Photo by: Dan Anderson
Location: Faroe Islands
PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Faroe Islands

  • Seven days with accomplished photographer and tour leader Ron Rosenstock in a very remote region of the world.
  • Tour limited to 12 passengers.
  • Experience the diverse landscape of the Faroe Islands, an archipelago of Denmark with fellow photographers.
  • Jagged mountains and cliffs, grand vistas, colorful fjords, and soaring birdlife.
  • Ron and your local guides will follow the early morning and late dramatic light to get you to the most stunning locations.
Region

Europe

Destination

Faroe Islands

Dates

May 10-18, 2024

Duration

8 days

$5995 Estimated for 2024

per person, double occupancy*

*U.S. dollars based upon minimum of 7 participants. There is a small group surcharge of $400 if 5-6 participants. We try to accommodate travelers who request single accommodations, as well as travelers who are looking for a roommate. If a single room is requested (subject to availability), or if we are unable to find a suitable roommate, there is a single room surcharge of $645.

Tour Overview

Travel far and away with Ron Rosenstock to explore and photograph with your local cultural guide. The local driver guides are also photographers, therefore they know what to expect, and will get you to breath-taking locations each day. Faroe landscapes are comprised of fantastic fjords, rugged steep cliffs, crashing waves on the Atlantic coastline, and traditional villages. With the constantly changing weather conditions you can experience different seasons on the same day, which can present dramatic...

Travel far and away with Ron Rosenstock to explore and photograph with your local cultural guide. The local driver guides are also photographers, therefore they know what to expect, and will get you to breath-taking locations each day. Faroe landscapes are comprised of fantastic fjords, rugged steep cliffs, crashing waves on the Atlantic coastline, and traditional villages. With the constantly changing weather conditions you can experience different seasons on the same day, which can present dramatic light with endless opportunities to capture beautiful images. Your guides know how to navigate the ever changing weather, getting you to terrific locations.

The Faroe Islands are comprised of eighteen islands lying about half-way between Norway and Iceland. Since 1948 Faroe has been a self-governing nation under the Kingdom of Denmark (however they are not members of the European Union). The first known settlers are thought to be Irish Monks. Today 90% of the exports come from fishing, and although tourism is growing tourists are few and far between. You will appreciate this fact in the tranquility of being able to photograph in this remote region.

Ron is happy to share his vision and insights to all who travel with him. Although he now only photographs with a digital camera, his philosophy of teaching hasn’t changed since the early large format film days. He firmly believes that the photograph comes from within, not from without. Meaning you can’t buy creativity, however, you have to learn to recognize that creative spirit within. Ron teaches exercises that will help that creative spirit come to the surface. These may consist of: 1) Entry ways to seeing, 2) photographing in the NOW, 3) practical aspects of printing, exhibiting and getting your work out there. During the photo tour he will teach and use a digital projector several evenings.

Fitness and Health

Anyone who is reasonably fit should be able to take part in most of the activities. You may experience general fatigue due to the long flights and the change in time zones. You will need to be sufficiently agile to climb in and out of the tour van and should be able to carry and manage your own equipment. There may be one or two trails that will be a bit longer and perhaps rough terrain, however there are always other photographic locations should anyone choose to miss the hike.

If you have any special needs or any physical condition that you feel might prevent you from fully participating, please contact Strabo Tours with your concerns (607-756-8676).

Photo Leader

Ron Rosenstock

Tour Itinerary

May 10: Depart Home

Your journey to the Faroe Islands begins with an overnight flight to Vagar Airport (FAE), near the Village of Torshavn. Please Note: Strabo has already built in 1 evening (May 11) on your own at the hotel to rest and get over jet lag. It will also be needed should there be inclement weather for flight delays. If you decide to add on additional evenings please contact Strabo Tours and we can reserve at the hotel. (meals on plane)

May 11: Vagar-Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Today is a day to arrive in Vagar airport, where there will be a group transfer to hotel (time to be announced), or you can taxi to hotel. The hotel is in a beautiful setting, use the day to rest and get your camera gear in order. (meals on own)

May 12-17: Faroe Islands

The islands are relatively small and driving to various locations is more weather dependent than location dependent, therefore the following are various photographic locations your guides will plan on reaching, however it may not be possible to visit all of them on your journey.

You will feel like you are in an episode of the Game of Thrones, exploring this remote and mysterious land alongside fellow photographers. It will be important to remain flexible, trust your local driver guides who will navigate the changing weather patterns each day. Return to your hotel each evening which are ensuite accommodations and have Wi-Fi. Given the timing each day and weather there may be time mid-day or in the evening for photo discussion or lecture.

Faroe has some of the most picturesque landscapes. At every turn, the vistas will astound you. This is one of our planet’s most fascinating and unique environments. Some of the highlights during your time on the Faroe Islands will consist of Gjogv, Gasadalur waterfall, Sorvagsvatn, Saksun, Tjornuvik, Funningur, Nordradalur, and Sornfelli. There will be many more photo ops along the way during your time here that your drivers will share with you.

Gjogv is a friendly and authentic village offering the perfect place to explore the North and East parts of the archipelago. Saksun is another picturesque village with a charming church, waterfall, grassy rooftops and a fjord as backdrop. If the weather cooperates you can capture a beautiful sunrise at Tjornuvik village. Then there is Funningur church located right next to the crashing waves. (B, D each day)

 

May 18: Vagar-Home

Estimated flight departure times should be around 8:30AM given current schedules, times may be adjusted as we get closer to departure. This information will be provided in your first packet of materials. (B if available)

There will be moderate to medium hikes, those wishing to hike further should be in good physical condition. Terrain may be uneven, wet, or even ice. Hotels are selected with respect to photography and your comfort considered, all rooms are with a private bath.