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The Magic of the Arctic – Lofoten Islands

Lofoten islands is a unique place, where mountains, sea and famous Norwegian 'rorbu' houses compose outstanding landscape. All this beauty can be garnished with polar lights or Aurora Borealis, as it often happens in winter and we are going to be there at that exact time, to capture all colors of the solar winds.


Itinerary

Day 1, Meeting

— Starting from Moskow on February 4 at night (3 seats are available in the car to Saint Petersbugr);
— Starting from Saint Petersbugr on February 5 at night;
— Meeting the rest of the group at the Vantaa airport in Helsinki, Finland on February 6.
We have to be there in the first part of the day in order to start travel at 12-1 pm. An overnight stay near the Sweden border.

Day 2 (February 7)

Getting up early in the morning for transfer to Sund. Sunset in the area. Night shooting up to the aurora activity forecasts.

Day 3 (February 8)

– Sunrise in Reine and Hamnoy.
– Sunset at one of the most famous beaches here: Hauckland and Utakliev
– Night shooting up to the aurora activity forecasts.

Day 4 (February 9)

– Sunrise in Reine and Hamnoy.
– Sunset at bridge Fredvang and beach Skagsanden.
– Night shooting up to the aurora activity forecasts.

Day 5 (February 10)

– Sunrise at Skagsanden beach.
– Sunset at beaches Eggum and Unstad.
– Night shooting up to the aurora activity forecasts.

Days 6 — 8 (February 11 — 13)

– These days we are going to catch moments at sunrises and sunsets on the fjords and beaches, shooting at different locations up to the weather conditions and the Aurora activity.

Day 9 (February 14)

Early in the morning leaving for Helsinki airport with an overnight stay in one of the Finnish localities.

Day 10 (February 15)

Arriving to the Helsinki airport at midday and flying back home.

11 день (16 февраля)

— Arriving to Saint Petersburg late at night on February 15
— Leaving for Moskow (3 seats are available). Arriving to Moskow late at night or early in the morning on February 17.


The sequence of the tour program activities might be changed due to the weather conditions or other factors.

Required equipment and gear

  • DSLR or MILC camera
  • Lenses: telephoto, wide, normal
  • Gradient (hard, soft) and CPL filters
  • Tripod and remote shutter release device
  • Headlight or torch for the night shooting
  • Spare batteries
  • Notebook for the photos analysis
  • Windproof trousers
  • Down jacket
  • Windproof jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Base layer
  • Hat and gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Winter waterproof boots
  • Spare pair of boots
  • Indoor shoes (sneakers or slippers)

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