Anna is creating a series of landscape and wildlife photography overseas tours for the enthusiastic, passionate and energetic Going Digital photographer! Anna is the owner of Going Digital Scotland where she has thoroughly enjoyed teaching hundreds of students how to use their “complicated” cameras and get them thinking and snapping away like a pro.

Anna has travelled the world with her camera and is looking forward to introducing you to some truly awesome destinations. Anna has won many photographic awards during her photographic career including three wildlife awards in the "BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year" competition at the Natural History Museum in London: an Arctic fox, a polar bear and a tropical tree! 

Numerous Scottish students have asked Anna how to photograph the Northern Lights so she decided that her first tour for Going Digital would be a trip to Iceland to capture the spectacular Northern Lights. The first trip in November 2017 came with the warning: there won’t be much sleep on this trip ......she arranged an exhilarating programme during the day to see some of Iceland’s most beautiful scenery including glaciers and geysers. Volcanic Iceland has it all. It is the land of ICE and FIRE. Because it lies on the "auroral oval" it provides maximum, although NOT guaranteed, chance to witness this marvellous natural spectacle!

A full gallery of images from the November 2017 trip can be seen here: Iceland 2017 picture gallery

If you look back through the Going Digital Scotland Facebook page for November you will see images from each day of the 2018 trip.

In November 2019 there will be two phototrips to Iceland (if there are sufficient numbers). The first trip will be the same one we have run in 2017 and 2018, a five full day spectacular photo journey around the highlights of South Iceland, with the option for an extra day to see the capital city Reykjavik at your speed (recommended), plus two aeroplane travel days. And the second trip will be a slightly longer journey, eight full photography days, round the whole of Iceland, including the magical North Iceland, add an additional day if you wish to see Reykjavik in a leisurely fashion, and two aeroplane days!

TRIP 1

Provisional dates for Trip 1 - South Iceland - 16-22 Nov 2019 - £1785 (TBC)

I need an initial deposit of £300 to reserve your place. Please contact me on anna-henly@goingdigital.co.uk

Day 1Arrival In Iceland - own transfer to Hotel Cabin - Reykjavik

Day 2Golden Circle - Gullfoss - Geysir - Pingvellir - Secret Lagoon - Overnight Hotel Eldhestar

Day 3Seljalandsfoss - Gljufrabui - Skogafoss - Solheimajokull - Hotel Laki

Day 4Jokulsarlon - Kviarjokull - Svinafellsjokull - Hotel Smyrlabjorg

Day 5Skaftafell - Skeidararjokull - Kirkjugolf - Eldhraun - Reynishverfi - Hotel Dyrholaey

Day 6Hveragerdi - Reykjavik - Overnight Hotel Cabin

Day 7Free time - own transfer arrangements to Keflavik for return flight home

For provisional details of trip 1  please visit Anna Henly's Overseas Photography Holidays >>

TRIP 2

Provisional dates for Trip 2 - North and South Iceland - 23 Nov - 2 Dec 2019 - £2340 (TBC) (Price slightly inflated since original estimate appeared here to now include ALL packed lunches and trip to Myvatn Nature Baths) . Add approximately £100 (for the hotel in Reykjavik) if you wish to have an extra day on your own to explore the city's sights - there is a lot to see. The main terms and conditions of the holiday with Discover the World travel agent will be the same as for Trip 1 and can be found by following the above link.

I need an initial deposit of £300 to reserve your place. Please contact me on anna-henly@goingdigital.co.uk

Day 1Fly UK to Keflavik - own arrangements for transfers - overnight Hotel Cabin

Day 2Reykjavik - Borgarnes – Glanni – Hraunfossar – Deildatunguhver – overnight Hotel A

Day 3Budir – Snaefellsjokull – Arnarstapi & Hellnar – Djupalonssandur – Dritvik – Rif, Hellisandur & Olafsvik –overnight Hotel Bifrost

Day 4Hvammstang – Hunafjordur – Varmahlid – Akureyri – Overnight Sveinbjarnagerdi

Day 5Husavik – Asbyrgi – Tjornes - overnight Hotel Laxa

Day 6Lake Myvatn and surrounding area including a soak in the Myvatn Nature Baths – Lake Myvatn - overnight Hotel Laxa

Day 7Dettifoss – Námaskarð – Reydafjordur - Seyðisfjörður – overnight Hotel Blafell

Day 8Jokulsarlon – Eldhraun – Vik - overnight Hotel Dyrholaey

Day 9Vik – Reykjavik - overnight Hotel Cabin

Day 10Own arrangements for airport transfers - Fly to UK

These costs include just about EVERYTHING (except transfer to Reykjavik d/t different flight times), and you can get away without spending a single kronur on top of the trip price if you are on a strict budget (except a tip for the driver please!). The price includes Easyjet flights, accommodation in SINGLE rooms, full board including packed lunches, minibus and driver, and me!

Although these phototrips are not formal photography courses there is often time in the evening to review images on a laptop, discuss techniques, and ask questions in the field and on the minibus between locations! Ideally you will have done a "Part 1 - Get off Auto" course, a "Part 2 - Developing Skills" and maybe an "Introduction to Landscape" course so that you will really be able to consolidate your knowledge in Iceland, rather than start from scratch! And you will have learned a bit about what gear you will want to take! All the Going Digital regions offer these courses, although it would lovely to see you in Scotland beforehand and get to know you!

Anna’s tours are arranged with leading education travel  company: Discover the World Education, a fully bonded UK tour operator which provides its clients with 100% financial protection when travelling. International flights MUST be booked through Discover the World Education and customised extensions can be arranged on request.

Please contact Anna with your questions and to make a reservation. The prices are based on a maximum group size of 10, plus Anna Henly. This includes flight from the UK, full board, and minibus transport in Iceland. The accommodation this year will be in SINGLE rooms, with a discount available for anyone sharing. In the first instance a REFUNDABLE deposit of £300 (by BACS to Anna Henly) is required to book your place. Once the flights are released in March this will become NON-REFUNDABLE as the money will then be transferred to Discover the World to BOOK the flights, by which time we need to have our intrepid photographers gathered. Further installments and final balance due dates to be advised.