Lofoten Islands Winter Photo Tour

There aren't many places quite as photogenic as the iconic Lofoten Islands; an archipelago known for its wild and rugged landscape. During winter the landscapes are covered in snow and, if you're lucky, you can experience a true winter wonderland with the Northern Lights dancing above.

Lofoten Winter Photo Tour

I am limiting this Lofoten Islands Photo Tour to only 6 participants in order to maximize your experience.

Have you ever dreamt about exploring the picturesque Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway? Then come join this epic arctic adventure where we go to the most incredible locations this archipelago has to offer. As a local I have extensive knowledge of both known and unknown locations, and will make sure that you return home with the best possible images. 

Highlights of the Lofoten Islands Photo Tour include winter landscapes, jagged mountains, grand vistas, arctic beaches, wild fjords, and the chance of experiencing the greatest show on earth, the Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights.

The Lofoten Islands are located at 68 degrees North and the archipelago consists of seven principal islands covering about 1,227 / 474 square miles, with a total of only 24,000 inhabitants. The natural beauty of this incredible landscape offers will present us with the possibility of exploring colorful fjords, jagged mountain peaks, unique beaches, and the world-renowned Arctic light.

Our basecamps for the entire duration of the tour will be close to Leknes and we will visit world-class locations. The likes of National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and The Huffington Post have listed this very region as one of the most scenic destinations on earth. One look outside your bedroom window, and you will understand why – incredible granite mountains rising straight out of the fjords, traditional fishermen cabins and the location just oozes of great Norwegian history.

If we are treated with starry nights and clear skies, we will be able to capture the elusive and strikingly beautiful Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights as she dances seductively on the night skies.

Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrival at Evenes Airport. From here we start the drive to our beautiful base camp just outside Leknes in the Lofoten Islands. The 3-hour drive is packed with incredible views and is regarded as one of the most scenic drives in Norway. If time and weather allow, we will head out to photograph the sunset at one of the beaches outside Leknes after settling at the cabins. We are located just a short drive away from the famous beaches of Haukland and Uttakleiv. At night it might be possible to shoot the incredible Northern Lights if the weather permits.

Day 2 – 7

Due to the incredibly fast-changing weather in the Lofoten Islands, we never operate with a fixed schedule. As a local I know the area like the back of my hand so, in order to maximize your experience, we remain flexible and adapt to the weather and conditions. It is crucial to be in the right place at the right time.

A benefit of being a small group is that we’re able to be even more flexible and adapt our plans according to the group.

However, we will cover all the well-known spots from Å in the south to Henningsvær in the north. We will spend 1 or 2 whole days photographing the incredible area around Reine, famous for its small villages spread out across a string of small islands, surrounded by the most dramatic peaks. All the famous beaches will be visited; Skagsanden, Vareid, Vikten, Fredvang, Haukland, Utakleiv and Unstad. The picturesque villages of Nusfjord and Henningsvær will be explored. The highlights are endless and since I know this area extremely well we will also focus on lesser-known spots that are equally impressive.

At night we turn our focus towards one of the main events of the trip: the Northern Lights. Weather permitting, we head out to enjoy and photograph the show from one of the many stunning locations.

After shooting sunrise on day 7, we will check out from our hotel and move back to the Harstad/Narvik Airport. Here we wrap up the trip by shooting sunset at a mountain lake surrounded by jagged peaks. This is also a great location for the northern lights, so we hope to end the trip with a proper show on the night sky!

Day 8

We will make sure everyone gets safely to the airport full of amazing memories.

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    Dates: March 8th – March 15th, 2024

    Location: Lofoten, Norway

    Available seats: 0/6 (Contact to be put on the waitlist) 

    Difficulty level: Easy

    Price: 3390 EURO (based on double occupancy – single room supplement is 500 EURO).

    Registration deposit: 500 EURO (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).

    Arrival: Harstad/Narvik Airport (EVE), March 8th – no later than 10:45 am

    Departure: Harstad/Narvik Airport (EVE), March 15th – at any suitable time

    Included: Professional photo guide, all tuition, individual post-processing sessions, transportation and accommodation in a traditional rorbu (the beautiful red cabins this region is famous for)

    Not included: Any travel services required arriving and departing at and from the starting location in Harstad/Narvik Airport (EVE). Any private insurances, taxes, levies, immigration, duty, and visa fees where applicable. All meals and personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, souvenirs, and travel insurance.

    Meet Your Instructor

    Christian Hoiberg
    Christian Hoiberg is a full-time Norwegian landscape photographer and the founder of CaptureLandscapes. His goal is to help aspiring photographers develop the skills needed to capture beautiful and impactful images. Download his free guide 30 Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography and start creating better photos today. Visit his website or Instagram to view more of his photography.