8-Day Autumn Photo Workshop in Norway's Lofoten Islands

No credit card fees
No booking fees
Duration
8 days
Difficulty
Easy
Language
English
Available
September

Join us on an enchanting 8-day autumn photography workshop capturing the Lofoten Islands of Norway! This small-group adventure is open to only 6 participants, so that you'll be guaranteed one-on-one time with your photography guide in an intimate and friendly settting.

During fall, this beautiful archipelago floating in the Norwegian Sea becomes a cacophony of gorgeous, earthen hues. The foliage takes on hints of gold, amber and red, perfectly offsetting the sparkling turquoise green water of the many stunning fjords. Mountain peaks, Arctic beaches, charming fishing villages and winding roads become bathed in the warm autumn light during sunrises and sunsets. Meanwhile, the shorter days and longer nights mean that you'll have a chance to chase the Northern Lights, which will return to the starry skies.

There's no better place than the Lofoten Islands to witness the beauty of the Aurora Borealis. With a plethora of fascinating foregrounds in the landscape, you'll be hardpressed to find better compositions to frame this atmospheric phenomenon.

Throughout this photography tour, you'll have a knowledgable guide on-hand to teach you the intricacies of landscape and nature photography. They'll make sure that you'll be in all the best places at the right times to take advantage of the conditions, while elevating your photography skills to a whole new level.

Don't miss out on an autumn photography adventure in Lofoten! Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Professional photo guide
All Transportation during the tour
Accommodation (based on double occupancy - single room supplement is 500 EURO)
All tuition, individual post processing sessions

Activities

Sight Seeing
Northern Lights
Photo Tours
Photo Workshop

Daily itinerary

Day 1
8-Day Autumn Photo Workshop in Norway's Lofoten Islands - day 1

8: Autumn Adventure in the Lofoten Islands

On day one, you'll arrive to Harstad airport no later than 10:45am, where you'll be met by your photo guides. From there, you'll be transported to your hotel, where you will drop off your belongings before heading back out to commence the adventure.

There is nothing more beautiful than the first light of dawn on the Lofoten Islands. We'll aim to cover as many sites as possible during the workshop, as well as sunrises, sunsets and the Northern Lights. Please note that there is no fixed itinerary on this tour. Rather, your guides will continually monitor the weather to ensure that you'll be at all the best locations to make the most of the prevailing conditions and light. If the skies are clear and there is Aurora activity at night, then you'll no doubt be out and about, with your eyes trained to the stars!

Highlights of this workshop include but are not limited to:

- Meeting the rays of the sun at one of Lofoten's scenic beaches, where pristine white sands meet the waves of the ocean.

- Visiting the famous Uttakleiv and Haukland beaches. While next to one another, they are separated by a huge mountain, meaning that conditions will vary depending on which side you are on. With mountainous fjords all around, these two beaches make for the perfect location to witness the Northern Lights, should they dance above in the night sky. Uttakleiv is also well-known for its famous smooth rocks and tidal pools, which make for a variety of interesting foregrounds.

- Unstad, where large waves pound the shore, drawing away in long lines from the boulders that sit half immersed in the sand. It's a wonderful location to practice wave-painting and long exposure techniques. Keep your eye out for surfers, who may ride the waves, even on dreary days!

- Vareid, a beach which offers up many dynamic compositions, with a myriad of rock pools and leading lines to explore.

- Skagsanden beach, one of the most famous in Lofoten, where intriguing patterns weave their way across the sand at low tide.

- Fishing village of Ballstad, where brightly coloured fishing cabins dot the lush landscape.

- Fishing village of Reine, one of the most iconic locations for photography in the Lofoten Islands. This is where traditional fishing cabins known as 'rorbuer' stand on stilts above the shoreline of the fjord.

- Secluded fishing villages of Flakstad and Nusfjord. There will be the opportunity to take short hikes for stunning views of the surrounds.

- Famous Fredvang bridges that overlook the Norwegian Sea and which make for stunning aerial photography. If you have a drone, then this is the best place to fly with it!

- The stunning Selfjord. There are many vantage points which offer expansive vistas of the bay. We'll make sure to capture it while preserving some of our energy to spend on the inevitable chase for the Northern Lights during the night!

Dates and Guides

14-21 Sep 2020 – Guided by Christian Hoiberg

Registration Deposit

500 EURO (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).

Accommodation

6 nights at Hattvika Lodge 1 night at Sure Hotel Evenes

FAQ

HOW DO I GET THERE? You can fly to Harstad (EVE) airport via Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) airport in Norway. For domestic flights in Norway: www.sas.no or www.norwegian.no WHAT SHOULD I BRING? You will need to be prepared for all kinds of weather conditions. The Lofoten Islands are situated within the Arctic Circle, meaning that it will be cold even outside of the winter season. We suggest packing several warm and waterproof base layers, a thin and comfortable mid layer, as well as a waterproof outer layer that has some insulation. After you sign up, we will send you a complete packing list including clothing and camera equipment. WILL THERE BE SNOW OR ICE? In September, there will be no snow or ice in the Lofoten Islands. It will be the autumn season, so be prepared to see glorious fall foliage. WILL I SEE AND PHOTOGRAPH THE NORTHERN LIGHTS? September is a great time to witness the Northern Lights in the Lofoten Islands. 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. WHAT KIND OF WEATHER SHOULD I EXPECT? The weather in the Lofoten Islands can fluctuate quite dramatically though the conditions are milder than in other Arctic locations, due to the position of the archipelago within the Gulf Stream. The average temperatures in September will be between 10-15 degrees Celsius. WHAT CAMERA GEAR SHOULD I BRING? We suggest that you bring your own camera, lenses, tripod and a laptop. After you sign up, we will send you a detailed packing list. Feel free to contact us if you are considering purchasing new gear prior to your travels.

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 or more: 75% refund 30 days or more: 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

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 Norwegian 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.

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Guides

Christian Hoiberg

Christian Hoiberg

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Christian Hoiberg is a full-time Norwegian Landscape & Nature Photographer with a passion to teach. His journey with photography started at the age of 15, when he bought his first DSLR camera after working at a electronic retailer.

Just like most people, he began without understanding the camera, a

Christian Hoiberg is a full-time Norwegian Landscape & Nature Photographer with a passion to teach. His journey with photography started at the age of 15, when he bought his first DSLR camera after working at a electronic retailer.

Just like most people, he began without understanding the camera, a

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