finland Photography tour

Discover the vast arctic wilderness of Finnish Lapland

Immerse yourself in the magic of Arctic Finland on this 7 day / 6 night photography tour & workshop of Finnish Lapland!

START / END POINT
Tromsø (TOS)

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner to Advanced

DURATION
6 Nights

GROUP SIZE
Maximum of 6

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate

7 Days, 6 Nights

Lapland Finland Photography Tour

Join award-winning photographer Tiina Törmänen and myself for an exclusive 7 days, 6 nights Finnish Lapland Photography Tour in February 2025, where you’ll embark on an immersive journey through the captivating landscapes of Finnish Lapland.

You will experience the mesmerising arctic desert, characterised by white, treeless dunes stretching endlessly to the horizon. The small village of Kilpisjärvi will appear as a distant speck in this vast, snowy wilderness, providing a surreal feeling of solitude. The arctic desert’s stark beauty is a photographer’s dream, offering unique challenges and rewards.

Throughout this Finland Photography Tour & Workshop, under the guidance of award-winning photographer Tiina Törmänen and myself, you’ll stay in comfortable accommodations and embark on photographic shoots during the magical hours of sunrise and sunset, capturing unforgettable images that will be cherished forever. Enjoy a perfect balance of guided photography sessions and free time for editing and relaxation, making this workshop a truly immersive and enriching experience

Lapland Finland Photography Tour

Don’t just take my word for it…

THE REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

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I just returned home from the most beautiful tour I have ever had. I joined Chasing Light Tours to Iceland and the whole tour was just incredible. It exceeded every expectation. Tyler makes you feel welcome from the moment you book your trip. His knowledge and guidance are outstanding and brings your photography to the next level. You will visit unique and breathtaking locations. His enthusiasm for photography really boost your inspiration and opens your eyes to see new things. I would highly recommend everyone to book a tour with Chasing Light tours, it will be a life changing experience. Thankyou for everything Tyler, looking forward to go on another tour in the future.

Diane Verberne March 22, 2024
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Chasing Light Tours really provides the opportunity for unforgettable photography tours, during which you can expand your photography skills while maintaining your own style. Learn to really see the landscape and the way natural light accentuates it, before positioning your camera. Watch as your colleagues develop their images and exchange ideas and settings. Experiment. Broaden your horizon. Create captivating images. All under the guidance of the kindest and brightest tour guide!

Nike Liscaljet March 10, 2024
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I recently took part in the Senja 2024 February Trip, and it was truly incredible. Not only were we blessed with incredible weather conditions, but Tyler's dedication was exceptional. He goes above and beyond to ensure his workshop exceeds expectations. Tyler is genuinely easygoing, and chatting with him about photography, or anything else for that matter, was an absolute pleasure. Thank you, Tyler. I look forward to crossing paths again someday! Best regards, Philipp

Franz Von Durst March 1, 2024
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My trip to Senja with Chasing Light Tours was fantastic, the locations were great and the guiding first class. A real shout out goes to the choice of accommodation - comfortable and convenient with photo locations right on our doorstep!

David White February 29, 2024

Trip Highlights

  • Focus on twilight, low sun and night
  • New moon, star nights 
  • Frozen lakes and waterfalls 
  • Polar pastel tones
  • Northern lights 
  • Trees of tundra
  • Mother of pearl clouds
  • Arctic desert 
  • Wanderer cabins and kotas

Schedule

From my experience of running over 30 photography tours, having a fixed daily itinerary is limiting your chances of going home with the best possible images.

We will work with the weather as much as possible and visit locations based on the best forecasted weather conditions. This ensures that we’re putting you in the right place at the right time.

Each morning will be on location 1 hour or so before sunrise, and each sunset we’ll be there until 1 hour after sunset.

The below will give you a rough idea of what the plan is.

Day 1 – Arrival Day

Pick-up from Tromsø around midday.

Transfer to Kilpisjärvi, check-in, welcome info and dinner. The northern lights watch begins after dinner.

Day 2 to 6 – The Adventure

The itinerary will always remain flexible, exploring the stunning landscapes of Lapland, Finland. Most locations are just a 1-hour drive or a 30-minute snowmobile sleigh ride away, ensuring easy access to breathtaking scenery. Daily plans are crafted the evening before, allowing us to optimise our photography sessions according to the unique conditions of each day.

In February, the days are much longer than in January. With the sun rising at approximately 8:30 am and setting at roughly 5:00 pm. After a day of photography, there’s time to unwind with an early dinner before heading back out around 19:00 to capture the mesmerising night sky. The Northern lights typically make their appearance around 9:00 pm, although during solar storms, auroral displays may begin as early as 5:00 pm and continue throughout the night.

