Photography expedition details

All you need to know about your trip to Lofoten – dates, locations, information, avaliability and prices

Your photographic journey to Lofoten

Detailed informations

Accommodation

Scenario

Itinerary

Price

Important

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All expeditions take place in an intimate atmosphere, so groups are rather small, from 4 to a maximum of 7 people. Reserving your seats guarantees priority on the trip you choose. If you are interested in a group trip or a date other than those given in the calendar, please contact me by e-mail. I will try to be flexible and help you if necessary.

The offer assumes of 7 nights in Lofoten Archipelago.

Our base, stylish and high standard, is located in an easily accessible place with an amazing view. After many hours of photographing and moving around breathtaking landscapes each of you will have time relax, download and edit your photos and enjoy Norwegian cosiness.

During the trip, I am at your disposal and I will help you with everything necessary.

Airport transfer, transportation between locations and overnight stays are included in the price.

I speak Polish, English and Norwegian, so my offer is addressed to anyone who can communicate in one of them.

 

Your photographic journey to Lofoten

Accommodation

During the expedition you are accommodated in modern and comfortable house. It can host 7 guests and has everything you need to relax after each day and power your inner batteries for the next day.

The house consist of several bedrooms, bathrooms and well equipped kitchen.

 

Your photographic scenario

Impressed by the wild nature

The polar day is behind us and the wonderful archipelago of the Lofoten islands will slowly begin to turn into autumn with all its colours and contrasts. Autumn on the islands is beautiful with all its colours and shades. The sun shines for a few more hours during the day and fuels all the lightnings and shades that surround us. It brightens the mountains, breaks through the sea waves and colours the hills, fjords and villages, giving them a characteristic and mystical atmosphere.

The northern lights, an amazing phenomenon straight from the starry sky and sun dust. It can be observed on the Lofoten islands from the end of August, as the nights begin to darken and the sky turns starry again. The duration of shorter days makes the aurora phenomenon much more visible and saturated with its colours than in other parts of Norway. The menacing and black sky contrasts amazingly with the moving green, pink or purple arcs, and if we add stars and some interesting object to this, we have a ready frame to capture. Observation sometimes requires a bit of patience, because the solar dust that reaches the Earth’s atmosphere overcomes its path at different intervals of time and amount, but each time it pays to wait and enjoy the unearthly forms of aurora!

We will photograph at different times of the day and night, sunrises and sunsets, as soon as the aurora appears, it will definitely come to your photos. Every day we will talk about this fantastic field of art, discuss its subject, our photographs and what we would like to improve to become even better.

Charming fishing houses, soaring mountains, beautiful landscapes, long bridges and dangerous waves from the Norwegian Sea – that’s why you want to come here and capture it all and come back to these moments in the long evenings or share amazing memories with your loved ones.

Lofoten is crystal clear water with an unearthly turquoise colour, mountains falling into the water, the sound of sea waves and rustling wind reflecting off rock formations. It is also the screaming language of seagulls, various birds, and finally eagles patrolling their areas from great heights. It is a land of fishing villages, cutters, boats moored to countless marinas, red, yellow and white charming fishing houses that remember the distant times of the local community’s main source of income, i.e. fishing.

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Expedition itinerary

Day 1

Pick up from the airport

After a short introduction and presentation of the expedition, we set off. We go to a rented house with a beautiful view for the night.

Our base is located on the island of Vestvågøy. It will also be our starting point for all days of your stay in Lofoten and its central location will not limit us to moving around various locations on the islands.

Flight options

SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe – some of the airlines offering connections to this part of Norway.

Transfer from/to Evenes/Harstad airport or Tromso – in this case there must be more than 3 people for the Tromso transfer to be possible and please contact us in advance. The flight must be planned in such a way that the entire group can check in at home on the day the expedition begins by approximately 6 p.m. at the latest.

7 nights in a rented house in a modern standard, with 5 bedrooms, two bathrooms for the participants’ comfort and a place to spend time together and relax.

I will also add a culinary note so that, in addition to the beauty of nature, you will get to know the taste of the Lofoten Islands. That’s why I will prepare you a regional fish soup made of salmon or North Atlantic cod, which the Lofoten Islands are famous for, and a Sámi stew made of reindeer meat in a goat cheese sauce and cranberries. If the group agrees, meals during your stay can be prepared together from products purchased in local stores. We will visit them to provide supplies and energy while hiking and sightseeing.

