05-12 February 2019

In our Lofoten Islands Photo Tour, we spend a week photographing the best landscape the islands have to offer.

Norway’s Lofoten Islands are a near dreamlike landscape of rugged mountain peaks rising directly from the deep blue sea.
Located 200 kilometers north of the arctic circle, Lofoten is a true land of the midnight sun, where it will circle the summer sky without setting – or not rise at all during the dark months of winter.

With the northern lights dancing over the islands from September to April and the temperate currents of the gulf stream softening the deep freeze of the Arctic, Lofoten has become a coveted winter photography destination in recent years. And beyond the landscape, the coast of Lofoten is lined with scenic fishing villages and their traditional Rorbu cabins, often perilously situated on the rocky shoreline.
 

SUMMARY TRAVEL PLAN

 

DAY 1 - 5 feb. 2019

Meeting with participants at Harstad / Narvik Airport, Evenes.
Arrival, pick up of the car/van and departure for Harstad, arrival in the evening/night and accommodation in n°2 double rooms and n° 5 single rooms.
If we are lucky, we will try to take pictures the Northern Lights near Harstad area.
 

DAY 2 - 6 feb. 2019

After breakfast departure to Leknes, we will definitely stop for the sunrise at Henningsvaer and on the way to Lekness there are other stops in Gimsoya area. 
Arrival in the afternoon in Leknes, accommodation in an big apartment (4 bedrooms + sofa). Possibility to go to the supermarket to buy something to eat for the next days. 
At sunset we will move to the beaches located northwest of Leknes, Uttakleiv Beach and Haukland Beach. Also in this area we will try to shoot the Northern Lights. 
Overnight near Leknes, where we will stay for 3 nights.  
 

DAY 3/4 - 7/8 feb. 2019

Having the apartment in a strategic area in these 2 days we will visit all the most famous beaches of Lofoten.
We will have the opportunity to return to Uttakleiv Beach and Haukland Beach, we will also able to shoot in Vareid, Flakstad, Ramber and Fredvang.
In these days we are going to visit also Nusfjord, and will take some time to visit the Storvatnet lake. 
All this area is extremely photogenic, at any time of the day, including Northern Lights. 
 

DAY 5/6 - 9/10 feb. 2019          

The fifth day there will be the last sunrise in the Leknes area, and then we will move to the south for the next 2 days. 
In these two days we will focus more on photographing and visiting the villages of fishermen, we will visit Reine, Hamnoy, Sacrisoya and also A, the city with the shortest name in the world! 
These places are all quite comfortable to reach, so it is not excluded that we can go back to Fredvang or Flakstad for some further shots, especially in the case of aurora borealis.
Overnight near Reine.
 

DAY 7 - 11 feb. 2019  

Breakfast, sunrise in Reine area and departure to the north. 
During this day we will redo the road to the north, we will have a chance to review some of the places already seen during the trip and why not, stop again. 
As you can imagine the weather in Norway varies very quickly, so this will be the day that will allow us to review and recover locations that we may have seen previously, but with adverse weather. 
We will be able to shoot both at sunset and in the night, hoping to be able to photograph the Northern Lights even in this last night! 
The overnight stay will be in a hotel near Evenes. 
 

DAY 8 - 12 feb. 2019  

Unfortunately, all good things have an end, in the morning there will be the transfer to Harstad / Narvik Airport, Evenes. We release the car and departure to home. 


 

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INCLUDED

  • 7 Nights Lodging
  • Photography tour held in Italian & English
  • Transportation
  • All transfers included
  • Photographic support
  • Assistance guides
  • 24h emergency telephone line

EXCLUDED

  • Flights & Travel Insurance
  • Food
  • Optional activities & traveler fees

TOUR GUIDES

Federico Antonello

Guide & landscape photographer managing tours in Dolomites and around the world.

Helmut Pilò

Un vero amante dei paesi nordici, appassionato di fotografia e di viaggi naturalistici.

LOCATION


Harstad-Narvik Evenes airport (eve)

DURATION


7 nights (8 days)

TRANSPORTATION


Cars or Vans (9 seats)

ACCOMMODATION


Hotels & Apartments

DIFFICULTY


Easy

PARTECIPANTS


Max 7

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