Volcanic Landscapes of Lanzarote Islas Canarias – Winter Reteat

Destination Summary

In 2012 I made my first visit to the Canary Islands after being shown a book of landscapes by a local photographer.  Shortly after my first arrival I was imersed  into the volcanic landscapes and dramatic seascape vistas and  I was totally blown away by  both the  drama and beauty of these islands.

Since then I’ve been back to the Canaries around a thirteen times and photographed all the seven main Islands. There’s now a recognised eighth !  Little La Graciosa of the northern tip of Lanzerote which will form part of this trip’s itinerary.

So with a host of dramatic locations, colour, culture  and warm sunshine in the winter months, it makes for the ideal photography retreat.

Lanzerote has some of the most wildly volcanic looking landscapes of all the Canary Islands. Timanfaya National Park’s is home  to the most dramatic concentration of these, although the whole island seems to evoke a feeling of a no-so long ago  volcanic activity. Even still, the vines which grow  in the seemingly dry, black soil still manage to produce the  famous  Malvasía grape sit in little stone circles to protect them from the elements in  the wine region of La Geria.

We’ll explore the back roads of the wine country and pay a visit to one of the little bodegas that dot the landscape here.

Along its rugged coast, whitewashed villas, red cliffs, azure blue natural pools and pristine golden and black sand beaches stretch out into the Atlantic.

Moonscape vistas, volcanoes, lone palms against setting suns, rolling surf, caves and the legacy of César Manrique all combine to create a unique set of locations to photograph explore.

Cesar Enrique is a legend in Lanzerote and her famous son was a renowned artist, sculptor and nature activist that has a lasting legacy on the Island. We’ll visit his gallery and volcano home that has a variety of works including sketches from of Picasso and Miro.

The little island of La Graciosa is an idyllic retreat with a little settlement of Caleta del Sebo and we’ll spend a night here to take in a sunset on one of its pristine beaches and turquoise bays.

Forget the tourist meccas of the south this trip cuts deep into the empty coves , landscapes and quiet villages of one of the most volcanic of the Canary Islands.


Meet up point – Arrecife  the islands little capital at 16:00 on the 6th February. Just a short ride from the airport.

End point time 16:00 on the 11th February at the airport or capital Arrecife.


You may wish to extend your trip if so I can provide information and recommend locations etc.

More info to follow

Volcanic Landscapes Winter Retreat
Lanzarote, Islas Canarias.
February 6th - 11th 2023 - 5 nights / over 6 days TBC
Places available: 4 places available
Trip fee: £1695.00
Deposit £200.00


  • 5 nights single occupancy accommodation with breakfast.
  • Transport to locations and guiding.
  • Fully researched photo location itinerary
  • Practical field tuition and guidance
  • Dawn and dusk sessions
  • Museum entry fee
  • Lightstalker Adventures limited edition cap
  • Drop off in Arrecife or Airport on the 11th

Not Included

  • Flights to or from Lanzerote
  • Transfers to Arrecife
  • Lunches or evening meal
  • Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance for this trip.

Lightstalker Highlights

  • Malpais de La Corona
  • Punta Mujeres
  • Famara beach
  • Isla Graciosa
  • Haria
  • Wine country around La Geria
  • El Golfo
  • La Santa - and its surf breaks
  • El Cuervo volcano from Montana negro
  • Parque National Timanfaya *
As always, this Canary Island trip didn’t disappoint! Put aside your thoughts of timeshare apartments and beer swilling beach go-ers, this trip takes in all the beauty that this volcanic island has to offer…glorious food and perfect post winter weather. Glen has researched to his normal high standards to put together a trip full of variety - with just the right amount of time spent travelling vs time on location. J Packham Volcanic Landscapes 2022