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Senja Winter Wonderland

Senja Photo Tour

Senja Winter Wonderland

CHF 3'660 per person
Only 1 spot available

Senja Photo Tour

Senja, Norway’s 2nd largest island is a wild and rugged land. Located between Tromsø to the north and the Lofoten Islands to the south, Senja remains a hidden gem compared to its more popular neighbours. With vertical peaks rising hundreds of meters above narrow fjords, high mountain passes with amazing viewpoints, quiet beaches, and no shortage of empty, narrow winding roads, Senja is a dream photographic destination.

During this week long trip we will stay in two of Senja’s most scenic destinations. The first, Mefjordvær, a quiet village surrounded by a wall of nearly impenetrable mountains that one barely needs to leave the front door to find something to photograph. Our second base in Hamn, a small harbour with open views to the north should the northern lights decide to greet us. Beyond the coastal fjords and beaches of northern Senja, we will also visit the barren mountain landscape of Ånderdalen national park, which in winter is a frozen, moon like landscape of snow and rock.

If the nights are clear, we will head out in search of the northern lights, which we will hopefully find dancing above the scenic mountain landscape.

6 – 12 March 2021 (1 spot available)

5 – 11 March 2022 (available)

7 days / 6 nights from/to Tromsø

6 - 8 guests

Tromsø – Mefjordvær – Hamn - Tromsø

English- and German speaking photo guides

This Senja Photo Tour offers extraordinary highlights!

  • Fantastic opportunities for photography away from the hustle and bustle further south – an unforgettable treat for each landscape photographer
  • Grandiose polar lights above the steep mountain cliffs and snow covered beaches
  • Rough mountain ranges and pristine wintery beaches
  • Picturesque villages and scenic landscapes

Photo Guides

Cody Duncan

Cody Duncan

Local Photo Guide

Jennifer Brühlmann

Jennifer Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Price

6 – 12 March 2021

CHF 3‘660.- | Price per person sharing
CHF 4‘090.- | Price per person single occupancy

5 – 11 March 2022

CHF 3‘660.- | Price per person sharing
CHF 4‘090.- | Price per person single occupancy

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 hotels and cottages. All rooms with private bathroom

Breakfast

Transfer to/from the airport of Tromsø 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 Tromsø

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

Lunch, dinner and drinks

Any optional Boat trips

Personal expenses, entry fees etc.

Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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Combine this Photo Tour with our Lofoten Winter’s Dream 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 the Lofoten Winter 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
7 days
8 guests + 2 photo guides Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    06.03.2021
  • Return Time
    12.03.2021
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Day 1 – Travel to Tromsø

After arrival in Tromsø, we will make the 4-hour drive to our first base at Mefjordvær, a small village in northern Senja. With view’s just out our cabin doors, we won’t have to go far to start shooting. And at night, we just have to look up to see if we are lucky, and the northern lights are dancing overhead.
Fotoreise Senja Wintertraum
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Day 2 and 3 – Mefjordvær

Over the first few days we will explore the northern coast of Senja, with its deep, narrow fjords, vertical mountains, and scenic sandy beaches. Ersfjord, Mefjord, Husøy, Fjordgård - all names and locations you will become familiar with. We will also visit the iconic viewpoints like Tungeneset, with the tooth-like mountains of Okshornan rising in the distance or the fantastic lookout over Steinfjord.
Fotoreise Senja Wintertraum
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Day 4 and 5 – Hamn

On Thursday we will move west to the scenic harbour village of Hamn. Here we will have a base to explore the western areas of Senja, including driving deep into frozen mountains of Ånderdalen national park, a surreal landscape of rock and snow in winter.
Fotoreise Senja Wintertraum
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Day 6 – Tromsø

Our final night of the trip will be spent in Tromsø. If we haven’t stopped too much on drive there, then we might head out to Kvaløya for one last sunset.
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Day 7 – End of photo tour

We will all head to the airport and fly home.

Accommodation

Mefjordvær

Our accommodation is surrounded by mountains in the picturesque fishing village of Mefjordvær on Senja Island. It offers brightly decorated accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. Guest rooms have a private bathroom and desk. Some also feature mountain or fjord views.

Hamn

Our accommodation is located in Hamn where there is a great possibility to watch The Northern Lights. Free WiFi access is available. You'll stay in a 2-bedroom apartment which offers 2 single/double rooms with own bathroom. Living area / kitchen on a sharing basis per apartment.

Tromsø

Overlooking the Tromsø Mountains and the city of Tromsø, our hotel offers free Wi-Fi and modern rooms with a seating area and flat-screen satellite TV. Storgata shopping street is 250 m away. All guest rooms have a work desk and tea/coffee-making facilities. Most rooms feature harbour, mountain or cathedral views. Free coffee, tea and waffles are available in the afternoon.

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. Due to the windchill factor temperatures can reach -10 to -15 degrees Celsius.

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).

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.

Sunrise / sunset

During the photo tour sunrise will be approximates between 6:00 / 6:30 and sunset between 17:15 and 17:45.

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 require a valid identity card or a passport. 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

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA regularly publishes information on countries in which there may be security policy or other risks. The FDFA's travel advice is based on its own trustworthy sources of information. These travel tips can be found on the FDFA's website: www.eda.admin.ch

Terms & Conditions

The Terms and Conditions of Amazing Views & Adventure Tours apply, as well as all other conditions which are listed in the descriptions for the respective trips.

Price changes

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

Photo Tour Registration

Senja Winter Wonderland

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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