Leica Photo Adventure: Faroe Islands | July 5-12, 2024

$7,995 ($2,495 Deposit)

Workshop at a Glance

  Physical Activity
  Photographic Intensity
  Classroom Instruction
  Climate/Weather Severity
  Food and Accommodations
  Good for Non-photographers

  • Join us on an 8-day summer photography adventure to the remote Faroe Islands! This picturesque archipelago of volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Norway harbors many hidden gems for landscape and nature photography. From lush valleys and striking mountain peaks soaring high above the sea to waterfalls plunging directly from sheer cliffs into the tumultuous ocean below, this rugged and wild region has it all.

    During summer, the days are long and the many hours of daylight afforded by the golden glow of the midnight sun mean that we'll be able to stay out immersed in the throes of nature deep into the late hours of the night. We'll spend our days exploring the scenic fjords, tiptoeing around puffins, hiking along breathtaking mountain ridges, chasing waterfalls and making the most of our time in this fairy-tale location.

    The weather in the Faroe Islands is dynamic throughout the year, so you can expect to take home a range of dramatic, moody and atmospheric images. Improve your landscape photography in one of the most awe-inspiring destinations in the world!

    This tour is suitable for all levels of experience and ability. While other cameras are certainly allowed, the focus is on Leica camera systems and learning how to use them to their full potential. Current owners as well as those wanting to try Leica gear out for a week of real shooting are encouraged to attend. We’ll share our favorite tips and tricks so you can get the most out of this exceptional gear.

    Leica specialists Peter Dooling  and David Farkas from Leica Store Miami along with expert photographer and local guide Thomas Vikre will be on hand to give assistance and advice as you photograph this majestic region.

  • Dates:

    Friday, July 5 - Friday, August 12, 2024


    $7995 - Double occupancy lodging (Single room available for $1000)


    Limited to 8 attendees

    Included in the cost of the trip:

    • Double occupancy lodging at the 4-star Foroyar Hotel - (Single room available for $1000)
    • All meals except snacks and alcoholic beverages
    • All transportation except flights
    • Airport transfers
    • Park entrance fees and other fees
    • Gratuities for our local guides
    • In-the-field photography instruction
    • Adobe Lightroom post processing instruction 
    • 1-on-1 critique/review sessions
    • Use of loaner Leica SL, Q and M equipment (*limited availability)

    Not included in the cost of the trip:

    • Airfare
    • Medical/Travel/Gear insurance
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Snacks

    Signing Up

    To sign up for this photo adventure, checkout here on our website, email us (workshops@leicastoremiami.com) or call 305-921-4433. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. 

    We look forward to seeing you in the Faroe Islands!

  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrival (July 5)

    On the first day of the tour you will arrive at Vagar airport, on the west of the Faroes. We recommend that you fly from either Reykjavík or Copenhagen, which should be around a 1½ hour flight. You can arrive anytime you like, as long as it’s before 17:00. You'll arrive to the Faroe Islands and make your way from Vágar Airport to the Foroyar Hotel in Torshavn. There will be some time to rest before you meet with the rest of the group in the evening for a delicious welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant. This is a great chance for you to get to know your fellow travelers a little better. You'll also have the opportunity to discuss the itinerary with your photo guide, who will go over the details for the days ahead.

    Day 2 - Vágar Island (July 6)

    This is when the adventure truly begins! You'll rise early for breakfast, before heading out to your first destination – the beautiful village of Gásadalur. Surrounded by majestic mountains on all sides and lush green valleys, it makes for a spectacular sight, though is perhaps most well-known for the iconic Múlafossur waterfall that plunges from a cliff into the waves of the ocean below. From there, we'll make our way to the village of Bøur and thereafter to the the stunning Lake Sørvágsvatn that appears to float high above the sea. A short hike will take us to a panoramic viewpoint, where we'll spend our time capturing the surrounds. You'll also catch sight of the incredible Bøsdalafoss waterfall, which flows in a surreal fashion from the lake directly into the Atlantic Ocean. Our sunset session will be at Vagar Island, where the jagged Drangarnir sea stacks reach into the sky. This is one of the most mesmerizing places in the Faroe Islands and will make for breathtaking images. We'll photograph these epic rock formations from several angles as we make the most of the golden light.

    Days 3 - Mykines Island (July 7)

    Today, we'll rise early for a sunrise shoot, before returning to the hotel for breakfast. Then, we'll catch a ferry to Mykines Island, the jewel of the Faroes. This remote island is home to only 14 people throughout the year, though it plays host to thousands of seabirds nesting along its spectacular coastlines during summer! You'll have ample opportunities to photograph puffins, gannets, fulmars and kittiwakes as they dive from the black basalt cliff faces into the water on the hunt for fish. The highlight of Mykines is the lighthouse at the end of a steep islet Mykineshólmur, which will take us about two hours. We'll be rewarded by an incredible view of the ocean waves crashing into the islet from all around.

