Senja Photography Tours & Workshops

Embark on a journey to the wild and remote Senja island, located north of the Arctic Circle in Norway. Known for its vast and untouched natural beauty, Senja spans an impressive 1600 square kilometers, making it the country’s second largest island. With an abundance of diverse landscapes and a rich history, Senja is a photographer’s dream destination.

DATE(S)
13-19 Feb 2025

DURATION
6 Nights

GROUP SIZE
Maximum of 5

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate

7 Days, 6 Nights

Senja Photography Tours

Experience the raw and natural beauty of Senja on a photography tour designed to capture its unique landscapes. Nestled in the northern coast of Norway, the Senja archipelago boasts majestic mountains, a rugged coastline, crystal clear fjords, and an abundance of natural wonders. It’s often referred to as “Norway in miniature”.

During the winter months, the low-lying sun creates a warm, golden light that illuminates the landscape and creates the perfect conditions for photography. And at night, we’ll be chasing the Northern Lights for some truly spectacular shots.

Join me for a Senja photography tour where I will guide you through the most photogenic spots and teach you how to capture the best of this picturesque location. I will provide one-on-one instruction on composition, exposure and other technical aspects of photography in a non-technical language.

Leave the logistics to me, from airport transfer, accommodation, transportation, I will take care of everything except your flights and food. Come and discover the hidden gems of Senja, and return home with breathtaking photographs.

Senja Photography Tour

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Highly Recommend Chasing Lights Tours. Just recently home from 7 Nights in Lofoten Islands, Norway and it was absolutely incredible. Tylers knowledge of the area and skies allowed us to capture the Northern Lights on more than several occasion's throughout the course. Accommodation was perfect for the trip, A home from home with a supermarket and coffee shop right on our doorstep. Tylers enthusiasm for photography and the love of the outdoors was very refreshing and infectious, As a commercial photographer by traded I went into this course looking to learn as much as I could and Tylers wealth of knowledge and patients allowed me to learn so much in such a sort period of time. I would like to thank Tyler again and I look forward to going on another course very soon.

Richard Lavery January 29, 2024
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Highly Recommend Chasing Lights Tours. Just recently home from 7 Nights in Lofoten Islands, Norway and it was absolutely incredible. Tylers knowledge of the area and skies allowed us to capture the Northern Lights on more than several occasion's throughout the course. Accommodation was perfect for the trip, A home from home with a supermarket and coffee shop right on our doorstep. Tylers enthusiasm for photography and the love of the outdoors was very refreshing and infectious, As a commercial photographer by traded I went into this course looking to learn as much as I could and Tylers wealth of knowledge and patients allowed me to learn so much in such sort period of time. I would like to thank Tyler again and I look forward to going on another course very soon.

Richard Lavery January 29, 2024
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I was lucky enough to go on a photography tour to Lofoten last month with Chasing Lights Tours and I couldn't have asked for a better guide than Tyler. He is a knowledgeable and experienced photographer, and he provided valuable tips and advice on everything from camera set-ups through to post-production techniques. Throughout the tour, Tyler was easy going, generous and had a great sense of humour. He was also a confident and safe driver, taking us to some great locations in the archipelago. Thanks to his knowledge of the best viewing areas and an understanding of the necessary weather conditions, I was able to see the northern lights on two occasions! I had an amazing trip and felt that I learnt a lot during the tour. I am now more confident in using my camera kit and have some beautiful photos and memories of taking them which I will cherish. I can't recommend Tyler and Chasing Lights Tours highly enough - it was a fantastic experience, and I am very grateful to Tyler for making it so enjoyable.

Chloe True February 1, 2023
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The Lofoten Photography Tour with Chasing Light Tours was excellent! Tyler is an accomplished and creative photographer who is extremely professional and very knowledgeable. The entire tour was packed full of relevant information that was presented in a very accessible and user-friendly way, about focusing, aperture settings, shutter speeds, ISO settings and much, much more. This enabled me to use my camera to its full potential. The tour was also enjoyable and fun. Tyler looked after everyone extremely well and drove with care and skill on the icy roads. He took us to well-chosen locations that he had previously researched and visited to maximise photographic potential. The spacious accommodation that we stayed in was great and had all the amenities that we needed. I highly recommend going on a photography tour with Chasing Light Tours!

