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Outer Hebrides

Photo Retreat Outer Hebrides

Outer Hebrides

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Photo Tour Outer Hebrides

This one-week photo tour Outer Hebrides is something very special and takes you to the western end of Europe. Far away from everyday life, you will discover the fascinating and little-known island world of the Outer Hebrides with your camera. The base for our discoveries on the island of Harris and Lewis is a unique and authentic lodge in the middle of the Highlands. You will be wonderfully pampered in this exclusively booked and very cosy accommodation, making this photo retreat an indulgent feel-good package and a unique break from everyday life.

You will spend six nights on the wild and rugged island of Harris and Lewis. This island is incomparable and as soon as you arrive you will feel like you have escaped from everyday life. Here, far away from the tourist crowds, you will enjoy a unique tranquillity and explore untouched coasts and a wide range of scenic highlights with your camera. Be enchanted by the endless white sandy beaches, rugged coastlines, bizarre rock formations, idyllic moorland and much more. The island of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides will definitely inspire you.

Our local photographic guide Nick Hanson is the current Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year and knows the island very well. As well as giving you access to the culture and customs of the destination, he guarantees the best photo spots and insider tips.

Take a time out from your everyday life, immerse yourself intensively in photography and explore the wonderful landscape of Scotland’s largest island with us.

15 – 21 March 2025 (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!

  • The destination and the accommodation of this photo tour are something very special. We take you far away from the tourist crowds to the most beautiful nature, where you will find peace and isolation. This trip is therefore a unique photo retreat.
  • On this photo tour you will be accompanied by professional and well-known Scottish photographer Nick Hanson. He has been living on the Isle of Skye and knows 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.
  • 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 and each guest has his or her own room.

Photo Guide

Nick Hanson

Nick Hanson

Local Photo Guide

Jennifer Brühlmann

Jennifer Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide


15 – 21 March 2025

CHF 3‘690.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 3‘690.- | Price per person in a single room

Included in the price

Professional photography and location guide by photographer Nick Hanson

Professional photographer / guide from Amazing Views

6 nights accommodation in a charming highland lodge

Full board incl. drinks such as soft drinks, wine, beer, whisky

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

Personal expenses, entry fees etc.

Any visa charges and airport taxes

Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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What our clients say


Great photo locations on the island west of Scotland. Wonderful accommodation and perfect organisation by Amazing Views. Jennifer on site took care of everything the traveller could wish for. Nick the great local guide showed us the coolest locations in all weathers. Definitely a trip to recommend.

Outer Hebrides, March 2024


Thanks to the great all-round organisation and perfect local and weather knowledge of Jenny and Nick, it was a varied trip in a fascinating landscape! Always in the best place on the islands at the right time, always competent and helpful with questions about everything from photography to image processing, perfect group size and including a culinary pampering programme - what more could you want? Thank you for this great experience! I look back fondly on the eventful and varied days with my impressive pictures. The islands are definitely worth a visit!

Outer Hebrides, March 2024


My fifth trip to the Outer Hebrides with Amazing Views confirmed once again that the total package offered (photo spots, hotel, local guide, a perfect group and last but not least Jenny as "tour guide") is hard to top. Starting with the comprehensive information before the trip, the daily organisation of the photo spots which, thanks to the local guide, were not easy due to the constantly changing weather conditions, the consistent and always available support of Jenny and Nick, the comfortable and safe transport from the hotel to the photo spots and the hotel itself (ambiance and culinary), this trip is an experience of a special kind.

Outer Hebrides, March 2023


It was my first photo trip and definitely not the last! For me it was an unforgettable experience. From the beginning to the end of the trip, we were accompanied by Jenny and Nick, who were always helpful and friendly. I did not have that much photography experience yet and was able to learn an incredible amount of new things from them during this week. They were able to pass on their photography knowledge to me in an understandable way. With their help, I was able to achieve the goals I had set myself before the trip. Our accommodation also left nothing to be desired! In my opinion, the fantastic dinner that we were able to enjoy every evening is especially worth mentioning! It was unbelievable what the three ladies conjured up in the kitchen every day. Every evening, I was looking forward to end the day with the whole group and great food. My conclusion: It was worth every cent and I would book immediately again another trip with Amazing Views!

Outer Hebrides, March 2023


This photo trip was top notch in all aspects - the guides, the food, the locations, the group. What more could you ask for?

Outer Hebrides, March 2023


The Outer Hebrides photo trip was my fourth trip with Amazing Views and my expectations were exceeded yet again, especially on this trip. In short, it was an unforgettable photographic experience week with a great and fun group in a time-honoured Highland Lodge with excellent cuisine! Jenny and Nick were always on hand with their photographic knowledge to answer any questions we had. Depending on the weather, time of day and light conditions, Nick took us to wonderful and secluded photo spots. And what I really appreciated: The perfect preparation and follow-up of the photo trips by Amazing Views! Many thanks to Jenny and Nick for the unforgettable week!

