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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
All ground transportation during the workshop
Photographic guiding and instruction from two professionals
Image reviews, critiques, and post-processing instruction
Traditional Viking feast and museum admittance to the Lofotr Viking Museum
Fun, inspiration, and amazing nature!
Transportation to and from Lofoten Islands
Meals, except for the Viking feast
Passport and visa fees, if any
Medical Evacuation Insurance
Travel, Medical, and Trip Cancellation Insurance
Anything else not listed as included
Passport and travel documents
Warm clothing layers
Big winter coat
Headlamp, flashlight, and extra batteries
Camera equipment: wide angle lenses very important, neutral density and polarizer filters recommended
Laptop for editing
Your adventurous spirit
Optional: hand and toe warmers
Optional: camera remote
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.
“Nate and Autumn's Lofoten Islands workshop was a fantastic experience! Between the two of them, they have such a great breadth of knowledge to help with any questions. We were able to photograph a nice variety of landscapes and night photography, including a few great shows from the northern lights. And they're a fun pair too so the group had a great time even during our down time.” — Laura G.
“I had an amazing time on the Norway workshop with Nate and Autumn! They’re both extremely talented photographers, so much fun, and are natural teachers with photography and editing skills that compliment each other perfectly. The tips and instruction I got throughout the week resulted in me taking MUCH higher quality photos than I would have gotten on my own. The trip was also very well planned and organized, and they were always attentive to each persons needs, making sure everyone was having a great time and learning everything they had hoped to. Seriously amazing experience and would highly recommend doing a photo workshop with either of them!” — Kiri R.
Do I have to bring a Sony camera?
No! Feel free to bring whatever camera you choose! The more familiar you are with your camera, the better results you’ll get.
What skill level is required to attend?
All levels are welcome, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro.
What fitness level is expected?
Moderate. It will be cold and we will be walking through snow, but we won’t be doing anything rigorous. Make sure to bring waterproof pants and boots so you can stay warm and dry!
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
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