Deborah True January 31, 2023
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Tyler led us through a trip to Lofoten in the end of January 2023. His experience within this area, his patience with clients and aurora borealis (northern lights) forecasting skills made it a once in a lifetime experience. Tyler’s workshops consist of small groups, so he can pick everyone up at his/her photography level. Whether you are experienced or not, he‘ll improve you. Thanks for the great trip!

Franz Pointner January 29, 2023
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Just back from a fantastic trip with Tyler to the Lofoten Islands. The trip was managed expertly from start to finish, and the small group size meant you got as much or little tuition as you wanted. Tyler clearly knows the area intimately, and the right time to visit, and really enjoys the ever changing landscapes, he isn’t simply going through the motions. We even got woken late at night when Tyler spotted the lights and given the option to go out and see. You can tell he wants to get you the best experience, and photographic opportunities possible. I think it’s fair to say we all come back happy with our images and shared adventure, and I for one will be re-booking sometime soon. Life is all about getting these type of amazing experiences so if you get the chance, go for it. Thanks Tyler.

Paul Young October 28, 2022
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I was on the 7 nights Lofoten Islands photo tour with Tyler and 3 other photographers in October 2022. Tyler knows the Lofoten Islands very well and knows landscape and Northern Lights photography very well. He took us to many great locations. The weather was somewhat challenging with rain, some high winds and snow. But we were able to go out 3 nights for Auroras and got some nice photos. He provides help with camera settings to get the best captures. Group size is kept small. Follow his guidelines for clothing (make sure you have waterproof gloves and pants) and you can be comfortable in the weather. I can recommend Tyler to help you get the most out of a photography trip to the Lofoten Islands.

Arthur Beesley October 27, 2022
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I have always wanted to visit Lofoten to take landscape photographs. A friend suggested Chasing Light Tours. I was not disappointed even though there were several rainy days. Tyler Collins was an outstanding tour leader. Apart from being a very competent photographer, he had expert knowledge of the area and took us to the best locations for the weather conditions. Tyler gave technical and composition advice where needed, in an pleasant and friendly manner. Tylor has years of experience in this field which is very apparent.

Ron Campbell October 26, 2022
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Tyler's tour of the Lofoten Islands was an incredible experience. If you are expecting 5 star hotels and fine dining look elsewhere but what you do get is real knowledge of the area and some great inspiration to take epic photos. We were lucky enough to see aurora 2 nights of the trip but the rest of the week was spent in some amazing places. Highly recommend Tyler Collins Photography

Ricky Linton March 17, 2020
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Been to Norway, Lofoten with Tyler, 7 days of photography, 7 great days in good company. Tyler nows photography and is very will prepared, get us to the right place at the right time, we visited amazing locations, Tyler gives good advies about focusing and composition. Driving on the ice roads is a skill, never felt unsafe for a moment! I would highly recommend booking one of their tours or workshops, you won't be disapointed.

Frans Boone March 17, 2020
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I attended Tyler's Lofoten tour Feb 2020 and what an experience it was. We got some amazing photos and Tyler is a first class guide with great knowledge and experience with conditions being tough he still went out of his way to get the group to locations where others would have just said no it's snowing and subsequently we got amazing winter shots. I would wholeheartedly recommend Tyler as a guide and an expert on Northern lights with such experience and gut feelings which paid off with four nights of aurora activity. Book him now you won't regret it.

Declan Burke March 17, 2020
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I recently returned from a workshop with Tyler at the Lofoten island's. The whole trip from start to finish was excellent. Even when conditions were extremely difficult for photography (2 day snow blizzard), we managed to get fantastic images, if it wasn't for Tylers determination to get us out, I would have stayed in the log cabin with the fire going! Tyler had obviously done his homework regarding sunrise and sunset locations, and due to this we got nice side lighting on each location. We were lucky enough to get aurora 4 nights out of 7 and the last night the sky exploded which put the icing on the cake. Tyler is a perfectionist when it comes to composition and i learnt a lot from him during this trip. If you are lokking a tour where you a going to visit Epic locations, get great tuition and brilliant craic Tylers your man.

