Nordic Landscapes and Northern Lights
January 21–30, 2023
Join us along the Arctic Circle to photograph Norway’s dramatic Lofoten Islands! Winter in the Lofoten Islands is a magical experience, especially at night when the aurora curls in the sky and reflects on the sea. Our Muench pros and local guides know all the vantage points to get you the best shots!
We’ll photograph jagged mountain peaks in and around Lofoten and Senja, and icy fjords, frozen lakes, rocky seacoasts, white sand beaches, and rustic fishing villages will also be on display. With luck, and weather permitting, we will be treated to some of the best northern lights on the planet.
Along the way, you’ll learn techniques in high dynamic range shooting, panoramas, long exposures during the day (and night!), and star and aurora imagery. Photography is our priority, so expect to be out in the field plenty! We will also feature our much-loved image reviews, critiques, and post-processing instruction with Lightroom. Ready for a winter wonderland? Let’s go!
Our itinerary is planned—but we are always prepared to change things up based on weather and light conditions. Of course, at night we’ll be on watch for northern lights, and you can count on being awakened the instant we find them!
January 21, 2023: We will meet as a group in our hotel in the center of Tromsø, Norway. After a introduction and hot meal, we’ll pack up for our next days adventure to drive to Senja.
January 22–25, 2023: Up early to drive to the fiords of Senja, where we’ll be spending the next 3 nights exploring and photographing, aurora, snowy landscapes and rugged coastlines with quaint fishing villages.
On the last morning we’ll drive back to Tromsø to board a evening flight south to Leknes. Often, the northern lights are visible on this flight!
January 26, 2023: Morning shoot on the beaches near Leknes, breakfast and then we’ll be out again photographing more frozen beaches and steep snow covered mountains along the coast.
January 27, 2023: After another night of capturing northern lights along the beaches near Leknes, we’ll sleep in a bit, have a great hot breakfast then pack up and drive down into the heart of the Lofoten Islands to Sakrisøy.
January 28, 2023: We’ll have three nights to photograph in and around the picturesque village of Reine and Hamnøy. We’ll visit the rocks along the shore at Utakleiv and Flakstadoy-Skagsanden, Ramberg, Yttersand, and Myrland.
On our final morning after a warm breakfast, we’ll create our last images before packing up and driving to Leknes for flights home.
Moderate: You must be able to walk in snow and on icy surfaces with spikes, and handle very cold temperatures day and night.
Arrive Tromsø Airport, Langnes (TOS), Tromsø, Norway anytime on January 21, 2023. Depart Leknes Airport (LKN), Leknes, Norway after 1:30 PM on January 30, 2023.
What to Bring
Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.
- Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $1,250 supplement.
- All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop
- All permits and park fees
- Internal flights during the workshop
- All transportation during the workshop
- Tips for crew, drivers, and local guides
- Photographic guiding and instruction from 2 pros
- Image reviews and post-processing instruction
- Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!
- Travel to Tromsø, Norway and from Leknes, Norway.
- Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
- Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Medical Evacuation Insurance (required).
- Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
- Anything else specifically not listed as included.
- Single rooming available for $1,250 supplement.
“I wasn’t really sure what to expect as this was my first travel photo workshop. But it was truly beyond my expectations! I was most impressed with the professionalism and helpful attitude of the instructors. I felt like they always had an eye out for us and wanted us to take the best photos but without hovering or dictating what to do. ”
“Cody’s experience with the territory was invaluable. Both of the instructors were of high caliber as far as photography knowledge, experience organizing, conducting, and attention to details. ”