In January, sun returns to Lofoten islands and will rise slightly above horizon providing many hours of beautiful soft light every landscape photographer is dreaming of! During the dark nights, we will hunt the Northern lights – likeliness is high that we will be successful during that time of the year.
We will stay in traditional fisher huts in the area of Hamnøy/Sakrisøy (close to Reine) in the most Southern part of Lofoten, and we will find most attractive subjects right outside our front door.
Scenery is dramatic – rough mountains rising steep from the long fjords, beautiful beaches – Lofoten is a dream location for any landscape photographer, and we are more than happy to share our knowledge with you in this Northern part of Norway.
Date Jan 25 – Feb 1, 2018
Type Landscape, Nature, Northern Lights
Participants 4 – 6
Photo Guides Sven & Jens
Fee 1.390 €
We will choose accomodation that is typical for the country we’re visiting. All places are carefully selected to allow for best overall experience. Our photo adventure starts right outside the front door.
Date & Duration
The workshop takes place during Northern lights season. As we will spend an entire week at Lofoten, the likeliness to observe Northern lights is pretty high – let’s hope for clear skies!
Group Size & Price
The workshop fee is exceptionally low given the small group size and two guides who will take care of the participants. We will have sufficient time to guide every workshop participant individually and develop photographic skills further.
Sun will be shining from approx. 9:40 am to 3:00 pm, and we will be blessed with multiple hours of twilight before sunrise and after sunset. During the nights we will watch out for Northern lights.
We will meet at Leknes, Lofoten, Thursday evening, and will take our rental car to head towards beautiful Reine. During the entire workshop, we will stay in local fisher huts close by.
From Friday until Wednesday we will take photos of the most beautiful landscapes from sunrise to sunset (if weather conditions permit). We will visit the famous beaches of Skagsanden, Unstad, Utakleiv, Myrland and Haukland. If conditions support we can also include Kvalvika, Bunes and Horseid beach.
In the late evening hours, we will watch out for Northern lights that are likely to be visible in case of clear skys.
Our accomodation is located in one of the most scenic areas of Lofoten, so we can start photographing right outside the front door of our traditional fisher huts.
- Photo workshop at Lofoten
during day time from arrival to departure
- Northern light photography
during night time during our stay in case of visible aurora borealis
- All travel at Lofoten
(starting from/ending at airport Leknes)
- Flights to/from Lofoten
However, we will support you in selecting the best flights, but you will have to book them on your own. (Average cost for a return flight from Frankfurt is around 500 €.)
- Accomodation at Lofoten
We will support you with your bookings. We expect the total fee to be around 600 € (based on current exchange rate NOK to €, subject to change) for seven nights (based on single room occupancy, shared bath rooms).
- Meals and drinks during the stay
- Discussion of photographic results
Let’s meet over a beer and have a look at the group’s photographic results and be prepared for honest, yet constructive feedback!
- Introduction to post processing
We will share some of our workflows and general approaches how to post process photos using Lightroom and/or Photoshop by Adobe
Thanks so much for a wonderful and unforgettable vacation. We were taken care of in a wonderful and familiar atmosphere and were provided with an allround carefree package. Having two guides allowed for receiving optimal assistance. Upon arrival we were provided hands-on ideas, location specific tips and guidance at each location. Our guides continued to be around while we were searching for our own perspectives and offered their help with regard to technical aspects or composition. If compatibility allowed we were also benefitting from some rental equipment we could use free of charge. As there had only been six particpants the entire trip felt like a family excursion - this was true during the time we were driving to the various spots but also during the evenings when we enjoyed a joint dinner and disucssed tips and tricks related to Lightroom/Photoshop post processing. I can only recommend the participation in such a workshop to everybody. I for sure will come back in the near future to join one of the upcoming workshops - thanks again to both of you!Susann Ulmer
Please check also the other workshops we will be conducting in the future.