Andy Coulter November 16, 2019

Trip Highlights

  • Tungeneset and the Okshornan Peaks
  • Hesten
  • Husøy
  • Bergsbotn
  • Bøvær
  • Northern Lights
  • Ånderdalen National Park
  • Segla (drone only)
  • Crystal Clear Fjords

Itinerary

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From my experience of running over 30 photography tours, I have found that a fixed daily itinerary can limit your chances of going home with the best possible images.

Instead, I work with the weather to visit locations based on the best forecasted conditions. Each evening, I will plan the next day’s itinerary and let everyone know what time we will be leaving in the morning. This ensures that I am putting you in the right place at the right time for the best possible photography opportunities.

The tour will start from Tromsø (TOS) airport in Norway.

Day 1 – Arrival Day

You will fly to Tromsø (TOS) airport. I will collect everyone from the airport at midday, and we’ll make the trip to Senja. We’ll also shoot sunset on this day and visit the supermarket.

Day 2 to 6 – The Adventure

This is where the real adventure begins.

Over the next 5 days, we will be photographing at every opportunity. We will get up early every morning to be on location at a minimum 1 hour before sunrise, and after each sunrise shoot we’ll head to the next location. For sunset shoots, we will arrive at the location roughly 2 hours before to allow your plenty of time to check out the immediate area and to scope out compositions.

Day 7 – Departure Day

On the final day, we’ll still have a full day of activities, beginning at sunrise and lasting until sunset. Following the day’s events, we’ll return to our accommodation to prepare for our ferry journey back to the mainland, en route to Tromsø. I anticipate arriving in Tromsø around 7 pm depending on which ferry we get. It’s advisable to arrange accommodation for this night, as flights typically depart early the next morning.

I’ll bid each of you farewell as I drop you off at your respective accommodations, with hopes that we’ll reunite for another captivating photography expedition in the future.

Your Guide

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

What you’ll learn

During this Senja Photography Tour, I’m fully available to assist and impart my knowledge of photography to you, should you wish. However, it’s crucial to understand that I can only provide assistance if you actively engage by asking questions.

Here are a few of the key skills that I can cover.

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 what I’m looking for when composing 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. (Only during bad weather)

Inclusions

Included

Transportation during the tour

Accommodation during the tour

Entry Fees

Airport Transfers

Photographic Guidance

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 to you after you complete your booking.

Flights: You will fly to Tromsø (TOS) airport. You can typically fly via Oslo, Copenhagen, Gatwick, Helsinki, Berlin etc

Meeting/End Point: The meeting point for the tour will be midday at Tromsø (TOS) airport. The end point will be roughly 7pm back in Tromsø. We will all be in constant contact with each other leading up to the arrival day via our WhatsApp group.

Accommodation: We will be staying at the excellent Fjordbotn Camping which is idyllically located close to the fjord Stønesbotn on Nord-Senja. Fjordbotn Camping is an excellent starting point for exploring Senja and is central to a lot of the locations we will be visiting. There will be 2 people per cabin and you’ll have your own room in the cabin.

Self Catering / Meals: All of my tours are based on self-catering. We will visit the supermarket on the day we arrive and gather supplies for a few days, so we can bring packed lunches with us each day. We will revisit the supermarket a couple of times during the trip as well. There will be opportunities to visit cafes and restaurants if we have time, but we will mostly be eating on the go. Fjordbotn can provide evening meals each day.

Hiking: Many of the locations are no more than 10-15 minutes from the car. You must be able to walk on uneven, sometimes steep and slippery ground. As it’s also winter, there may be deep snow this can vary from half a foot to a meter deep. I will always ensure the path is safe and you’ll never have to break your way through.

Spending Money: On my last trip, I spent approximately £30 per day. Everywhere accepts card, so cash is not necessary.

UK Mobile Network: If you are coming from the UK, your data roaming will work and will be charged to your data plan at home.

Travel Adapter: Senja uses the standard 2-pin Euro plug.

Senja Photography Tours Dates & Prices

Prices quoted are per person. Only a 15% deposit is required to secure your spot on the tour. The remainder of the balance is due 8 weeks before the start date of the tour.

Date

Duration

Price

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13th – 19th February 2025

6 Nights

£2200

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