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Lofoten Winter’s Dream

Lofoten Winter Photo Tour

Lofoten Winter’s Dream

CHF 3'840 per person
Filling fast

Lofoten Winter Photo Tour

Visiting the Lofoten Islands during winter time is a dream for each landscape photographer. At this time of the year, the mighty waves of the sea break on sparkling, snow covered beaches. At the same time, the colourful rays of the enchanting Aurora Borealis light up the clear night skies above the snow-capped and icy mountains, rising high out of the Norwegian Sea. It is not unusual, that in winter the mountain peaks shimmer in a charming pink between sunrise and sunset or dark and dull skies announce the arrival of an approaching storm. In the middle of this impressive wintery spectacle of nature, we find idyllic and secluded fishing villages and their pretty little Rorbuer cottages. It is a boundless eldorado for each keen photographer.

The nature of the Lofoten requires flexibility, as the weather conditions change fast. In order to make the best out of each day, the schedule of the tour will be constantly adapted to these conditions.

And of course at night, if the skies are clear and the weather forecasts good, we will hunt for the dazzling Northern Lights.

20 - 26 February 2021 (filling fast)

27 February - 5 March 2021 (filling fast)

7 days / 6 nights from/to Leknes

maximum 8 guests

Leknes – Reine – Ballstad - Leknes

English- and German speaking photo guides

This Lofoten Winter Photo Tour offers extraordinary highlights!

  • Grandiose polar lights above the steep mountain cliffs and snow covered beaches
  • Rough mountain ranges and pristine wintery beaches
  • Fantastic light and weather conditions between sunrise and sunset
  • Picturesque villages and scenic landscapes
  • Countless new fascinating views and superb photo locations
  • An unforgettable treat for each landscape photographer

Photo Guides

Cody Duncan

Cody Duncan

Local Photo Guide

Jennifer Brühlmann

Jennifer Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Price

20 – 26 February 2021

CHF 3’480.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 3’950.- | Price per person in a single room

27 February – 5 March 2021

CHF 3’480.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 3’950.- | Price per person in a single room

Included in the Price

Professional photography and location guide by photographer Cody Duncan who lives on the Lofoten Islands

Professional photo guide of Amazing Views

Photography tour held in English & German

6 nights accommodation in charming, idyllically located Robuer cottages. Each cabin/apartment provides a fully equipped kitchen and a shared bathroom (1- maximum of 4 guests per cottage)

Transfer to/from the airport of Leknes for the flight connections recommended by us

Transfer to all the photo locations in a comfortable minivan

Intensive mentoring, photography tuition and instructions by the workshop guides

Comprehensive travel information

Not included in the Price

Individual travel to and from the airport of Leknes, Lofoten Islands

Transfer to/from the airport in case of a different arrival/departure time as recommend by us

All meals and drinks

Boat trips

Personal expenses, entry fees etc.

Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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Combine this Photo Tour with our Senja Photo Tour

Both photo tours are coordinated so that they can be optimally combined with one extra night in Tromsø. The two trips together give an incomparable insight into Norway’s beautiful winter scenery. A treat for those who enjoy landscape photography.


When booking both trips, you benefit from a combination discount of CHF 250.- per person.

Learn more about our Senja Photo Tour

What our clients say

Gaby

Lofoten is always worth a visit, but autumn is a special season with great colours - not only in the sky in the form of northern lights. We were always guided to dreamlike, partly hidden places in the best possible light and could benefit a lot from the knowledge of Cody and Jenny. A successful week, which unfortunately went by way too fast.

Lofoten autumn colours & northern lights, October 2019

Anna

The photo trip to the Lofoten was great. Because of the individual care in a small group, everyone was able to benefit a lot, regardless of their level of knowledge. It is also ideal to be accompanied by a local guide, who can immediately adapt to the weather conditions and can always find a good spot - and of course he knows the insider tips.

Lofoten autumn colours & northern lights, October 2019

Ursula

To photograph the Lofoten in bright autumn colours, the changing moods in the morning and in the evening and the northern lights at night were simply uniquely beautiful. Jenny Brühlmann and Cody Duncan helped us with advices and tips and drove us to the very best photo locations. We could just get started and enjoy. Cody knew many special corners and spots, which produced wonderful pictures.

Lofoten autumn colours & northern lights, October 2019

Susanne

If you want to concentrate on photography, Amazing views is the right provider. The combination of a Swiss tour guide/photographer and professional photographer on location is ideal. It guarantees that, in addition to imparting photographic knowledge, the physical well-being is also taken care of. I am and will remain a repeat offender.

Lofoten autumn colours & northern lights, October 2019

Yvonne

The photo trip was excellently organized. The local Cody Duncan always found the most beautiful locations with the best light. Also special needs were taken into consideration very well. The group and the arrangements fit perfectly together. As a summary; a great trip, many thanks to Jenny and Amazing Views.