 

You will learn interesting stories and legends related to the archipelago and life on the islands from my perspective as a resident of this fantastic community and one of the most beautiful places in the world.
For example, you will learn the history of the most famous fish found only in this part of Norway and what is so special about it that it is the most famous product of the Lofoten Islands.
Either a burial site for Iron Age warriors dating back to around 1000 BC, or one of the oldest known caves and village remains in the world dating back to the early Stone Age

Day 2 – 7

The expedition

Since the nature in Norway is very powerful we always adjust the plan to the weather conditions to provide the most of the expedition and we will follow the geographical direction to subsequent locations.

We start exploring Lofoten from the west side – Å, which is the last town of the archipelago and the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet. Then we head towards Leknes, a centrally located town in Lofoten to the island of Vestvågøy.

Winter expeditions in addition to landscape photography are focused on capturing the Northern Lights. The activity of this weather phenomenon can occur at different times of the day and night, in other words the darker it is, the greater are the chances of seeing it.

In addition to history, you will see the most interesting and charming places in Lofoten, such as:

the fishing village of Nusfjord surrounded by majestic mountains

Haukland Beach, voted the most beautiful beach in Europe by Lonely Planet. The Arctic paradise with yellow sand and turquoise water has its own enchanting and magical charm

Uttakleiv – the most popular photographic motif for the Northern Lights is located here, the rocky beach with jagged mountain peaks in the background creates an amazing impression of a huge space and the crashing waves add a dramatic atmosphere

Ramberg is a tiny fishing village with a wonderful, sandy, moon-shaped beach. This is a place from which you can see the peaks of the western part of the Lofoten, which on sunny days pierce the sun’s rays and cast them, creating amazing lighting effects. From there we will go to Flakstad to Skagsanden, one of the most famous beaches among surfers due to the number of waves and surfing conditions

West of the Lofoten Islands, i.e. the villages of Hamnøy, Sakrisøy, Reine and Å – the last point of the archipelago and the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet. A network of scattered tiny islands connected by bridges with charming rorbu fishing houses, ubiquitous boats and cutters. Surrounded by peaked mountains that rise bleakly from the surrounding almost transparent water.

Reinebringen – from the top of this mountain you can see the panorama of the western part of the Lofoten Islands and, in good weather, in the distance, rock massifs and a mountain wall from continental Norway. Stairs built by Nepalese Sherpas lead to the summit. The peak is only accessible outside of winter due to the steep approach and possible rock avalanches and landslides.

Trekking to Ryten. An undemanding trail leads to this mountain, at the foot of which is the hidden and beautiful Kvalvika beach with azure water and a huge beach among the mountains and long waves.

If any of you are not willing to go trekking, please let me know and we will try to find an alternative.

Some examples of places and photo spots you will visit during the expedition

If you want to improve your skills in composing photos, cropping, using the camera or working with Lightroom (I use the Cloud version for mobile and desktop devices) – you are in the right place 🙂
If you don’t know yet which system will be right for you – ask and I will definitely show you the way. The best camera is the one you have with you.
As a photographer, I work with M43 (Micro Four Thirds), because this equipment meets my needs, which may be completely different for you, so if you need tips – I am at your disposal.

Day 8

Return

Check out, meal and return to your airport. If time allows, we can optionally visit Svolvær – it only depends on the participants’ flight connections and their willingness.

In case of bad weather, an interesting alternative will be the LOFOTR Viking museum in Borg, or the telegraph museum in Sørvågen.

Interested? Do you need more details?

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Expedition price

Price per person

  1. Total cost per person 12000 NOK.

The guarantee of reservation is the advance (deposit) payment of 500 Euro. The remaining part must be paid up to a maximum of 2 months before the start of the trip.

In case of cancelation your participation in the event in less than two months, you will be entitled to a refund less the amount of the deposit.

  1. Included

Transfer from and to airports. Transport during the entire stay of our trip by an 8-passenger bus and all fees related to movement. 7 nights in a high-standard holiday home. Shared kitchen and toilets. The house is only at our disposal. Fast internet and TV.

  1. Not included in the price

Fly tickets. Dining. Insurance. Alcohol. Everything else not mentioned in point 2.

In the event of cancellation or other force issues, full refund.

Are you ready to begin your expedition?

Important information

Beaches, mountainous areas, frost, snow, ice – in many places it can be slippery and ALWAYS remember about the safety of yourself and others. You need to be especially careful when moving, for example over wet stones and similar places.

As a resident of Lofoten, I highly recommend getting waterproof, comfortable and warm trousers and a jacket (breathable, e.g. Gore-Tex), trekking shoes – comfortable and waterproof.

