Dates: July 22nd- July 28th 2019
Location: Northern Norway
Available seats: 0/6
Difficulty level: Medium
Price: 1990 EURO
Registration deposit: 500 EURO (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).
Arrival: Harstad (EVE) , July 22nd - no later than 11 am
Departure: Harstad (EVE), July 28th - at any time after noon
Included: Professional photo guides, all tuition, dry freezed field meals and transportation.
Not included: Any travel services required arriving and departing at and from the starting location in Harstad (EVE) airport. Any private insurances, taxes, levies, immigration, duty and visa fees where applicable. Any personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, souvenirs and travel insurance.
Norway Summits – A best of hiking adventure!
Join professional photographer Arild Heitmann on a unique 7 day adventure through the finest mountain areas of Northern Norway. This is a unique opportunity to explore the most spectacular mountain areas of Northern Norway. This trip is unique in the sense that it will take place over a large area, from Lofoten to Senja and the mighty Stetinden area. We will simply do the very best hikes possible based on weather and local conditions.
There is no set itinerary. Instead we will pick the best summits and viewpoints based on local variations and weather. We might do an obscure peak in Lofoten, we might do a couple of crazy summits in Senja or Lyngen Alps. Or we might climb up towards the mighty national peak Stetinden.
If you want to return with unique shots and an experience of a lifetime, then this is the trip for you.
GUIDED BY ARILD HEITMANN
Day 1 – arrival
Your airport of choice should Harstad Narvik Airport, Evenes. We will begin the trip with going to Arilds own outdoor heaven, Discover Sport, a 10 minute drive from Evenes. Here those who are in need for mountain gear can make every needed adjustments.
After this we will start our adventure and drive towards our first basecamp.
Day 2 to 6
Each day we will camp on new locations, doing the finest hikes Northern Norway has to offer. There is no fixed itinerary for this trip. We aim to do at least 3 high summits in addition to some incredible viewpoints. Our targets range from Lofoten, Vesterålen, Misty Mountains, Senja, Lyngen and Efjorden (Stetind area). The summits will be rarely photographed giants offering particularly epic views.
If the weather is bad for a day or two we will camp on lower ground and either do hikes in to the mountains from there, or photograph seascapes and low landscapes. The options are endless.
If you’re an advanced photographer you will also benefit from this tour, since it will give you access to a unique and wild area. Whatever your ability level we are able to provide the tuition or independence that you require. This will in no way be like large group workshops where you don’t receive the individual attention necessary to progress your photography. The long hours we spend together hiking make this a really immersive experience.
A full equipment list will be provided upon registration. We will provide cooking kits and mountain tents. You will need to provide the remainder of the kit yourself. The Equipment we provide is mountain tents from MSR, Fjallraven and Helsport. You can ofcourse choose to bring your own tent.
You will be expected to carry all of your own kit, including the tent.
We will provide basic food for the trip. This will be Drytech high quality freeze dried food in portion packages. We set up food bags for every day that have enough calories to keep you going throughout the entire trip. There will also be a surprise or two in this regard.
Fitness & weather
This trip requires a certain of fitness. Although there is no actual climbing and no technical routes, the distances and amount of ascent on certain stages can be a challenge for the uninitiated. However it is considered to be moderate hiking that are suitable for most who has done some hiking in the past. If in doubt please contact us. If you have any ongoing injuries (knee, ankle etc) this route is not suitable.
Late July is normally a great time to hike in Northern Norway. It is the end of midnight sun season and the light can only be described as pure magic. We hope for excellent weather and great light, but in the mountains everything is unstable. The only thing certain is that nothing is certain. We will continue to hike in most weather, it will still be fun! If we get clouded in by low clouds there is no point in staying up in the mountains. We then have the option to make a group decision to camp on lower ground or even book a fishermans cabin if the weather gets really bad.