16 – 23 September 2019
Join this 8 day arctic adventure in Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway.
Highlights of the trip include autumnal landscapes, jagged mountains, grand vistas, colorful fjords and the chance of experiencing the greatest show on earth, the Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights.
The Lofoten Islands are located at the 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway. This archipelago consists of seven principal islands and the area of land covers about 1,227 / 474 square miles, with a total of only 24,000 inhabitants. The natural beauty of this incredible landscape offers will present us with the possibility of exploring colorful fjords, jagged mountain peaks, unique beaches and the world-renowned Arctic light.
During the tours, our main focus will be on capturing the elusive but strikingly beautiful Aurora Borealis a.k.a. Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis is visible, weather permitting, in Lofoten from September to April. No tour to Lofoten would be complete without bringing home images (and experiencing) the greatest magic show on Earth.
Day 1: Arrival – Evenes
We meet up at Evenes Airport (EVE), get settled in our spacious minivans and start our adventure. Whilst driving southwest towards the Lofoten islands, we will all get to know each other and discuss our itinerary and the exciting days ahead. If weather and time permits it, we’ll shoot sunset and Aurora Borealis as soon as arriving at our basecamp.
Day 2-4: Reine
Our minivans leave the basecamp bright and early and we will explore the historic village of Reine, quite possibly Lofoten’s most prized jewel. We will photograph all the iconic viewpoints, traditional fisherman cabins, jagged granite mountains, colorful fjords and lots more. The surrounding area and islands are extremely picturesque and we will spend the entire days exploring new angles and perspectives. Highlights include locations such as Flakstad (Skagsanden), Fredvang, Nusfjord, Å, Ramberg, Selfjord and more.
Day 5-7: Leknes
This area is real close to all the world renowned beaches such as Utakleiv, Haukland, Unstad and Vik. All of which are ideal in regards to Auroral activity. We will be chasing the unique autumn color and explore the before mentioned beaches, as well as Ballstad, Vareid, Myrland and Valberg. We will be driving back to Evenes in the day 7.
Day 8: Departure – Evenes
After finishing breakfast at the hotel, we will transport you to Evenes Airport (EVE) in due time for your flight home.
Workshop Full Details
US$3499 per person double occupancy.
US$800 extra for single occupancy.
Minimum 6 participants
Maximum 12 participants
120 days prior to the workshop’s starting date
After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.
- Two professional photographer guides.
- Indoor and outdoor photography instruction.
- Transportation to and from airport.
- Ground transportation in spacious minivans.
- Accommodation for 8 days and 7 nights.
- Flights to/from Norway
- Food, alcohol, snacks and beverages
- Travel insurance
The tour is always dependent on weather, as the Arctic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. When it comes to the Northern Lights, while they are most likely to be seen between September and April, there is no guarantee that they will appear on a given day. There is however always plenty to see and do if conditions do not favor any part of our original plan.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you cancel and the workshop greater than 120 days from the start date of the workshop, and the seats does not fill, we will refund you the full amount you have paid, minus a $300 service charge.
If you cancel and the workshop within 120 days or less from the start date of the workshop, and the seats does not fill, the fee is non-refundable.
Frequently Asked Questions
All of ours tours, workshops and masterclasses are open to beginners as well as professionals. Our only criteria is that you have a great passion for photography, and have the energy and motivation to be on the go every day and night.
Since we are exploring the high arctic and northern Norway archipelago’s, you have to be well equipped for all kinds of dramatic weather including rainfall. Bring comfortable, warm and waterproof outer layers such as Gore-tex and thin insulation. A complete list of recommended clothes as well as camera gear will be provided upon registration. We don’t have clothes or shoes available for renting.
No. The winter months in northern Norway are known to generate a great amount of snowfall, but in September its too early for that. You will get explosive fall colors though.
Yes, most likely. September is one of the best times to photograph the Northern Lights and we will do our best to make sure you capture it on this trip.
The weather and climate in northern Norway is renowned for being extremely unpredictable because of it’s many local weather systems. This means conditions can change within minutes and kilometres, also resulting in very dramatic light and photographic opportunities. Lofoten has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at a similar latitude, such as Greenland and Alaska. This is due to the temperature of the water of the Gulfstream. The coastal climate results in mild winters and cool summer temperatures. Traditionally, January and February are the coldest months with an average temperature of -1 degrees Celsius. In September however, the average temperatures are approx. 10-15 degrees Celsius.
At the very least, bring your own camera, lenses, tripod and a laptop. A detailed list of recommendations will be provided upon registration. If you are considering upgrading or investing in new camera gear prior to the trip, feel free to ask us for advice.
We don’t operate with a fixed itinerary on any of our workshops. It’s a photography tour/workshop, so the activities are planned around sunrise, sunset and night photography excursions. The whole archipelago is packed with locations, so the weather and light conditions will decide where we will go. That being said though, we have a list of locations we will visit throughout the week, but we don’t know which day or time of day we will visit that specific location.