Lofoten Islands Landscape and Aurora Workshop

6th - 13th Feb 2017

Reine Flaxtad AuroraReindeer AbandonedHenningsvar Aurora Sea Eagle

 

The spectacular Lofoten Islands are an archipelago in the northern part of Norway within the Arctic Circle. It's jagged mountains and clusters of sheltered bays and harbours are breathtaking. During our trip we will have around 8 hours of daylight each day, allowing penty of unhurried photography at locations during the day. During the hours of darkness we will be ideally situated to seise every opportunity to photograph the aurora when it is active. The Lofoten Islands provide ideal dark skies, remote beches and incredible mountain backdrops, making it a superb place to photograph the northern lights. The last trip had four nights of aurora.

Andy knows the area very well from numerous trips and will make sure you maximise your photography time in Norway.

On the last trip we spent several hours one day on a small boat potographing wild sea eagles feeding at close quarters. This will be available as an option at an extra fee on the day.

Our base is at the heart of the Islands near Leknes in self catering accommodation.

Dates

Cost

Size

6th - 13th February 2017

£1950

Secure your place with a £250 deposit.

3 plus Andy

Weather Places

Weather

Fitness

Spaces Remaining

Typically this time of year between 0c and -7c

Icy underfoot, so suitable footwear and clothing is essential. Ask for advise if you're not sure.

Easy fitness levels.

1 spaces available

Gallery of images from this tour. You can expect to visit most of these locations.

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Included

Excluded

Tuition
Small group size allows as much or as little help as required. Regular opportunities for critique, post processing training. 

Transport within Norway
All transport will be provided in a 4 wheel drive vehicle with studded snow tyres and USB charging. Andy has a clean driving licence and safely driven thousands of km on icy/snowy roads.

Accommodation
Self-Catering Accommodation in single rooms.


 

Flights
Flights to destination not included but you will be advised of flight numbers.

Travel insurance
Please ensure you have suitable travel insurance.

Camera insurance
I recommend that you have suitable camera insurance.

Food
The emphasis of the trip is on the photography, so some days it will be easier to eat out and others we will need to make packed lunches at the cabin. The accommodation has a decent kitchen and we can make regular supermarket stops.

Customer Testimonials

Perfect Trip

The Lofoten Islands in February are stunningly beautiful and the Northern Lights were as amazing as I hoped they would be. This was the perfect trip for me, even as a novice photographer, to gain experience and improve my skills. The size of the group meant that I could ask questions and get the help I needed. Our accommodation was comfortable and well located and Andy's driving in the snow was reassuringly calm! His knowledge of the area and constant assessment of the weather meant that we got the most out of our time. The trip out from Svolvær to watch the sea eagles was brilliant. Looking forward to going back to Norway later in the year! 

Sam G

Fantastic Week

"I went on a workshop with Andy to The Lofoten Islands in 2016 and I can wholeheartedly recommend the experience to anyone.  It was made extra special by participating in a workshop led by Andy.

Our accommodation was first class. Andy drove us in testing conditions to cover numerous fantastic locations throughout the island,with one eye on the Aurora/Weather forecast.

We had Aurora on 3/4 nights, top landscape locations, photographed wild Sea Eagles and Reindeer. What a fantastic week !!

Our group was of mixed experience and Andy was on hand to advise on composition for the beginners or the more technical aspects of processing for the more experienced photographers.

If you’re thinking about going, just do it. You won’t be disappointed! “

Mike D

 

This gallery is a selection of my clients images from previous tours to Tromso.

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