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This Lofoten Islands Photo Tour, from February the 12th to the 19th, 2023 (optional extension from Ferbruary the 19th to the 22nd), with more dates for 2023 and 2024 available soon, is one of our more successful trips. Lofoten, located in Norway, above the Arctic Circle, is a desired destination for anyone who loves photography and Nature. Its idilic locations make the area one of the top destinations on Earth for landscape photography. Among those places, we can talk about stunning fjords, mountains, lakes and wild beaches
All of this, covered in white, due to the huge amounts of snow that this area receives every winter. A magical setting that seems to be taken from a fairy tale. Its beautiful villages will reward us with enchanting views, making you feel as if you were in a wonderland. Magical places which, at the same time, will bring us very good chances to photograph the Northern Lights.
We’ll stay at typical fishermen cabins, renovated as very nice accommodation, something that will add to its charm. Imagine yourself getting out of your cabin, and enjoying the views of the sea and the surrounding fjords. Kind of a dream come true. A photographer’s dream, and the reason why thousands of photography lovers visit the area each year.
We will be mainly focusing on landscape and night photography during the trip, since the area is home to some of the most impressive sceneries all around the world. Here, we will be able to capture spectacular landscape settings, including stunning peaks, amazing fjords, incredible wild beaches and rocky coastlines, as well as mesmerizing views anywhere we go in the islands.
Many of the best photo locations in Lofoten are located around the most beautiful villages in the islands. Places like Hamnoy, Reine, Sakrisoy, Vareid or Leknes, will bring us some of the most extraordinary views that we can imagine. Then, we can highlight some of the lovely wild beaches that we’ll visit, such as Skagsanden, Hauckland or Uttakleiv. Any of these beaches would allow us to stay taking pictures for days, given their many photo possibilities.
But, at the same time, we will enjoy from countless possibilities around the roads that we’ll be driving to move between the locations. Anywhere we go in the area, there will be chances for amazing shots. Furthermore, we will not have long distances to drive, so we’ll have more time for photography.
Besides this, we’ll pay special attention to the nights, since Lofoten is one of the best destinations on Earth for Northern Lights photography. Therefore, we will check the conditions every night, trying to go our the magical Auroras Borealis. Given the high latitude, we will have great chances to capture the magical phenomenon at this time of the year.
There are several reasons to travel to Lofoten during this season, and all of them are related to photography purposes. First of all, we are looking for the nicest winter conditions, trying to capture amazing white sceneries. In this sense, traveling during this time will almost guarantee that we’ll be finding magical wintry white landscapes. Everything will probably be covered by a huge amount of snow, something that will bring us marvelous photo opportunities.
Then, we would like to highlight the precious light that we will be enjoying in February. Being so far North, the sun won’t elevate very much in the sky during the daytime, and therefore light will always be very soft and yellowish. That’s the fabulous Arctic light, perfect for photographers.
Finally, February is one of the best months of the year for the Northern Lights. Because of this, traveling at this time we’ll maximize the chances to photograph this magical phenomenon.
Given all this reasons, we consider that this is probably the best moment of the year for our Lofoten Photo Tour.
Our Lofoten photo tour is suited for all ages, physical conditions and experience levels. All locations are easily accessible, so there is no need for special conditions to join us.
Equally, there is no age limit, anyone can join the trip as long as he or she is reasonably well.
Finally, no minimum photo experience or level is required. Our photography guides will be on hand to assist and answer any photography questions you might have, so that you can achieve the best images possible.
What we offer you is a very complete Lofoten Photo Tour, as well as an extraordinary opportunity to photograph the incredible landscapes in the area. An amazing photo adventure that will take us through the Lofoten Archipelago for 8 days, photographing its most fabulous spots.
As always, everything is organized by our own travel agency, specialized in photography travels. We count with several years and dozens of photo tours organized all around the world, offering you all the best guarantees. At the same time, you’ll be guided by professional photo guides, with a long experience in the area and guiding photo tours.
