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Outer Hebrides

Photo Tour Outer Hebrides

Outer Hebrides

CHF 3'590 per person
Fully booked

Photo Tour Outer Hebrides

This one-week photo tour takes you to the western end of Europe in the fascinating, little-known island of the Outer Hebrides. You spend 6 nights on the wild and raw island of Harris and Lewis. Upon arrival on this incomparable island, you will really feel as if you have escaped from everyday life. Discover the tranquility of the islands away from the tourist flow and explore untouched coastlines and landscapes, Harris and Lewis offer a wide range of scenic highlights.

Let yourself be enchanted by the endless white sandy beaches, the rugged coastline, bizarre rock formations, idyllic moorland and much more. You will be thrilled. Take advantage of our local Scottish photo guides, such as Marcus McAdam, publisher of the photographer Guide to Skye, or Nick Hanson, current Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year, who perfectly know their way around the islands. The best photography spots are guaranteed.

20 – 26 March 2021 (fully booked)

7 days / 6 nights from/to Stornoway

6 - 10 guests

Harris & Lewis

English- and German speaking photo guides

This Photo Tour Outer Hebrides offers extraordinary highlights!

  • On this photo tour you will be accompanied by a professional and well-known Scottish photographer such as Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson or Harry Martin. All three live on the Isle of Skye and know the region of the Inner and Outer Hebrides better than anyone. You will visit both classic photo locations, as well as less known spots which are insider tips.
  • Scotland’s volatile and ever-changing weather leads to fantastic lightning and guarantees high-contrast and dramatic shots.
  • The wild and raw beauty of Harris and Lewis, with its stunning coastlines, rock formations and imposing landscapes, will fascinate you.
  • Capture picturesque white beaches, which will remind you more of the Caribbean Islands than Scotland, with beautiful sand dunes and a view of the stunning blue waters as far as the eye can see.
  • You are away from the tourist flow and will experience pure nature, peace and isolation.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Scotland and explore ancient sites such as mystical stone circles, e.g. the Standing Stones of Callanish.
  • On this photo trip, you will spend the night in a beautiful lodge reserved exclusively for our group. You will enjoy excellent food (full board) in an idyllic location.

Photo Guide

Local Guide

For our photo tours to Scotland, the photo tour guide is Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson or Harry Martin. All three of them live in Scotland and know the best photo locations, especially the best time of day or ideal weather conditions for photographing each photo spot.

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Harry Martin

Local Photo Guide

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Marcus McAdam

Local Photo Guide

Nick Hanson

Nick Hanson

Local Photo Guide

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Scotland photo tours are accompanied by our Amazing Views photographers Jennifer Brühlmann or Martin Maegli.

Jennifer Brühlmann

Jennifer Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Price

20 – 26 March 2021

CHF 3‘590.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 3‘590.- | Price per person in a single room

Included in the price

Professional photography and location guide by photographer Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson or Harry Martin

Professional photographer / guide from Amazing Views

6 nights accommodation in a charming highland lodge

Full board, soft drinks

Transfer to all the photo locations in a comfortable minivan

Intensive mentoring, photography tuition and instructions by the workshop guides

Tips for lodge staff

Comprehensive travel information

Not included in the price

Individual travel to and from Stornoway

Wine and other alcoholic beverages

Personal expenses, entry fees etc.

Any visa charges and airport taxes

Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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What our clients say

Dominique

It was my first trip to Scotland, but definitely not the last! As a part-time press & event photographer, my concern with photo tours is not so much to be supported by the photographers, but to be in the right place at the right time. The group also significantly increases the motivation for getting up early. The local photographers Nick (Wild Scotland) and Marcus (Outer Hebrides) knows their region, they know exactly which photo spots work best in which weather and they also share their knowledge. The support by Jenny and one of the two local photo guides was sensational, communicative and always trying to bring out the best for the participants. My expectations were exceeded by far, even as an event photographer I was able to learn a lot in landscape photography thanks to the support. Thank you very much for these two photo tours in breath-taking Scotland. I will be gladly back with Amazing Views.

Wild Scotland & Outer Hebrides, May 2019

Susanne

The trip to the Outer Hebrides has far exceeded my expectations. Not only is this one of the most charming landscapes I have ever visited, but the journey is rounded off by a time-honoured manor house where we resided and where we were treated with the most delicious food. I would like to emphasize the sensational care by Jenny and Marcus, the two photo guides who accompanied us. Both of them were always there for us participants, answered our questions or actively supported us in taking pictures so that we could take beautiful photos home with us. They themselves were photographically totally reserved. This is something I have not experienced with other photo tours. Even between the trips they both took care of us, e.g. discussing theoretical questions or helping with editing in Lightroom. THANK YOU and I am already looking forward to the next trip with Amazing Views!

Outer Hebrides, May 2019

Diana

With Jenny, Harry and Nick we were allowed to get to know a part of Scotland. I can now understand your enthusiasm for this wild country. Thank you so much for letting me come along. As a beginner I felt well looked after among all the cracks, and not at all as an outsider. I got a different eye for the landscape around me and I am very grateful for that. My photo equipment is always ready.

Outer Hebrides & Wild Scotland, September / October 2018

Marcel

A great trip that brings you closer to the rugged beauty of the Hebridean islands of Harris and Lewis. With the ever changing weather and light conditions we were able to take pictures at different locations. Jenny picks up each participant at his or her individual photography level and gives valuable individual input, so that beginners and advanced photographers alike feel comfortable on the tour.

