Lofoten Winter Photo Workshop

Lofoten Winter Photo Workshop

The Lofoten Islands are the jewel in Norway’s scenic crown. And that’s really saying something in a country renowned for its spectacular landscapes. This wild, untamed cluster of islands is a photography paradise; an imposing collection of jaw-dropping natural sights, jagged rock formations, and fairytale views.

Join us on our winter photography tour of the Lofoten Islands, as we capture the magnificent Northern Lights in the most epic surroundings you can imagine

  • Open to all skill levels
  • Led by award-winning instructors
  • Easy to moderate in difficulty

Total price: Sold Out

The Lofoten Islands jut out from Norway’s northern shores, and appear to drift in the open waters of the Norwegian sea. But that doesn’t mean they are difficult to reach or travel around. They might seem pretty inhospitable, but all of the islands are actually connected by scenic road bridges and tunnels. For the duration of this Lofoten Islands photography tour, we will be hunting down the aurora borealis and capturing the finest sights in the area. Epic snow-capped peaks, vivid fjords, charming villages and dramatic seascapes... all will be within our reach, and (hopefully!) illuminated by the magical glow of the northern lights. The Northern Lights are visible in Lofoten from September to April each year. Although they can be temperamental, we’ll do our best to put the group in the perfect position for an aurora photo shoot at each location. During this tour we will focus on the classic winter scenes around the Islands. Below is a detailed overview of our expected itinerary...

Day 1 - Arrival at Leknes

The first day of our Lofoten winter photo tour will begin with your arrival at Leknes airport. We'll take you to the hotel and aim to meet up in the lobby at 7pm, before heading out to a local restaurant for a delicious meal. We'll spend some time getting to know each other and talk about all the photography to come over dinner. That evening we will run through the itinerary in detail, so it'll be an ideal time to raise any questions you might have. The night will be spent at our hotel in Leknes, and we'll aim to get to bed early - the real adventure starts tomorrow.

Days 2, 3 & 4 - Reine

On day two we’ll grab all of your luggage, jump in our vans and start the drive to our rorbu cabins in Reine. These charming huts are sat on stilts; in many ways an ideal photography subject in themselves. Our accommodation is clean, cosy and based on the traditional fishing houses that have been here for generations. Every member of our tour group will have their own room. Each hut has a spacious hall, warm floors, a shower and a kitchen. We will take plenty of time to 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.

Day 5, 6 & 7 - Leknes

As we head towards our second basecamp, we will hopefully have already had opportunities to shoot under the light of the aurora borealis. With any luck that will continue, as we concentrate our photography on the beaches of Utakleiv, Haukland, Unstad and Vik. These locations are world-renowned for aurora spotting - as long as the weather is clear!

We will also take the time to visit the fishing village of Ballstad, the magical rocks and vistas of Vareid and 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.

Day 8 - Departure

On day eight the group will depart from Leknes airport. We recommend that you book your return flight home for anytime after 11am. The airport is around seven minutes from our hotel. We know, departures are always difficult. But you will leave with new friends, countless memories and memory cards packed with incredible photography.

Total Price : Sold Out USD per person.
Single Room Supplement: 650 USD
Registration deposit: 2000 USD
Maximum Number of Participants: 12
Payment in Full: 90 days prior to the workshop starting date.

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  • Two professional photo guides
  • All Transportation during the tour
  • Accommodation
Not included:
  • Flights to Norway
  • Alcohol, snacks and beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Food

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. 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 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.


We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic government medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.

The tour is always dependent on weather, as the Icelandic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. Likewise, visits to ice caves are dependent on favorable conditions, and indeed the ice caves themselves are not permanent. 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.

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