7 Day Finnish Lapland Photo Tour
Immerse yourself in the magic of the Arctic on this 7-day photography tour of Finnish Lapland!
Winter in Lapland is as snowy as you can possibly imagine. Located far above the Arctic Circle, this part of Finland is a fascinating destination where you can witness the ethereal beauty of polar night as well as the enchanting dance of the Aurora Borealis. It is an extraordinary place to visit for photography, with opportunities to capture both the breathtaking landscape as well as the elusive wildlife.
For the duration of this tour, you'll be guided by three world-renowned professional photographers. They know this area like the back of their hands and you can bet that they'll take you to the best locations for photography, making the most of the prevailing conditions. They'll keep an eye on the weather as well as the aurora forecast, making sure that you'll be perfectly placed to shoot the Northern Lights if and when they happen.
In addition to learning photography in-field, your guides will share their expert knowledge with you, taking you through a number of feedback and post-processing sessions, which will no doubt help to bring your photography skills to a whole new level.
Don't miss out on the chance to explore the winter wonderland of Finnish Lapland! Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Days 1-7: Lapland Adventure in Finland
WILL I SEE AND PHOTOGRAPH THE NORTHERN LIGHTS?
This time of year is a great time to witness the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland. However, sightings are dependent upon clear skies and weather conditions. Our guides will monitor the aurora forecast and make sure that you'll be best placed to capture them should they appear.
WILL THERE BE SNOW OR ICE?
Yes, there will likely be snow and ice in Finnish Lapland. It will be the winter season, so be prepared for it to be cold.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
Temperatures in Finnish Lapland can range from 0 to -35 degrees Celsius. You can expect it to be around -15 to -25 degrees Celsius in most days and nights. It can also get foggy in this region, which can make for an enchanting atmosphere.
WHAT CAMERA SHOULD I BRING?
After you sign up, we will send you a detailed packing list. However, you will need to bring your own camera, a few lenses, tripod and a laptop at the very least. You are welcome to contact us for advice if you have any questions in relation to camera gear and equipment.
WHAT LEVEL OF PHOTOGRAPHY IS REQUIRED?
This photography workshop is open to people of all skill levels, from beginners through to seasoned professionals.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO DO OTHER ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE WORKSHOP?
Yes. Our itinerary is very flexible. You are not required to participate in any of the shoots, so feel free to skip anything that you don't want to do or to plan your own activities outside of the group. Please contact us if you need help with arranging your activities and transport. We can also give you advice if you'd like to extend your stay in Finland.
Arrival & Departure
Arrival: Rovaniemi (RVN), January 4th - no later than 12:00pm
Departure: Rovaniemi (RVN), January 10th - no earlier than 12:00pm
500 EURO (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).
We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.
The tour is always dependent on weather, as the 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.
4-10 January 2021 – Guided by Arild Heitmann & Stian Klo
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Stian Klo is an award-winning fine art nature and landscape photographer from Harstad, Norway.
He is also co-founder, along with Arild Heitmann, of Lofoten Tours. Some of his best work has been published in several noteworthy publications, including the prestigious National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Landscape Photography Magazine and N-Photo. A number of his photos have been licensed out to companies such as Apple, Nike and Iceland Air for use in global marketing campaigns. Creative from a young age, Stian sees travelling and exploration as a kind of therapy.
Look hard enough and you might find him camping out in the mountainous wilderness of northern Norway, taking in the dramatic landscapes with his camera.