    Day 4 - Streymoy Island (July 8)

    On day four, we'll visit Streymoy Island. This is the largest island in the Faroes and offers plenty of incredible landscapes for photography. We'll spend a whole day exploring the island, visiting the black sand beach at the small village of Tjørnuvík and catching a view towards Eysturoy Island across the ocean. Next, we'll explore the charming turf-roofed houses of Saksun, dotted across the valleys and surrounded by stunning mountainous scenery. Nearby is the famous Fossá waterfall, tumbling from a height of 140 metres. It makes for a wonderful composition during sunset, as it drops in two tiers.

    Day 5 - Eysturoy Island (July 9)

    Today, we'll move to Eysturoy Island, basing ourselves in the vibrant village of Gjógv. With quaint houses surrounded by lush vegetation on the backdrop of amazing mountains, this village offers a lot in terms of compositions and is a great base for the next few days of our trip. After a long day of exploring the island, we'll journey to the village of Funningur for a sunset session at the old Funningur Church. With its grassy roof, wooden design and perfect position at the mouth of a fjord, this church is a stunning place to capture the last rays of blazing light as the sun skims close to the horizon.

    Day 6 - Kalsoy Island (July 10)

    On day six, we'll rise early and take a ferry ride to the island of Kalsoy, where we'll witness one of the most iconic views in the Faroe Islands. An easy hike will take us to an astonishing viewpoint looking out towards the spectacular Kallur Lighthouse, dwarfed by the sheer cliffs surrounding it that reach towards the horizon of the sea. To the west, you'll be able to catch a glimpse of Eysturoy Island, while Kunoy and Viðoy islands lay to the east In the afternoon, we'll visit the village Viðareiði to capture the beautiful sights of the surrounding cliffs from a panoramic viewpoint. There is a wonderful composition of the Viðareiði church to be explored, with a huge mountain in the background and the open water at its base.

    Day 7 - Borðoy Island (July 11)

    On day seven, we'll explore Borðoy Island, one of the northern islands in the Faroes archipelago. Scenic fjords make for stunning visuals here and we'll spend part of the day capturing the incredible mountains that surround the tiny village of Árnafjørður. Later in the afternoon, we'll take a hike above the fishing port of Klaksvík, to a mountain ridge known as Klakkur. Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph the rich birdlife, before we'll find ourselves faced with an exceptional view across the straits towards the Kalsoy Islands with the open water at our feet. It's a great place to take a mind-blowing selfie as you stand seemingly at the edge of the world.

    Day 8 - Departure (July 12)

    This will be our final day in the Faroe Islands. After breakfast, you'll check out of your hotel and your photography guide will transfer you back to Vágar airport. From there, you'll be able to catch your flight home or to your next destination.

  • Payment

    A $2495 deposit, along with the single supplement room fee if you choose it, is due at the time of registration. The balance will be due on April 5, 2024. 

    Withdrawal and Refund Policy

    Enrollment is limited to 8 participants, and once you sign up, we are counting on your attendance. If you need to withdraw from this workshop, please notify us in writing (email is acceptable) as soon as possible. This is our refund policy:

    If you cancel and we find someone to fill your seat, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $250 service charge. If you cancel and we cannot find someone to fill your seat, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule:

    At least 90 days before the start of the workshop: Full refund minus $250 service fee.
    Between 89 and 60 days before the start of the workshop: 75% refund
    Between 59 and 45 days before the start of the workshop: 50% refund
    Less than 45 days from the start of the workshop: No refund

    Course Cancellation and Other Terms

    Leica Store Miami reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 90 days prior to the start of the workshop.

    In the event that this workshop must be canceled due to inadequate enrollment, all fees and deposits will be refunded in full or may be transferred to another workshop within 24 months.

    In the unlikely event of illness, accident or injury to one of the instructors, Leica Store Miami reserves the right to replace that instructor with a comparable instructor.

    In the event of a natural disaster or severe weather event, Leica Store Miami reserves the right to postpone or cancel the workshop.

    Medical Insurance (required)

    Emergency medical insurance through a provider like Allianz or similar is required to participate in any of Leica Store Miami's international workshop.

    Travel Insurance (STRONGLY recommended)

    Leica Store Miami is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or personal emergencies so we highly recommend purchasing travel Insurance. Companies like Travelex and Allianz Global Assistance are reputable but you can choose any vendor you like. Just make sure that they have an A+ rating from the BBB. Leica Store Miami is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation.

    Camera Gear Insurance (STRONGLY recommended)

    We advise all of our workshop attendees to insure their camera gear against damage, theft, loss, etc. If your gear is not already insured, check with your home owner's insurance to see if they offer coverage. There are several photo specific insurance policies out there as well.

    Communicable Illness Protocols

    Our main goal on all of our tours is to keep everyone safe. To that end, we ask that everyone do their best to avoid exposure to communicable diseases like Covid-19, influenza, RSV, etc before and during our trip. If someone in our group becomes ill on the trip and we deem it to be harmful to the group, we reserve the right to remove them from group activities where social distancing is not possible.

    Single Room Policy
    If you sign-up for double occupancy room sharing and there are no other attendees to pair you with, you will be responsible for paying the single room supplement.


    If for any reason you wish to transfer your deposit or workshop fee, please notify us by email. You must register and complete a new workshop within 24 months of the withdrawal. We reserve the right to accept or deny any transfer.

    There are no exceptions to our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.

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