Majestic mountains, beautiful fjords, cosy villages, northern lights; Norway has it all. Tromsø is known as the northern lights capitol of the world, and there is no other place you’ll have a better chance of seeing the aurora borealis. Lofoten is known for its steep mountains, charming villages, and breathtaking scenery. During the course of 11 days we will chase the aurora, visit beautiful beaches and fishing villages, and capture some amazing memories on camera.
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN TROMSØ
The adventure begins when you arrive at Tromsø Airport, where your photo guides will greet you, help you pick up your rental car, and take you to your lodgings. When you’ve had some time to rest and get settled, we’ll find somewhere to get some dinner, get to know each other, and discuss the itinerary for the coming days. Make sure to have your cameras ready, as we’ll head out for our very first shoot, if the aurora makes a display this night. Otherwise, we’ll have an early night, so we can get up bright and early to shoot some beautiful sunrise colours in the morning.
DAYS 2 & 3 - ROCKY BEACHES, LAKES, FJORDS, AND AURORA CHASING
Over the course of days 2 & 3, we’ll visit some of the most picturesque places Tromsø has to offer, like Oldervik, Kvaløyvågen, Ringvassøy, and Ersfjord.
Oldervik is known for its large and interesting rock formations, and is a great place for both sunrise and aurora shoots. It is also a great place to practice compositional rules like leading lines and the rule of thirds.
In Kvaløyvågen you will see traditional Sami tents, and maybe even a few reindeer. The Sami tents, or lávvu, as they’re called in the native language, make a nice foreground for aurora pictures.
Ringvassøy is located just a short drive from Kvaløyvågen. Here is another chance to photograph some beautiful mountains, and with the rushing water of the Ringvasselva River in the foreground, this makes for a very picturesque location.
Ersfjord is Tromsø’s most famous fjord, and one of Norway’s most photographed. It is encircled on both sides by steep mountains that plunge directly into the ocean.
DAYS 4 - LOFOTEN
On day 4, we get up bright and early, have a hearty breakfast, check our of our lodges, and head on down to Lofoten. The drive to Lofoten is about 8 hours, so this will give you some time to rest, and reflect upon what you’ve learnt during your first few days in Tromsø. We will of course stop for some food along the way, and restroom breaks whenever needed. At our new lodgings in Lofoten, we’ll take some time to unpack, and then meet up for dinner. If conditions allow it, we’ll head out for another aurora chase in the surrounding areas, and if not, we’ll take an early night so we can get up bright and early again for the sunrise.
DAYS 5, 6 & 7 - ARCTIC BEACHES
Lofoten has many scenic beaches, and over the course of 3 days, we’ll photograph the most well known ones, including Skagsanden, Utakleiv, Haukland, Unstad and Vareid.
DAYS 8, 9 & 10 - REINE
The village of Reine, Lofoten Islands in Arctic Northern Norway, has been voted as one of the most scenic villages in the world by none other than National Geographic. And it doesn’t stop there, even The Guardian, The Huffington Post and The New York Times portrays this archipelago as one of the most spectacular groups of islands in the entire world. Lofoten in general is every photographer’s wet dream, and Reine is the very cherry on top. During the evenings, we’ll continue our hunt for the Northern Lights along the shores of the fjords.
DAY 11 - DEPARTURE
We get up bright and early, eat breakfast, check out, and start on the long drive back to Tromsø. Again we’ll stop for lunch and any needed breaks along the way. Once we are back in Tromsø, we’ll drive to the airport and deliver our rental cars. This concludes our workshop.
(PRICES TEND TO CHANGE ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF PAX)
What’s included?• 2 station wagon renal cars
• 9 nights accommodation (twin share rooms)
• Transport to and from all locations
• Two professional, award-winning, photo guides
• Landscape photography tips and lessons
• Northern lights photography tips and lessons
• Post processing tips and lessons for landscapes, and northern lights photography
What’s not included?• Flights to and from Norway
• 5% GST extra
• Personal, Travel, and Medical insurance
• Visa and Visa fees
• Any meals, alcohol, snacks, and beverages
• Any items of personal nature