Norway :: Lofoten Islands and Northern Lights :: March 12-19, 2021 (3 Spots Remain)
Arrival: March 12 Day 1: Fly into Harstad/Narvik Airport (EVE) (preferrably before 11am) Departure from Harstad/Narvik Airport (EVE) once everyone has arrived. The guides will pick us up from this airport. From here we will start driving out to basecamp in Leknes. Its a 3 hr drive with incredible views along the way. Easily one of the most scenic drives in Norway.
Once settled in the hotel we will head out to shoot sunset at one of the beaches outside Leknes. We are located close to the famous beaches at Haukland and Utakleiv.
At night it might be possible to shoot the incredible aurora borealis if the weather permits.
Day 2 - 7: Due to the incredibly fast changing weather in the Lofoten Islands we never operate with a fixed schedule. Our guides (we will have three who are also photographers) know the areas better than anyone and in order to maximize your experience, they will place you in the right place at the right time. This means being very flexible and being able to read the weather systems.
However, we will cover all the well known spots from Å in the south to Henningsvær in the north. We will spend 1 or 2 whole days photographing the incredible area around Reine, famous for its small villages spread out across a string of small islands, surrounded by the most dramatic peaks.
All the famous beaches will be visited: Skagsanden, Vareid, Vikten, Fredvang, Haukland, Utakleiv and Unstad. The picturesque villages of Nusfjord and Henningsvær will also be explored.
The highlights are endless and since our guides know this area extremely well, they will also focus on lesser known spots that are equally impressive.
Weather permitting, every night it will be possible to witness the greatest show on the planet; the northern lights! For reasons still unknown to scientists, the northern lights are at their most active around spring equinox. This means we will have great chances of seeing this incredible phenomenon.
After shooting sunrise on Day 7, we will check out from our hotel and move back to Evenes. Here we will wrap up the trip by shooting sunset at a mountain lake surrounded by jagged peaks. This is also a great location for the northern lights, so we hope to end the trip with a night time show in the night sky!
Day 8 - March 19 We will make sure everyone gets safely to the airport full of amazing memories.
NOTE: Both Ron Modra and I will be the main instructors; however, both guides are also photographers and will be on hand to help. Beri will also be with us to handle any non-photography related issues. In short - we have you covered!
What Is Included:
· Single Occupancy for 7 nights
· All breakfasts
· All transportation in 2 tour vans with two local guides/photographers
· Processing Classes and Image Review (when applicable)
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
· Lunches and dinners
We anticipate that this workshop will fill fast. If you email me (email@example.com) and let me know your payment and/or deposit is on the way, we will hold a spot. The first 12 to contact me are in.
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Northern Lights: Though we will be in Norway at optimum time to see the northern lights, we cannot promise them. Clouds, weather and other issues could prevent us from seeing them but we are very optimistic!
SPOUSAL/FRIEND POLICY: Due to space limitations, spouses or friends will need to pay full price.
COST: $7500.00 – No room sharing – you will receive your own room for all 7 nights of the workshop! The PayPal Button listed below will accept full payment only.
DEPOSIT: You can secure your spot with a $3,000 non-refundable deposit. Final payment will be due on or before September 19, 2020. These payments must be made by check only.
Please send check to: Don Smith Photography LLC, 1730 Severinsen Street, Hollister, CA 95023. Balances must also be paid by check no later than September 19, 2020.
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