2 tour dates available for 2020
TOUR 1: Friday 4th September to Friday 11 September
TOUR 2: Monday 14th September to Monday 21st September
PRICE: $6475 per tour
Located inside The Arctic Circle @ 68 degrees north, Lofoten in Norway is truly a photographer’s paradise.
Lofoten is an archipelago and is known for its distinctive scenery with dramatic mountain peaks, sheltered bays, beaches and untouched wilderness.
Join me on this 7 day adventure into one of the most photogenic places on earth during September, when the days reveal the Autumn colours of the amazing scenery and the night sky can be lit up with the Aurora Borealis.
Limited to just 6 clients only, this trip is designed to get the best out of this location in a small, and intimate group.
You get your own private accommodation so you can unwind and rest at the end of an exhilarating day.
September is Autumn in Norway. The leaves are changing colour and the days can be warm or sometimes wet and the night skies can be clear or sometimes cloudy. But the photo opportunities are there both day and night. So picture this..... moody mountain scenes, gorgeous sunsets over the beach, starry night skies. For photographing both day and night - it is the best time to go there! In Winter, the sun doesn't rise, so it is dark all the time. It's a bit hard to see the magnificent scenery. And it IS magnificent! But in September we are getting day and night and so can see the beautiful country AND the Aurora Borealis if she decides to dance. In other words - we get the best of both worlds. September 23 is also the equinox and the aurora is more active around the equinox.
This is not just a tour where I show you pretty places. It is a tour where I will guide you and teach you so YOU get the best possible shot at a bucket list location.
WHAT TO BRING:
A DSLR Camera with lens/lenses
Spare batteries and lots of memory cards.
A sturdy tripod.
Remote shutter release.
Filters if you have them (Polarizer/Graduated/Neutral Density).
Good walking shoes.
Wet weather gear & a compact umbrella (rain will not hold us back).
A sense of fun and adventure.
WHAT TO WEAR:
- Expect four seasons in one day! The weather can change very quickly in Norway. Showers one minute and sunshine the next.
- Layering your clothing is best!
- Comfortable warm and waterproof clothing.
- Good supportive walking boots.
- We will supply a suggested “What to bring” list.
WHAT YOU WILL PHOTOGRAPH:
Aurora Borealis (depending on cloud and aurora conditions). But if the night is clear, we will be chasing!!!
The most awesomeness scenery!!! We will leave each days itinerary fairly open and decide shooting locations on a day to day basis. Locations include, but not limited to Reine, Hamnøy, Flakstad, Skagsanden and Å. The beaches of Utakleiv and Haukland are just a short drive away, and we could easily visit Svolvær and beyond. Obviously, our itinerary is flexible due to the weather conditions.
Breakfast will be provided each day and a celebratory dinner at the end of our tour.
Leknes Airport. We will meet your flight and take you to your accommodation. At the end of your tour we will return you to the airport.
HOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT:
Your deposit of $1000 along with your registration form will secure your spot!
Final payment is due 30 days before the start of the tour.
We will pick you up from the Leknes airport on Day 1 and take you to your accommodation. Our accommodation for the tour is at Solsiden Brygge at Ballstad and the perfect base to explore this area of Lofoten.
Having the one base means we can concentrate on our photography rather than having to shift camp.
We will leave each days itinerary fairly open and decide shooting locations on a day to day basis. Locations include, but not limited to Reine, Hamnøy, Flakstad, Skagsanden and Å. The beaches of Utakleiv and Haukland are just a short drive away, and we could easily visit Svolvær and beyond from here if we decide to.
On the last day we will return you to Leknes airport.
INCLUDED IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR:
Photographic tuition (suitable for any levels or ability).
Travel and transfers whilst on the tour only.
Accommodation with private bathrooms on single basis.
Breakfast each morning
Farewell celebratory dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR:
International and domestic flights,
Lunch and dinner (apart from dinner the last night)
Alcohol, extra drinks, room service, laundry etc Gifts, souvenirs and any extras purchased.
Travel insurance - a compulsory condition of booking.
Camera or other optional insurances are not included.
FITNESS LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
A moderate level of fitness is required. There are no major hikes but where possible we would like our guests to be able to walk for about an hour if needed.
Some areas have uneven ground, slopes, rocks and require extra due care and diligence.
A lot of the places have reasonably easy access.
Check with me before leaving and I can give you a better idea of any special fitness requirements you may need to complete the Tour.
Travel insurance is a compulsory part of booking our photography tours. Evidence of your travel insurance must be presented. Basically – if you don’t have it, you cannot participate on the tour.
So, how does all of this sound?
I'M READY! BOOK ME IN!