Painting Holiday in Borgarfjordur

Want to stay in the beautiful nature of Borgarfjordur and paint.

We offer this package, painting holiday in South Iceland and much more. Please contact us and we can customize this tour according to your request or tailor make another one to fulfil your interest.

The beautiful area of Borgarfjordur will welcome you in its beautiful autumn custom 16th to 22nd September 2019. Each day will bring you a new sight as the nature is constantly changing.

Our artist Asgeir Jon Asgeirsson is a professional painter and experienced tutor who will share its knowledge and experience helping guests to look and interpret what they see in a deeper more meaningful way.

Suitable for all levels, this is a great opportunity to capture Icelandic nature at its best and create beautiful images. You will get the best out of your painting and sketching abilities among getting inside into the local life and local food. With a mix of instruction and workshop you can do as much or as little of painting and drawing as you wish. The area is filled with possibilities so if you don’t want to paint you can investigate what the neighbourhood has to offer. Golf courses, hiking opportunities and beautiful waterfall is only an example of what you can do.

The itinerary is for guidance only and is subject to change depending on the weather and group’s needs and wishes:

Day 1- 16th Sept. – Welcome to Iceland
Bus transfer to hotel. Rest of the day on own. For privat transfer please make a special request.

Day 2 – 17th Sept. – Reykjavik
Reykjavik city tour with visit to museums with guidance. Lunch this day will be in one restaurant located in one of the museums we will visit. Transfer to your hotel in Borgarfjordur. In the evening you will have welcome dinner and a chance to talk about your level of experience with your tutor.

Day 3 – 18th Sept. – Borgarfjordur
After breakfast you will start with a tutored session before starting to paint or sketch. After lunch there is time to relax, walk and sketch or paint of your own choice. Dinner in the evening.

Day 4 – 19th Sept. – Borgarfjordur
After breakfast you will start with a tutored session before starting to paint or sketch. After lunch you can go horse back riding if you are interested. Dinner in the evening.

Day 5 – 20th Sept. – Borgarfjordur
After breakfast you will start with a tutored session before starting to paint or sketch. In the afternoon you will go beer tasting in the neighbourhood of your location. Dinner in the evening.

Day 6 – 21st Sept. – Borgarfjordur
After breakfast you will start with a tutored session before starting to paint or sketch. After lunch there is time to relax, walk and sketch or paint of your own choice. Farwell dinner in the evening.

Day 7 – 22nd Sept. – Reykjavik – Departure
After breakfast you will drive to Reykjavik and straight to the airport or check in to your hotel if you are not leaving this day.

During your stay you will visit several beautiful and interesting places in the neighboorhoud for both material seaking and just for visits.

Places of interest in the neighboorhoud:
• Deildartunguhver – Krauma
• Reykholt
• Hraunfossar/Barnafoss
• Husafell
• Erpsstadir
• Olafsdalur
• Hvammstangi – seals
• Borgarvirki
• Hvitserkur

This list is for guidance only. We will not visit all the places on the list. It will depend on weather, time and interest of the group.

Our tutor Asgeir Jon Asgeirsson – Painter, Illustrator, Art director.

2015 – Present  Lead the CCP art team through big changes in the graphics of EVE Online in cooperation with outsourcing companies in china, Mentored junior artists and and was responsible of keeping up the high standards of EVE Online. In This period EVE Online kept getting recognition and rewards and was finally offered a permanent place along with 14 other games in in The Museum Of Modern Art (M0MA).
Solid Clouds — Art Director / Lead Artist
Responsible for designing and art directing the world of Starborne (4x MMO-RTS game).

1999 – 2007  CCP — Lead Concept Artist

2007 – 2015  Designed majority of the content for the award winning MMO EVE Online CCP —Art Director

1997 – 1998   MHÍ / Hogeschool Voor de Kunsten Utrecht. Additional year in MHÍ/Erasmus program

1993 – 1997 MHÍ ( Now LHÍ )— BA Fine Art/Painting

2016  VÆTTIR (Spirits) — Sjávarklasinn
2002  NEO NAIVE — Gallerý Skuggi
1998  Málverk í 4D (Paintings in 4D) — Ráðhúskaffi

– Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced artists
– Minimum age 18 (under 18’s may be considered with an accompanying adult, please ask)
– The course is focused on painting and drawing using Acrylics, Charcoal, Mixed media, Pastels, Pencil, Pens and Watercolours
– Group size is a maximum of 15

Tour duration

– This tour is 6 nights/7 days
– For those travelling back with a morning flight or if you wish to stay for extra nights, please indicate in your reservation.

What will I learn?
At the start of your course the group will meet the tutor and discuss your own personal goals and aims for the course
– If you have some painting experience your tutor will help you to develop your existing painting and drawing skills as well as giving you useful tips to help you develop new skills and techniques
– If you are a complete beginner your tutor will help you with the basics and will set you off on a path to developing your own artist personality.
– Observational drawing is an important part of all the courses
– Your tutor will be on hand to advise you on light, space, lines, balance, weight, saturation, tone, shine and colour, aspects of abstraction
– You’ll also learn how to eliminate creative blocks and draw out your unique painting style

Art materials and what to bring
Art boards, easels, sketching stools, tables, basic art materials including a sketchbook and A1 and A2 paper are provided.
– A materials list will be provided.

Included in the package:

  • Accommodation: First night in 3 + – 4* hotel in Reykjavik. 5 nights in Hotel Bifrost in Borgarfjordur. Hotel Bifrost is located in a small university campus. Hotel Bifrost is a cosy hotel at a very beautiful and scenic location at the heart of Borgarfjordur in Iceland. You can choose between double single and even triple room which all comes with privat facilities. All tutoral sessions are inside the hotel in one of the meeting rooms. We might go out to paint or sketch in the beautiful nature if/when weather allows. Breakfast is included during the whole time.
  • Meals
    – All meals are included except on day 1, 7 and 8.

     – Breakfast is included on day 7.

  • Excursions

     – Art museums in Reykjavik

     – Beer tasting.

Not included:

    – Horse back riding

    – Drinks


Double room EUR 3.350 / USD 3.800

Single room EUR 3.850 / USD 4.350

For more information and to book please contact us info@reykjavikculturetravel.is.