Lofoten Winter Photography Workshop

Lofoten Winter Photography Workshop


24 February-3 March 2017


Lofoten is one of the most photogenic and unique locations on the planet. In addition to the iconic red rorbu cabins and cosy fisherman villages, Lofoten is paradise for any landscape/nature photographer. The Arctic light in the region has to be experienced, and if you combine that with the chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights, it's hard to pass up on the chance to visit this part of the world. The highlights of the tour are many; ice-capped and jagged granite mountains rising straight up from the sea, colorful fjords, winter landscapes, grand vistas and the before mentioned Arctic light is just a few. Depending on weather conditions, the Northern Lights are visible in Lofoten from early September to early April. During these winter tours, we will be show you the essence of Lofoten, often referred to as Norway's crown jewel. All accommodation, transport, guiding and individial post processing tutorials is included.

3700 USD

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On this 8 days Winter Photo Workshop, you will join professional photographer Stian Klo in exploring and photographing the amazing scenery of the Lofoten archipelago in North Norway.

Day 1 - Arrival

We immediately begin our Arctic adventure upon arrival. We recommend flying to Harstad/Evenes airport (EVE) from Oslo for more convenience. Please make sure be to there as early as possible, or even arrive one day early. Upon arrival in Harstad/Evenes airport, we will board our spacious vans as and drive straight to our rorbu cabins in Reine as shown in the following photos below. These cabins are authentic, comfortable and warm. They come with a fully equipped kitchen, heated floors, shower and comfortable beds. As soon as we are settled in, we will have a dinner and be on standby in case the Aurora Borealis shows up. If we are blessed with starry nights and clear skies, we will be able to capture the elusive and strikingly beautiful Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights as she dances seductively on the night skies, right outside our cabins.

Day 2, 3 and 4 - Reine

Our basecamp for the first four days will be in Reine on the island of Moskenesøya. This is a world class location, and the likes of National Geographic, Lonely Planet and The Huffington Post and have listed this very village as one of the most scenic villages on earth. One look outside your bedroom window, and you will understand why - incredible granite mountains rising straight out of the fjords, traditional fishermen cabins and the location just oozes of great Norwegian history. In addition to Reine, we'll also spend time exploring the surrounding areas like Flakstad (Skagsanden), Fredvang, Nusfjord, Å, Ramberg, Vareid and Selfjord, which are all stunningly beautiful.

Day 5, 6 and 7 - Svolvær

If we're lucky, it's going to be Northern Lights galore as we head to our second basecamp, which is in Svolvær. While staying here, we'll explore some unknown but spectacular locations that are off the beaten path, but we'll also make sure to take you world renowned locations such as Utakleiv, Haukland and Unstad as well as the cosy village called Henningsvær. All these areas are well suited with regards to photographing the aurora. As long as the weather is good, we'll have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights. On day 7 we'll drive north closer to the airport, and wait for the aurora. Overnight stay at a hotel only 10 minutes away from the airport, which makes departure day a lot more comfortable.

Day 8 - Departure

Departure from Harstad/Narvik (EVE) airport. We will not do any sunrise excursions this morning.

Tour Guide

Stian Klo


Stian Klo is a professional and award winning fine art nature and landscape photographer from Harstad in Northern Norway, where he was born in 1980. His work has been published in highly esteemed magazines such as National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Landscape Photography Magazine, N-Photo and more. He’s also licensed images to international ad and marketing campaigns for companies such as Apple, Nike, Fjällräven and Iceland Air. He’s always been the creative type, and fascinated with nature and photography ever since he was a little boy. Exploring and travelling is therapy for him, which is why he’s often found camping up in the mountains by himself. Growing up in Northern Norway has its advantages in terms of esthetic and dramatic landscapes and light, and this is what he tries to capture on his adventures.

Total Price : 3700 US $ per person double occupancy .
Single room supplement: 650$
Registration deposit: 2000$
Maximum Number of Participants: 12
Payment in Full: 90 days prior to the workshop starting date.

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After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.
Included:
  • Professional photo guides
  • All Transportation to and from Harstad/Narvik airport
  • Photography workshop for 8 days and 7 nights
  • Accommodation in seacabins in Reine. Twin rooms in hotel in Leknes
Not included:
  • Flights to Norway
  • Alcohol, snacks and beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Food

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 fee.
45 days: 75% refund
30 days: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.

Disclaimer

The tour is always dependent on weather, as the Arctic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable.When it comes to the Northern Lights, while they are most likely to be seen between September and April, there is no guarantee that they will appear on a given day. There is however always plenty to see and do if conditions do not favour any part of our original plan.

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