8-Day Autumn Photo Workshop in Norway's Lofoten Islands
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.
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Day 1 - 8: Autumn Adventure in the Lofoten Islands
500 EURO (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).
6 nights at Hattvika Lodge
1 night at Sure Hotel Evenes
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.
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.
14-21 Sep 2020 – Guided by Christian Hoiberg
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, and happily used the "automatic" settings. For years he took pictures just for fun but eventually felt the urge to improve and understand how to properly use the camera.
After learning manual mode and how to get the best out of the camera, his passion grew even bigger and he realised that this is what he want to do. Several years and tens of thousands of images later, Christian founded CaptureLandscapes, a website where he helps aspiring photographers capture better images through high-quality landscape photography tutorials.