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Winter Wonderland Senja

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.

9 – 15 March 2020 (only 1 spot left)

7 days / 6 nights from/to Tromsø

min. 6, max. 8 guests

Tromsø – Mefjordvær – Hamn - Tromsø

English- and German speaking photo guiding
This Senja Photo Tour offers an extraordinary number of photographic 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

Itinerary

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.
Senja Photo Tour
Senja Photo Tour
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.
Senja Photo Tour
Senja Photo Tour
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.
Senja Photo Tour
Senja Photo Tour
Day 6 - Tromsø
Our final night of the trip will be spent in Tromsø. If we haven’t stopped to much on drive there, then we might head out to Kvaløya for one last sunset.
Day 7 - End of photo tour
On Sunday, we will all head to the airport and fly home.
Senja Photo Tour
Senja Photo Tour
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 our Lofoten photo tour


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.
Senja Photo Tour Accommodation
Senja Photo Tour Accommodation
Senja Photo Tour Accommodation
Senja Photo Tour Accommodation

Photo Guide

Take pictures like a pro with Cody Duncan
Photo Guide Cody Duncan
Cody Duncan takes responsibility for leading this scheduled photo tour, or if he is unwell/unavailable, another guide from our team will take over.

Cody Duncan
Cody Duncan is one of the most experienced photographers living and working on Lofoten today. Since first visiting the Islands as a young backpacker in 2001, he traveled to Lofoten more than 20 times before deciding it was finally time to move there in the winter of 2016. In 2015 Cody published the first two photography guides focused on the unique seasonal nature of the Islands, drawing upon his years of experience exploring hidden corners and lonely mountain tops across Lofoten.

Learn more about Cody
Who is this photo tour suitable for?
This exclusive photography tour is perfect for both beginners and advanced photographers. The small group size of four people guarantees you will receive the best of care. You will be on the trail with like-minded people who love photography and the great outdoors, as well as expanding their knowledge of photography


Price Senja Photo Tour

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


Price includes
  • 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 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
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.


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  • 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

    Tracey, Lofoten Winter Photo Tour 2019
  • 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.

    Mark, Lofoten Winter Photo Tour 2019
  • The journey was perfectly organized from the first to the last minute. The accommodation was great, and we lacked nothing. Jennifer and Cody, our two guides, assisted us at all times with their great expertise and there was no question they could not answer. In addition, the two are also excellent photographers and understand their craft perfectly. We lacked nothing. This was my first photo tour with Amazing Views but certainly not my last ...... I'll be back :-)

    Madeleine, Lofoten Winter Photo Tour 2018
  • Excellent organization. Super locations for taking pictures. I can only recommend Amazing Views for photo trips. I myself have benefited greatly from photography.

    Eric, Lofoten Winter Photo Tour 2018
  • To Jenny and Cody Duncan: thank you for a wonderful trip around the Lofoten Islands. It was my second visit but hopefully not the last! Everything was perfect, and all your support and advice very much appreciated. And we had a lot of fun!

    Karsten, Lofoten Autumn Photo Tour 2017
Good to know
  • 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.
  • 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.