Frequently Asked Questions....
How do I get there ?
The easiest way to get to the meeting point is via Oslo Gardermoen airport (OSL code). From there, you fly to Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport (EVE code). Domestic flights in Norway can be purchased from www.sas.no, www.norwegian.no
What level of photography is required ?
All of ours tours, workshops and masterclasses are open to beginners as well as professionals, not to mention that partners who are not photographers are more than welcome. Our only criteria is that you have a great passion for photography, and have the energy and motivation to be on the go every day and night. Of course first and foremost you are there for an enjoyable experience, so it is certainly your decision if you choose to give one session a miss.
What should I bring ?
Since we are exploring the high arctic and northern Norway archipelago’s, you have to be well equipped for all kinds of dramatic weather including rainfall. Bring comfortable, warm and waterproof outer layers such as Gore-tex, thermal underwear, crampons and water resistant boots or even waders. A complete list of recommended clothes as well as camera gear will be provided upon registration. Please note that we don’t have clothes or shoes available for renting in Norway.
Will I experience snow or ice ?
Most likely yes. January is a prime winter month and normally there should be plenty of ice and snow.
Will I see and photograph the Northern lights?
Most likely yes. If the weather is good we expect to see the aurora. However, nothing is guaranteed. Rest assured, if we have clear, starry skies we will be out to shoot.
What kind of weather can I expect ?
The weather and climate in northern Norway is renowned for being extremely unpredictable because of it’s many local weather systems. This means conditions can change within minutes and kilometres, also resulting in very dramatic light and photographic opportunities. Lofoten has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at a similar latitude, such as Greenland and Alaska. This is due to the temperature of the water of the Gulfstream. The coastal climate results in mild winters and cool summer temperatures. Traditionally, January and February are the coldest months with an average temperature of -1 degrees celsius.
What camera gear should I bring?
At the very least, bring your own camera, lenses, tripod and a laptop. A detailed list of recommendations will be provided upon registration. If you are considering upgrading or investing in new camera gear prior to the trip, feel free to ask us for advice. Importantly though, it is best to be very familiar with the operation of whatever camera you bring. If purchasing a new camera for the trip, please do so with plenty of time to become familiar with the mechanisms and menus of the device, so as to give you the best chance of nailing 'that special shot!'
What is the itinerary going to be like ?
We don’t operate with a fixed itinerary on any of our workshops in the arctic regions. It’s a full on photography tour/workshop, so the activities are planned around sunrise, sunset and night photography excursions. The whole archipelago is packed with locations, so the weather and light conditions will decide where we will go. That being said though, we have a list of locations we will visit throughout the week, but we don’t know which day or time of day we will visit that specific location. Rest assured there are many outstanding opportunities ahead of us.