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Photography tour to

Faroe Islands

Dates 23-29 August 2020
Photo: Oleg Rest
Photo: Oleg Rest

Photography tour to Faroe Islands,
Dates 23-29 August 2020

Wild and green, misty and serene, cozy and unbelievably beautiful. This is how I felt about the Faroe islands when I first visited them. I invite you to join my photography tour to the Faroe Islands - a small archipelago situated halfway between Norway and Iceland with a population of 70,000 sheep and just 50,000 people. Do not miss the chance to visit this unique place on the edge of the world with its cozy turf-roofed houses, dramatic cliffs and waterfalls, lonely lighthouses, green valleys and very friendly people, to say nothing of puffins - the cutest birds in the world!

mulafasur-sunset farm



Day 1 (23 August)


Pick up at Vagar International Airport (FAE). I recommend a flight from Reykjavik or Copenhagen. Then we head straight to our accommodation place by comfortable minivan. After settling in, we'll go for a walk in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe islands, at dinner we'll discuss the plan of the tour.



church



Day 2 (24 August)


We wake up early in the morning and after breakfast have a short (about 1 hour) easy hike to the Faroese wonder - Sørvágsvatn, a lake above the ocean. Due to optical illusion Sørvágsvatn seems to be situated at 100 meters above the ocean level, however in reality the elevation difference between the lake and the ocean is only 30 meters. We will also visit a small waterfall which connects the lake and the ocean. Sunset shooting - Mulafossur waterfall, the landmark of the Faroe islands. We will have dinner at our house.




puffin

Day 3 (25 August)

After breakfast we'll take a ferry to Mykines, the westernmost island of the Faroe islands, where we'll spend the whole day walking and photographing cliffs and, of course, puffins and other birds. Then we'll come back to our island and have dinner at our house.




Day 4 (26 August)

This day is devoted to Streymoy island. We'll visit tiny authentic Saksun village and a museum- a traditional farmhouse of the 17th century, we will photograph Faroese turf-roofed houses with silver streams of a waterfall in the background. Then we'll head to the most epic waterfall in the Faroe islands - Fossá. Our sunset location is one of the most beautiful bays of the islands.





rock
Drangarnir and the boat



Day 5 (27 August)

We'll spend the first part of the day in Eysteroy island, where we'll shoot small villages and picturesque old churches with turf roofs. After lunch we'll take a hike (1,5 hour) to shoot the sun setting behind dramatic Drangarnir sea stack.




sheep



Sorvagsvatn


Day 6 (28 August)

On this day we'll take a ferry again to go to Kalsoy, which is sometimes called "the flute" because of the four tunnels drilled through the mountains of the island. Kalsoy, which is situated in the north-western part of the islands, is the most rocky island of the archipelago. We'll photograph magnificent cliffs and the famous Kallur lighthouse.








Day 7 (29 August)

Time to say goodbye to the Faroes. Our tour is finished. After breakfast we head to Vagar airport.


P.S. During our photography tour we might adjust our plan due to weather conditions. Weather in the Faroe islands is extremely unpredictable and may change several times a day. Some locations (especially small islands) can be unavailable due to ferry cancellations.

Price: 2500 euro (double/twin room)


Deposit: 500 euro (non-refundable)


Payment in full: 90 days before start date


Included in the price:

  • guided by 2 professional photographers (English, Russian, Czech languages)
  • accommodation in double/twin room
  • breakfasts
  • all transfers
  • tunnels/parking/hiking fees
  • ferry tickets


Not included in the price and paid additionally:

  • air tickets
  • Faroese Visa (issued by Danish Embassy)
  • lunch/dinner
  • travel insurance
  • alcohol, extra food
  • personal expenditures (souvenirs etc)


Photography gear:
  • camera
  • tripod
  • wide angle lens (11-24mm or 16-35mm)
  • middle range zoom lens (24-70mm)
  • telephoto zoom lens (70-200mm or 100-400mm)
  • ND filters (3, 6,10 stops), GND, polarizer.
  • memory cards
  • extra batteries
  • shutter release
  • headlamp


Clothing:
  • Вwaterproof jacket
  • waterproof pants
  • waterpoof boots/rubber boots or NEOS overshoes
  • raincoat
  • casual clothing for dinners, workshops


A tour is considered to be booked if you received confirmation of availability and paid a deposit. The remaining sum is to be paid 90 days before the beginning of a tour. In case of reservation cancellation 90 days before the beginning of a tour, cancellation charge is 100% of deposit, 60 days before a tour - 50% of the tour price, 30 days before a tour - 100% of tour price. If a tour is cancelled by me due to force-majeure circumstances, I return 100% of a paid sum to you.

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