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Lofoten - Photography tour and workshop

Start on Tuesday Feb 2, 2021  End on Tuesday Feb 9, 2021

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Explore the Lofoten through your lens.


The below schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions or wishes from the group once on site. However, it gives an overview of what participants can expect.

All along the trip we will be driving around the island with only short walks to the spots, therefore no specific fitness level is required. 

Tuesday 2nd February 

This will be the first day of your adventure in the Lofoten. We will be waiting for all participants to arrive and then go to our accommodation, have dinner and then go for our first night shoot to look for the northern lights.

Wednesday 3rd February 

On our second day, we will head to some of the nicest beaches on the island where rocks, sand, water and mountains are meeting to form some of the most spectacular landscapes. This day we will be out shooting the whole day to two to three locations with almost infinite possibilities.

Thursday 4th February 

Our third day will be focused towards cities in the Lofoten with the visit of some of the most know spots as well some of the less well know places. We will be shooting in Hamnoy, Reine, Sakisroy and in some of the villages in the south of the Island. Obviously, in the evening we will be out to look for the northern lights.

Friday 5th February 

During our fourth day we will be going our fredvang areas which offers a multitude of views around of the Fredvang bridge but also some Fjords as well as some interesting beaches. We will finally aim to shoot some well know spot in Rambergstranda and try to be more creative with what the beach has to offer. We will also head for some night shooting and keep chasing the northern lights.

Saturday 6th February 

Sunrise at Vareid

On our fifth day will be heading for a sunrise around Vareid where will be moving around the coastal areas loooking for nice spotes. After this sunrise we will be heading towards our accomodation where we will have a post-processing session working on Lightroom/Capture One and Photoshop session. Participants will also be able to take some rest as the tiredness will start to be felt after early wake up and late shooting. For the sunrise we will be heading towards Ytresand beach where will be able to shoot rivers and beaches.

Sunday 7th February 

On Sunday we will be heading to less known spots which offer a lot of possibilities and will let you play with your creativity.

As usual, in the evening we will be chasing the northern lights in different locations.

Monday 8th February

As the weather can really be unpredictable and some days may end up with only little shooting, this will be an extra day to ensure that all sites planned are visited but also to revisit some sites based on participants preferences.

Tuesday 9th February 

All good things have an end and a photography trip to the Lofoten will not be an exception. This will be our last day on the Island and depending on when participants' flights are, we will try to shoot our last sunrise close to Leknes. Drop off at Leknes airport or in Moskenes will be possible after arrangement with the participants.


  • Photography and tour guide

  • Post-processing teaching

  • Car with driver during the whole trip

  • Transfer from/to the airport in Leknes or port in Moskenes

  • Individual bedroom in an apartment

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner.


  • Transportation to/from the Lofoten

  • Travel insurance

  • Beverages and Alcoholic beverages

  • Snacks between meals

  • Photography equipment

Photography equipment

  • Camera: DSLR camera or Mirrorless full frame, APS-C  or micro four third will help you to take full opportunity of what the island has to capture

  • Tripod: as sturdy as possible, strong winds can be observed during winter time therefore a sturdy tripod is really necessary

  • Wide angle lens: at least 10/12mm at the widest focal for APS-C cameras or 15/18mm for full frame cameras are recommended. this will be your most used lens during the trip and will help you to get the most immersive and impressive shots on the island.

  • Mid focal lens zoom: 16-50mm/18-55mm for APS-C and 24-70mm for full-frame are recommended. These are usually the kit lense which is sold with your camera. This lense will be helpful in certain situation where you want to isolate your subject but still keep a wide view of your landscape.

  • Telephoto lens: everything with a longer focal than the two previously mentioned will be good. This is not an essential lens for the Lofoten.This lens will really help you to isolate your subject from its environment. This lens may be helpful in certain situation but this is not an essential on to have in the Lofoten.

  • Filters: ND 1000 (10 stops) and ND 64 (6 stops) are recommended as the Islands offers many possibilities to take long exposures. Additional graduated filters may be helpful but are not mandatory.

  • Cleaning kit: a cleaning kit including a brush, air blower, wipes and lens fluid kit is recommended as the weather on the island can be capricious and drops of water and dust can easily make your equipment dirty

  • Laptop and external hard drive with editing software (e.g. Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture One, etc.)

  • SD cards: at least two 32GB SD cards are recommended as you will be taking many pictures and you ensure that you keep having space in case one of them were to break.

  • Spare batteries: as we will be out the whole day having spare batteries can be very convenient 

  • Camera bag: a camera bagpack would be convenient to transport your equipment but this is not mandatory.

  • Multi-socket plug to ensure to charge your camera batteries, laptops, phones, etc. 

Clothing and equipment (recommended)

In winter, the weather in the Lofoten can be really capricious with strong winds, rain, snow and cold and all this can be experienced in the same day. Temperature are cold but not extreme, you can expect between -5°C (23°F) and +5°C (41°F). The below list take into consideration that while shooting you tend to be static and therefore you will need to be well insulated so that you stay warm for longer.

  • Water proof jacket (gore-tex or similar)

  • Warm down jacket or alternatively a skiing jacket or a parka

  • Warm fleece: mid layer that will keep you warm

  • T-shirt with long sleeves: prefer wool to avoid sweat and limit odors and keep warm

  • Warm trouser such as skiing trouser or winter hiking trousers

  • Warm underpants to improve insulation and stay warm 

  • Warm socks (skiing socks, wool socks, etc.)

  • Water proof and warm boots: you are very likely to get close to water, therefore come with real waterproof and warm boots

  • Winter gloves: think about mittens that can release only your fingers. The experience can be ruined as your hands can get really cold as you need to take off your gloves to take pictures.

  • Shoe spikes: small shoe spikes can be helpful but not mandatory in case we walk on frozen roads or rocks. Big spikes will be unnecessary as hiking is not part of the trip.

  • Relax clothes/shoes for the evening

  • Bed sheets and toiletries will be provided in our accommodation

Good to know about Norway and the Lofoten

  • Currency: the national currency of Norway in the Norwegian krone 

  • Means of payment: In the Lofoten you can pay everywhere with your credit card even for small amounts. Wearing cash is therefore not necessary. Having an international credit card such as Revolut can be helpful to limit fees and enjoy a decent exchange rate.

  • Electricity: Norway uses the Europlug (Type C & F), which has two round plugs. If you are travelling from the US you are likely to need an adaptor.

  • Internet: Most places offer internet and 4G is availabe in most places on the island. if you are travelling from Europe, Norway is likely to be included in your data roaming. For people outside Europe, SIM cards can be bought in some stores. In any case the use of the smartphone will be limited as I will ensure to keep you busy taking pictures.

Tour price and payment conditions

  • The tour price is 2'500 CHF per person including guide, accommodation, all meals and transportation.

  • Payment conditions: 800 CHF deposit at time of booking (payment in full also possible at time of booking). The remaining to be paid up to 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Cancellation policy:

    • Full refund of the deposit or full payment up to 3 months before the start of the tour.

    • 50% of the deposit refund (only the deposit is affected in case of payment in full) up to two months before the start of the tour.

    • No refund of the deposit (only the deposit is impacted in case of payment in full) if the cancellation within 2 months before the start of the tour.

    • 50% refund of the full price in case of cancellation within one month before the start of the tour.

Contact us to receive the full documentation or if you have any questions!

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