7 Day Finnish Lapland Photo Tour

Bundle & save
Best combination
24/7 customer support
Instant confirmation
Tour starts
Rovaniemi, Finland
Combination details
Available:
January

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.

Included

3 professional photo guides
All tuition, individual post processing sessions
Transportation, including snow mobiles
Accommodation in lodge (double occupancy - single room supplement is 500 EURO).
Bird hide photography
Snow shoes

Activities

Snowmobile
Northern Lights
Bird watching
Photo Tours
Photo Workshop

Daily itinerary

Day 1
7 Day Finnish Lapland Photo Tour - day 1

Days 1-7: Lapland Adventure in Finland

On day one, you'll arrive to Rovaniemi airport no later than 12:00pm, where you'll be met by your photo guides. From there, you'll be transported into the heart of the forest, where you will check in to the Oivangin Lomakartano lodge.

This will be your base for the entire duration of the tour. Our group will share 4-5 large cabins, all of which feature 3-9 bedrooms. Each room has its own private bathroom. There is even a private sauna in each cabin, so you can relax and unwind after a long day out in the cold. While some may prefer to cook, others may instead choose to use the restaurant on-site for a variety of delicious meals throughout the stay. To top it all off, there is a spa at the lodge where you can access an outdoor jacuzzi – perfect for sitting in beneath the stars, surrounded by pristine white snow.

The opportunities for photography in Finnish Lapland are endless. To make the most of the conditions, there will be no fixed itinerary on this tour. Rather, your guides will continually monitor the weather forecast, taking you to all of the best locations to take advantage of the beautiful Arctic light. At night, they'll keep an eye on the aurora activity. If the Northern Lights come out to play, then you can rest assured that you'll be out there, chasing them across the snowy landscape.

Highlights of this workshop include but are not limited to:

- Riisitunturi National Park, where snow-covered trees make for a truly enchanting scene. We'll return several times during the workshop to capture it in a variety of conditions. It's a wonderful place for night photography, beneath a blanket of stars in the sky and of course, the green glow of the Northern Lights!

- Kitka river and the famous Myllykoski viewpoint within Oulanka National Park. This river never freezes during winter. It stands out serenely from within the frosty surrounds, with smooth rapids carrying small chunks of ice that make glorious patterns when shot in long exposure.

- Snowmobile ride to Kuntivaara by the Russian border. This hill is similar to Riisitunturi, though the trees here are smaller. We'll spend the day exploring amongst the snow-covered trees, before settling in for a delicious hot meal and a bonfire in a cabin at the peak.

- A day in a Golden Eagle bird hide. You'll have the opportunity to relax in comfort as you capture the wide variety of birdlife to be found in the wilderness of Finnish Lapland. Be prepared to spot eagles, woodpeckers, jays, tits and much more!

FAQ

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

Registration Deposit

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

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 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.

Departure Schedule

4-10 January 2021 – Guided by Arild Heitmann & Stian Klo

Terms of service

Guides

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.

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.

Similar tours