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6 days
From April 8 to 13, 2021
Tromso International Airport, Norway
Tromso International Airport, Norway
Min Age : for all photography levels
All for all physical levels and ages

TROMSO PHOTO TOUR DATES

  • APRIL THE 8TH TO THE 13TH, 2021 - SPOTS AVAILABLE
  • MARCH THE 1ST TO THE 6TH, 2021 - SPOTS AVAILABLE

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TROMSO PHOTO TOUR DETAILS

 

We are happy to offer you our Tromso Photo Tour, from April the 8th to the 13th, 2021, a great opportunity to capture the Northern Lights. Tromso is known as ‘The Capital of the Arctic’, so you can guess the kind of sceneries you are going to find here. Winter landscape at its best, in one of the most spectacular destinations in Europe, with a precious city surrounded of the wildest Arctic locations.

At the same time, Tromso is world famous for its great chances to see the Northern Lights. Given its high latitude location, we can surely say it’s one the best towns on Earth for it. Furthermore, once you leave the city, there are dozens of locations with no light pollution, ideal to shoot at night. This way, we are talking about one of the best options for Northern Lights photography.

This will be a 6 day long photo tour, incredibly intense, and plenty of photo opportunities. Both during the day and during the nights, we will be enjoying all the magical scenes in and around Tromso.

 

What to photograph during this Tromso Photo Tour?

This Tromso Photo Tour is totally focused on Northern Lights and winter landscape photography. Although most photo lovers visiting Tromso get there to chase the Northern Lights, the possibilities for landscape photography during the daytime are simply outstanding. 

Tromso is so far North that chances to see the photograph during the winter are really high. Regardless the solar activity, if the sky is not overcast, we’ll be likely able to capture these beautiful lights. Therefore, staying in the area for 6 nights, we will have very high possibilities to photograph the Auroras Borealis. At the same time, there are countless wonderful locations ideal to capture the Northern Lights, so we will be trying luck from some of them during the trip.

We’ll do our best to help you capturing this magical Nature show, teaching you how to photograph the Northern Lights.

However, we’ll be also enjoying the fabulous possibilities for landscape photography during the trip. The impressive sceneries in and around Tromso will allow us to capture fabulous landscape pictures. Because of that, we’ll take you to the most amazing places in the area, visiting its most remarkable spots for photography.

The Arctic landscapes around Tromso will include spectacular views of fjords, seascapes, mountains, forests and frozen lakes. All of those wonderful sceneries will look precious, covered by a gorgeous winter blanket. Every day of the trip, we’ll visit a different area, looking for the best golden light in those amazing locations. 

We’ll be paying special attention to the best moments of light each day, sunrise and sunset. Given this, we’ll make sure to stay at the top locations during those moments.

 

Why doing this Tromso Photo Tour during this time of the year?

We are hosting this Tromso Photo Tour at this time of the year based only on photography purposes. Firstly, this is one of the best moments in the year for seeing the Northern Lights. Besides this, there will be many hours of darkness every night, so we’ll have plenty of time to get our main purpose. 

At the same time, we are searching for the enchanting winter conditions. During March, being so far North will surely guarantee us that we’ll see the most precious snowy scenes. Visiting all those magical locations under a wonderful snow blanket, will bring us constant chances for amazing pictures.

Finally, we would like to highlight the precious Arctic light that we will be enjoying in March. At this latitude, the sun will always be quite low in the sky during the winter months, something which will mean that the light will be constantly soft and nice, ideal for photography.

 

Who is this Tromso Photo Tour for?

Our Tromso photo tour is suitable for all ages, physical conditions and experience levels. All the locations are easily accessible, so there is no need for special conditions to come with us.

In the same way, 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 ready to help, assist and answer any photography questions you might have, so that you can learn and improve your photography, while you get the best images possible

 

Summary

This Tromso Photo Tour is totally recommended for any landscape photography lover, specially if you are interested in shooting the Northern Lights. Despite the cold weather and the snow, the wonderful photo opportunities will make it totally worth it. 