You will be able to learn and improve your photography skills, as you travel and photograph the incredible destinations. Just join us on this Lofoten Photo Tour, and be one of the 12 fortunate photo lovers that visit the area with us. The Norwegian greatest sceneries and the Northern Lights will be awaiting!
We’ll begin our Lofoten Photo Tour meeting at Leknes Airport, Norway, during the night of this first day. After this, we will get to our accommodation, where we’ll check the chances to see the Northern Lights. If there is a minimum opportunity, we’ll go out to try to photograph them. If not, we’ll rest after a long day of traveling to Lofoten.
Even during the night, we will keep checking the conditions, and we might wake you up in the middle of the night, if there is a good chance to photograph the magical phenomenon.
Today, we’ll wake up early to head to Uttakleiv Beach, for the first sunrise session of the trip. From this amazing location, we’ll capture the impressive fjords in the surroundings, as the sun brings its beautiful golden light. There are hundreds rocks by the shoreline, as well as several precious ponds, which will make for ideal foreground.
After breakfast, we’ll head to the area where we’ll be staying the next days, around Hamnoy and Reine villages. Although the way to our destination can be done in just one hour, we will be doing several stops, since there are dozens of gorgeous photo locations on it. Among these, we’d like to highlight Vareid and Skagsanden Beach.
Once we get to our destination, we will get to our sunset location, the viewpoint next to Reine. Here, we’ll be able to enjoy one of the nicest views in Lofoten. Reine looks so amazing from here, that we have heard some past edition’s customers claiming that this was the most beautiful village they had ever seen. Therefore, we will stay here for sunset and blue hour, enjoying the session as much as possible.
Once the night has come, we’ll leave our luggage in our cabins, and will be ready to go out for Northern Lights chasing.
We’ll head to Hamnoy for sunrise, where we’ll be able to capture one of the nicest views in the area. From its bridge, we’ll shoot the village, with the stunning fjord in the background, as the light hits from the right, creating an amazing atmosphere. This is probably the most photographed view in all Lofoten. However, despite it’s usually quite crowded, we could not skip a sunrise visit to this precious place.
Then, we’ll head to the nearby Sakrisoy village, where we’ll have breakfast. After this, we will explore this small town, paying special attention to the precious cabins by its shoreline. We will also enjoy the amazing emerald tones in the water, while we capture fabulous pictures in the area.
After spending several hours in Sakrisoy, we will get back to Hamnoy for sunset. This time, we will visit a different location by the fjord, again with unforgettable views.
Afterwards, we will go back to the cabins to have dinner, and will keep ready to photograph the Auroras borealis, if there are chances to see them.
Today, we’ll wake up early again, and head back to Sakrisoy for sunrise. Once in the village, we’ll hike to a nearby hill, from which we’ll be able to capture extraordinary views of the surroundings. Undoubtedly, this is one of the most incredible panoramic views in Lofoten. That’s the reason why we’ll spend enough time in this spot, trying to get the best possible pictures.
After this visit, we’ll go to Reine, where we’ll be exploring this precious village. We will photograph some really beautiful fishermen cabins, surrounded by the wonderful peaks of the fjords.
Later, we will go back to Hamnoy, to capture again the area around its bridge but, this time, under the sunset light. We’ll stay there during the sunset and, once the sun has set, we’ll hike a nearby hill, from which we will be able to shoot a precious blue hour panoramic of the scene.
We will stay there until the night has arrived, when we’ll go back to the cabins. As always, if there is a chance of photographing the Northern Lights, we’ll be ready to go out again to capture this incredible natural phenomenon.
We’ll visit back the Reine scenic viewpoint, this time under the sunrise light. Again, this will be one of the most magical views during our trip. This location is particularly beautiful at sunrise so, it we are lucky with the clouds, we could enjoy a great show there, as the soft light brings incredible colors to the scene. All of this, surrounded by the stunning peaks of the fjord.