Outer Hebrides, September 2018

Daniela

Amazing Views manages to satisfy the most diverse photographer demands on their travels. Perfectly organized down to the very smallest detail and always lovingly and professionally supervised, we were taken to breath-taking photo spots where the masses cannot get to. Many of the participants were not on the road with Amazing Views for the first time - and that alone shows that Jenni and Thomas do just about everything a photo junkie could wish for. I've been taking pictures for almost 40 years and still learned a lot of new things during the week on the Outer Hebrides.

Outer Hebrides, May 2018

Rebekka

Fantastic locations, professional assistance in photography, funny tours and warm-hearted people - especially the tour guides. Top organisation before, during and after the holiday. Once again you have left nothing to be desired on the Outer Hebrides! Thanks a million for these unforgettable experiences and of course the great pictures on my memory card! I am always happy to travel with you!

Outer Hebrides, May 2018
7 days
10 guests + 2 photo guides Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    20.03.2021
  • Return Time
    26.03.2021
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Day 1 – Meeting point Stornoway

We meet at the airport in Stornoway (we will gladly give you information on the appropriate flight connections). Here we are welcomed by our Scottish photo guide. The ride in a comfortable van goes directly to our lodge on an idyllic location in Lewis.
Harris and Lewis are not two separate islands. A raw and impassable mountain range separates the southern part (Harris) from the northern part (Lewis). In the past, the easiest way between the two parts of the island was by boat and therefore, two separate cultures were formed.
During your stay in the Outer Hebrides, you stay overnight in a lodge that we rented exclusively for our group. After an early dinner we start our first photo session.
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Day 2 to 6 – Out and about on Harris and Lewis

We will depart every day directly from the lodge to the various photo locations on Harris and Lewis. Depending on the weather we will take photographs 3-4 hours in the early morning for the sunrise and in the evening for the sundown when the light is best. Depending on the weather, you will have an early dinner and then set out in time for the sunset session.
The Outer Hebrides are a dream for anyone who likes to photograph landscapes. There are countless photo opportunities. We will put together the exact day program on site to be able to respond to the respective weather and light conditions. Our photo guide will bring you to the most beautiful photo locations. All our Scottish photo guides know the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides like no one else.
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Day 7 – End of the photo tour

In the morning the photo tour ends at the Stornoway Airport. Individual home or onward journey.
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Optional extra night in Edinburgh

If you need an overnight stay in Edinburgh on the return journey from Stornoway, we will gladly organize it for you.

Accommodation

Beautiful Highland Lodge in an idyllic location – exclusively booked for our group

On this photo tour you will stay at an authentic Highland Lodge, which we have rented exclusively for our group. The staff of the lodge will take care of your well-being and will spoil you with delicious meals. You can look forward to homemade delicacies and local products. For example, fresh fish and crustaceans directly from the sea in front of the lodge, eggs from their own chickens and vegetables from the gardens. All meals and soft drinks are included on this photo tour.
The lodge is privately owned and is located in the middle of an unspoiled, impressive coastal landscape far away from civilization. The manor house was built over 100 years ago and is preserved in its original style. The surroundings invite you to go for walks and it is not uncommon to encounter deer or the ponies that live here.
Each guest has his own room available (no single room supplement). There are several bathrooms and showers available on different floors. In addition to the bedrooms, the lodge has several living rooms and lounges with fireplaces. Depending on the weather you can enjoy a typical peat fire. Wireless internet, a billiard room and a fitness room are also available.

Weather

It is likely that you will experience four seasons in one day in Scotland. These rapidly changing weather conditions are precisely what makes photographing these landscapes so very exciting. Fantastic lighting effects occur and the resulting shots are instantly much more dramatic.

Time of travel March

The month of March is an excellent time to explore the Hebrides. On the one hand the weather is changing every hour, which can create fantastic light conditions and on the other hand sunrise and sunset take place at very pleasant times. The temperatures during the day are between 5 - 8 degrees. In March there are no mosquitoes and midges and you can take pictures without being disturbed.

Time of travel May

May is one of the best times to travel to Scotland as it statistically has the least amount of rainfall and the most amount of sunshine next to June. The daytime temperatures are a mild 10 to 14 degrees. In April/May there are also very few flies and midges so you can photograph without being troubled.

Fitness level

The tour is not particularly physically demanding. Short walks are required to reach the photo locations. The hiking trails in Scotland (if they exist at all) can sometimes be uneven or boggy as they usually cross moorland and heathland.

Order of events for the photo workshop / photo tour

So that you can capture photos at the right time with the right light during the early hours and twilight, we will be out and about for around four hours particularly around the hours of sunrise and sunset. You then have some time available during the morning and afternoon to rest, catch up on sleep, explore the surrounding area or take part in image critiques and tutorials if you so wish.

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 Scotland

Swiss, German and Austrian citizens need a valid identity card or passport to enter the UK. 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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The Terms and Conditions

T&Cs of Amazing Views & Adventure Tours apply, as well as all other conditions which are listed in the descriptions for the respective trips.

Prices

We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations) 

Photo Tour Registration

Outer Hebrides

Please fill in the form below with the requested details and return it to Amazing Views Photo & Adventure Tours. We will send you a trip confirmation and an invoice for the deposit. Bookings are held as provisional until the required deposit is received.

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