Lofoten Islands Photo Tour

Come and witness the beauty of the Arctic
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10th-17th November 2021
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What to Expect

Join us for a week of photography paradise on the incerdible Lofoten Islands, Norway. This tour will consist of 6 nights, self catering accommodation, right in the heart of the much loved and picturesque village of Hamnoy in the famous red cabins. I will have two cabins booked, one 2 bedroom and one 3 bedroom. There will be 4 rooms for single occupancy and one for sharing with myself (Male only). These cabins are at 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.

Given that the cabins are self catering, they come fully equipped with brilliant cooking facilities, so we can either make food as we go or eat out in local restaurants, we can decide this when we start the tour. There is plenty of shops and supermarket nearby also.

With sunrise at 9am and sunset at 2.30pm, due to the low angle of the sun in Winter months, this gives us a chance to shoot beautiful blue hour scenes, the late sunrise also means no 4am or 5am starts. After sunset, it also means we have plenty of time before full darkness to eat and prepare ourselves for what will hopefully be some amazing nights chasing the Northern Lights. 

There will be NO SET itinerary for this trip as I prefer to keep a close eye on weather forecasts throughout the tour to determine our destination and make sure we have the best possible weather that may suit a specific place. In my experience of spending time on the Lofoten Islands, we always took it one day at a time as we were keeping tabs on the weather forecast and it worked a treat. We got some great conditions including amazing sunrises and sunsets most days aswell   nights of jaw dropping northern light displays.


You will be transported throughout the tour in a comfortable, spacious 9 seater bus starting and finishing at Lekenes or Bodo airport, this will depend on what’s flights are available, I will keep everyone informed about these.


Sunrise 9.05am

Sunset 2.35pm

The weather in Lofoten tends to hang around the freezing mark in November. From my two previous trip to Lofoten, we got the most amazing light during the day and then to top it all off, nearly every night we were out shooting the Northern lights with some EPIC displays. It is very possible we will experience some clear night skies so there is a high chance of some Northern lights with some amazing foreground interest. This promises to be an amazing week of photography in a truly picture perfect part of the world. 



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


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.


You will need a DSLR with manual mode, a sturdy tripod, grad, polariser & ND filters.

I would strongly recommend a wide angle with f2.8 minimum aperture for nights sky photography and zoom lens (24-105 and/or 70-200) lens for this workshop.

Full frame Wide Angle: 12-24mm or 16-35mm etc…

Crop sensor Wide Angle: 10-20mm or 11-16mm etc…

You will also need good walking shoes, cheap crampons,  wellies, warm clothes, waterproof clothes and a shower cap (to put over camera in rain)

If you need some loan filters for the workshop please let me know well in advance of the trip here

Included/Not Included

We include 5 nights, shared self catering log cabin accommodation, transportation throughout the workshop, Ferry fee (Depending on which flight plan we take), full tuition, amazing locations and great craic.

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

Outbound Flight

Flight details will be announced between November 2020 & January 2021

Norwegian airlines or SAS

10th November

Dublin – Oslo – Bodo – Lekenes

(My preference, it means we can one extra night due to a little less travel time)


Dublin – Oslo – Bodo

Inbound Flight

Flight details will be announced between November 2020 & January 2021

Norwegian airlines or SAS

17th November 

Lekenes – Bodø – Oslo – Dublin


Bodo – Oslo – Dublin

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Why book with us?

YES YES, The rumours are true… We do have a knack of getting our groups in the right place at the right time, ensuring you capture a truly memorable shot you can cherish for the rest of your life. To us, capturing “the shot” is important but just as important is to enjoy the experience, when we get to a location take a minute to breath in the fresh air and really appreciate the views around us.

Not convinced?

When you book a trip with us, you get to sit back and relax. while we do all the driving. For our Irish workshops we have our very own Volkswagen 9 seater shuttle bus. The bus is a long wheel base, full air conditioned, extremely spacious and has ample USB charging points. On our tours abroad we also mostly book 9 seater buses and with groups no bigger than 5 or 6, ensures plenty of space and comfort!

Still not convinced?

Thanks to our amazing sponsors Whelan Cameras, 53 Degrees North & Formatt Hitech Camera Filters we have spare equipment like tripods, gore-tex jackets and pants and plenty of spare filter holders, filters and even shower caps to keep the camera dry during showers. All this equipment is readily available on our Irish workshops, should you need anything on an international trip, please just email us here to arrange this.

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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