Iceland 2025 Landscape & Northern Lights Photography Tour

Workshop length:
Friday 26th September to Sunday 5 October 2025
$8,000-$,8500 NZD pp twin share (see below for inclusions)
Max number on course:
Maximum of 8 (waitlist places only available)
Register your interest now to join me and award-winning Sony NZ photographer Laurie Winter on an epic 10 day photography adventure in Iceland in October 2025. There are countless waterfalls, beaches, glacier and mountain views to shoot by day, and the workshop dates coincide with the peak of the sun's current solar max cycle as well as autumn equinox so we also hope to capture the incredible Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) activity under these amazing landscapes by night.
What you'll experience
You'll learn how to compose and capture the true essence of Iceland over our 10-day photography tour. With excellent knowledge of each location we visit, we will help you with settings, compositions and filter choices to ensure you get the most from every location, creating stunning imagery that reflects the amazement of the landscapes you experience.
Course Itinerary
By Meghan Maloney
Friday 26th September to Sunday 5 October 2025

Tour Start / End

The tour will start on Friday 26 September 2025 in Reykjavik and will conclude on Sunday 5 October 2025 in Reykjavik. We advise arriving the day before the tour starts (Thursday 25 September) to minimise any potential travel disruptions.

Locations & Itinerary

A detailed daily itinerary is available (please sign up below to receive the full tour itinerary PDF)

Locations we plan to visit include:

Waterfalls: Skógafoss, Seljalandfoss, Kuvernufoss, Bruarfoss, Oxrarafoss, Svartifoss, Skútafoss

Coastal locations: Reynisfara, Diamond Beach, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Dyrhólaey, Vestrahorn, Eystrahorn, Kirkjufell, Arnastapi, Londrangar

Physical Fitness

You will need to be in excellent physical fitness and be able to hike up to 5km each way on rocky and steep terrain - there are several locations on this tour that will require you to be physically fit and confident in your footing, so please consider this when booking your place, as you will be required to complete a medical declaration stating your suitability for the tour.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and details must be provided to the tour hosts before departure.

Passport & Visas

You will need to ensure your passport has at least 6 months validity past the tour date. Depending on the country of your passport, you should check whether you will need a visa (not required for New Zealand passports).

Tour Hosts

Your tour is led by Meghan Maloney with co-host Laurie Winter and assisted by Andrew Francombe. Meghan Maloney is widely recognised as a leading NZ landscape photographer and workshop instructor, and both Laurie and Andrew have assisted Meghan on previous workshops and tours, they are successful landscape photographers in their own right, having both won or been finalists in the Sony Alpha AU/NZ and NZ Geo awards in previous years.

Tour Fees

The total fee (excluding travel to Iceland) is budgeted at $8,000-$8,500 NZD pp twin share. As soon as all bookings have been finalised in approximately September 2024, the amount will be confirmed with all registered attendees. A non-refundable deposit of $500 NZD is required to secure your place.

What's included
  • 9 nights accommodation on a twin-share basis
  • Breakfasts each day
  • Transport throughout the duration of the tour in comfortable 9-seater vans (x2)
  • Three professional photography guides
  • In-field tuition on composition, camera settings and techniques, and use of filters
  • Post processing sessions with workshop leaders
Gear requirements

A comprehensive gear list will be provided to registered participants but at a minimum includes:

  • Camera
  • A range of lenses (including a wide angle wide aperture lens for shooting Northern Lights)
  • STURDY tripod - very important as this is a very windy location
  • Torch or head torch
  • Spare batteries and charger (plenty of batteries!)
  • Laptop
  • Memory cards and adapter to link with laptop for editing
  • Remote shutter control if you have one
  • Neutral density filters
  • Wet weather and warm gear (waterproof jacket, puffer jacket, hiking boots, gumboots, a small umbrella or waterproof camera sleeve, hat and gloves)
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"Meghan is a great photography tutor. She explains things clearly and precisely and takes the time to make sure you understand. She knows a wide variety of techniques and styles for learners to try."

Craig - Matamata

Meghan's workshop is a great mix of useful skills and fundamental concepts as well as lots of fun. Meghan is such a lovely person that would like to share anything that you will be happy to spend two full days with her. The workshop helped me a lot.

Lily - China

Having followed Meghan and her captivating portrayal of New Zealand’s landscape on instagram for over 5 years, I’ve finally had the opportunity to join her 5-week online live photography course. Meghan has a gift to explain the “how to” of landscape photography in a very clear, easy to understand and enjoyable manner. Her depth of knowledge in every aspect will prove a more than worthwhile investment for anyone who enjoys this form of photography,  whether novice or experienced.

David - Christchurch

Real, honest, down to earth and very talented photographer. Very helpful with all the little things, takes time to explain information and makes sure it is understood. Just completed an online Zoom photography course which was well run and incredibly informative..

Robbie - Australia

Meghan is an amazing tutor. Her effective communication and course outline was exactly what I was looking for. I bought my first camera a few weeks before this course and lucky enough this course covered camera settings and composition which every beginner looks forward to.  From looking after your gear, settings, pro tips, composition and editing, this course was every beginners dream come true. I look forward to the next stage of this course and mind you this was quite affordable and full of knowledge. I have become a better photographer. Thank you and I look forward to more content from you.

Ash - Queenstown

Meghan is not only an awesome photographer but a wonderful teacher. I love her delivery style and this course is a great introduction to landscape photography. Meghan is also very encouraging and is very open and detailed with sharing her knowledge during her classes. The course structure was well thought out and presented in easy to digest modules. I look forward to learning more from Meghan as she grows her class schedule. Highly recommend!

Lystra - UK

Meghan has been the most helpful and caring photographer I have had the pleasure to meet, she has that special quality (and patience) that very few are blessed with to be the perfect teacher and along with her amazing photography is a mentor to us all... I have been so privileged to have her assistance on my learning journey, something I will be forever grateful for...

Robyn -  Otago

Totally amazing time with Meghan.  Her knowledge is amazing and the willingness to teach is fantastic. I never thought i could learn so much in such a short time but I did. I highly recommend Meghan to anyone wanting to learn and develop their skills. I cant wait to work with Meghan again soon.

Paul - Palmerston North

Perfect. I have learnt more in one  weekend than I ever imagined I could.

Jason - Cambridge

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