Senja Photo Tour

Join us for a true Arctic experience
  • Full Price Single Occupancy
  • 2500 p/p

  • A deposit of €650 is required to secure a place on this workshop. Remaining balance to be fully paid no less than 5 weeks before the trip.
  • Full Price Shared Occupancy
  • 2250 p/p

  • A deposit of €650 is required to secure a place on this workshop. Remaining balance to be fully paid no less than 5 weeks before the trip.
Single Occupancy 
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February 6th-13th 2023
Shared Occupancy
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What to Expect

Join us for a week of photography paradise on the incredible Senja Island, Norway. This tour will consist of seven nights, self catering shared accommodation, right in the wilderness of Senja with no light pollution and amazing compositions on our doorstep. The house consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 rooms for single occupancy and 2 for shared occupancy (one with me). The house is as cosy as you can get with warm heating and has a big wood burning stove with unlimited fuel supply. It also has one big bathroom, full cooking facilities, wifi, satellite TV and a cosy living room. Outside in the garden, there is a wooden chalet with beautiful seating and an amazing fire pit which we can cook on. There is also an option to do a one hour hike to the amazing viewpoint overlooking Segla, the most iconic view in all of Senja, you will not be disappointed! This hike is optional.

Please be at Tromsø Airport no later than 9pm on the 13th of February 2023, we will arrive back to Tromsø Airport no later than 7.00am on the 20th of February 2023, where the Tour will end.

From the airport, if the skies are clear we will chase the Aurora from the off. Our Cabin is a 2 hour drive from Tromsø on Senja Island. 

A deposit of €650 is required to secure your place on this trip. The remaining balance must be paid no later than 5 weeks prior to the start date of the trip. Once you book, I will email you my bank details to pay off the remaining balance in your own time.

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 Senja Island, 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 as 4 nights of jaw dropping northern light displays.

Sunrise this time of the year is 9.15am, Sunset is 3pm.

This promises to be one of the most epic of trips on my calendar for 2023, DO NOT MISS IT.

 

Transportation

You will be transported throughout the tour in a comfortable, spacious 9 seater bus starting and finishing at Tromsø airport.

Please be at Tromsø Airport no later than 9pm on February 13th 2023, we will end the tour at 7.00am at Tromsø Airport on February 20th 2023

Weather

The temperature in Senja can be anything from -10 Celsius to 0 Celsius in February. From my previous trip to Senja, 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.

Locations

Senja is truly full of magic

It’s heaven for any landscape photographer with magical nights of the Aurora, its steep Fjords towering above the sea and wildlife a plenty with plenty of reindeer, moose sea eagles, whales and dolphins.

This promises to be an arctic adventure of a lifetime

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 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 Seven nights, shared self catering, single occupancy accommodation, transportation throughout the workshop, tuition, hints, tips and great craic.

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

Outbound

Flights should be announced in March or April 2022

My Flights will be from Dublin to Tromsø

Inbound

Flights should be announced in March or April 2022

My flights will be from Tromsø to 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.

(Email me for a 20% Discount with 53 Degrees North)

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