IMAGE: LOFOTEN, WINTER 2020

Lofoten Photography Tour

17th – 24th October 2022 | 23rd – 30th January 2023 | 16th – 23rd February 2023

1650

LODGING
1x Self Catering House

DATE(S)
Multiple Dates

DURATION
7 Nights

GROUP SIZE
Maximum of 5

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate

8 Days, 7 Nights

7 Nights Lofoten Islands Winter Photo Tour

Join me for an incredible Lofoten Photography Tour in either October 2022, January 2023 or February 2023 as we explore the Lofoten Islands; land of Arctic Light, The Northern Lights and amazing fjords. During this group, one-on-one workshop we will also explore stunning remote fjords and quaint traditional villages.

This trip includes everything except your flights and food. Once you arrive, I’ll look after you, airport transfers, transport during the tour, accommodation, guiding, and all tuition.

Please note: Direct flights from Oslo (OSL) to Leknes (LKN) have not yet been released.

Multiple Dates Available!

1650

17th – 24th Oct 2022

23rd – 30th Jan 2023

16th – 23rd Feb 2023

Introduction

This Lofoten Photography Tour has been planned with photographer right in the centre. Located within the Arctic Circle, Lofoten Islands boasts fantastic photography opportunities. The low lying sun casts a beautiful golden light all day long, while ice and snow combine with the other elements to create otherworldly, almost alien landscapes. Best of all we’ll be chasing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) at night!

This Lofoten Photography Tour includes a visit to the traditional fishing village of Nusfjord, where you can photograph colourful wooden cabins and roughly hewn outdoor racks for drying cod. We will stroll the beaches of Storsandnes and Rambergstranda, which rival tropical destinations with their clean waters and fine, white sands. We will capture the colonies of seagulls perched on rugged cliffs, which tumble down to the sea from snow-capped fjords. And at nightfall if we’re lucky, we will witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles – the breath-taking aurora borealis.

Although this is a group tour, I will spend plenty of one-on-one time with you. Depending on your experience level, we will delve deeper into advanced topics like metering and post-processing and I’ll explain everything without mind boggling technical jargon.

It’s time you unleash your creativity while experiencing Norway like the Vikings!

Your Guide

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

Gallery

Itinerary

There is no fixed daily itinerary on my Lofoten Photography Tour. I like to work with the weather as much as possible and visit locations based on the current weather conditions. I want to maximise our chances of going home with great images!

Each day we will be on location before sunrise and shooting all day until after sunset.

The tour starts from Leknes (LKN), Norway.  When looking at flights, please arrive no later than 5PM on arrival day. If your flight arrives after this, drop me a message and I will help you as best I can.

If you are travelling the day before, just let me know so I can arrange to collect you.

Day 1 – Arrival Day

This is the arrival day, I’ll be collecting everyone from the airport and we’ll be getting settled into our accommodation for the next week. We’ll run over the “plan” again for the week and head out in the evening for a group meal before retiring before our early start the next morning.

Day 2 to 7 – The Adventure

This is where the real adventure begins.

Over the next 6 full days we will be photographing at every opportunity we can get. We’ll be getting up early every morning (regardless of weather) to be on location 1 hour before sunrise, after each sunrise shoot we’ll head for breakfast before heading to our next location.

Each sunset location, we’ll be there roughly 2 hours before so that we can each scope out our sunset composition.

On the final evening, we’ll head out for our final meal together where we can look back on our amazing week together.

Day 8 – Departure Day

Goodbyes are forever, I’ll be saying see you later as I hope you’ll join me on another adventure. We’ll head to the airport where everyone can catch their flights home.

Please note: Direct flights from Oslo (OSL) to Leknes (LKN) have not yet been released. I will email once they have been released so you can book.

Places we’ll visit

  • Uttakleiv
  • Rambergstranda
  • The Horn
  • Flakstad Church
  • Nusfjord
  • Sakrisoya
  • Hamnoy
  • Storsandnes
  • Myrland
  • Skagsanden

What you’ll learn

On this trip I’m at your complete disposal to help and teach you everything I know about photography.

Here are a few of the key skills that I’ll be covering:

Camera Settings: It starts with the basics. RAW, Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Learn how and when to use the various modes on your camera to get the shot you want.

CompositionComposition is everything in landscape photography. Learn how to compose a landscape photograph.

Long Exposures: Learn how to use 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 and if luck is on our side, we’ll also shoot the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

Editing: Learn how I edit my photographs using Adobe Lightroom Classic with final touches in Photoshop.

What’s included?

  • Airport Transfers
  • Transport throughout tour
  • Accommodation (Single occupancy)
  • Any entrance fees.
  • Photographic guidance
  • Pre Workshop Zoom Meeting
  • Flights/Travel to/from Lofoten
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and alcohol or snacks.
  • Travel & Equipment Insurance
  • Visas (if necessary)

Good to Know

Flights October: From Dublin, price is roughly £440 with 1x hold luggage and hand luggage.

Outbound 17th October:
Dublin (DUB) to Oslo (OSL): 12:00
Oslo (OSL) to Bodo (BOO): 19:35
Bodo (BOO) to Leknes (LKN) 22:30

Return 24th October:
Leknes (LKN) to Bodo (BOO): 05:55
Bodo (BOO) to Oslo (OSL): 06:55
Oslo (OSL) to Dublin (DUB)

Flights January/February: I’ll update this as soon as they’re released, usually 6 months, most of the time the flights will be the same as the above.

Accommodation: For October, January & February I’ve booked a 5 bedroom house in Ramberg which is a fantastic central location. Only 30 minutes from the airport. Each participant will have their own room.

Self Catering / Meals: We will go to supermarket every other day to gather what’s necessary for the coming days. Every day I advise to bring lunch and snacks to eat throughout the day.

Hiking: Many of the locations are no more than 10 minutes from the car. You must be able to walk on uneven, sometimes steep and slippery ground.

Spending Money: On my last trip, I managed to spend approximately £20/£25 per day. Everywhere takes card, cash isn’t needed.

Multiple Dates Available!

1650

17th – 24th Oct 2022

23rd – 30th Jan 2023

16th – 23rd Feb 2023