Lofoten autumn colours & northern lights, October 2019

Chris

The Lofoten photo tour was an impressive experience. The combination of winter landscape with mountains and northern lights is unique and very impressive. Thanks to the expert supervision of photo professional Cody Duncan, fantastic pictures are no coincidence. The perfect organisation by Jennifer Brühlmann also contributed to the success of the trip. Thank you both very much and good luck!

Lofoten winter dream & northern lights, February 2019

Frank

TOP organized trip with 2 highly motivated and talented guides, who gave everything for their clients. I am very satisfied, and I am sure I will book again! This is exactly how a photo tour should be designed. And then once a northern light up in the sky. Great!

Lofoten winter dream & northern lights, February 2019

Cinzia

Fantastic journey. Excellent organization. Excellent selected locations, Jenny and Cody are excellent photographers and were able to pass on their knowledge about photography very well with many tips & tricks. I can only recommend Amazing Views... and I hope ..see you soon !

Lofoten winter dream & northern lights, February 2019

Tracey

From our initial enquiry to our return, the service from Amazing Views has been amazing. The guides’ knowledge and expertise helped us novices to get out of auto mode and produce landscape photos I’ve never had have been able to do on my own. The accommodation were both cosy and comfortable and perfectly situated. Would definitely go on another amazing views adventure

Lofoten winter dream & northern lights, February 2019

Mark

This photo tour to Lofoten has exceeded my imagination. The organisation was superb, as was the accommodation, guidance and instruction. I would very much recommend Amazing Views for any photographer wishing to experience this beautiful place.

Lofoten winter dream & northern lights, February 2019

Monald

Amazing views, the name says it all: unforgettable, impressive hotspots are targeted. The photographers help to put the objects in the right light and perspective. The trips are perfectly organized. Individual wishes are taken into account. Boredom is unknown on these trips; you are on the road day and night. Wonderful memories and great pictures are brought home.

Lofoten winter dream & northern lights, February 2019

Katharina

Once again, a trip excellently organized by Jenny! With not always easy weather, Jenny and Cody always put together a great program for the day and spontaneously adapted it to the outside conditions. Whenever possible we took pictures at known or less known places on Lofoten. Unfortunately, rain, snow and wind made this impossible on some days. We used the time for joint photo reviews of our pictures, discussed and debated the composition and development and learned a lot in the process.

Lofoten winter dream & northern lights, February 2019

Madeleine

The trip was perfectly organized from the first to the last minute. The accommodation was great, and we lacked nothing. Jennifer and Cody, our two guides, always stood by us with their great expertise and there was no question that could not be answered by them. Moreover, both of them are excellent photographers and understand their craft perfectly. We lacked nothing. This was my first photo trip with Amazing Views but certainly not my last.......I will come back 🙂

Lofoten Winter Dream & Northern Lights, February / March 2018

Eric

Photo tour "Lofoten Winter Dream & Northern Lights Excellent organization. Super locations to photograph. I can only recommend Amazing Views for photo tours. I myself have profited photographically.

Lofoten Winter Dream & Northern Lights, February / March 2018
  • Destination
  • Departure
    27.02.2021
  • Return Time
    05.03.2021
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Day 1 – Travel to the Lofoten

You travel individually to Leknes/ Lofoten Islands. There are good flight connections from Oslo with SAS or Wideroe. Your arrival at the airport in Leknes should be before 14:00h. Upon your arrival you are picked up and transferred by minivan to your accommodation in Reine. The very quaint village of Reine is one of the most beautiful small towns in Norway. Should the light be suitable during the transfer, we will already stop for first photo opportunities and visit the beaches of Myrland and Storsandnes. Check in to our Rorbuer cottages sometime in the late afternoon.
Fotoreise Lofoten Wintertraum
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Day 2 and 3 - Out and about in the west of the Lofoten

We spend 2 full days in the west part of the Lofoten. Here we visit and photograph picturesque villages and majestic landscapes and of course some of the well-known and most beautiful beaches. Weather permitting, we lead you every morning to a scenic spot in Reine in order to capture spendid pictures of the sunrise. Reine is famous for its fantastic photo opportunities such as the distinctive mountain peak Olstind rising high above the fjord. The day will be spent travelling to various magnificent locations in order to shoot the wintery scenery of the Lofoten Islands in the best possible light. For another magnificent sunset, you also visit the last village of the Lofoten, Å. Here you photograph the glowing sun setting behind the mighty mountain range far in the distance. Further, you travel to the spectacular beaches of Flakstadøy. This location is well known for its exquisite photo opportunities, as for example the Skagsanden beach with unique structures and patterns in the black sand.
Since our professional photo guide Cody Duncan has been travelling the Lofoten for many years and has been living there recently, we can guarantee you that you will be able to visit the very best photo spots in the area.
After each dinner we drive – providing good weather forecasts – to one of the superb beaches and wait for the sparkling Northern Lights to appear in the night sky.
Fotoreise Lofoten Wintertraum
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Day 4 to 6 - Let’s go East

