Time-lapsing Aurora Borealis. 2014


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The South coast offers a magnificent opportunity to photograph and time-lapse Aurora Borealis and Icelandic landscape. It is a great area for exploring the majestic glaciers, mountainside waterfalls, black sandy shores, incredible rock formations and fields of lava grown with luscious moss and authentic Icelandic farms by the glaciers.

Now imagine all that landscape as the main stage of one of the most impressive spectacles of nature, the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. And as we all know, for taking the best photos it is important to consider what is in the foreground and what is taking place in the sky. Here’s where both of these aspects become essential. Hence, one of the objectives of this workshop will be improving the use of our DSLR camera and our technique of night photography and time-lapse.

The tours are suitable for both professionals and amateurs. Enrique Pacheco will help you to get the best results possible, he is an expert in Aurora Borealis, Iceland and timelapse photography.
Enrique has done more than 10 of this workshops, and all the participants succeeded on capturing Aurora Borealis, that mean something.

Time-lapse Workshop Aurora Borealis in Iceland. 2014 Edition. 6 days / 5 nights (CANCELED).

- Level: Medium.
- Difficulty of terrain: class 1 (no difficulty walking)
- Price: 1.390€
- Max. number of participants: To have a close and personal experience, now limited to just 7 people.
- Registration: media@enriquepacheco.com
- Included: Guide, driver, accommodation in comfortable double rooms, breakfast and transportation in Iceland.
- Not included: Rest of the meals, flights to and from Iceland, transfer to and from the airport.


- Photographing one of the greatest spectacles of nature – the Northern Lights
- Improve our technique in night photography and time-lapse with Enrique Pacheco
- Visiting Jokulsarlon, the glacier lagoon
- Volcanic landscapes, hot springs, etc.
- Capturing stunning waterfalls, lava fields, icebergs, etc.
- Travelling to one of the most photogenic places on Earth

What to bring:

- DSLR Camera
- Steady Tripod
- Memory cards (At least 16Gb)
- Intervalometer
- Laptop and external hard drive. Better if Lightroom installed.
- Warm clothes (winter coat, waterproof pants, boots and plenty of socks)


Day 1. We will meet at our hotel, explanations of the trip and the program will be given. After that we will have time to get acquainted to each other and if you still have energy we can go photographing the Northern Lights to the near peninsula of Reykjanes.

Day 2. We’ll start the trip to the South. Our first stop is Vik – an authentic small Icelandic villace near to the Skogafoss waterfall and the famous beaches of Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar, all of them amazing sceneries for our Northern Lights pictures.

Day 3 and 4. After a good sleep and a nice brunch we’ll head to our next spot, the big one, Jokulsarlon lagoon, well known for being the set for a James Bond movie. It is a beautiful lagoon between the glacier and the ocean, a magical place where we’ll spend the day shooting floating icebergs that travel from the glacier to the shore, where they stop in the volcanic sand.

Day 5. We head back to our first accommodation in Reykjavik, this time making new stops at Vatnajokull and Soleimajokull glaciers, where glacier lagoons are now appearing as a result of the climatic change. The last time lapses of the day will be done at beach in Vik where three big rock formations show up from the dept of the ocean which according to the Icelandic sagas are believed to be old trolls.

Day 6. Departure day. If Your flight is in the afternoon, don’t miss the Blue Lagoon near the airport!

Barbro Rakos
Producer (Alaska)

As a teacher, Enrique keeps the processes of photography, filmmaking, and post-production transparent and accessible. When you are on set with him, he encourages and welcomes your abilities, and shares what he knows with you as an equal. He invited all the students into deeper levels of the work, teasing us to push our boundaries and try new things. I also watched him successfully negotiate a challenging creative direction discussion, and learned a few things from that. Good communication is invaluable in this kind of work.
The skills and relationships I gained from this workshop were worth every penny, and the experience of traveling through remote parts of Iceland are priceless.

Enrique is an unusual combination of artist and professional, who is wiling to share and teach what he knows. I would highly recommend these workshops to anyone who is looking to build skill and nourish a deeper commitment to the passion of creating images, as well as make a few friends and have great fun doing it./em>


  1. WOW!! super sexy die lights!

  2. It’s actually a nice and useful piece of info. I’m happy that you just shared this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hola, me interesaría participar en este foto tour.Por favor, envíame información.Un saludo.

  4. I wish to inquire if an entire group of 12 can be booked by us. I represent a Hindu monastery if a great musical saint of our times. He is a deep lover and worshipper of mother nature. We wish to gift this tour to him and his close associates.

  5. Where can I find more information on the trip. Are there any openings for 2013 dates yet ?
    How can I book for the trip ?

    Thanks a lot

  6. What is the price of this tour in US dollars?

  7. Nos interesa a mi mujer y a mi, puedes darnos mas información sobre vuelos, etcc. Gracias.

  8. Hola Enrique! Increible trabajo. Mi enhorabuena. Me encantaría participar en cualquiera de tus workshops sea en España o fuera, cuando es el siguiente?

    Un abrazo!

    • Hola Fernando.
      Los próximos son en Madrid y Cordoba, después en Islandia.
      Tienes la lista en la página de talleres.

  9. I would like to go on the November 2-7 th photo workshop. Please let me know how to sign up.

    Thank you,

    Jim Barnett

  10. Hola Enrique, como te dije en noviembre voy a estar fuera y no puedo ir a Islandia a pillar auroras.Harás otro en Marzo como el año pasado? o no sabes todavia.Seguramente se apunte una amiga también.
    Jesús Hermana

  11. Hola enrique, ¿podrias dejarme tu mail? Si me escribes directemente y me dejas tu teléfono te lo agradecería.

    Un slaudo

  12. Hola, estoy muy interesado en este viaje. ¿Podrías mandarme información porfavor? Muchas gracias!!

  13. Esto es un tour?, incluye estadias y todo?, con mi novia estabamos viendo ir a yukon, nos recomendarias islandia?

    • Habremos mas chilenos con intencion de participar, cuantos grupos se van a formar?

      • También me gustaría ir al tour!!! Desde Chile

  14. Hola Enrique, en que mes del 2014 estas planeando este workshop?
    Enviame por favor mas información estoy interesado.

    Por cierto fue bueno tu reportaje sobre ti en TVE internacional.


  15. Soy de la Ciudad de Mexico , me interesa el viaje de Islandia, me mandas información por favor .

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  17. Me entusiasma la idea de participar en este Workshop, nada mas tocar el tema de importancia… cotizar el costo de este tour, y el itinerario.
    Que presupuesto se estima por integrante?

    • Soy de otro pais, donde se supone que se inicia el workshop?
      Nos reuniremos todos en Islandia o tienes pensado que el grupo debe formarse en España antes de partir?
      Mandame un correo tuyo para que podamos contactar, tengo mas preguntas.


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