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Unknown Norway

Photo Tour Midnight Sun Helgeland

Unknown Norway

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Photo Tour Midnight Sun Helgeland

With the photo tour Helgeland Norway, we once again take a destination that is still little travelled in to the range of tours we offer. Helgeland is a coastal and mountain paradise in the southern part of northern Norway that we visit during the time of the midnight sun. In the most beautiful golden light the unique and very varied coastal landscape rich in natural wonders is waiting to be discovered by you with your camera.

The impressive natural spectacle of the midnight sun bathes the landscape in a deep orange-red colour and gives your photos a special golden glow. The fusion of sunrise and sunset is the perfect opportunity for expressive and fantastic photos that will give you goosebumps. Thanks to the long days during our travel period, you have more time to enjoy and photograph the highlights of Helgeland intensively. Nature is also lush and numerous colourful flowers adorn the lush green meadows. A perfect foreground for beautiful landscape shots.

On this photo tour Helgeland Norway countless photo motifs are waiting to be captured by you with your camera. Discover the wilderness, the glaciers, the fjords and the fabulous mountains of this unique area. With its high mountains and lonely forests, northern Helgeland often reminds you of the Canadian wilderness. Here you will hardly meet any people and have the fantastic beauty of nature all to yourself.

Together with our Norwegian guide Cody, we will guide you and your camera to the wild and undiscovered Norway. Cody travels several times a year in this special region and is working on a book about the area.

Join us with your camera on this photo tour to the midnight sun in Helgeland and experience this largely unknown region of Norway in a very special light.

24 June - 01 July 2024 (fully booked)

7 nights / 8 days from/to Bodø

Maximum 5 persons

Supervision by 1 professional photographer (English speaking photo tour guide)

Photographic highlights on this photo tour Unknown Norway

  • You will travel Helgeland at the time of the midnight sun and capture the magical and unique light with your camera.
  • The changeable weather of northern Norway provides exciting light moods and dramatic image compositions.
  • You will be supervised by Norwegian professional landscape photographer Cody Duncan, who knows the Helgeland region inside out.
  • On this photo tour you will experience the strongest tidal current in the world.
  • You will photograph a spectacular island archipelago with steeply rising mountains.
  • You will photograph the breathtaking and very remote region near one of Norway’s largest glaciers.
  • The coastal road along Helgeland is considered one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Norway.

Photo Guide

Cody Duncan

Cody Duncan

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Price & Services

24 June – 01 July 2024

CHF 3’460.- | Price per person in a double room
CHF 3’750.- | Price per person in a single room

Included in the price

Photo supportance by renowned professional photographer

Photo tour guiding in English

7 nights in charming and modern accommodations

Breakfast

Transfer from / to Bodø airport with our recommended flight connections

Transfer to the photo locations on site

All ferries

Intensive supervision and instruction by the workshop leader

Comprehensive travel documents

Not included in the price

Individual arrival and return journey to/from Bodø

Meals and drinks not listed

Personal expenses, souvenirs, etc.

Any airport taxes and fees

Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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What our clients say

Walter

"Unknown Norway", this year for the first time as a photo trip in the Amazing Views programme, was very well organized with smooth execution. The travel program sent in advance with lots of information, detailed recommendations for packing lists and photographic equipment aroused my curiosity and expectations: What will I experience as a photographer and what impressions will I take home with me? In short, it was perfect: the planning and the photo and travel support were highly professional and trouble-free. Photo guide Cody picked up the participants at Bodø airport, took them to the centrally located hotel and set off on the first photo tour immediately after getting to know each other and having dinner.An eye-opener for the following days: the sun never sets in the Norwegian midsummer! Instead, the light was wonderfully beautiful and soft, allowing the group to return to their accommodation well after midnight. The following days brought sunny, largely dry weather, so that all the photo activities fitted in wonderfully with the fixed points of Træna Iceland, the Svartisen glacier and Saltstraumen. The group worked extremely well as a team; I enjoyed a great week with them. My special thanks go to Cody who generously looked after us all week, acted as a safe driver and took us to all the wonderful places I had never been before. It was my 4th photo trip with Amazing Views and once again my expectations were exceeded.

