Norway Aurora Photography Workshop with Nate Luebbe and Autumn Schrock

Join us in the unparalleled beauty of the Lofoten Islands for a week-long photography adventure. Quickly becoming one of the most coveted destinations on the planet, Lofoten features dramatic seascapes, sparkling beaches, and dazzling northern lights. We’ll be exploring the archipelago to capture photographs, and memories, you won’t soon forget!

 
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Itinerary

Our itinerary is planned, but we are always prepared to change things up based on weather and light conditions. Of course, at night we’ll be on watch for northern lights, so evening plans will be based around them.  

DAY 1: Friday, Feb 14th - Arrival and Welcome Dinner

Please fly into Leknes (LKN), Norway. You will be picked up and driven to our lodging to drop your bags off and get acquainted with the accommodations. We’ll head out for a welcome dinner shortly after checking in. We expect everyone to be quite jet-lagged, so no aurora excursion is planned for this evening. However, if the heavens put on a show, we can always put on a fresh pot of coffee and head out!

Meal included: Welcome dinner


DAY 2: Saturday, Feb 15th

Sunrise - 08:30
Sunset - 16:16

We’ll head out for sunrise and spend the day driving around and exploring the gorgeous Lofoten archipelago. This time of year the sun stays low to the horizon, providing us with continuous “golden hour” light for the entire day.

The nights in the arctic circle are long, so we’ll check aurora borealis predictions and decide when/where to go for optimal viewing. 

DAY 3: Sunday, Feb 16th

Sunrise - 08:26
Sunset - 16:20

We’ll again head out for sunrise and spend the day driving around and exploring the gorgeous Lofoten archipelago.

For dinner we’ll drive to Bøstad for an authentic Viking feast at the Lofotr Viking Museum! We’ll experience local culture inside the largest Viking structure ever found, and dine on a freshly cooked meal in the traditional Viking style. When our bellies are full and our hearts are content we’ll head back south - keeping our eyes peeled for the aurora, of course!

Meal included: Viking Feast Dinner


DAY 4: Monday, Feb 17th

Sunrise - 08:22
Sunset - 16:24

The day will be spent exploring the beautiful harbors, beaches, and fjords of the islands, and the night will be spent hunting down the aurora!

DAY 5: Tuesday, Feb 18th

Sunrise - 08:18
Sunset - 16:28

This morning will begin a little earlier for a snowshoe walk with scenic views high above the archipelago. After sunset, we’ll keep our eyes to the skies for the dancing lights.

DAY 6: Wednesday, Feb 19th

Sunrise - 08:13
Sunset - 16:33

Our last full day on the islands will again be spent exploring the beautiful harbors, beaches, and fjords of the islands, and the night will be spent hunting down the aurora!

DAY 7: Thursday, Feb 20th - Check out + Fly home

Sunrise - 08:09
Sunset - 16:37

On our final morning, we have the opportunity to double back to any locations we want to see again. A final exploration of our beautiful surroundings, and a group brunch at our favorite cafe. You will be dropped off at the Leknes (LKN) airport at noon to fly home.

 


What’s Included

  • Lodging

  • All ground transportation during the workshop

  • Photographic guiding and instruction from two professionals 

  • Image reviews, critiques, and post-processing instruction

  • Snowshoe tour

  • Traditional Viking feast and museum admittance to the Lofotr Viking Museum

  • Fun, inspiration, and amazing nature!

What’s Not Included

  • Transportation to and from Lofoten Islands

  • Meals, except for the welcome dinner and the Viking feast

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Passport and visa fees, if any

  • Medical Evacuation Insurance

  • Travel, Medical, and Trip Cancellation Insurance

  • Anything else not listed as included

 


What to Bring

  • Passport and travel documents

  • Warm clothing layers

  • Wool socks

  • Big winter coat

  • Gloves

  • Beanie

  • Winter boots

  • Headlamp, flashlight, and extra batteries

  • Camera equipment. Wide angle lenses very important. Neutral Density and Polarizer filters recommended

  • Tripod

  • Laptop for editing

  • Your adventurous spirit

  • Optional: hand and toe warmers

  • Optional: camera remote

 

Payment Terms

Your deposit of US$1,000 will hold your space in this workshop. A second payment of US$2,750 is due by January 1, 2020. All of our standard terms and conditions apply.

Additional Information

It’s an unbelievable experience to witness and photograph the magical aurora borealis. If you’ve got them on your bucket list, click the “sign up” button now because this workshop will fill up quickly! See you in Lofoten!

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Nate Luebbe

Nate is a professional landscape/travel photographer from Seattle, Washington. He is a member of the Sony Alpha Collective and his work has been featured in several national publications in both print and online.

You can find more of Nate's work at @NateInTheWild

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Autumn Schrock

Autumn is a professional photographer from Seattle, Washington. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, has won several awards for her work, and has been published internationally both digitally and in print.

You can find more of Autumn’s work at @autpops