Lofoten Photo Tour, February 2017
Will you escape the madness at home and experience one of the most beautiful places in the world? From 23rd to 27th January 2017 we want to give six people the opportunity to experience the breathtaking winter scenery of Lofoten Islands. Because the light is so great at this time of year, during the day we will explore stunning beaches, fjords and other landscapes of archipelago. At night, depending on conditions, we hope to experience and photograph most beautiful show on Earth, the Northern Lights.
Tour dates: 23.1. – 27.1.2017
Availability: 6 places, NOTE: minimum 4 persons required to guarantee the departure!
Dificulty level: easy
Location: Lofoten, Norway
Price: 1790 EUR / per participant including 200 EUR Early Bird discount, based on shared accommodation. Single accommodation is available by request.
Early Bird discount is valid if you reserve your place and pay a deposit until 31st October 2016
Deposit: 500 EUR
Group (3 and more) discount: 150 EUR / per person
- Pick up / drop off at Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport, optionally if you fly to Leknes airport please specify that information
- All transportation during the tour in two comfortable SUV vehicles
- Photo tour guidance
- Accommodation for 4 nights (based on double/triple occupancy, which means you will share a room with another person from the group, single occupancy is possible by request)
- All meals (breakfast, lunch-snacks, dinner)
- Photography gear
- Single accommodation
- Spectacular winter scenery of Lofoten Islands with mountain peaks dripping straight to the ocean
- Professional photo guidance by two landscape photographers
- Gorgeous winter light and Northern Lights during the night
- Traditional Norwegian Rorbuer cottages
- Two comfortable 4-wheel drive SUV vehicles with enough space for you and your photo gear
We will be living a true northern spirit, staying in genuine but very nice and cosy Norwegian cottages.
1st night: Svinøya Rorbuer, Svolvær
2nd & 3rd night: Eliassen Rorbuer, Hamnøya
4th night: Nyvågar Rorbuhotell, Kabelvåg
23rd of January
On the first day, Monday 23rd January we will pick you up from Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport.
First night we will be staying in cozy cottages near Svolvær, just in the middle of Lofoten Archipelago. This is the perfect starting point for our adventure.
24th and 25th of January
Second and third night, 24 – 25 January, we will prefer staying in an enchanting small fishing village of Hamnøy (near Reine), which is located at the near end of Lofoten.
26th of January
For the last night we picked a place in the middle of archipelago to ease the way back to the airport the last day for departures.
27th of January
On Friday 27th January we will be on time at Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport for the departures.
Aurora Borealis activity is known to be the most active in March and September, so with the clear sky we will definitely be watching the greatest show on Earth.
From our own experience, precise daily plan for Lofoten is not possible. We will have to adapt to the weather and the Northern Lights.
The workshop is suitable for all photographers, amateurs or pros.
Very warm, windproof and waterproof clothes are required, along with winter shoes. Weather in Lofoten can be challenging and it´s constantly changing.
- Camera with manual functions, extra batteries
- Wide and normal zoom lenses (>70 mm)
- Telephoto zoom lens (>200 mm >) recommended
- Cable release
- Neutral density & a polariser filters recommended
- Extra storage for backing up your files highly recommended
- Flights to Lofoten tend to fill up fast, so reserve your flight on time. When reserving, pick Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport as a final destination. Norwegian and SAS fly there on a daily basis.
- Book your flight with arrival no later than 4 p.m., and no earlier than 10 a.m. on departure day.
- Maximum number of participants is 6 and minimum to guarantee departure is 4.
- A non-refundable (unless exceptional cancellation of the Tour) deposit of 500 EUR will be required to secure your booking, with the balance due 30 days prior to the commencement of the Tour.
- No insurance is included in the price, so make sure you have all necessary travel and gear insurance, Tour guides cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss during the Tour.
- If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Reserve your spot by contacting us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you with instructions how to place the payment.