Unknown Norway, June 2024

Yvonne

The photo tour Unknown Norway has an incredible number of photo highlights to offer. It was extremely varied and had many different subjects to offer. Thanks to the midnight sun, we were out and about a lot and were able to capture fantastic light moods with our cameras. The trip is not in the usual tourist areas of Norway and that makes it particularly attractive from my point of view. Once again, everything was superbly organized, as I am used to from my last trip with Amazing Views. Everything went very smoothly. I'm already looking forward to my next photo trip.

Unknown Norway, June 2024
  • Departure
    24.06.2024
  • Return Time
    01.07.2024
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Day 1: Meeting point Bodø Airport

We will meet at Bodø Airport during the afternoon. For the journey to Bodø we will gladly advise you the suitable flight connection in time before the trip. After your arrival you will be driven directly to our first accommodation and have some time to recover from the trip.
During our travel time, nature is lush and numerous colourful flowers adorn the lush green meadows. A perfect foreground for beautiful landscape shots. It is also the time of the midnight sun. When sunrise and sunset merge, the midnight sunbathes the north of Norway in a deep orange-red. It's an experience that makes for fantastic photos and gives you goosebumps.
If the tides allow it, a first photo session will already take us to the strongest tidal current in the world today. You will take unique photos of the impressive experience of the powerful water forces.
At the welcome dinner together in the city center of Bodø you will get an introduction about the upcoming photo tour through Helgeland.
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Day 2: Head south to the Islands

After breakfast we drive south over the highlands. Later we take the ferry to reach a remote island archipelago in just under two hours’ drive. The closer you get to the island archipelago, the more impressive the mountains rise straight out of the sea. A beautiful and poignant photo motif lies in front of you.
The archipelago is located on the Arctic Circle and consists of more than 400 islands. The rugged and spectacular island kingdom is a photographer's paradise. The bizarre rock formations, grottos, pretty wooden houses and the unique natural landscape will surely inspire you.
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Day 3: Paradise Island Archipelago

After breakfast, explore the island and capture the impressive landscape in the beautiful light. Wonderful photo motifs await you here. Small bog lakes, wildflowers, a rugged rocky coast with tide pools, a small pretty church and all this against the impressive backdrop of the steeply towering mountains.
If the weather permits, take the pedestrian ferry across to a small sister island and photograph the spectacular scenery from a different perspective in the beautiful light of the midnight sun.
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Days 4 - 5: On the road in wild Norway

After breakfast check-out and transfer to the ferry port. Afterwards the ferry will take you back to the mainland. You will head north to explore the region near one of Norway's largest glaciers.
The glacier is the second largest on the Norwegian mainland and covers an area larger than the Norwegian cities of Oslo and Bergen combined. The landscape in this region impresses with high mountain ranges. Here, in the middle of Norway, you feel transported directly to Canada. It is a particularly lonely area with hardly any houses and is very remote.
During our stay in the region, we will take you to beautiful places and capture the breath-taking beauty of the wild and beautiful scenery with the camera. Among other things, you will travel by boat across a fjord to the foot of the glacier and explore the surroundings. A sparkling glacier lake, impressive mountain peaks, and the intense blue of the glacier are waiting for you.
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Days 6 - 7: Exploring around Bodø

After breakfast and check-out, you will leave the area around the glacier and continue north along the Helgeland coast. The route along the Helgeland coast is considered one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Norway. The journey goes through a lonely area with a fantastic mountain panorama. On the way you will make frequent photo stops for great photos of the unique landscape with fjords, mountains, beaches, and wonderful nature. Our destination today is Bodø, where you will stay for two nights.
The region around Bodø is incredibly photogenic and a real playground for photographers. You'll explore secluded forests, rushing waterfalls, spectacular mountain panoramas and wild river landscapes. Thanks to Cody's local expertise, we will get you to the right place at the right time, as usual with Amazing Views.
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Day 8: End of the photo tour

On our last day you will check out after breakfast together. Afterwards you will be transferred to Bodø Airport for your individual journey home or onward.

