Arctic Norway Winter Adventure
This Arctic Adventure enables you to explore the very best of two of the most jaw-dropping landscapes Norway has to offer. We will begin our travels by spending 5 nights in Leknes in the heart of the Lofoten Islands. You will spend your time exploring the water’s edge of many fjords beneath the spiralling snow-capped mountains and experience the classical Scandinavian architecture of the small Norwegian fishing villages and harbour towns with red stilted houses and the fascinating structures of the Norwegian fish drying racks.
During the workshop we will explore the coastal areas of Reine, Nusfjord and photograph the ice patterns on Storvatnet and Selfjordan beneath the towering spires above. The beaches of Lofoten are stunning and we will be visiting many of them including Uttakliev, Flakstad and Haukland. We will travel to the very southern tip of the peninsula at Sorvagen and far as north as Unstad to name but a few locations. In Lofoten, there is not a turn in the road that does not open up a vast array of photographic jewels.
On day 6 of our Arctic Adventure we head north to Norway’s second biggest island, Senja where we will be based for a further 4 nights. It would be quite easy to consider the island of Senja to be an extension of the landscape of its more southerly cousin, Lofoten, but it is not. There are some similarities, but Senja has a unique character of its own that offers very different photographic opportunities and is approximately 450 kilometres further north into the Arctic Circle.
We will visit Skaland with its views over to the mighty mountains of Bergsoyan, Stienfjord and Ersfordstranda with its open beach that offers a perfect vantage point to photograph the distant mountains. No trip to Senja would be complete without exploring the plateaus of rock at Tungeneset, where in the distance we will see the ominous craggy spires of Oksen, Staven and Ramnen as they jut-out of Erisfjorden, commonly known as“The Devils Teeth”.
Further south we take the road from Hamn across the high open plateau and over the mountain pass above Gryllefjord where the almost vertical sides of Sturen and Bukketinden drop abruptly into the waters below.
This workshop has been specifically timed so that you will be here during the spectacular winter months which offer some of the most amazing winter conditions in the world. Another reason we have chosen this particular time of year is because there is a very strong chance of you witnessing the aurora borealis during the evenings. Paul and Michael have photographed the aurora on many visits to artic Norway and will be on hand to make sure you get the best of this amazing theatre of light!
2 leaders with a maximum of 8 participants
Easy - underfoot can be slippery due to snow and ice so grippers of some description are advised.
Various high quality hotels
The price includes extensive one to one tuition during the workshop, accommodation (on a bed and breakfast basis). No single occupancy supplement. Travel during the workshop. Entrance Fees where applicable. Transfers to and from Narvik Airport.
Travel to and from the location and personal bills such as bar bills, meals not listed. Travel and camera Insurance.