Outer Hebrides, March 2023


The tour was super organised and I felt very comfortable. In our exciting and interesting Highland Lodge we were excellently spoiled with fresh and local food by the three wonderful cooks. Above all, of course, we were accompanied, looked after and supported photographically in a great way. The daily planning was always adapted to the weather/light and our wishes. Rough landscapes, white sandy beaches, 'wild' ponies, Highland cows, lighthouses, ruins and much more. Jenny and Nick put a lot of effort to give us the best possible experience. On top of that we had a great group. I had fun and learned a lot of new things. It was a great week in the Outer Hebrides!

Outer Hebrides, March 2022


Jenny and Nick passed on their immense knowledge of photography in an understandable way. We were guided to several beautiful, secluded photo spots every day and were able to capture unforgettable moments in pictures. I can unreservedly recommend the tour to the Outer Hebrides - also from a culinary point of view.

Outer Hebrides, March 2022


The photo tour on Lewis and Harris was simply great. The lodge on a secluded inlet was unique. Three ladies spoiled us with local specialities from the sea and from their own garden. The photo spots were varied, from Caribbean beaches to picturesque cliffs to abandoned houses. The supervision by Jenny, even apart from the photography, was super, she took care of everyone and everything. The mixed group of participants rounded it all off and so I spent an unforgettable week on the island. I was very satisfied with the photo tour guides. We didn't have to worry about anything. Jenny and Nick chose the photo spots depending on the weather, time of day and light and were there to help us with advice and action. Even special requests like the Highland cows or a visit to an old cemetery were fulfilled. Amazing Views is absolutely recommendable! Whether for an evening workshop or a photo trip, we would be happy to come back again and again!

Outer Hebrides, March 2022


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


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


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


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


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


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
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Day 1 – Meeting point Stornoway

We meet at Stornoway Airport. We will be happy to give you the appropriate flight connection for your arrival time. Here we are met by our Scottish photo guide. The journey in a comfortable van takes us directly to our lodge in an idyllic location in Lewis. The accommodation in the historic building of our Highland Lodge is very special and the perfect place for our photo retreat. We have rented the lodge exclusively for our group for a cosy and intimate setting. It is the perfect retreat from everyday life.
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.
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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. If there are nice light conditions during the day, we will also go outside to hunt for photo motifs.
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. He knows the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides like no one else.
Between photo sessions and in the evenings, there is time to meet with your travel companions, photo discussions or relaxation in front of the crackling peat fire. The cosy common rooms of our lodge provide the ideal setting for these activities.
Meals are also special on this photography trip. Breakfast and dinner are served at the long table in the lodge's traditionally decorated dining room. At lunch time, we eat lovingly prepared packed lunches. All meals are freshly cooked and prepared mainly from regional ingredients. On this trip you will intensively enjoy Scottish delicacies. Enjoy the delicious three-course meals that are served every evening together with a fine glass of wine. For the little hunger in between, we also have the pantry at our disposal, where we can stock up on snacks and drinks at any time.
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Day 7 – End of the photo tour

In the morning the photo tour ends at the Stornoway Airport. From here you start your 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.


Beautiful Highland Lodge – exclusively booked for our group

As the base for this special photo retreat we have chosen a beautiful Highland Lodge in an idyllic location. This accommodation is rented exclusively for our group. The lodge is privately owned and situated in the middle of an unspoilt, impressive coastal landscape, far away from civilisation. The manor house was built over 100 years ago and has been preserved in its original style. The lodge's natural surroundings invite you to go for walks and it is not unusual to come across red deers or the ponies that live here. In the morning you will certainly be woken up by the twittering of birds or the call of the cuckoo.
Each guest has his or her own room and there is no single supplement on this trip. Several bathrooms and showers are available on different floors. In addition to the bedrooms, the lodge has various living rooms and lounges with fireplaces. Depending on the weather, you can enjoy a typical open fire with turf here. Wireless internet, a billiard room and a fitness room are also available.
The friendly staff of the lodge will take care of your well-being during your stay and spoil you with delicious meals. The food is not just full board on this trip, but a real treat. All meals and drinks are included on this photo retreat. The homemade delicacies and local dishes are preferably cooked from regional products. For example, fresh fish and shellfish come directly from the sea in front of the lodge, the eggs come from their own chickens and the vegetables from their own garden. Breakfast and the 3-course dinner are served in the atmospheric dining room. For lunch, you can put together your own individual packed lunch from a buffet.


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.

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 this photo retreat

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.


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.

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Outer Hebrides

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