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9 Days  
Availability : From February 22th to March 2nd, 2025  
Leknes Airport  
Leknes Airport  
Min Age : 18+  
Max People : 6  
 

Lofoten Photo Tour

Lofoten in February: Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Our Lofoten Islands Photo Tour, it’s one of the dream travel for all landscape photographers. Magnificent arctic landscapes covered by snow & breathtaking seascapes are waiting for you in Norway. One of the best Northern Lights Photo Tours, but also the twilight lights that during this season are magic. We choose the data for this workshops, to make coincide with the new moon. This will ensure us intense night sessions!

Therefore we will visit the most beautiful locations in this area at the islands of Moskenesøya, Flakstadøya, and Vestvågøya. Without doubt with special attention to Hamnøy and Reine, the most iconic locations of all Lofoten Islands. During these days we will be visiting the winter landscapes & small villages that make this location an incredible trip for all levels of landscapes photographers. 

From wild seascapes to spectacular fjords, surrounded by beautiful snowy mountains, we will have a week of intense photography. Exploring the artic circle during the northern lights season, will be an experience that you will never forget. Lofoten Islands is a destination that will help you to capture incredible pics!

Itinerary Lofoten Photo Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Leknes airport

We will meet at Leknes airport, where we will start our Lofoten Islands Photo Tour. From here, we will drive to our accommodation in Hamnøy.

According to the arrival of all participants we will be enjoying the sunset in this iconic location. Also, according to the forecast during the night we will have our first session of northern lights at Hamnøy & Reine.

Days 2-8 Lofoten Islands

During the next 7 days we will be exploring the nearest locations of Lofoten Islands. According to the weather conditions every day, we will be choosing between the numerous famous & secret locations around our base in Hamnøy.

From the famous spots at the same Hamnøy or Reine, to other beautiful villages as Å, Varied or Nusfjord. All this in the environment of amazing landscapes with snowy mountains and breathtaking seascapes as Skagsanden or Uttakleiv as example.

Also during these days, we will visit other unknown landscapes and viewpoints, as caves or waterfalls less know for the usual workshops. In our breaks during the days, we will have time for some post-processing lessons. So we will be able to edit the pics that we will be taking during our tour.

And of course, every night, we will be looking for the forecast to photograph the Northern Lights in all these locations. The datas choose for our travel, match with the new moon and large nights, giving us the perfect conditions to photograph this phenomenon. Definitely, a complete photography workshop to visit the polar landscapes of Lofoten.

Day 9 End of the trip

Drive to Leknes airport where we will tell goodbye to this Lofoten Islands Photo Tour.

Norway Locations Map

Lofoten Islands Map Tour

Photographer Guide(s)

Hugo Valle Photographer Guide

Hugo Valle

Photographer

Hugo Valle is an Asturian landscape photographer living in the Aragonese Pyrenees who began his career in the world of photography in 2011, with the help of a modest bridge camera. From 2012 to the present, he has tried tirelessly to combine his dedication to photography with his passion for traveling, which has allowed him to know and capture the most beautiful landscapes around the world; discovering in the cold and snowy areas, the mountains and the Asturian coast their favorite settings.


What's Included & Excluded in Your Lofoten Photo Tour

Departure & Return Location

Leknes Airport, Norway

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Edition lessons during the tour
  • Photographer Guide(s)
  • Basic travel insurance

Price Excludes

  • Flights to & from Norway
  • Any Private Expenses including meals
  • Tips
  • Visa, check if you need it
  • Anything not mention in "Price includes"

What to bring

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera, tripod and remote shutter
  • Wide angle lens (14-24mm as example)
  • Standard lens (24-70mm as example)
  • Telephoto lens (70-200mm as example)
  • Headlight
  • Warm jacket, gloves and hat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Thermal waterproof pants
  • Waterproof mountain boots
  • Gloves, hat and scarf

Photographic lessons

  • Composition
  • Digital Workflow
  • Panoramic Photography
  • Depth of Field calculation
  • Focal Blending
  • Blue Hour Photography
  • Night photography
  • Filters, Neutral Density and Neutral Density Grads
  • Photoshop and Lightroom post-processing workflow

Budget

FAQ

What is the skill level required for this Lofoten photo tour?

