Arctic Exposure: Capturing the Soul of the Arctic Through Photography

Arctic Exposure: Capturing the Soul of the Arctic Through Photography

Reykjavík, Iceland, 22.05.2024 – Arctic Exposure, a distinguished photo tour company founded in 2013, is celebrating its decade-long legacy of providing immersive photography workshops across the Arctic’s most breathtaking landscapes.

 Known for its unique blend of travel, education, and photography, Arctic Exposure offers enthusiasts and professionals the opportunity to capture the untouched beauty of the Arctic through their lenses.

“From the remote wilderness of the Highlands of Iceland to the dancing northern lights above, our workshops are designed to enhance your photography skills and truly connect you with the elemental beauty of the Arctic,” says Skarphéðinn Þráinsson, founder of Arctic Exposure, also affectionately known as Skarpi. 

Arctic Exposure’s most notable workshop, the Highlands of Iceland Drone Photo Workshop, is a prime example of this immersive approach. It brings photographers to one of the most otherworldly locations on Earth, where rugged volcanic landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and vast expanses of uninhabited terrain unfold in every direction. Participants find themselves amidst Iceland’s highlands’ raw, untamed beauty, where the ever-changing weather adds more drama to their photographic pursuits. 

“Our workshops go beyond photography; they are a journey into the heart of Arctic wilderness,” Skarpi adds. “We facilitate not just the capture of images, but the creation of memories that resonate with the dramatic landscapes and the vibrant stories they hold.”

The small group sizes of Arctic Exposure’s tours ensure personalized attention, enhancing both the learning experience and the cultural immersion. Accommodations are often in remote guesthouses and hotels, and meals focus on local ingredients. The company strives to blend comfort with adventure, providing a cozy backdrop to the day’s photographic pursuits.

This story is a part of the 100 Stories from Iceland.

About Arctic Exposure

Arctic Exposure is a premier provider of photography tours and workshops specializing in the Arctic regions of Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Canada, and the Faroe Islands. Founded by a former engineer turned professional photographer, Skarphéðinn Þráinsson, the company offers all-inclusive, educational travel experiences designed to enhance photographic skills in capturing the raw beauty of the Arctic. With a focus on small group sizes and local expertise, Arctic Exposure stands out for its commitment to responsible and enriching travel.

For more information about Arctic Exposure and upcoming photography workshops, please visit

Name: Skarphéðinn Þráinsson, Skarpi
Title: Founder and Head Guide
Company: Arctic Exposure
Phone: +354 6174550
Address: Skemmuvegur 12, 200 Kópavogur, Iceland