The tour is organized by our own official travel agency for photo lovers, with the best reviews in the market. 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 photographers, with great experience in the area and guiding photo tours. During the trip, you’ll be photographing the most amazing locations in the area, while you learn and improve your photography skills. Therefore, you’ll get back home with lots of fabulous pictures.

Do not miss this great chance to capture the Norwegian wintry landscapes and the Northern Lights, and join our Tromso Photo Tour now. We are sure you’ll have an unforgettable experience, getting back home with lovely images of the area.

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What to expect from this Tromso Photo Tour?
  • Capturing the magical Northern Lights, if conditions allow, in one of the best destinations on Earth for it
  • Exploring the most incredible sceneries around the Arctic
  • Capturing the amazing Arctic light during this time of the year
  • Practicing panoramic landscape photography in several extraordinary locations around the islands
  • Understanding and learning how to use ND filters in landscape photography
  • Learning night photography techniques focused on capturing the Northern Lights
  • Getting tips, ideas and instruction for composition, as well as learning different photography techniques
  • Learning the importance of including the human figure in landscape photography
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NORTHERN LIGHTS
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WINTER LANDSCAPES
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ITINERARY
DÍA 1

Our Tromso Photo Tour will begin with the meeting of the participants at Tromso International Airport. From here, we will head to our accommodation, to leave the luggage. 

Afterwards, we’ll get out to try luck with our first Northern Lights photo session.

DÍA 2

Today, we will wake up early to capture sunrise, for what we’ll be visiting a seascape location outside the town

After breakfast, we will head to Sommarøya, around one hour drive from Tromso. We will be spending the rest of the day exploring the beautiful area, from where we’ll get great pictures of the emerald waters in the surroundings. Furthermore, we will be able to enjoy the magical wintry conditions of the sceneries around us. Given all these facts, for sure we will get fabulous photo opportunities. 

We’ll stay here for sunset and blue hour, but we’ll also stay in the area if there are chances to photograph the Aurora Borealis.

DAY 3

After a well deserved rest, we’ll be visiting another area today, by Ersfjordbotn. We will photograph sunrise from this area, with stunning views of the fjords and the sea. We’ll stay in the surroundings for all the morning.

Afterwards, we will head to Tromvik, again a precious area with plenty of photo possibilities. We’ll stay here the rest of the afternoon, before getting to our sunset location, an incredible wild beach outside the town.

Once the night has come, we’ll be checking the forecasts to see our chances to photograph the Northern Lights. If the sky is open, we’ll stay at the beach, ready to capture this magical phenomenon.

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DAY 4

Once again, we’ll be waking up early for a sunrise session. In this case, we’ll drive East to the Lyngenfjorden area. From here, we’ll be able to enjoy spectacular views of the Lyngen Alps, surrounded by a wintry white blanket. Undoubtedly, extraordinary photo chances will be waiting for us here.

Later, we will visit the Breivikeide region, where we’ll find precious views around us. We’ll be exploring several spots before heading to our sunset location, withe the stunning Lyngen Alps in the background. If there are chances to capture the Auroras, we’ll stay in this spectacular setting before getting back to our accommodation.

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DAY 5

Today, we’ll stay in Tromso and its surroundings for the whole day. In the morning, we’ll head to Skulsfjord y a Kvaloyvagen. Both of them are beautiful villages, where we’ll find spectacular seascapes, together with beautiful wild beaches. Once again, we will be rewarded with lovely emerald colored waters. The contrast of the water with the white blanket over the sceneries, will be simply outstanding.

In the afternoon, we’ll get back to town to visit the most famous location in Tromso, Fjellheisen. We will be getting up to the Storsteinen mountains taking the cable car (not included in price), from which we will enjoy the most spectacular views in Tromso. Here, we will find several viewpoints that offer incredible opportunities to photograph Tromso, as well as the fjords and mountains around it. This will be the location for our sunset session, hoping to get the most beautiful Arctic light. 

