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Lofoten Borealis

Leknes | February 2024


10 to 18 February 2024



Lofoten Islands




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Paulo Pereira
Miguel Mesquita



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10 Participants





Included in the phototour

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Photodetails Workshops celebrates in 2024, 10 years of photographic experiences,
having throughout this time offered unique moments of photography, but equally important moments of sharing and a lot of companionship, so to start the year nothing better than keeping our focus on what has always guided our travels.
The commitment to offer all those who accompany us unforgettable moments.  .
We will visit and photograph one of the most impressive places in the North Atlantic Ocean...
The unique Lofoten Islands...
Let the adventure and hunt for the northern lights begin!


Inside the arctic polar circle, the Lofoten Islands offer all landscape photographers magnificent scenery. Our winter option is to provide a true winter and snow trip to our participants and why not also the sighting of the northern lights, which is always a fabulous phenomenon to see and photograph.

Our trip will be divided into 2 parts, where we will initially explore the southernmost area of ​​the islands and then head further north for the last part of the trip.

We will be staying in typical Rorbu huts, on a 4 person per cabin basis, with 2 rooms (Twin / Bunk beds). The cabins are well equipped with the necessary to prepare lunches / dinners if that's the option of our participants. We will have available near the cabins, restaurant service for anyone who wants. The huts are well heated, so it becomes a beautiful shelter after hours of outdoor stay in the cold.


As usual in our travels, as long as weather conditions allows, we will privilege the best hours for photography, which in the case of this trip is not at all of the worst schedules, considering that the sunrise is at almost normal hours and the sunset takes place around 17.30, allowing a good period of rest to our participants. This of course changes if we have the opportunity to have nights of Northern Lights that no one will want to miss. If this happens, we will adapt our daily program accordingly.

The harsh of winter at this time is something that everyone should take into account, so we will give detailed instructions of what needs to be assured in terms of clothing and accessories. Above all, we want our participants to feel comfortable taking amazing pictures.

In 2024 we begin to enter the cyclical peak of explosionssolar ions that over the next 3 years will be more frequent and more intense, thus increasing the possibility of viewing them and of course also photographing them.


Paulo Pereira
His first real machine was an analogue Minolta, acquired in 1992, which he still keeps religiously. With the switch to digital, his passion grew, systematically evolving and combining photography with his other passion, travel. With 39 countries in his curriculum, he combines his travel experience with photography, mastering not only the technical aspects of photography, but also the logistical aspects of travel. During his travels, he absorbed various knowledge from other international photographers with whom he shared great photographic moments, namely in Iceland and Scotland, countries that he chooses as dream destinations for any landscape photographer.
Miguel Mesquita 

His passion for photography started in the late 90's, with a Pentax film camera, and he had his first digital camera in 2001, a Sony. More recently, he rediscovered his passion for landscape photography. Through his photographic journeys, he had the opportunity to photograph several European countries in different scenarios and seasons, improving his technique, even in the most demanding environments. In 2020, he joins the team of photographic leaders at Photo Details Workshops.


Group size
February 10th to 18th (8 nights/9 days)
Physical demands
Photography interest 
Temperatures between -12º and 10ºC.
Chances of rain, snow and strong winds
Land package: €1,850, flights from €700 
€500 with registration confirmation 
€500 by 30 September
€850 until December 31st
Entrances fees
Share room 2 pax. Rorbu hut ( 2 bedrooms ), Oslo twin room
All local transportations, in suitable 4x4 vehicle with winter tyres
Full-time follow-up by 2 photographic leaders
Car parks included
Not Included:
Not included, except breakfasts when considered.
Flights to and from Norway
To be paid when registering with our partner Focus Viagens
Cancellation Policy:
Until September 30th: 100% refund of the reservation amount
October 1st to December 31st: 50% refund of the amount paid for the land package 
After January 1st: no refund of the amount paid



Day 1
On this first day, we will spend the night in Oslo and have a chance to briefing about the next few days.
Accommodation: Hotel 3 *** in twin room shared with private bathroom. Breakfast included.
After 2 connecting flights we will arrive to the lofoten islands, still in time to settle down and look for the first sunset of the trip. And why not after dinner we may have the visit of the northern lights.
Accommodation: Rorbu cabin in shared twin / bunk room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast not included.
Day 2
Day 3&4
We will explore several scenarios mostly south of Lofoten
Accommodation: Rorbu cabin in shared twin / bunk room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast not included.
On the 5th day we will head north, but before we will shot the sunrise in Reine. We will spend 3 nights in this region, photographing various types of scenery.
Accommodation: Rorbu cabin in shared twin / bunk room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast not included.
Day 5
We will do dawn in the area. The rest of the day and the next day follow the program in the north and central part of the Lofoten Islands 
Rorbu cabin in shared twin/bunk room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast not included.
Day 6&7
Day 8
After dawn it is time to check out and take connecting flights to Oslo, where we will spend the night again.
Stay: Hotel 3*** in shared twin room with private bathroom. Breakfast included.
Day 9
Day of return to the point of origin of each one. We are already looking forward to return.


What support will I have from photographic leaders?
Be aware that the leaders are not tour guides. However, by the knowledge of the places, they will provide the historical information related that they are aware of. The main job of the leaders is the organization of the trip, the management of the times and routes so that all can be in the right place at the right time. They will be 100% of the time with the participants.
Will I have some photographic support of the leaders?
A photo trip is not like a workshop where leaders are totally focused on the participants. In this trip, the leaders will photograph side by side with the participants, and share with the group the frames, composition and settings. They will be available to help those who need it.
The program mention that the transportation are included, will I have to drive?
No. All driving is assured. You just have to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the landscape.
The flight is not included in the package, but can I request photo details some booking help regarding my flight?
Photo details is not a tour operator, but in our travels we have a partner who will be happy to book your flight and make you a corresponding offer. It is up to you to choose our partner or personally deal with your usual travel agent.
What do I need to bring regarding photographic equipment, and what about clothing?
With your registration and booking, before the date of travel, you will be sent a detailed program where all these issues are addressed.


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