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.
8th – 15th February 2024
Maximum of 5
8 Days, 7 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.
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, depending on flight schedules.
We will spend 6 nights on Senja with the last night being spent in Tromsø.
Day 1 – Arrival Day
You will fly to Tromsø (TOS) airport via a transfer at Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) airport. I will collect everyone from the airport, and we’ll make the trip to Senja.
Day 2 to 7 – The Adventure
This is where the real adventure begins.
Over the next 6 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 will have a quick breakfast before heading to the next location. For sunset shoots, we will arrive at the location roughly 2 hours before to allow your plenty of time to scope out compositions.
We will be departing the island on the last ferry from Botnhamn to Brensholmen for a journey back to Tromsø where we’ll spend the last night in a hotel in the town.
Day 8 – Departure Day
On the final day, we will have an early start to catch our flights home. I will say “see you later” as I hope you will join me on another photography adventure in the future. I will escort everyone to the airport and assist with any final needs before we part ways.
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
On this trip I’m at your complete disposal to help and teach you everything I know about photography if you desire.
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.
Composition: Composition 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)
- Airport Transfers
- Transport throughout tour
- Any entrance fees.
- Photographic guidance
- Flights/Travel to/from Senja
- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and alcohol or snacks.
- Travel & Equipment Insurance
- Visas (if necessary)
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 via a transfer at Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) airport.
Meeting Point: The meeting point for the tour will be Tromsø (TOS). 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 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.
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.
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.
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 10% 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.
1st – 8th February 2024
5 Spots Left
8th – 15th February 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.
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!
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!
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.