We’ll still keep in the mountain after it’s totally dark. This way, we will be able to capture the magical blue hour over the city. The contrast between the blue sky, the warm lights from the buildings, and the snowy surroundings, will bring us a perfect end for the trip

Finally, we will get back to our accommodation. However, if there are chances to photograph the Northern Lights, we will go our for our last night photo session of the trip.

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DAY 6

Today, after having breakfast, we’ll take all the participants to the airport, where our Tromso Photo Tour will come to its end.

CONDITIONS

Pricing and Bookings

The cost of this fantastic 6 day (5 night) long Tromso Photo Tour, is US$1,550 per person. Price includes double shared accommodations with other participant/s in the trip, according to the itinerary, in separated beds. Rooms include private bathroom.

We’ll be normally staying at hotels, where rooms will be shared between 2 participants. However, some of the nights could be at cabins outside Tromso, which would be shared between up to 4 people per room (always separated beds).

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$600, depending on availability.

To book your spot for this photo tour, you can send us an email to info@workshopsphototours.com, 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.

General Considerations

This Tromso 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.

Documentation

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.

Travel Insurance

This Tromso 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.

Personal Counseling

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.

Responsability

We are completely sure that this Tromso 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.

Payment

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.

Cancelations

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 October, the 2nd, 2020. 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.

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Starting/ending location

Tromso International Airport, Tromso, Norway (Google Maps)

Included

  • Accommodation in hotels or cabins during the 5 nights of the photo tour, on a double shared (quadruple in cabins) room basis .
  • Transportation during the trip plus all the related expenses, including picking up at the Tromso airport.
  • Services of the professional photographer/s leading the group.
  • Personalized services, attention and photography instruction.
  • Basic travel insurance.
  • Organization and services of an official travel agency with more than 5 years and 40 photo tours of experience.

Not included

  • Flights and/or transportation to and from Tromso International Airport, Norway.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner), snacks or beverages.
  • Fjellheisen cable car to Storsteinen Mountain.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Anything not included in the “Included” section.

RECOMMENDED PHOTO GEAR

This is just a list of the ideal gear for a trip like this. However, there is no need at all to have or bring all this gear. You can join the trip using any kind of camera, or even a smartphone!

Camera

DSLR or MIRRORLESS CAMERA RECOMMENDED

We recommend you to bring a DSLR or Mirrorless system camera with interchangeable lenses, but you can join the photo tour bringing any kind of camera, including compact ones, or even a smartphone.

Wide Angle Lens

For example, a 14-24mm or a 16-35mm

A wide angle lens will be really useful to capture the marvelous Arctic landscapes around Tromso. It’s also interesting that it’s a fast lens (f/2’8 or faster), for the Northern Lights photography sessions.

Standard Zoom

For example, a 24-70MM

An standard zoom, like a 24-70mm, or a 24-105mm, will be very useful on this trip. With that focal length range, you will be able to capture a great variety of the scenes we’ll find.

TELEPHOTO LENS

FOR EXAMPLE, A 70-200MM

A telephoto lens like a 70-200mm won’t be very useful on this trip. It might be useful to capture some distant sceneries, like distant mountains, but it would also add extra weight to your backpack.

 

FAST LENS FOR NORTHERN LIGHTS

FOR EXAMPLE, A 14MM 1'8 OR A 20MM 1'4

These kind of lenses are not really essential, if you already have a fast wide angle. However, if you already have a lens like a 14mm 1’8 or a 20mm 1’4, it would be perfect for the Northern Lights sessions.

 

TRIPOD

A STURDY TRIPOD

A tripod will be needed for our low light photography sessions, such as the sunrise, sunset and night photography ones. We recommend you bringing a really sturdy one, so it’s not easily moved by the wind.