After our session, we’ll drive West to A, the further village in the islands, and the place where the road ends. During this drive, we will be doing several stops, in order to photograph the most scenic places in the area. We will be able to capture seascapes and rocky coastlines, where the waves will be crashing. At the same time, we’ll be searching for icy formations, specially the precious rock covered in ice, which create a perfect foreground when shooting with a wide angle lens.
For sunset, we’ll drive East of Hamnoy, visiting another location with outstanding potential. If we area lucky with the sky, we’ll have the sun setting in front of us, in the middle of a wonderful scenery. This will be a great chance to practice some panoramic shoots.
We’ll keep in the area if the sky is clear, waiting to capture the Northern Lights. If it’s cloudy, we’ll head back to our accommodation for dinner, but we’ll be ready to go out again if the conditions are good.
Today, we’ll visit a precious wooden bridge in Reine, where we’ll be able to capture wonderful images by dawn. This is another of the most famous photo locations in Lofoten, so we’ll make sure to have plenty of time so you can enjoy it.
During the rest of the day, we’ll keep exploring the area, visiting some remaining spots, and getting back to our favorite ones. We’ll also try to visit places that we already photographed under worse conditions of light.
Then, we’ll visit Skagsanden Beach for sunset. Again, we’ll have quite a lot of time to get the best images in the area, while we wait for the special sunset light. Near the beach, we will also be able to capture the impressive view of the area from outside its cemetery.
Finally, we will try again to photograph the Northern Lights during the night.
Today we’ll leave our accommodation early, to shoot sunrise during our way back to Leknes. Among the locations we will visit, we would like to highlight the beautiful Nusfjord village. This is one of the most famous villages in Lofoten, located at a marvelous area, between the sea and the fjords.
Once we get to Leknes, we will visit another picturesque small town, Ballstad, before heading to Hauckland and Uttakleiv beaches. We’ll stay the rest of the day in these beaches, getting to Uttakleiv for sunset, where we’ll try to be rewarded by the magical sunset light.
After going to our accommodation, we will have dinner and check the sky conditions one more night. If we have any chance, we’ll try the last night photo session, trying to capture the Northern Lights.
Today we’ll wake up early to head to Leknes airport, where this Lofoten Photo Tour will come to its end.
However, depending on the flight schedules of the participants, we might try a last sunrise session, by Hauckland Beach. Then, time depending, we would also visit the nearby Leknes church, particularly beautiful.
For those travelers who were interested, we offer an optional 3 day photo tour extension (3 extra nights).
During the first day of this extension, we will visit other villages in Lofoten, such as Henningsvaer and Svolvaer. During the drive to these villages, we’ll be stopping by several places with fabulous photo opportunities, such as some wonderful lakes.
On the second day, we will get back west, to visit other locations we did not visited when we stayed in the Hamnoy and Reine area. We might also go back to some of the locations we already visited, if light conditions were specially nice.
For the last day, we’ll be visiting many other different sceneries in the Leknes area, including beaches, panoramic views, and coastline locations. Same as every single day during the trip, we’ll have plenty of amazing photo possibilities in all these spots.
Furthermore, we will keep trying our best for cashing the Northern Lights. Therefore, we’ll try to photograph the Auroras every single night, as long as there are minimal chances for it.
You can see the details of this optional extension with the rest of the conditions of the trip.
The cost of this fantastic 8 day (7 night) Lofoten Islands Paris Photo Tour, is US$2,490 per person. Price includes triple or quadruple shared accommodation in cabins, with other/s participant/s in the trip, according to the itinerary.
The price of the 3 day (3 night) optional photo tour extension is US$600, in the same accommodation basis.
Price calculated for a minimum group of 6 participants. In case there were less than 6 people for the group, customers will have the chance to continue with the trip paying an extra supplement, or to receive a full refund if the trip has to be cancelled.
Single room supplement: US$1,000 for the basic trip, plus US$400 more for the optional extension. Single room basis always depends on real time availability.
To book your spot for this photo tour, you can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (+34) 625 01 44 81 (also available by WhatsApp). You can also book your spot with the form located at the top right area of this page.
