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Beyond The Blue
- ICELAND 2024

with Cig Harvey



October 5-12TH 


Iceland - road-trip

- A journey to find the balance between art and life with artist Cig Harvey. 


Join us on a roadtrip in Iceland with Cig Harvey in October 2024, where each day is a quest to seek balance in your artistic practice and creative life. We will drive the Ring Road and let the dramatic and shifting landscape ignite our creative impulses, stopping to photograph when inspired, or to just take in the magic of the land where fire and ice co-exists. We will see waterfalls, geysir, black beaches, glacier lagoons and more.


The journey is about balancing art and life. As a tool to find balance Cig used yoga in her daily routine, and will share simple easy yoga stretches and breathing techniques with the class, in addition to lead us in meditation, as a mind body compliment to this creative workshop journey. There will be generative writing exercises, brainstorming sessions, and feedback on the work you are creating. Our days will wrap or start with a visit to some of the most unique geothermal pools, spas and hot springs in Iceland.


We have chosen October as our month which will give us dark nights with the possibility of seing the northern lights. The weather will be the perfect contrast to heighten the experience of outdoor heated pools, natural hot springs, sauna and steams, in addition to giving us shifting light conditions to photograph in.


Cig will herself also make work on this journey, and participate in the Image Critic sessions as a fellow photographer. This will give you a unique insight into Cig’s work and creative process, as well as the opportunity to discuss her work, as it is unfolding. The critic sessions will be lead by NORDphotography’s founder Elisabeth N Aanes, who will be our facilitator on this journey.


This will be a roadtrip where each day will give opportunities to photograph, seek balance, and discuss the artistic process together with fellow creatives, where we will share work, be inspired by each other, and let all those components influence our work.



Our accommodation around the Ring-road will be 3-4 stars hotels along the way. We have booked single occupancy for all participants inc. breakfast.

SHARING ROOMS: If you are open to share a double/ twin room with a fellow participant your tuition will be reduced by 600 euro.  

Our journey starts in Reykjavik, where we have booked a hotel in the center. There is buss transfers, and taxi service form the airport to Reykjavik. 


We will travel as a group, with a maximum of 8 participants. For the most efficient, flexible, and budget friendly way of travel, we have rented cars for this group, planning for 4 participants in each car, with one being the primary driver, so be prepared to be asked to be one of the drivers, if you have a driving license. The cars are rented fully insured. The cost for each participant in a shared medium sized car, with 4 participants, fully insured comes to 500 Euro each. Gass in not included and will be shared among the participants in each car. 

PLANNING: we will open a hidden Facebook group for this class so participants can co-ordinate their travel plans, and start to connect before our journey. 

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Tuition: 4700 EURO

+ 500 EURO for shared Car rental

Price is based on single occupancy at our hotels. If you are open to share a double/ twin room with a fellow participant, the tuition will be reduced by 600 Euro.


  • Creative Journey with Cig Harvey

  • Wrap up dinner on the evening of the 11 TH

  • single accommodation at 3-4 Stars hotels inc. breakfast for 7 nights

  • shared car rental (included insurance)



  • admission to spas

  • gass, which will be shared between participants sharing the car

  • lunch and dinners

  • plane tickets

  • travel insurance

  • Transfers from airport to Reykjavik

Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within a few weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later than 90 days before our creative journey starts. All fees are to be paid in EURO. 

International students: we recommend paying via bank transfer. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount, and make sure this fee is not subtracted from the tuition fee payment.

You can also pay us via PayPal. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 6% of the amount paid, which will be added to the tuition.

If you have any questions about our Creative Journey in Iceland, feel free to e-mail us at


4700 EURO

+ 500 Euro car rental fee

Price is based on single occupancy at our hotels. If you are open to share a double/ twin room with a fellow participant, the tuition will be reduced by 600 Euro. (currency converter)

Deposit: 1000 EURO

See payment details in the workshop description.

Max: 8 participant


We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed on. The confirmation will happen no later than a month before the workshop start. 

We recommend everyone who travels to have a travel insurance. 

For our cancelation rules and withdrawal and refund policy, scroll to the end of the description and read the info in the blue banners.


Our creative journey starts on October 5TH with a welcome gathering at 7PM. Check in is from 3PM. 



The workshop wraps on the 12TH of October. Check out is at 11AM. 


You need to bring your camera, your laptop, and your usual photo-gear to this workshop. You are also advised to bring a notebook with you for writing assignments. 

Students are expected to bring a small portfolio (max 10 images) of their work (print or digital) to the class. 

In addition you should bring swimwear, clothes suitable for yoga, warm clothes, hiking shoes.



Cig Harvey is a British born artist and writer, who lives in Maine, USA, working in large-format color photography and poetry, whose practice seeks to find the magical in everyday life. She uses both images and language to explore sensory experiences and elevate the everyday. Rich in implied narrative, deeply rooted in the natural world, her work is devoted to the topic of what it is to feel. 


She has published many sold out books: You Look At Me Like An Emergency (Schilt Publishing, 2012); Gardening At Night (Schilt Publishing, 2015); You An Orchestra You A Bomb (Schilt Publishing, 2017); Blue Violet (Monacelli / Phaidon, 2021); and Eat Flowers (Two Ponds Press, 2021). Her next book will be published by Monacelli / Phaidon in 2025.


Cig is represented by Robert Mann Gallery (New York), Peter Fetterman Gallery, (Los Angeles), Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta), Robert Klein Gallery (Boston), Dowling Walsh Gallery (Maine), and Bildhalle (Switzerland & The Netherlands). She has exhibited worldwide including at Paris Photo, Art Miami, and AIPAD (New York) for the past twenty years. 


Cig had her first solo museum show at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway (2012), and a mid-career solo exhibition at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine, USA (2019).


She was awarded the Prix Virginia Laureate (2018), and the Maine in America Award by the Farnsworth Art Museum (2021). She was the JP Morgan Laureate at Paris Photo (2022).

In 2023, Eat Flowers, a documentary film about Cig by River Finlay, won Special Jury Prize at the Sante Fe International Film Festival for Documentary Short, the Audience Award at the Indy Shorts, the Festival Jury Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival, the Best Achievement in Filmmaking Award at the Alexandria Film Festival and the 2023 IDA (The International Documentary Association).

Withdrawal and refund policy: 


We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Enrolment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies:
Withdraw more than 125 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 2500,-. Withdraw 125 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition.

NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies.

Cancelation Rules:


We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.

For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. 

Instructor Replacement:


It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.

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