February 14 - 20th, 2020
Moderate: able to handle cold temperatures
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. Note: it's significantly cheaper to book your flights separately rather than on one itinerary. We recommend flying into Oslo, then Bodø, and finally Leknes. 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.
Your deposit of $1,000 USD will hold your space in this workshop. A second payment of $2,750 USD is due by January 1, 2020. All of our standard terms and conditions apply.
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 is a member of the Sony Alpha Collective, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, and has been published internationally both digitally and in print.
You can find more of Autumn’s work at @autpops
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