Lofoten Borealis

Leknes | March 2020

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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.

PHOTOGRAPHY LEADERS

Paulo Pereira
 
His first serious machine was an analog Minolta, acquired in 1992, which still holds religiously. With the transition to digital the passion grew, it was systematically evolving and combining photography with his other passion, travels. With 29 countries in his curriculum, he combines his experience of traveling and photography, mastering not only the technical aspects of photography, but also the logistical aspects of travel. During his travels he absorbed several knowledge of other international photographers with whom he shared great photographic moments, namely in Iceland and Scotland, countries that he choose as dream destinations for any landscape photographer.
José Moreira
 
Since 1995, with its first SLR (an original Zenit of the former USSR) he makes photography as a hobby. In the last six years, the dedication to this passion has grown and landscape photography has become an obsession.
Since 2013, he leads workshops and shares accquired knowledge with the aim of transmitting this passion to others.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Place
Date
Type
Group size
Weather
Lofoten
7 to 15 of March 2020 ( 8 nights/ 9days )
Landscape
Physical demands
Confort
Photography interest 
10
Temperatures between -12º and 10ºC.
Chances of rain, snow and strong winds
Price
Payment
Locale package: 1.780€, flights not included 
600€ Deposit
500€ until September 30
680€ until January 31
Included:
Accommodation
Transportation
Monitoring
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
Extra activity fee included
Not Included:
Meal
Flight
Not included, except breakfasts when considered.
Flights to and from Norway
Optional:
Insurance
40€ to be paid upon registration form with our partner Focus Viagens
Cancellation Policy:
Until September 30: 100% refund of the reservation amount.
1 October to 31 January : 50% refund of the amount paid.
After 1 of February : no refund.

PHOTOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS

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SUMMARY PROGRAM

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
After shooting the sunrise, we will do a group activity to absorb some of the local culture, also photographing of course. The rest of the day and the following day follows the program in the north and central area of the Lofoten Islands
Accommodation: Rorbu cabin in shared twin / bunk room. Private bathrooms. Breakfast not included.
Day 6&7
Day 8
After sunrise session it is time to check out and catch the connecting flights to Oslo, where once again we will stay overnight,
Accommodation: Hotel 3 *** in twin room shared 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.

FAQs

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.

PARTNERS