)
  • Travel in luxurious 4x4 vehicle(s)
  • Small group tour with max of only 6 partcipants - lots of personal instruction and guidance
  • Breakfast each day
  • All transportion (land and see) and airport transfers in Iceland
  • Expert guidance and inspiration
  • All Photography instruction in the field, image reviews in Iceland as well as an additional 1 month extended 1 to 1 online image reviews and post-processing guidance

What's NOT included in this Workshop:

  • Flight to and from Iceland (we meet and say goodbye at the airport in Reykjavik)
  • Meals other than included breakfasts
  • Travel insurance (this is highly recommended) and personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned above as included

Group Size:

  • A minimum of 3 and a maximum of only 6 (!!) participants

Physical Level: 2 / 5

  • For this tour, our vehicles will be able to get very close to the great majority of our shooting locations. Hikes will range from 5 to a maximum of 20 minutes with minimal elevation gain. There will be opportunities to venture further for those who'd like to, but it is not required.

Extend your Trip:

For those interested in staying longer after the workshop (or arriving a few days early), Marc will provide you with guidance and suggestions. Just contact Marc directly for more information and to start a conversation.

Tour Fee and Deposit:

To book your seat in this workshop, we require a (non-refundable) deposit of $1000, with the balance payment due by May 1st, 2016. You can choose to pay in full when registering (so no need to leave a deposit) and this would entitle you a $150 discount off regular tuition. You can choose your preferred payment option during online registration.

Meeting Spot:

The workshop group will meet in Iceland on the morning (by 10am at the latest) of September 16, 2018.

It is recommended that you arrive in Iceland the day, or evening, before our meeting (so on September 15, 2018). On the final day of our tour, September 22nd, we will have you back in the airport area by early afternoon, so you can book a flight leaving as early as 2pm (or you can leave anytime the next day, September 23rd, but then you will need to book a hotel for that last night).

Once you register for this tour, please contact Marc and let us know your detailed travel plans. Marc will be able to pick you up and drop you off from /at the airport in Keflavik, and he can also provide Hotel recommendations.

Marc Koegel Long Expsoure Image


Early-Bird Discount:

Most of our courses and workshops offer a 10% discount is applied automatically if you register before the Early-Bird Discount deadline date listed in the registration table below.

Some courses and workshops offer a discount if you're among the first 3 people who register. This discount will replace the 'standard' Early Bird Discount mentioned above, and will be applied automatically during the online registration process (as long as it is available). Check the course/workshop listing page for more details.

Group Discount:

A 5% discount will be appplied if 3 or more people register at the same time for the same workshop. (All 3 tuitions must be paid for by one credit card to be considered a group registration.) Please follow the instructions on the online registration page.


In order to provide the best learning environment possible VPW keeps class and tour sizes limited to 10-15 people (depending on the workshop). This is but one reason that we count on you to attend your chosen class or tour, once you have registered for it.

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

Within 45 days of the Master Photographer Series workshop date all fees paid are non-refundable.

For our Photo Tours (national and international), the following charges will apply:

  • If you cancel up to 3 months before the tour start date and we can fill your space, your reservation (or deposit) fee will be refunded
  • There is no additional cancellation fee up to 8 weeks before the start of your tour
  • From 8 weeks to 4 weeks before the tour: 25% of your balance
  • From 4 weeks to 1 week before the tour: 50% of your balance
  • From 1 week to 72 hours before the tour: 75% of your balance
  • If you cancel within 72 hours of the start of the trip, no refund can be paid
  • Transaction charges incurred on accepting and refunding payments will be deducted from the refund amount
  • In the (unlikely) event that we cancel the Photo Tour, all monies paid will be refunded in full

We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to guard yourself against monies lost due to unavoidable cancellation by either party.

Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.

Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

VPW can give no refunds:

If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.

Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

Course Cancellation:

Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.

Instructor Replacement:

In the event that a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule, we will replace the instructor with someone of equal or similar credentials. If we cannot find a replacement in due time before the course is about to start, a particular class may have to be rescheduled.


In the event that we cancel your course, for any reason, the extent of VPW's liability is limited to the return of all monies paid. We will do everything we can to register you in another equivalent course. VPW will not be responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses of any kind.

Please note: An administration charge of $50 applies to all refunds

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"Marc you are a natural born teacher, and better yet, your photographs are amazing and inspire me to get outside and shoot."

"This has been a wonderful virtual tour.  I will be going back to absorb the videos and look forward to the final thoughts.  You have inspired me to spend some time with some waterfall shots from a recent trip to Mt Fuji"

"Marc, thank you for a very beneficial and enjoyable class. I sincerely appreciate your dedication to your students."

"Thanks Marc for your insight into long exposure photography and the constructive criticism of my photos. I'm very proud of the photos I now have and could not had achieved this without this class."

"The Google Community you created for the class was a great method to stay connected with all participants and learn from others, in addition to your spectacular reviews and videos. Your critique sessions are always quite insightful and done so in a very professional manner; I always learn a tremendous amount from your special gift of breaking images down and recommending improvements. This was my second "remote" class with you and look forward to one day taking a class from you in person. Thanks again for you guidance."

"In case, it's not obvious enough....THANK YOU MARC!!  Much gratitude for all your insightful teaching, instructive crits, and great access...all made me a better photographer!"

"Marc, earlier this fall I took your Long Exposure Workshop and ended up with a number of prints I quite like. I went off to practice on Pender Island and ended up with an image that did well in the local camera club competition. So thanks for your contribution."

"Hi Marc, I wanted to let you know, I won a merit award in the B&W single image contest. Please let me know when you have another Long Exposure Workshop shooting in a different location. Thanks."

"I really apprceiated the video tutorials and video feedback of everyone's images. I learned so much and got inspired seeing what the other participants photographed. In addition to your PDF handouts it made for a truly multimedia learning experience. My only criticism is that I wish the course would have lasted longer -:) Thank you Marc."

"Your course has been a wonderful learning experience. And has taken me a step closer to the kind of photography I love the best. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you yet again for this opportunity."

"I’ve really enjoyed your teaching and the techniques in producing this dramatic style of photography. Thanks for putting this course together and being able to go through and comment on each and every photo submitted."

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Iceland Snæfellsnes and Westfjords Photo Retreat September 18 - 24, 2016



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Iceland Snæfellsnes and Westfjords Photo Retreat September 17 - 23, 2017



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Iceland Snæfellsnes and Westfjords Photo Retreat September 16 - 22, 2018


Deposit of US $1000

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