This Lofoten Islands Photo Tour is organized by the Official Travel Agency ‘Viajes Fotográficos – Dream Photo Expeditions’ ( hereinafter referred to as ‘the travel agency’).
The travel agency carefully studies and designs all the trips that we offer, always trying to adapt them to our travelers needs. All our itineraries and activities are chosen from a photographic point of view. However, the itinerary shown here is just an idea of some of the places that we will be visiting, not being contractual information about what we’ll do during the trip. The tour leaders, photo guides, other guides and/or the travel agency and organizers of the tour, reserve always the right to do any kind of changes to the itinerary and the tour, both before and during the trip.
In this sense, it will be up to the photographer/s guide/s or to the travel agency, the decision of changing any of the programmed activities, places to visit, and shooting sessions for each day, depending on factors as weather, security or light conditions, but not limited to these. We will always be in search of the best possible experiences and moments of light for the customers of this trip. However, sometimes we may decide to change plans depending on some factors. The program may also be changed in case of emergency, injury of illness of any of the participants or main photographers.
At the same time, both the photographers and the travel agency reserves the right of changing the tour leader/s, in case it’s necessary. Some of the reasons might include injuries, illness or hospitalization, severe health problems, accidents, (both of themselves as well as first grade relatives too), etc. In those cases, the agency will bring another photographer able to guide the group in the same destination.
Each traveler is responsible of having all the documentation needed for the trip, as well as for entering the destination/s.
To visit Norway, you need a valid Passport and might need a visa or an electronic travel authorization to enter the country. Always check the requirements with your country authorities before traveling to a foreign destination.
The photographers and the travel agency have no responsibility about each traveler’s documentation, or about the requirements to be allowed to enter in Norway or any other country.
This Lofoten Photo Tour includes a basic assistance insurance. However, we strongly recommend you to bring a full travel insurance, which has unlimited or high limit money coverages in case of accident or disease.
The travel agency will give personal counseling and advice to travelers when purchasing their trip. Customers will receive a list with everything that they might need for the route, tips about how to prepare a medical kit for the travel, recommendations about the photography gear for the place, etc… At the same time, our staff will be happy to help and solve any doubt that the clients could have while they are preparing their trip.
We are completely sure that this Lofoten Photo Tour will be an unforgettable experience for travelers, as well as an intensive learning process. The travel agency will always try to promote values such as respect (cultural, social and environmental). Those values will always prevail in all our trips. At the same time, ‘Dream Photo Expeditions’ will always ensure that the impact of their trips is never negative for the country, their citizens or their wildlife.
The travel agency, tour leaders, guides, or the photographers hosting the trip, will have no responsibility at all for any accident, loss, theft or damage suffered by the customers participating on it.
Each customer declares that he or she accepts all the conditions on this trip at the time he or she is doing a reservation request and/or payment for it.
At the moment of booking, the client will be required to send an initial payment of US$600 (US$863 if choosing single room). Payments can be done by bank transfer, by credit or debit card, and by PayPal. However, please notice that credit or debit card and PayPal payments are subject to a supplement fee, to cover the costs of these payment methods.
The remaining balance will be due 60 days prior to the trip. If one client doesn’t make effective any of the expected payments in the deadline, the organizers has the right to cancel the contract with that participant, without any refund, as the terms previously seen. The features that make up the combined travel contract come from the information given to the client in the brochure or program, as well as from the indications regarding this information that could have been given when confirming the reservation.
In case the agency doesn’t complete the minimum group needed to confirm the trip, customers will have the choice between doing the trip paying an extra supplement, or being issued a full refund.
If the travel agency needs to cancel the trip, for any reason, customers will get a 100% refund of the cost of the photo tour.
However if the client doesn’t show or cancels the trip, the following cancellation policies will be applied:
– Less than 60 days prior to the trip: US$600 (US$863 in case they had chosen single room basis).
– Greater than 60 days prior to the trip: 100% of the trip cost.