Our tours are designed for photographers of all skill levels, from beginners to enthusiasts. We provide guidance and support to help you improve your skills throughout the tour.

What is the best time of year to visit Lofoten for photography?

Lofoten offers stunning scenery year-round, but the best time for photography depends on your desired experience:

  • Winter (January-March): Capture the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Be prepared for cold temperatures and shorter daylight hours.
  • Spring (April-May): Experience milder weather and beautiful wildflowers blooming.
  • Summer (June-August): Enjoy the longest daylight hours, ideal for exploring and capturing the midnight sun.
  • Autumn (September-December): Witness the vibrant fall foliage and calmer weather.

What is the transportation like during the tour?

We primarily use comfortable minivans or minibusses for transportation throughout Lofoten, allowing easy access to various locations.

What will I learn on the tour?

Our experienced guides will share their knowledge and expertise on various photography techniques, including composition, lighting, exposure, and post-processing. You’ll receive personalized guidance and feedback to help you improve your skills and capture stunning images.

What are the typical shooting locations on the tour?

The exact locations will vary depending on the tour itinerary, but we typically visit iconic landmarks like Reine, Henningsvær, Å, and Kabelvåg. We’ll also explore hidden gems and dramatic landscapes, offering diverse photographic opportunities.

Can I request a customized itinerary focusing on specific photography interests?

While we offer pre-designed tours, we are open to discussing customization options! Please contact us to discuss your specific interests and explore the possibility of tailoring the itinerary to your needs.

Do you offer any other types of tours besides photography tours?

We may offer other types of tours depending on the season and demand. Please check our website or contact us for further information.

How to get to the Lofoten Islands?

The fastest and easiest way as there are frequent and regular flights to Bodø Airport, and from there a flight to Leknes Airport.

There are also flights to come to Lofoten airports of Harstad/Narvik Airport, Svolvær Airport, and Røst Airport.

Flight time from Oslo to Bodø is approximately 1,5 hours and an additional 20–30 minutes from there to Lofoten.

You also can take a private helicopter service between Bodø and Værøy.

Conditions

Price

The price of this Lofoten Photo Tour is based on the participation of a minimum of 6 participants. In case there are not enough participants, the possibility of making the trip will be offered with an increase proportional to the price, or a 100% refund of the total paid.

The last time of exchange rate calculation was January 1st, 2021, the final price can be modified up to 30 days before the tour start.

Accommodation

The accommodations offered are shared double rooms.

You can book an individual room during the process of the book your place for the photo tour or writing us at [email protected]

Meals

Meals are not included.

Insurance

Our tours include basic insurance, we suggest contracting full cover insurance. Contact us to expand your insurance coverage.

Transports

Our tours include all internal transports (cars, vans, trains, or flights). We don’t include international flights, but we will guide you at the moment of your booking the best options to arrive to the destiny from your home.

Itinerary

The itinerary mentioned can be changed due to a force major reasons like weather conditions or accidents for example.

Payment & Refunds

To book your place you need to pay 25% of the total cost. The total payment must be made 45 days before the trip.

This tour is done by ¨Photography Tours PhotoWorldTours SLU¨, due to illness or other reasons the trip may be made by another guide.

If the tour doesnt have enough people, refund of the deposit will be done 45 days before the trip starts.

Cancellations

If the client cancel the trip will lose the deposit paid (25%), but refund other payments due this cancellation policy:

– More than 45 days but less than 60 days to the start of the tour: 50% of the total cost of the trip will be refunded.
– Less than 45 days before the trip start: There will be no refund.

Other considerations

Please, check the section “This tour include” and “This tour not include” to know more details about meals, guides or other services include.

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