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Norway and Lofoten Islands Photography Tour - Arctic Highlights

22nd Feb - 04th Mar, 2021 - 3 PLACES REMAINING

Tutored by Andy Farrer and

£3299.00 pp / Deposit -£300.00

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The Arctic in winter has hidden changing photographic opportunities waiting to be found. The light at dawn and dusk over the mountains takes your breath away. The location is incredible, where jagged mountains meet the sea, vast white sandy beaches and picturesque ‘Rorbuer’ fishing huts stand precariously on the shore, who wouldn’t want to be here?  Not surprising that the arctic landscapes of Tromsø and Lofoten is at the top of any photographer’s bucket list!

This wild, remote and extraordinary landscape has inspired many artists. On this Arctic Highlights photography tour, we will spend our time chasing the light both during the daytime and at night to capture and enjoy the magic within this stunning landscape; and if we are lucky there is no better place than Lofoten to witness the Aurora Borealis. 

Your Norway and Lofoten Islands photography tour guide will be Andy Farrer. Andy has been photographing Norway every Winter for over a decade and is excited to share his favourite locations and passion for the arctic landscape. Andy is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience behind the camera. He was named 'UK Landscape Photographer of the Year' in 2015 for his image Bat's Head in the snow.

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At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Easy
  • Included
    • Accommodation on single occupancy basis (double available on request)
    • Breakfasts
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition from Andy Farrer
    • Transfers from the recommended flights
  • Excluded
    • Meals not mentioned
    • All flights
    • Extras
    • Insurance
  • Duration 7+ Night Tours
  • Tour Code LFA07
Norway and Lofoten Islands Photography Tour - Arctic Highlights

Norway and Lofoten Islands Photography Tour - Arctic Landscape Photography

The Arctic in winter has hidden changing photographic opportunities waiting to be found.  The light at dawn and dusk over the mountains takes your breath away. The location is incredible, where jagged mountains meet the sea, vast white sandy beaches and picturesque ‘Rorbuer’ fishing huts stand precariously on the shore, who wouldn’t want to be here?  Not surprising that the arctic landscapes of Tromsø and Lofoten is at the top of any photographer’s bucket list!

This wild, remote and extraordinary landscape has inspired many artists. On this photography tour of Norway and the Lofoten Islands, we will spend our time chasing the light both during the daytime and at night to capture and enjoy the magic within this stunning landscape; and if we are lucky there is no better place than Lofoten to witness the Aurora Borealis. 

There are plenty of picturesque fishing villages, such as Reine, Hamnøy and Å, amazing coastlines very nearby including Utakleiv and Skagsanden, all surrounded by peaked rugged mountains, perfect locations for the immensely beautiful Aurora Borealis if we have clear skies at night, but also dramatic with storm clouds and waves.

This time of year is a perfect time to enjoy the winter in the arctic with an experienced leader. Andy has photographed and worked in the icy conditions many times and has some great hidden winter landscapes to show you. 

We are lucky to have secured ten nights in this beautiful area off the west coast of Norway; there is no other dramatic coast like it.  We will start our trip by flying into Tromsø, in the northern arctic circle and heading to the stunning location of Sommarøy where we have 3 nights to explore the area.  We then head south into the heart of Lofoten and enjoy traditional hospitality from our base. Here we are perfectly located to drive to many locations, depending on the weather and light conditions each day. We have no set itinerary, the weather dictates our daily locations. We have six nights here in Leknes before our final night back in Tromsø ready for flights home on the final day.

Please note that although this is listed as an ‘easy’ on the scale, a reasonable degree of fitness will be required as we will be travelling through icy and rough conditions underfoot to make the most of these fabulous locations. The van will be close by so we don’t expect you to carry heavy camera bags on your backs all day long! Any clients that want to stay closer to the vehicle can and of course if you get cold you can always warm up in the van too.  Our days will be long but rewarding, with plenty of food stops to keep us going on the chase of the Northern Lights!

Your Norway and Lofoten Islands photography tour guide will be Andy Farrer. Andy has been photographing Norway every Winter for over a decade and is excited to share his favourite locations and passion for the arctic landscape. Andy is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience behind the camera. He was named 'UK Landscape Photographer of the Year' in 2015 for his image Bat's Head in the snow.

Click here to view a few images from one participant on a past tour. 

To read 'Spotlight on Andy Farrer' click here.

  • Sommaroy Arctic Hotel

    Staying at Sommaroy Arctic Hotel for 3 nights, 22nd, 23rd and 24th February 2021.

    Single occupancy basis

    Breakfast included.

  • Scandic Leknes Lofoten Hotel

    Staying at Scandic Leknes Lofoten hotel for 6 nights, 25th Feb - 3rd March 2021.

    Single occupancy basis

    Breakfast included.

  • Pingvinhotellet UNN Tromso

    Staying at Pingvinhotellet UNN in Tromso for 1 night, 3rd March 2021.

    Single occupancy basis

    Breakfast included.

3.8/5

Independent Feedback based on 4 verified reviews

Jim Turner - 4th Apr, 2020

"It's sometimes good to test yourself". At least that's what I told my friends on Facebook. Sitting on an ice-covered rock shelf overlooking a snow-covered beach trying to photograph the Aurora, while being ice-blasted by gale-force gusts of wind was certainly a test of endurance which I'd never experienced before (in fact I only managed to endure it for 15 minutes before heading back to the shelter of the van!). It's amazing what you can do, though, when you're with a group of like-minded people with an enthusiasm for landscape photography, and an experienced tour leader who knows his way around the Lofoten Islands. I have to take my hat off to Andy for keeping us all going even though there were times when some of us balked at the thought of getting up at 5.30 am to photograph the sun rising on some amazing locations - only to find that the sun wasn't playing ball! Andy's own test of endrance was not only in keeping us all enthused (and working hard) but in the miles of driving to get us to some fantastic landscapes. Thank you Andy for an unforgettable experience.

Peter Thompson - 31st Mar, 2020

I really enjoyed this trip. Being based in Sommeroy and then Leknes gave us a chance to see a lot of the spectacular scenery that the Lofoten Islands have to offer. Andy took us to some interesting locations as well as the classic places like Hamnoy and Reine, several mornings driving us to a pre-breakfast, sunrise shot. The hotels were of a high standard with an extensive choice for breakfast. I picked up some useful processing tips from Andy which have worked well on some of my images.

17th Mar, 2020

Disappointed with this trip. Not enough photography tuition. The Trip is advertised for all levels including beginner. This trip is NOT aimed at beginners . I would have been better booking on a non photography tour with another company and paying a lot less, for the amount of tuition given. I am an experienced traveller with small groups so I can compare.

14th Mar, 2020

My only reservation is that I would have preferred to travel back during the day as part of the trip rather than arriving back late at night.

For tours outside of the UK, we will select a recommended flight which will depart from a London airport to the destination. In most cases (unless stated otherwise), the tour leaders will greet you at the destination airport from this flight and return you to the airport at the end of the tour.

Please DO NOT book your flights until advised to do so by the office. Tours have to become viable before we select the recommended flight.

Once a tour has enough bookings to make it viable, you will receive an email to alert you that the recommended flights have been uploaded to your client area on the website.

You are welcome to make alternative travel arrangements. If doing so, please ensure you are at the destination airport for the arrival time of the recommended flight to ensure you can take the transfer to the hotel. Alternatively you can arrange your own transfers and meet the group at the hotel on the first night.

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