The Lofoten Islands are the jewel in Norway’s scenic crown. And that’s really saying something for a country renowned for endless landscapes and spectacular natural sights. This wild, untamed cluster of islands is a photography paradise; an imposing collection of jaw-dropping sights, jagged rock formations and fairytale views. Join us on our winter photography tour of the Lofoten Islands, as we aim to capture the magnificent Northern Lights in the most epic surroundings you can imagine!
The Lofoten Islands jut out of the country’s northern shores, drifting out in the open waters of the Norwegian sea. But that doesn’t mean that it’s difficult to reach or travel around. It might look pretty inhospitable, but actually all of the islands are connected by scenic road bridges and tunnels.
Next morning we’ll grab all of your luggage, jump in our vans and head to our rorbu cabins in Reine as shown in the following photos below. These charming huts are sat on stilts, and a photography subject all of their own! Our accommodation is clean and cosy, and is based on traditional fishing houses that have been here for generations. Every member of the photography tour group will have their own room, and each hut has a spacious hall, warm floors, a shower and a kitchen.
The fishing village of Reine is without doubt one of the Lofoten Islands’ scenic highlights. Luckily we don’t have far to go to make the most of it! We will start the second day early and explore the surrounding area from our basecamp.
Among the sights we will encounter are a number of iconic viewpoints, more traditional fishing cabins, dramatic granite mountains and stunning fjords. We'll also explore much of the surrounding area, including Flakstad (Skagsanden), Fredvang, Nusfjord, and Selfjord. Selfjord in particular offers an incredible array of photography opportunities. Under the glow of the northern lights, the imperious mountains that line the water will be a sight to behold.
As we head towards our second basecamp we will hopefully have had plenty of opportunities to shoot under the light of the aurora borealis. With luck that will continue as we concentrate our photography on the beaches of Utakleiv, Haukland, Unstad and Vik. It’s no exaggeration to say that these locations are world renowned for aurora spotting as long as the weather is good!
We will also take the time to visit the fishing village of Ballstad, the magical rocks and vistas of Vareid, the charming scenery of Valberg and Myrland. In short, the group will be spoilt for choice as our Lofoten photography tour enters its second phase.
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.
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.