Polar Night Photo Tour –
Finnish Lapland & Norway

Available dates:
January 28th – February 3rd, 2019 – Sold Out
February 4th – February 10th, 2019 – 3 spots left

Join us this winter for a unique 6-day workshop experience in the Finnish Lapland, Kilpisjärvi Finland, and Northern Norway.  As the mystical polar night is evident at this time of the year, we might have a chance to capture the elusive Northern Lights. In January and February the temperature can drop to -35 Celsius, so you must bring warm clothes and an open mind. Throughout the Workshop we share our knowledge in planning, capturing and post-processing the photographs, so you can learn to create inspiring work.

What is included?

Three photo guides, accommodation, transportation, all tuition, post-processing courses, pickup, and drop-off from the Kittilä Airport (KTT). Snowmobile adventures around the area of Kilpisjärvi.

What is not included?

Flights or travel expenses arriving and departing at and from the starting location in Kittilä (KTT) airport. Any private insurances, insurance deductibles for snowmobiles, taxes, duty and visa fees where applicable. All meals or personal items.


DAY 1 

Our trip starts from Kittilä, Finland. After the pickup from the airport, we will spend the first day and night in the heart of the Finnish Lapland in Levi. We explore the Levi area throughout the day and in the evening and night we try to capture the elusive Aurora Borealis with the beautiful surrounding nature.

DAY 2

As we start our travel from Levi to Kilpisjärvi we drive through places such as Pallas-Ylläs nationalpark and keep our options open to visit different locations depending on the weather. In the evening we arrive to Kilpisjärvi where our next adventure begins.

DAY 3 – Day 6

For three days we focus in the area around Kilpisjärvi and Northern Norway. We take the snowmobiles from our partner Kilpisjärvi Safari and explore the vast landscapes in the designated snowmobile routes. We start our days with sunrise missions and hike up to Saana if the weather gives us the go ahead.

As we are always keeping our eye on the weather, we have the option to visit Northern Norway and capture the beautiful vistas of the mountains and landscapes. One full day is designated for traveling to Northern Norway to capture the beautiful locations we have prepared for you.

Day 7

On day seven we head back to Kittilä and arrive at Kittilä Airport around 2 PM.

Keep in mind that the itinerary might change as we don’t use a fixed schedule because of the changing weather conditions. We focus on capturing sunrise, sunset and night photography.


6-day photography ADVENTURE in the Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway 

3350€ / person

Reserve your adventure now! Only six spots are available for each of the workshops so act fast. Pick a date below.


INSTRUCTORS

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Mikko Lagerstedt

@mikkolagerstedt

Mikko Lagerstedt is an award-winning fine art photographer from Finland. His distinct style captures the emotion of the moment. Mikko strives to use his atmospheric vision to inspire people and his work has attracted over million followers on social media. 

 Porträtfoto: Konsta Punkka

Konsta Punkka

@kpunkka

Konsta Punkka a squirrel whisperer, adventure and wildlife photographer based in Helsinki, Finland who has attracted over million Instagram followers, thanks in large part to his magical up-close photos of wildlife and beautiful landscape views of the world.

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Juuso Hämäläinen

@juusohd

Juuso is a self-taught photographer and a visual artist. He finds nature a relaxing, magical and healing place and loves spending time there. Through his photos, he shares the feelings he experiences in nature and thus wants to inspire people to spend more time there.


Frequently asked Questions

What gear do I need to bring? 
We are exploring northern Finland and Norway, and the temperature can drop down to -35 C so warm clothing is essential. Here are some of the essentials:

  • Gore-Tex or other warm and waterproof outer layers

  • Thermal underclothes

  • Water resistant boots

What kind of weather should I expect?
The average temperature in Kilpisjärvi area in February is -12.2 C, however, the temperature can drop down to -35 C. It is highly likely that there will be snowy landscapes.

Will I see The Northern Lights?
The weather is ever changing and we cannot guarantee clear skies, but we will do our best to catch the phenomen the entire workshop time. It might mean sleepless nights, but we can all rest after the workshop.

What level of photography do I need to be?
The workshop is open from beginners to advanced photographers. 

How do I get to the starting point Kittilä?
There are many ways you can get to Kittilä, one of the easiest ways is to take a flight from Helsinki. You can book your flight from Norwegian or Finnair. We recommend you to arrive no later than 10 AM on January 28th or 4th depending on the workshop date you choose. Flights can be bought from https://www.finnair.com/ & https://www.norwegian.com/

What flights should I book for the return?
On the seventh day of the workshop, we arrive at the Kittilä airport around 2 PM.