Travel far north in to the Arctic Circle with a professional photographer to chase the Northern lights and photograph this incredible phenomenon. Take a reindeer safari and photograph the beautiful icy scenery.
Our photography tour begins at Tromso airport where you’ll meet your photography leader and the rest of the group before driving to Lyngseidet and the Camp Tamok wilderness centre, far from the light pollution of the city and the perfect base for photographing the Northern Lights.
We begin our pursuit of the Northern Lights and spectacular images this evening with a 2km hike through the Tamok Valley. If we need to hunt for clear skies then we’ll take to the road to give us the best chance to see and photograph this wonderful phenomenon.
Accommodation: Sorheim Brygge
Before darkness falls and we resume our Northern Lights photography, we have the glorious Norwegian Wilderness to admire and photograph. We also have the option to experience some of the rich culture of the area with a visit to a local distillery where we’ll learn how local spirits and Norwegian moonshine are made and the ancient Viking drinking customs.
In the afternoon we have the opportunity to take to the arctic waters around Stoveln and Strupen on a Rib boat. Here vertical cliffs rise from the sea and the majestic sea eagle can sometimes be spotted. There will be icy glaciers and spectacular waterfalls to photograph amongst the stunning coastal scenery.
Later there is a chance to learn more about the Aurora Borealis and the science behind them before we resume our search, heading out by road to all the best spots for our viewing and photographing the phenomenon, ideally with some interesting foreground for our pictures.
Optional excursions on this tour.
Each day we have the opportunity to spend time photographing the wonderful scenery of the area with our photography leader. Additionally there are optional activities for those that wish to take part at an extra cost. The prices of these activities are listed in the ‘important info’ section.
Accommodation: Sorheim Brygge
There is more time to photograph the scenery today, or we can get a bit more adventurous and explore the area with an optional 2-hour snowmobile safari, journeying to the foot of the Lyngen Alps, a mountain range with peaks reaching up to 1,500 metres. There’ll be plenty of stops for photography and hot drinks and snacks served alfresco.
The afternoon is free before a final evening of Northern Lights Photography.
Accommodation: Sorheim Brygge
The Sami people of Northern Norway are traditionally semi-nomadic reindeer herders and this morning we will learn something of their culture and way of life while enjoying a reindeer sled ride. The scenery is stunning and there’ll be numerous opportunities to photograph the reindeer and the Sami people that live with the herds.
In the afternoon we drive to Tromso and our tour ends at the airport.
Our photography holidays and tours are designed to maximise the chances of getting great images by visiting photogenic sites at times that are good for photographing them. This generally means trying to avoid crowds and being out when the light is best, just after sunrise, and again in the late afternoon. Occasionally we’ll stay out after sunset or make use of clear night skies. The middle of the day is often reserved for lunch, free time, travelling, downloading images and relaxing. We try to make the most of each area we visit so there may a lot of distance covered and sometimes days can be long. Please read the itineraries carefully to get an idea of driving times and any particularly demanding days.
Our holidays are planned for dates when the weather is expected to be suitable for photography; however, with an ever more unpredictable climate there is always the possibility that we’ll experience poor conditions. In this case we’ll give what advice we can to help you get good results from your photography, and we may make changes to the tour to try to make the best of the situation.
UK citizens should refer to the FCO advice on entry requirements here.
All other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consulate.
The joining time is 18:30 at Tromso airport, your photography leader will meet you there.
The standard itinerary ends at Tromso airport. The whale-watching itinerary ends at the hotel in Tromso but a return transfer to the airport is included in the cost.
It is condition of booking that you are covered by adequate travel insurance. If you are bringing expensive photography equipment we recommend that this is insured too.
If you intend to go snowmobiling, please check that your travel insurance covers you fully for medical and repatriation expenses that might be incurred while engaging in this type of activity. In addition, please note the snow mobile operator may charge you for any damage caused to the snowmobile while you are using it. This andd any third party liability may not be to covered by your travel insurance policy.
The following photography equipment is recommended:
• DSLR or mirrorless camera
• Wide angle lens
• Mid range zoom
• Telephoto lens with effective focal length of 300mm or greater
• ND filters
• Remote shutter release
• Sufficient memory cards and storage devices
You’ll need to wrap up warm against the cold using layers. We recommend a wool or synthetic base layer, a warm mid layer ideally made of fleecy material, and a warm down or synthetic out layer. Two pairs of socks are best and at least one should be thick, and a woollen hat to keep your head warm. Fairly rigid hiking boots should also be worn, and you’ll need thick gloves and sunglasses. Also bring a water bottle to keep you hydrated while walking.
Rooming is based on a twin share basis. If 2 people book together, they will automatically be roomed together. Those travelling alone will be sharing with another single traveller of the same sex unless a single room has been booked. If you desire privacy, are a light sleeper or a loud snorer then we’d recommend you book a single room.
All accommodation is on bed and breakfast basis and three dinners are also included. For lunch you’ll need around £15 – £20 a day and approximately £5 – £10 a day for drinks.
Those doing the whale-watching itinerary will need to also money for dinner on day 5 in Tromso and we recommend around £20 – £30 for this.
Each day there will be the chance to go out and photograph the icy wilderness of northern Norway, but if you prefer you can take part in any of the following activities:
Arctic Distillery Experience inc. lunch (day 2) – £40
RIB boat trip (Day 2) – £125
*Snowmobile Safari – Driving licence required (Day 3) – £185
*If you intend to go snowmobiling, please check that your travel insurance covers you fully for medical and repatriation expenses that might be incurred while engaging in this type of activity. In addition, please note the snow mobile operator may charge you for any damage caused to the snowmobile while you are using it. This andd any third party liability may not be to covered by your travel insurance policy.
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This photography holiday starts at 18:30 at Tromso airport on day 1 of the tour, so your flight should arrive before then. If you need to book a flight arriving later then please contact us and let us know when you will be arriving. The tour ends on the final day at Tromso airport at 16:00 so you can book your return flight for any time after that. Use the below to search for flights with Skyscanner.
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