Prices are based in the Exchange rates by December, the 28th, 2018. The currency may be updated until 21 days prior to the departure, according to Spanish Travel Laws, applying a supplement/discount in case of change.
Once the reservation is done by the client, and the services and their prices are confirmed by us, these prices only could be revised until 20 calendar days prior to the departure dates, only in case there are variations in the transportation costs (including the fuel prices), in accommodations, in rates and taxes referring to certain services (such as landing, boarding in ports and airports), or in monetary exchange rates applied to the trip.
This Lofoten Islands Photo Tour is recommended for almost anyone, no matter the age or the physical level to join the trip.
We will be doing only very short and easy hikes during the trip, normally less than 5 minutes. There will be only one location locate a bit further, about a 10 minutes hike, up a hill, but it will not be difficult, and you can always skip this one in case you prefer it. Therefore, you are welcome to come with us as long as you are fine with walking just for a couple of minutes. This will be a mostly easy trip, despite the cold and the snow.
At the same time, there is no age limit for the tour, as well as your health and conditions are reasonably good.
There is no need of a minimal photography level to join this Lofoten Islands Photo Tour. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to come to this trip, nor even having a lot of experience with your camera. All our photo tours are open to all levels, even for beginners, or unexperienced photography users. Sometimes, we even have people just taking shots with their smartphones.
One of our highlights is providing customized attention, so we will help you to get the best possible images, regardless your previous level. We’ll be there to help you becoming a better photographer!
During this Lofoten Islands Photo Tour, we can expect very cold temperatures most of the time, although it should not be too hard if we are well prepared. Average temperatures during this period could vary between 14º to 36º Fahrenheit (-10º to 2º Celsius). However, due to the frequent strong winds in the area, it can feel colder. Snow it is also quite possible during this month.
For this reason, you need to be perfectly prepared for a trip like this. You will need a good down jacket or parka, as warm as possible. We also recommend dressing in layers, so you can add or remove layers depending on the temperature. At the same time, a Gore Tex jacket or similar could be also useful, for the snow. Snow boots would be perfect for most of the time. Once you confirm your booking, you will also receive a guide withe the recommended gear list for this Lofoten Islands Photo Tour.
This Lofoten Islands Photo Tour, as most of our trips, doesn’t include meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner). This will give us maximum flexibility during the trip, in order to focus mainly in the most important thing: photography.
For this trip, as we will be staying in cabins with their own kitchens, we’ll be buying food at the supermarket. Some of the meals will take place at our cabins, because there are not many restaurants in the area, and most of them are not open at midday. We will be usually having breakfast at the cabins, but then we could have something outside some of the days. Then, since sunset is early, we will normally skipping lunch (we can bring a sandwich or some fruit with us instead), and have dinner at the evening. Most dinners will be at the cabins, but sometimes we’ll visit restaurants too.
Anyway, we will have enough opportunities to enjoy the great Norwegian food. Obviously, the main option will be the great fish in the area, but there are delicious meat alternatives too!
Currently, the main payment option we have is the bank transfer. However, if you prefer it, we also have other payment options, such as credit or debit card, PayPal or Transferwise. Please notice that these other payment options may apply a commission fee. You can ask us about these different payment options.
If you choose to pay by credit or debit card, or by PayPal, you can process your payment online, when you finish the booking process. For bank transfer payment, you just have to proceed with the booking and then, once you finish the process with the chosen payment method, you’ll receive an email with al the instructions and bank details.
During this Lofoten Islands Photo Tour, we’ll be normally staying in the typical fishermen cabins. These cabins are renovated with all the modern amenities, and include private bathroom, living room and a full kitchen. Each cabin will be shared by 4 participants, although there will be always separated rooms for 2 people each, with twin beds.
If you come with another person to the trip, we will try to put you in the same cabin and, if possible, in the same room inside the cabin. However, if you are traveling alone, we’ll assign your roommates between the other participants in the trip (always same genre for each room inside the cabin). Anyway, you will also have the chance to choose a single room for you, paying an extra supplement. Contact us for all details.