The surroundings of Kilpisjärvi boast a network of wanderer huts, offering shelter during chilly nights. Waiting for the northern lights becomes even more delightful while savouring a hot drink in the warmth of a remote log cabin nestled in the snowy wilderness.

Day 7 – Departure Day

Breakfast, check-out from Kilpisjärvi & transfer to Tromsø. 

Goodbyes are never easy. I’ll be saying “see you later” with the hope that you’ll join me on another adventure soon. On this day, we’ll take you to the airport for your flights home.

Drop-offs back to the airport will be around midday. (This will be confirmed in good time depending on flights)

Your Guides

Photographer, Light Chaser, Aurora Guide, Web Dev, Biker, Daddy and I’ve got a very understanding girlfriend in no particular order.

Tiina is a Finnish photographer who transitioned from documentary-style portraits to landscape and nature photography after 2010. Known for soulful images, from boreal forests to arctic highlands.

What you’ll learn

On this trip Tiina and I are at your complete disposal to help and teach you everything we know about photography (if you want).

Here are a few of the key photography techniques that we can cover for you:

Composition & Light : Composition & light is everything in landscape photography. Learn more about the various techniques I use when composing a landscape photograph from the basics of rules of thirds, to symmetry to leading lines and much more.

Long Exposures: Learn how to use filters and take long exposures so you can create dramatic and interesting photographs.

Histogram: Learn how to read your histogram so that you’re exposing correctly and capturing maximum data with no clipping.

Low Light: Learn how to photograph the night sky or low light.

Panoramas: Learn how to shoot panoramas; both horizontal and vertical

Lightroom: Learn how I import, organise and edit a range of my photographs using Adobe Lightroom Classic

Photoshop: Learn how I finalise my images in Adobe Photoshop

Exporting: Learn how I export and sharpen my images for Social Media & Web

Inclusions

Included

Airport Transfers from Tromsø airport

Accommodation (Twin Rooms)

Transportation during the tour

Snowmobile Transport (Sleigh)

Entrance Fees

Photographic Guidance

Local English speaking guides

Not Included

Flight Tickets

Visa Fees (if applicable)

Meals / Snacks

Travel & Equipment Insurance

Good to Know

Packing List – A full packing list will be emailed after booking.

Accommodation: During your Finland Photography Tour, you’ll find comfort and relaxation at Saivaara Cottages, nestled in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Surrounded by the pristine beauty of the Arctic landscape, these cosy cottages offer a warm and inviting retreat after a day of capturing stunning images. With comfortable amenities and a tranquil atmosphere, Saivaara Cottages provide the perfect home base for your photography adventure. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings, unwind in the sauna, and rejuvenate for the next day’s exploration.

Flights – The meeting point for the tour will be midday at Tromsø (TOS) airport. The end point will be roughly 12pm back in Tromsø. We will all be in constant contact with each other leading up to the arrival day via our WhatsApp group.

Meeting Point: We’ll meet at Tromsø (TOS) around midday. After I’ve picked everyone up, we’ll me heading straight towards our accommodation with a stop at the supermarket to pick up some supplies for the days ahead.

Ending Point: Drop offs at the airport will be outside the terminal at Tromsø (TOS) at midday.

Hiking – Most of the locations are 100% accessible by minibus or snowmobile sleigh ride, however, you may be expected to walk 1-2 km with snowshoes in 20-40cm snow depths. This can be surprisingly tiring, and moving around with winter gear can be exhausting and a little sweaty. If you are in any doubt, please consult your doctor. You may also talk to one of our staff to check if the trip will be the right physical level for you. 

Self Catering – All my tours are based on self catering. We will visit the supermarket on the day we arrive and gather what’s needed for a few days so that we can bring packed lunches with us each day. We will revisit the supermarket a couple of times throughout the trip too.  There will be opportunities throughout the trip to visit cafes and the odd restaurant if we have time. But primarily, we will be eating as we go.

UK Mobile Network – If coming from the UK, your data roaming will work and come out of your data back home.

Finnish Lapland Photography Tours Dates & Prices

Prices quoted are per person. Secure your spot with only a 15% deposit for my incredible Finnish Lapland photography workshop and bring home breathtaking images that capture the essence of your unforgettable adventure. The remainder of the balance is due 8 weeks before the start date of the tour.

21st – 27th February 2025

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Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights

Price: £2450 PP (Twin Rooms)

Places Left: 3/6 Spots Left

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