PHOTOGRAPHY FILTERS

ND, GRADUATED AND POLARIZER FILTERS

We recommend you bringing ND filters for long exposure photography, as well as graduated ND filter for sunrises and sunsets. A polarizer filter will be very useful too, to add saturation or avoid reflections.

REMOTE CONTROLLER

REMOTE CONTROLLER OR INTERVALOMETER

Bringing a remote or an intervalometer will be a great idea, because they will be very useful in low light sessions, avoiding the need to touch the camera, and therefore minimizing the risk of moved images.

BATTERIES

Enough spare batteries

Bringing enough extra batteries is essential for a trip like this. Given the cold temperatures, batteries will run much faster than usual. Therefore, you should bring enough batteries to avoid running out of energies.

MEMORY CARDS

ENOUGH MEMORY CARDS

We also recommend you bringing enough memory cards so you can store all the pictures you will take during the trip, or even doing security copies. Given their low price, it’s better to carry extra cards.

PRactical Information

Details about the trip and the destination

Is there a minimal physical level to join this trip?

No, this a trip suitable for all physical levels and conditions

This Tromso Photo Tour is recommended for anyone, no matter the age or the physical level to join the trip.

We will be doing only short hikes during the trip, while we explore the area. Some of this hikes may take place by snowy areas, but they will usually be quite easy (crampons will be needed). Therefore, if you are able to hike for short periods of time, you you are welcome to come with us. This will be a mostly easy trip.

At the same time, there is no age limit for the tour, as well as your health and conditions are reasonably good.

Do I need a minimal photography level to join the trip?

Absolutely not, all photography lovers are welcome, no matter the level!

There is no need of a minimal photography level to join this Russian Lapland 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!

What kind of weather can I expect during this trip?

Temperatures will be very cold, and it can get windy and snowy

During our Tromso 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 0º to 36º Fahrenheit  (-18º to 2º Celsius). At the same time, we could find strong winds and, of course, snow. 

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, in case of rain. 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 Tromso Photo Tour.

Are meals included on this trip?

No, meals are not included in the trip

This Tromso 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. Normally, we will be having breakfast in the accommodation or in cafes, before or (more likely) after our sunrise shooting session (depending on schedule). As there will be few hours of daylight, and taking into account that we’ll have breakfast not so early, we will usually not be so hungry at midday, so we’ll be normally buying food at supermarkets (fruit, snacks, sandwiches, etc…), andwe’ll have that food for lunch. Then, we will have dinner at restaurants in towns. 

However, do not worry about being hungry, we will have enough opportunities to enjoy the great food in Tromso. The fish is totally amazing, but we will also recommend you other dishes, as the delicious reindeer! There are a lot of options!

Which payment options do you offer?

We offer several payment options for you

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. 

What kind of accommodations will we have?

We will stay in tourist category hotels (3 or 4 stars), and in cabins

During this Tromso Photo Tour, we’ll be mostly staying at tourist category hotels. Each traveller will be staying in a shared room, together with other participant/s in the tour. Rooms will always include a private bath. However, it could be possible that we stayed at cabins for some of the nights. In that case, participants would be sharing quadruple cabins with up to 4 people, always with private bathroom.

If you come with another person to the trip, you two will share the room. However, if you are traveling alone, we’ll choose your roommate/s for you between the other participants in the trip (always same genre). Anyway, you will also have the chance to choose a single room for you, paying an extra supplement. Contact us for all details.

Can I join this photo tour regardless my country of residence?

Absolutely, no matter the placer where you live to join us!

Anyone can join this Tromso 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 Tromso Photo Tour begins at Tromso International Airport, in Tromso. Therefore, all the participants need to get there for the first day of the tour, traveling from their country of residence. There is no need to travel first to another country to fly together to Tromso.

What else should I bring to the tour?

We will send you all the information about what you need to bring

After you have confirmed your booking for this Tromso 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 all the Arctic!

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