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
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.
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.
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.