23 – 30 September 2019

From US$3499

Day 1: Evenes – Senja

Pick up at Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes (EVE). Drive north to the amazing Hamn i Senja, recently named one of the finest accommodations in Norway. Shoot aurora at Tungeneset, a world class location with amazing mountains surrounding the beautiful Fjord.

Day 2 – 4: Senja

You will spend these days exploring the island in full fall color explosion. Every Fjord on the west side of Senja is full of photographic treasures. Places like Mefjorden, Ersfjorden, Tungeneset, Bergsbotn and Gryllefjord are simply breathtaking. On day 4, we will start moving south to Sweden.

Day 5 – 6: Abisko

You will explore Abisko Canyon in full fall colors. The river piercing through a limestone canyon will be a great experience. Abisko is also maybe the safest spot in the world to shoot the aurora borealis. Due to meteorology reasons there is a so-called blue hole over Abisko. This means they have more than 80% chance of clear skies. You will shoot the aurora above the Abisko River. On day 6 we will be driving back to Norway.

Day 7: Stetind

The last 2 nights will be spent at Evenes Hotel close to the airport. The whole day 6 will be spent in the area around Norways National Peak – Stetinden. This area includes the mighty Efjorden with its characteristic mountains. Since this is a long drive (Stetinden is 2,5 hrs from Evenes), we aim to use the whole day 7 exploring the area towards Stetinden. Skjomen and Ofotfjorden are very impressive. We will also visit Lake Skoddebergvannet in fall colors. It’s a location of world class!

Day 8: 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

Total Price

US$3499 per person double occupancy.
US$800 extra for single occupancy.

Group Size

Minimum 6 participants
Maximum 12 participants

Full Payment

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.

Included

  • 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.

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Norway
  • Food, alcohol, snacks and beverages
  • Travel insurance

Disclaimer

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

How do I get there ?

The easiest way to get to the meeting point is via Oslo Gardermoen airport (OSL). From there, you fly to Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport (EVE). Domestic flights in Norway can be purchased from www.sas.no, www.norwegian.no

What level of photography is required ?

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.

What should I bring ?

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.

Will I experience snow or ice ?

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.

Will I see and photograph the Northern lights?

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.

What kind of weather can I expect ?

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.

What camera gear should I bring ?

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.

What is the itinerary going to be like ?

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.