A small intimate tour restricted to just five participants, I am making one return to the Lofoten Islands in 2023 to photograph the serene beauty of this remarkable location.
Forget cruises and other aurora companies, I have 12 years experience and over 25 visits of running winter Norway and Scandinavian photography trips in all weathers. I will get you in the right place at the right time, to capture and experience the magnificence of the northern lights and some of the worlds most breathtaking winter landscapes. You are in the very best of hands.
The Lofoten Islands represents some of the most infamous mountain photography opportunities on the planet, all based in the edges of coastal Norway. From intimate colourful houses and harbour scenes, to incredible mountains - there is so much to do and explore in this stunning setting. Every night we’ll be out shooting the aurora as well exploring the world of astrophotography.
With the light in Lofoten being at its best in the winter months, shoot in amazing light, literally all day. With sunrise colours that linger on, beautiful beaches, bays and snow capped coastal mountains, let me take you to one of the most beautiful places on earth to take the very best of winter images.
With fjords and mountains all around, expect some sensational photography at all times of day.
You need to be capable of walking for sustained periods, along footpaths and up moderate inclines. There will be no strenuous activity but it is advised that you take walks before the trips so you can cope with three days of photography.
Meeting place is Evenes (Harstad Narvik) Arrivals lounge (time to be announced), or you are welcome to join the recommended group flight.
It’s a combination of hotel accommodation in Svolvaer, Leknes and shared rorbuer cabins in Reine. You will never have to share a room.
An array of focal lengths will always benefit the Lofoten photographer. A wide angle lens (16-35), medium zoom (24-70) and a longer zoom (70-300) will be ideal to cover most compositional eventualities. The most used will be in the 24-70 range as a super wide angle doesn’t always translate, so make sure this focal length is covered. It’s best not to weigh yourself down, so why not bring an airport style bag for all your kit and a smaller day bag, which you can decant equipment into throughout the day.
Norway can be cold indeed, with temperatures as low as -15 to -25 under clear skies, but this is mainly inland and not at the coast where we are based. It’s around +3c > -10c in Lofoten. We will never be far from a warm vehicle. Temperatures this low are certainly not the same as the damp cold we get in get UK.
Ensure you bring good quality and above all footwear. I use a combination of walking shoes for driving and everyday use alongside North Face Chillkats, which are snow boots with padding and warmth for the coldest of nights. Lofoten does not get anywhere near as cold as mainland Sweden or Finland (up to -40c), but I suggest merino wool socks and insulated boots. Wind chill can be a massive factor, so ensure you have merino wool base layers / leggings as we will be standing around in exposed places often for reasonable lengths of time. Ski sallopettes are perfect, a down jacket can be hired if not bought. Pack a comfortable mid layer too. Ensure a quality hat and gloves are part of your wardrobe.
Although not essential, its a great idea to bring a laptop computer with you so you can discuss imagery with myself and others in the group. It really is a great learning experience, so I highly recommend bringing a laptop to learn and for personal entertainment.
I make a point of tutoring all my clients on digital photography to help complete the learning process. I am renowned as a leading digital professional and an Adobe Influencer and I will be screen recording my sessions so the learning continues. I have extensive knowledge to communicate on all levels and I spend time with all my clients helping them to process their images to a high standard. It really helps to have a computer session when tiredness takes hold, or inclement weather persists.
£3495 / Deposit of £500.00