Join us on a creative adventure as we travel to Iceland to explore the hauntingly beautiful land of fire and ice. We'll travel through the mossy lava fields, hike to hidden waterfalls, and black beaches covered in bones. We’ll visit little sea-side villages where we’ll taste the local bakery, watch baby horses frolic, and scout for the shapes of trolls in the shadows of the shale mountains, and much more!
PROGRAM: LOCATION TBA
* We pride ourselves on finding the most incredible spots off the beaten path. Like our ICELAND RESIDENCY PROGRAM, we keep our location a secret until our teams are established! We have had the pleasure of hosting programs in the South East, South, West Fjords, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the North and North East to name a few! Each program is different and participants will be notified upon registration of our final location!
Our five-day / six-night journey will challenge creatives to explore, expand, and express themselves amongst the local Icelandic culture, epic natural landscape, and creativity-packed adventures.
• Learn about the local flora and fauna of Iceland and their traditional importance
• Explore wildflower-carpeted valleys and hike to secluded waterfalls
• Taste-test local sweets at a little village bakery
• Wander the expansive basalt beaches and look for sea-side treasures
• Learn about the different ancient Icelandic magical staves and medicinal teas of the area
• Swim at the local hot-springs and learn about the importance of geothermal energy in Iceland
• Learn about the mythology and folklore surrounding the Huldúfolk (hidden people)
• Visit quirky local museums filled with wild collections of treasures and trinkets
• Sketch and hike over a variety of terrain and spend time taking in Iceland’s 360 degree panoramic views
• Enjoy the colors of the midnight sun during an evening adventure
• Learn the importance of Icelandic wool (and the sheep that roam the countryside) and learn to crochet
• Visit an Icelandic horse farm and see foals frolicking with their playmates
• And get inspired by the incredible beauty of the mossy landscape via plenty of hikes, walks, and wanders
AND OF COURSE... Plenty of time for creative conversation, sketching the gorgeous surroundings, and tons of LGAL led activities!
This program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis based on the order that applications are received. If you are interested in joining with a partner or friend, please be sure to mention their name in the application form! Thank you!
Join us on an unforgettable adventure as we explore the vastness of Iceland’s incredible haunting beauty amongst a team of individuals looking to explore, learn, and create with alongside one another!
The Light Grey Adventure Programs are all about traveling to incredible spaces with like-minded people who want to take in culture, arts, history, and gorgeous natural spaces with their sketchbooks in hand! Whether you are an experienced traveler or someone just venturing out for the first time, we have everything set up so you can just relax and go!
LEADING UP TO THE JOURNEY:
Well before you leave the comfort of your home, the Light Grey staff will contact each person to coordinate arrival times and our rendezvous in Iceland. Each participant will receive all of the information they'll need to pack, prepare, and get excited about our journey, along with a welcome email introducing you to your teammates.
***Notice! Traveling before / after the journey!
If you are interested in continuing the adventure after your time with us, we recommend adding days AFTER your trip with Light Grey Art Lab, if possible! That way, you’ll be familiar with spaces we’re visiting and can adjust accordingly!
Please note that we take into consideration weather, seasonality of the program, and anything else that may disrupt enjoyment of the highlights during the trip and will adjust our schedule where needed in order to provide the best experience to all travelers!
OUR ICELAND ART CAMP PROGRAMS INCORPORATE A VARIETY OF SITE VISITS, CREATIVE PROGRAMMING, LIGHT GREY ART LAB STAFF-LED WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES, AND A HEALTHY DOSE OF SPONTANEITY.
Iceland’s unique landscape allows us to make the most out of the nooks and crannies of the spaces we visit. We make a point to create programing that is not only unique to each visit, but exceptionally varied. Our site visits will include a wide variety of ecologically specific spaces, wide-open vistas, secluded areas with very special significance, and visits to the local museums, shops, and areas of past and current cultural significance. As each session is unique, we do not provide a detailed day-by-day itinerary for our program, however; we do guarantee plenty of wild spaces, waterfalls, sketch-hikes through epic spaces, and tons of time to create work, learn, and explore with a group of incredible creatives.
The Light Grey Art Lab team is celebrating our 7th year of programming in Iceland, and we’ve created the ART CAMP itinerary to reflect a new set of priorities, such as more time out in the field creating, more great context for the historical, cultural, and natural significance of the spaces we visit, creative challenges and workshops, and more fun surprises than ever.
The Light Grey Art Lab staff will be curating this special program based on a variety of environmental factors, weather, and accessibility. Participants interested in having a thorough adventure should apply!
ABOUT LIGHT GREY ART CAMPS:
The Light Grey Art Camps are designed to be fun, full of inspiring adventures & creative challenges including fun creative discussions and activities, and a chance for us to see incredible spaces together and learn from each other!
This adventure is perfect for people looking to connect with other creatives over a unique and intimate experience where we'll step out of our comfort zones and have a great time getting to know one another! For more information about Light Grey's other programs, send us a note at email@example.com.
Light Grey Art Camp ICELAND: International Culture Tour (5Days / 6Nights) $1750
The base price includes lodging, meals, mandatory entry fees to all attractions, guided tours and lectures by experts, museums, and events that are part of the core program.
We offer payment plans where requested and would be happy help set one up for individuals interested in breaking up the program cost. Upon confirmation of your position in the program, we will reach out to assist you!
LODGING & OUR HOME:
Our Art Camps are for individuals looking for an intimate, camp-like atmosphere!
We offer dormitory-style sleeping accommodations with roommates. We have coordinated an assortment of sleeping options, and couples are encouraged to apply together in order for us to assign the most comfortable sleeping arrangements for all. Our trips are planned with budget in mind and we do our best to keep the cost down by choosing spaces & places that allow us to share resources on our journey!
This program includes all meals. We offer family-style meals for breakfast and dinner, and bag lunches for our adventures on the go. We will do our best to accommodate participants dietary restrictions, but be aware the Icelandic diet may vary from your usual fare, so please let us know if you have any severe allergies and we can try our best to assist.
This is a moderate-to-high activity level trip that includes a lot of time spent on foot. We will be walking a great deal, so please be aware when planning for the journey. Participants should be ready to explore on foot and a spend a large amount of time outdoors. The average temperature in Iceland at this time of the year is 55-70 degrees Fahrenheit, and cooler weather in the evening is common. We always plan for all types of weather, and will provide a packing list to participants in advance of the trip.
Flights are not included in the price of this program as people may be joining us from all over the country or beyond!
We encourage people to look into flights to Keflavik International Airport (if our rendezvous location is further into the countryside, we can provide information on how to best travel from the Keflavik airport. Anyone wishing to spend more time in the area may also request information on other fun things to see while your'e in town, or recommendations on how to extend your trip!
This Art Camp International Culture Tour is 21+.
Positions are first-come, first-served. Please feel free to fill out the application form and upon receiving your application, we will contact you within a day or so to confirm your spot.
Payments will be due upon receipt, and your position in the program will be confirmed as soon as payment is received.
** Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, so please feel free to ask any questions you may have and we will gladly help! We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance for your travels.
If you have any questions about the experience, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Photos taken by Lindsay Nohl, at locations that all appear on this Light Grey Art Camp International trip.