Lofoten Islands Midnight Sun Photo Tour

We shoot while the rest are sleeping
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  • 2250 p/p

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14/07/2020 – 20/07/2020
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What to Expect

Join us for five days of photography paradise on the incerdible Lofoten Islands, Norway. This tour will consist of five nights camping in the amazing mountains on the islands. We also have amazing self catering shared accommodation booked for some rest during the days in between hikes or if the weather is not favourable in the mountains for camping. The cabin is in the heart of the much loved and picturesque village of Hamnoy in the famous red cabins. These cabins are the heart of everything Lofoten has to offer, all you need do is step outside the door and be greeted by some of the best photo compositions in the world.

Some of the mountain paths can only be accessed by boat, generally getting a boat over in the evening and returning the next morning. While hiking in the mountains we will bring our camping gear, pitch our camp at the bottom of the mountains before ascending the mountains for some Midnight Sun light. After shooting, we will return to camp to get some well earned sleep. In the event of severe weather, we have our luxury cabin to fall back on, generally we will sleep for a few hours during the day in the cabin, as we will be shooting alot through the night, just getting a few hours sleep in the tents. The cabin will give us good chances to recover and prepare for the next mountain.

Apart from the mountains, we will also have time to visit some of the Islands most famous spots too. Although there are many tourists this time of the year, there is actually very few photographers and the mounatins, almost empty of people at night when we shoot.

My route to the Lofoten Islands is…

Dublin-Oslo-Bodø by plane with Norwegian airlines, from Bodø airport, I collect the car and get the ferry that night from Bodø to Moskenes, Lofoten Islands.

After landing in Bodø at 7pm, we can have a wait of about 6 hours for the ferry, si it will be ideal to go for food and a drink in Bodø town centre.

As our ferry back from Moskenes departs back to Bodø around midnight, and docks about 3.30am, we will check into a hotel for 6/7 hours to get some sleep and freshen up before our flight home at 3.30pm

Please note:
A good level of fitness is required for this tour, participants must be comfortable scrambling and on steep incline/decline.

Transportation

Transportation throughout the workshop in our 9 seater mini bus. Our bus comes fully fitted with charging ports to charge phones, cameras and also has mobile WI-FI on board

Weather

Lofoten summer weather can vary from gray days to amazing sunshine, July on average gets the least amount of rain of any other month on the Islands with tempretures on average between 11oC-16oC. Going from our 2019 hiking on the Islands in July, we had pretty much 6/7 days of sunshine with highs of 22oC. As the sun doesn’t set this time of the year we were able to sleep comfortably, outside our tents in our sleeping and bivi bags.

Locations

Hamnøy Village
Uttakleiv
Reinebringen
Markan
Ryten
Skagsanden
Kirkefjord

Also some personal favourites I have found while I was there…

Learnings

You will learn about shooting in manual mode, slow shutter speed, ISO settings, Aperture priority, the use of filters, why the polariser filter is so important and learning to get the best compositions (thinking outside the box)

You will also learn the use of sunrise, sunset & astro planning apps.

Equipment

You will need a DSLR with manual mode, a sturdy tripodpolariser & ND filters.

  • Good walking & hiking shoes
  • Flip flops or crocs for down time
  • Warm clothes
  • Thermal clothes
  • Waterproof gear
  • Shower cap (for camera if it rains)
  • Wooly hat & gloves
  • A good, lightweight tent
  • Thermarest mat
  • Camp pillow
  • A good warm sleeping bag and Bivi bag
  • Jet boil stove
  • Camping cutlery
  • Flint
  • Camping food (I use Wayfayrer camping food)
Included/Not Included

We include Five nights camping & shared self catering, transportation throughout the workshop, full tuition, amazing locations and great craic.

We do not include, flights, travel insurance, food and drink.

Outbound Flight:

Norwegian airlines

14th July

Dublin – Bodø – Oslo

Depart 9.45am, Arrive 7pm

Inbound Flight:

Norwegian airlines

20th July

Bodø – Oslo – Dublin

Depart 3.30pm, Arrive 7.55pm

(For anyone booking from another country, I will be in Bodø from 7pm until 11pm should you fly into Bodø after me)

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All our Irish workshops come with Formatt Hitech Filters, Manfrotto tripods and Hahnel wireless remotes for you to use at your leisure if you feel your own isn’t up to standard. If you need advice on camera equipment, camera filters, tripods or outdoor clothing for this workshop do not hesitate to contact me.
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Where I buy my equipment.

NOTE: Use code BERN10 for a 10% camera filters discount at www.formatt-hitech.com

Camera equipment: Whelan cameras, Limerick city.

Clothing & footwear: 53 Degrees North, Carrickmines & Blanchardstown in Dublin, Cornmarket centre, Cork.

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