I also recommend taking light woolen or thermal underwear, which will work well for evening or night photography. Nights can be cool, although it is not a rule, but it is better to definitely prepare for this eventuality. Gloves, wool socks, a hat and sunglasses should also be in your luggage. Having a backpack to pack your equipment for photo trips will undoubtedly be a big plus. Water or other drink, possibly a thermos.

A DSLR camera, a mirrorless camera – definitely preferably with a manual mode so that you can take full advantage of its capabilities. Tripod and cable or wireless trigger. Wide-angle lenses – zoom or prime, ultra-wide-angle will also be useful, especially for evening or night shots. Batteries, memory cards. Filters – it is not necessary, but for longer exposure times, the ND filter will of course be irreplaceable. UV, DCL as preferred. Necessarily a lens cleaning kit, it’s better to have it at hand. Computer, hard drive – for uploading photos and possible editing.

Headlamp – it is always useful during night escapades.

 

You should also take care of insuring the equipment and possibly securing it in the event of flooding or other forms of threats or severe weather conditions.

The aim of the expedition is to give you as much practical knowledge as possible. So do not worry if you are a complete beginner. During our trip, you will learn a lot about handling, knowledge of settings, arranging compositions in the landscape or discussing the subject of photography. Full frame, APS/C or M43 – each of the formats can capture a beautiful composition.

For post-production, I recommend use Adobe Lightroom, the basics of RAW editing, which I will gladly explain you on site. As I mentioned earlier, I will be at your disposal and I will do my best to improve your photographic skills (if necessary) so you will return with a large anount of beautiful and interesting photos from the trip.

It is an individual matter and each of us has different preferences. The assumption is to prepare meals on the spot, but if you want to visit restaurants, bars or other types of places, the choice is only yours.

Breakfast, snacks and something to drink will keep you energized as you explore. Lofoten has restaurants and grocery stores in its offer, where we will buy everyday products. You can assume about 30Euro per day and it depends on your needs and preferences.

Payment in Norway

You can pay with a payment card in every shop and restaurant, museum or other facilities. The currency is the Norwegian Krone – NOK.

Please let me know in advance if anyone suffers from any illness, allergies or anything else that I, as the organizer, should know about. It will be much easier for me to provide help if needed or to ask for help from appropriate places or services.

I speak English, Norwegian and Polish, so in case of any situation I will be able to provide necessary support.

Police – 112
Ambulance – 113
Fire brigade – 110

Check the list below whether you need visa to enter Norway or not

https://visaguide.world/europe/norway-visa/who-needs-norway-visa/

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PHOTOGRAPHY

The Lofoten Islands are a paradise for every photographer and an iconic place that many of you want to see to capture pristine nature, majestic mountains, beautiful fishing villages or spectacular sunsets and the northern lights.

I am one of the lucky ones who live in the Lofoten Islands and I have these wonders of nature at my fingertips every day and if you love photography, I will be happy to share my knowledge and passion with you. Magical moments, their transience and the natural beauty of the archipelago are waiting for us every day to become our models and become a unique motif of our photo.

Painting with light is the magical art of capturing moments, and the archipelago is an ideal place with an infinite number of magical spots and locations to explore the area and look for perfect frames. If you want to improve your skills in this enchanted world of colors and light, you have come to the right place – I will take you on an unforgettable journey through my world. I will help you master the technique of building compositions in landscape photography, find the right places and time to let the magic of this place creep into your photos.

Adapt your favorite equipment that you take with you to its intended use during the expedition – it all depends on you, whether you like wide shots or focused pictures with specific objects in the frame. From ultra wide to super tele – I use all of them, because you never know what may suddenly appear in front of your eyes, but if you are not sure, I am here to help you.

The choice of filters, if you use them, is up to you, I only use CPL, because it is enough for my work.

Early or late photography requires longer exposure times, so it is worth buying a tripod to avoid blurring the frames.

Laptop, spare batteries, external drive if needed, memory cards, trigger cable or wireless cable – it seems obvious, but it’s better not to forget them.

Thin gloves in which you can operate the camera – on cold days this is a great convenience, because we know how hard it is to take photos when it’s cold 🙂

Remember to have a lens cleaning kit, salt water can be dangerous.

A backpack in which you can safely pack your equipment.

Equipment insurance in the event of an accident.

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Have questions or ready to start your photography adventure? We’re here to help! Feel free to reach out to us via email, phone, or the contact form.

Whether you’re curious about expedition details or simply want to say hello, we’d love to hear from you. Let’s connect and start planning your unforgettable journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Lofoten, Norway.

Robert Andrelczyk Photography

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