After a last early morning photo shooting in the area of Reine, we head into the eastern part of the Lofoten Islands. You check in to your new accommodation. During the next few days, we visit and capture images of various very scenic and photogenic beaches. These beaches are in the area of Vestvågøy. We travel for example to the beaches of Haukland, Vik, Uttakleiv and Unstad, which are all located in the most spectacular area.
Due to the small size of the group, we are able to focus on your individual needs and requirements in the best possible way. You have the opportunity to discuss with us photographic topics of your personal choice and immediately put them into practice. These topics could be for example the technique of long exposure photography, the use of photographic filters and/or night-time photography. We also have time for individual image discussion and photo feedback. On short hiking trails we reach the best locations in the late afternoon for the best view of the glowing sun setting behind the magnificent mountain range. Upon return to our accommodation and after dinner we are of course looking out further for more Northern Lights.
Fotoreise Lofoten Wintertraum
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Day 7 - End of the photo tour

After a last photo session in the morning you are transferred to the airport of Leknes for your journey back home. The flights to Oslo leave around midday or early afternoon.

Accommodation

The Lofoten Islands are well known for their old fishing cottages called “Rorbuer”. The Rorbuer cabins have been recently renovated and were changed into modern accommodation for travellers. During your photo tour you will be sleeping in these charming Rorbuer cabins.

Reine

You are spending the night in beautifully renovated fisherman’s cottages situated on the island of Hamnøy. The cabins are equipped with 2 rooms, a kitchen and a shared bathroom. The Rorbuer are furnished in country home style and provide a cozy living room with a lounge and dining area. From the cottages you have lovely views of the harbour of Hamnøy, the Vest-Fjord, the Reine-Fjord or the mountains.

Ballstad

Our Lodge is located in a real fisherman's area, where ambient oozes of history and a great view to the harbour of Hattvika. Fishermen cottages ("rorbu") surrounds the area and hereby you are settled in an authentic fisherman village. The buildings are newly rebuild with modern high standard in all facilities where you can take the pulse of Lofoten's charm and tradition, while enjoying modern comfort.
All units have modern bathrooms with heated tile floors for perfect comfort, great beds and an authentic atmosphere.

Travel by airplane

Leknes on the Lofoten Islands can be reached very well from Oslo by air travel with SAS or Wideroe. The flights, which are best coordinated with the photo tour, will be listed here as soon as they are available for booking. For these flights the transfer to and from the airport is included in the price. If requested, we are more than happy to assist you with the booking of the flights.

Weather

Due to the warm Gulf stream, the climate of the Lofoten is a lot milder than in other regions on the same latitude, like for example Alaska or Greenland. The coastal climate on the Lofoten is responsible for mild winters. In winter, the weather can be very inconsistent as well. During this time of the year, storms and a lot of clouds are often possible. But especially these changing weather conditions can be very thrilling for photographing landscapes. Fantastic light situations come into life and the images immediately obtain a more dramatic mood.

Northern Lights

The winter, especially January and February, is the best time to see famous Aurora Borealis. In order to be able to photograph the Northern Lights, the sky needs to be clear. We will continuously follow the weather forecasts and in good weather conditions we will look out for the dazzling lights. The polar lights can appear at any time, but most likely between 20:00 and 01:00. The best chances are between approx. 22:00 and 23:00 (autumn/winter).

Clothing

The weather conditions on the Lofoten can be very inconsistent also in winter. The average temperature in February is around -1 degree. Prefer to pack clothing made of cotton instead of polyester and remember to protect yourself from rain, snow and wind. We therefore recommend warm, breathable and functional clothing in various layers „onion style“. The clothing should dry quickly, transport humidity and sweat to the outside and keep you dry and comfortable inside without losing the warmth of the body. Equally important are well worn winter or hiking boots with a good sole. To protect yourself against snow, wind and rain, it is important in any case that the most outside clothing layer (top and bottom) is waterproof. At this time of the year, it is absolute essential to pack long underwear, gloves, beanie, scarf and woollen/warm socks (best to wear 2 socks on top of each other).

Course of action of the photo tour

The exact daily program will be put together on short notice while on location, so that we can take into consideration the current weather and light conditions. In order to capture images at the right time and with the best light during the golden and blue hour, we will be out and about especially during the times of sunrise and sunset. In between, during lunch time and in the afternoon, you will have time at your own disposal. You can relax, explore the area or participate in our photo discussion and tutorials. Upon request or if we have fantastic weather and light conditions, we can also add another photo session in the afternoon.

Double room

Single travellers can book half of a double room. If there is no other guest who wants to share the room, the single room surcharge will apply.

Entry requirements Norway

Swiss, German and Austrian citizens need a valid identity card or passport to enter Norway. The documents must be valid until the end of the trip.

Insurance

We strongly advise you to purchase insurance for cancellation and return journey costs, which will be needed in the event of a secluded region being evacuated, a local hospital stay or return travel costs to your home country.

Travel information FDFA

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Prices

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