7-Day Photography Course in the Arctic Viewpoint
Learn how to capture incredible shots in Senja, Lyngen and Abisko
This 7-day, once a year, photography adventure takes you to some of the greatest places to take photos in Northern Scandinavia. You will be visiting Senja and Lyngen in Norway and Abisko in Sweden. Expect to see frozen gorges, winter landscapes and of course the greatest show on earth: the Northern Lights.
On this adventure, you will be accompanied by great local photography experts. Stian Klo and Arild Heitmann are both award-winning Norwegian landscape photographers. They will guide and help take those perfect shots of the arctic landscape. Their local knowledge of these areas will make sure you see all the great spots. This adventure is limited to 10 people so you will have plenty of time with the guides.
- Destination Senja
- Season November–November
- Departures November 2 - 9th 2018
- Difficulty Easy
- Audience Beginners to professionals
Book with Lofoten Tours
All ages: EUR 2790
What You’ll Do
The base camp for the first two days will be in the world-renowned Lyngen Alps in the far north. You will explore less visited fjords and valleys and focus on documenting the golden arctic light. The region feature ice plastered peaks as picturesque as any range in the world. Massive daggers that rise boldly into the sky. Just google them, but bring grab a towel, you will drool. This trip coincides with early winter, the moon phases for dramatic night shooting, and hopefully some great displays of the Aurora. Sunrise and sunsets in early winter are only 5-6 hours apart. Sunrise around 8.30am and sunset around 2 pm. This is comfortable for resting in between shoots., but mostly it means you will have incredible arctic light for 6-7 hours straight. This arctic light has to be seen. Pink hues and tones like no other place on earth. Set in a winter wonderland this will be mindblowing.
The second leg of the tour (day 3-5) is Senja islands in Northern Norway. Senja is perhaps Lofoten’s less famous “brother”, but rest assured – it’s just as strikingly beautiful. The landscape is wild and almost untouched, and the light in this period of the year can be extraordinary. Highlights include fjords and jagged granite mountains with lots of seascape opportunities, the Northern Lights and tons more. Photo opportunities are lurking around every corner.
The next two days you will be exploring the wild Abisko, Sweden. This is a world-class location, and several global media houses have listed this tiny village as one of the prime spots for auroral activity. One look outside your bedroom window and you will understand why – vast landscape and frozen lakes, waterfalls, gorges and complete winter wonderland. With starry nights and clear skies, you will be able to capture the elusive and strikingly beautiful Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights as she dances seductively in the night skies. On the 9th the tour will head and stay overnight at a hotel closer to the airport, which makes logistics on departure day a lot easier.
Two professional photo guides, all tuition, individual post-processing sessions, transportation and accommodation in traditional cabins and sea lodges.
What to Bring
- 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.
- All meals and any personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, souvenirs and travel insurance.
- Warm and waterproof clothes
- Water-resistant boots
- Camera, lenses
The price is based on double occupancy - single room supplement is 500 EURO extra. Registration deposit of 500 EURO (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).
You will need to be in Harstad no later than 1045 on the 2nd of November 2018. The easiest option for getting to Harstad is to fly into Harstad/Narvik Evenes Airport(EVE). Domestic flights can be purchased from sas.no or norwegian.com.
Further notice about you meeting point in Harstad will be provided to you once you book this tour.