Accommodation

On this tour you will stay in charming accommodations in the countryside or in a wonderfully comfortable hotel in the city of Bodø.

Bodø – Modern city hotel

The hotel is modernly equipped and centrally located in Bodø. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and offer a TV, sitting area and bathroom. You will start the day with an excellent breakfast buffet. The restaurant serves fine food and pizza and at the bar you can end the eventful day.

Helgeland Islands - lovely B&B

The simple hotel is located in the middle of the main island of the impressive archipelago and offers beautiful, new rooms. The hotel has a perfect location to explore the islands. The rooms are nicely furnished. In the common room you can relax or discuss photos together.

Glacier Region - modern apartments

The aparthotel is centrally located and only a short drive from the second largest glacier in Norway. The accommodation has apartments that are very comfortable and modernly equipped and have been recently renovated. You can expect a modern ambience with TV, fully equipped kitchen, sitting area and private bathroom. You can be active in the fitness room or relax in the communal lounge.

Northern Norway in June

We deliberately chose the travel time because June has a mild climate and the least rainfall. It is also the time of blooming flower meadows.
Thanks to the large expanse of Norway, the country has very different climate and weather conditions. The warm Gulf Stream always moderates the climate on the coast. The months from June to mid-September are called summer. In northern Norway, temperatures reach 15-17 degrees.

Clothing

Due to changeable weather, you have to be prepared for all weather conditions even in the Norwegian summer. We therefore recommend breathable functional clothing in the layer principle, which transports sweat to the outside without losing heat and dries quickly. Also important are well broken-in hiking boots with an appropriate treaded sole. Against rain you should have in any case also a rain jacket and if necessary, rain pants.

Itinerary Photo Tour & Midnight Sun

We will arrange the exact daily program on site at short notice in order to be able to respond to the respective weather and light conditions. In order to capture images at the right time with the right light, we will be outdoors especially during the most beautiful hours of the midnight sun.
From mid-June to early July the midnight sun shines in Helgeland. Experiencing and photographing the midnight sun is a magical experience. Everything is bathed in a wonderful light and the world seems to stand still. Locals often jokingly advise that you can catch up on sleep after returning from Norway. After all, you certainly don't want to sleep through the magical summer nights. Weather conditions permitting, we will therefore also be on the road "anti-cyclically" on this photo tour Helgeland to capture the special light of the midnight sun with the camera.
In between there will be free time to rest a bit, explore the surroundings or participate in image discussions and tutorials if desired. If the weather does not allow photo sessions during the midnight sun, we will be out during the day and capture beautiful motifs with the camera.

Fitness

The tour is not very physically demanding. However, you should be fit enough to participate in smaller hikes to the photo locations. Depending on the weather, we will also hike up a bit to beautiful viewpoints with the photo equipment.

Meals

The Helgeland coast is very sparsely populated, and the choice of cafes and restaurants is therefore very limited. Some hotels offer only breakfast and have no restaurant. Bodø offers a wide selection of restaurants for lunch and dinner. There are also good options for dining on the island archipelago. The region around the glacier, on the other hand, is very lonely. Here we will organize appropriate picnics/packed lunches or eat at the only restaurant in the region.

Half of the double room

Single travellers can register for a half of double room. If no second guest registers to share the room, the single supplement will apply.

Insurance

The conclusion of a cancellation costs insurance as well as a return travel costs insurance, which covers an evacuation, a local hospital stay and the return travel costs to Switzerland in case of emergency, is strongly recommended.

Travel Advice FDFA

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GTC

The General Terms and Conditions of Amazing Views Photo & Adventure Tours apply, as well as any other provisions listed in the detailed description of the tour.

Changes in prices

Prices are subject to change (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)

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Unknown Norway

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