Anyone can join this Lofoten Islands Photo Tour, no matter your country of residence. Our main travel agency is settled in Santander, Spain, but our trips are open to customers from countries all around the world. Therefore, we may have clients from different places in our photo tours.
This Lofoten Islands Photo Tour begins at Leknes Airport, in Norway. Therefore, all the participants have to get there for the first day of the tour, traveling from their country of residence, without having to travel to another country or city to fly to Leknes with us.
Once you have confirmed your booking for this Lofoten Islands Photo Tour, we will send you the trip info with a recommended gear PDF guide. This will include suggestions not only about the photography gear, but also about the clothes and accessories you might need during this photo tour. To sum up, you won’t have to worry about anything, since our expert photo leaders and guides will inform you about everything you will need, so you can enjoy your travel as much as possible!
As a first tip, we would suggest you bringing a light color down or shell jacket(for example red, orange, yellow, light green, etc…). That jacket will protect you from the cold and the rain but, at the same time, you’ll look great when photographed in some of the most beautiful locations around Lofoten!
‘May 2019, in a website offering tours for photography lovers, I can see that I love all of them, and I don’t know which one to choose, but I decide one for the following year, to a more than amazing destination: Lofoten. I talked with one man, Sergio Lanza. From then, we’ll keep regular contact, checking all details for the photo tour. In those distant conversations, the kindness, predisposition, the good details and the cool feeling made everything flowing perfectly, despite I was going to join a group of people I had never met.
And yes, Lofoten is an extremely beautiful area, as well as with extreme conditions too. A place worth visiting several times. But, the best, to go back with this group of close, funny and kind people, as we as excellent professionals. Working non-stop and taking care of all of us, with so much affection that I could never thank them enough. Sergio Lanza and Julio Castro are great photographers but, over all, they are two wonderful guys who love their job and work perfectly, and who end up becoming your friends. There is no way to forget something like that. They also generate a great positive ambient, so all the participants in the trip end up becoming your friends too. Thanks a lot for so much. Certainly, this photo tour exceeded my expectations, and not (not only) because of Lofoten’
‘Lofoten, an unforgettable experience accompanied by two great photographers as Sergio and Julio, always taking care of every single detail during the trip, as well as trying to teach all their photography knowledge. It was a very tight group, enjoying photography and the great company too.
This was my second trip with Dream Photo Expeditions, which will keep being my favorite photo tour company.
Thanks to Sergio and Julio.’
‘When you book a trip like this you know that the price to pay for getting great images will be a lot of preparation, few hours of sleep and much joy. In this particular trip, in which every single corner is postcard worthy, depending on the time and the weather, you really value the effort of the people who is guiding you, because moving back and forth cashing the Northern Lights, capturing reflections is something titanic, really priceless, and therefore not easy to find in any other conventional touristic services.
I remember one sunrise with emotion, it was literally gelid, but as if we were there now again, I remember the feeling and the excitement of all of us when we saw the red tones in the sky and the mountains. Moments like this is why I love Dream Photo Expeditions. Sceneries, expert guides and friends, who become your family. Waiting to meet you again: Katy, Pilar, Sergio, Julio, Marleny, Jesús and Alicia, we’ll meet again in New Zealand, 2021.
I will go back to Lofoten, there is too much to see and many pictures to be taken.’
‘When I decided to travel to Norway to visit the Lofoten Islands, I always knew I’d do the trip with Dream Photo Expeditions. Regardless how lucky you may be with the weather when you travel to a destination like this, traveling with people that really worry about you, and who, over all, are trying to make you feel as part as their family, is very important. As important as the sceneries and the areas that they can take you to during the trip. About the Lofoten Islands, I can only say that is one of the most impressive places where I have ever been. Our guides have been taking us to the most impressive locations in the islands. If you are thinking about visiting Lofoten, I would just recommend you to travel with this photography beasts… who are even better people than photographers.’