Lofoten Winter Aurora Photo Workshop

Lofoten, Norway  |  Jan 24th - Jan 31st 2025 (0)
from/per person  4,600
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Schedule

Dates: January 24 - 31st, 2025

Location: Lofoten, Norway

Available seats: 12/12

Difficulty level: Easy

Price: 4999 USD (based on double occupancy - single room supplement is 700 USD). 

Registration deposit: 1000 USD (full payment required 120 days prior to the tour).

Arrival: Harstad, January 24th - no later than 10:45am

Departure: Harstad, January 31st - at any suitable time

Included

  • Two/three professional photographer guides.
  • Ground transportation in spacious vans.
  • Accommodation for 8 days and 7 nights.
  • Welcome lunch.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Outdoor photography instruction.
  • Landscape photography masterclass.
  • Post-processing masterclass.
  • Exclusive discounts on photo equipment in our camera store, Stetinden Photo

Not Included

  • International flights to/from Norway.
  • Food, alcohol, snacks and beverages.
  • Travel insurance, visa.

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Description

Lofoten Winter Aurora Photo Workshop

Join this 8 day arctic adventure in Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. Highlights of the trip include winter 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.

Our basecamps for the entire duration of the tour will be close to Leknes and we will visit world class locations, and the likes of National Geographic, Lonely Planet and The Huffington Post have listed these very regions as one of the most scenic destinations on earth. One look outside your bedroom window, and you will understand why – incredible granite mountains rising straight out of the fjords, traditional fishermen cabins and the location just oozes of great Norwegian history.

If we are blessed with starry nights and clear skies, we will be able to capture the elusive and strikingly beautiful Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights as she dances seductively on the night skies.

Speaking of weather, Lofoten is notoriously unpredictable. Conditions and light changes constantly, so please be sure to read our “must-bring” clothing and gear lists provided by email upon registration.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Evenes
We meet up at Evenes (EVE), get settled in our spacious minivans and start our Arctic adventure. Whilst driving southwest towards the Lofoten islands, we will all get to know eachother 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 Arctic light and explore the before mentioned beaches, as well as Ballstad, Vareid, Myrland and Valberg.

Day 8 – Departure Evenes

After the breakfast, we will transport you to Evenes Airport (EVE) in due time for your flight home, with the wonderful memories and images.

GUIDED BY  IAN PLANT & KAH WAI LIN

 

Why Choose Us?

  • Legal and Professional Operations: Our photo tours in Norway are conducted within the bounds of the law. Our tours are conducted by a licensed Norwegian tour company, and all our drivers hold commercial driving permits. We are prioritizing safety and reliability throughout your journey.
  • Stellar Reputation: With a pristine 5-star rating on Google Reviews, our satisfied customers attest to the quality of our services. We consistently deliver exceptional experiences that leave a lasting impression.
  • World-Class Expertise: Led by some of the most renowned photographers globally, our team brings unparalleled skill and passion to every tour. With over ten years of experience organizing more than a hundred aurora photo workshops in Lofoten, we are unrivaled experts in the region. Our mission is to assist you in capturing the most outstanding images possible, providing guidance and support every step of the way.
  • Specialists in Light Chasing: With expertise in light chasing, we possess intimate knowledge of the best locations to visit regardless of weather or light conditions. Count on us to lead you to prime spots for capturing remarkable imagery.
  • Aurora Chasing Excellence: Our proficiency extends to aurora chasing, boasting an exceptionally high success rate in capturing the elusive aurora borealis. We leverage our expertise to ensure optimal photographic opportunities at the best locations.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there ?

The easiest way to get to the meeting point is via Oslo Gardermoen airport (OSL code). From there, you fly to Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport (EVE code). 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, thermal underwear, crampons and water resistant boots or even waders. 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 ?

Yes, it is very likely that we will experience snow and ice on this trip. January and February are prime winter months up in the north.

Will I see and photograph the Northern lights?

Most likely yes. There is no guarantee, but we expect to see and photograph the Northern Lights 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. 

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 camear 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 full on 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.