FROZEN LAPLAND WINTER ADVENTURE (FINLAND) - NEW!
Experience the winter wonderland of the Finnish Lapland. This photo tour includes snow-covered forests, frozen lakes, and a chance to see the magical Northern Lights. With expert guidance, you'll learn new skills and techniques for capturing the beauty of the Arctic winter. Don't miss this opportunity to explore one of the most breathtaking winter destinations in the world!
Finnish Lapland Photo Tour
This photo tour to the Finnish Lapland is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will take you on a journey through some of the most magical winter landscapes in the world. From snow-covered forests to frozen lakes and raging rivers, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery that is as made for photographers.
Highlights, and the main focus of this trip, is the unique Riisitunturi National Park, the Oulanka National Park, and the incredible Kuntivaara fell. Whether we have snow, clear skies, wind, or fog, there will be endless opportunities to create images you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Additionally we will spend a day or two in Oulanka National Park where we visit the famous Myllykoski and Kitka river. The open river is a beautiful contrast to the otherwise white surroundings.
At the end of the week, we will be transported by a snowmobile to the amazing Kuntivaara fell. The landscapes here are similar to Riisitunturi but denser, and more remote. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’re not going to forget.
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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT LEVEL OF PHOTOGRAPHY IS REQUIRED ?
All of ours tours and workshops are open to beginners as well as professionals. Our only criteria is that you have a great passion for photography, and have the energy and motivation to be on the go every day and night.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Good outdoor clothing is essential for this trip. Days are short but we are spending a lot of time outside in at times extreme temperatures. This means you’ll need a good merino wool baselayer, a proper midlayer of high quality fleece or similar, and a super warm down jacket/parka and winter pants. Well insulated boots (like Sorel), a balaclava, water resistant gloves, hats, heat packs etc are also highly recommended. We are happy to give more specific recommendations.
WHAT KIND OF WEATHER CAN I EXPECT ?
You can expect temperatures down to -35c when photographing the Finnish Lapland during the winter months. However, temperatures between -15c and -25c are more common. Snow is also to be expected this time of year and, if we’re lucky, we are treated with some nice fog, creating a magical atmosphere.
WHAT CAMERA GEAR SHOULD I BRING?
At the very least, bring your own camera, lenses, tripod, and laptop. If you are considering upgrading or investing in new camera gear prior to the trip, feel free to ask us for advice.
CAN I EXPECT SNOW AND ICE?
Yes, the Finnish Lapland is a true winter wonderland in January. Both snow and ice is to be expected.
WILL WE SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS?
Though we are located a bit south of the aurora oval, there is a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights when the activity is high.
This tour is organized and handled by Discover North.
Dates: January 6th – January 12th, 2024
Location: Lapland, Finland
Available seats: 6/6
Difficulty level: Easy + (Moderate hiking needed to reach some locations)
Price: 3190 EURO (based on double occupancy – single room supplement is 800 EURO).
Registration deposit: 500 EURO (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).
Arrival: Rovaniemi Airport (RVN), January 6th – no later than 12:00
Departure: Rovaniemi Airport (RVN), January 12th – no earlier than 12:00
Included: Professional photo guide, all tuition, post-processing sessions, transportation, accommodation and breakfast.
Not included: Any travel services required arriving and departing at and from the starting location at Rovaniemi Airport. Any private insurance, taxes, levies, immigration, duty, and visa fees where applicable. Meals and personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, souvenirs and travel insurance.