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Lofoten Winter Aurora Photo Workshop
Jan 24 – 31, 2025


 

Payment:

To sign up, you will pay US$1,000 deposit, the balance is due 120 days before the workshop starting date.

• If you wish to pay with bank transfer, Zelle, or check, please e-mail me at: info@williamyuphotoworkshops.com

• If you wish to pay with credit card or PayPal, there will be 3.5% extra charge, please proceed with the following:

                                                     

                                                                                  Deposit of $1035 (including $35 PayPal fee)

Photo Workshop Summary:

During the tours our main focus will be on capturing the elusive but strikingly beautiful Aurora Borealis a.k.a. Northern Lights.

No winter tour to Lofoten would be complete without bringing home images and experiencing the greatest magic show on Earth. The Aurora Borealis is visible, weather permitting, in Lofoten from September to April. Our second focus is capturing unique images of ice/winter, the breathtakingly beautiful and world renowned mountains, colorful fjords and pristine beaches, as well as the picturesque and authentic red Lofoten cabins. Photographic opportunities are present around every single corner.

When: Jan 24 – 31, 2025
Where: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Cost: US$4,999 based on double occupancy ($700 extra for single occupancy)
Group size: 12 maximum
Category: Photography Workshop
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: William Yu and Frank Otto Pederson
Language spoken: English 
Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/lofoten-aurora-photo-tour
Contact: info@williamyuphotoworkshops.com

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The cost of this workshop is US$4,999, it includes:

  • 7 nights of hotels based on double occupancy (Jan 24-30, 2025). Single occupancy for extra USD700.

  • Two professional photographer guides (William Yu + Frank Otto Pedersen).

  • Transportation to and from airport.

  • Ground transportation in spacious vans.

  • Indoor and outdoor photography instruction.

  • Welcome Lunch & Farewell Dinner

  • Outdoor photography instructions

  • Landscape photography masterclass

  • Post-processing masterclass

The cost does NOT include:

  • Gratuities for local guides and the driver. 

  • Any services not mentioned above.

  • International flights to/from Norway.

  • Meal, alcohol, snacks and beverages.

  • Travel insurance, visa.

Activity level: Easy. Spending lots of time in darkness outdoor.

After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.

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Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival – Evenes

We meet up at Evenes (EVE), get settled in our spacious minivans and start our Arctic adventure. Whilst driving southwest towards the Lofoten islands, we will all get to know eachother and discuss our itinerary and the exciting days ahead. If weather and time permits it, we’ll shoot sunset and Aurora Borealis as soon as arriving at our basecamp.

Snowy reflection at Reine, Norway
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Day 2-4: Reine

Our minivans leave the basecamp bright and early and we will explore the historic village of Reine, quite possibly Lofoten’s most prized jewel. We will photograph all the iconic viewpoints, traditional fisherman cabins, jagged granite mountains, colorful fjords and lots more. The surrounding area and islands are extremely picturesque and we will spend the entire days exploring new angles and perspectives. Highlights include locations such as Flakstad (Skagsanden), Fredvang, Nusfjord, Å, Ramberg, Selfjord and more.

Dawn at Hamnøya, Norway
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Day 5-7: Leknes

This area is real close to all the world renowned beaches such as Utakleiv, Haukland, Unstad and Vik. All of which are ideal in regards to Auroral activity. We will be chasing the unique Arctic light and explore the before mentioned beaches, as well as Ballstad, Vareid, Myrland and Valberg.

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Day 8: Departure – Evenes

After the breakfast, we will transport you to Evenes Airport (EVE) in due time for your flight home, with the wonderful memories and images.

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Itinerary Disclaimer:

We try our best to adhere to the original itinerary that described above but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. The detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to the local circumstances and weather.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Legal and Professional Operations: Our photo tours in Norway are conducted within the bounds of the law. Our tours are conducted by a licensed Norwegian tour company, and all our drivers hold commercial driving permits. We are prioritizing safety and reliability throughout your journey.

  • Stellar Reputation: With a pristine 5-star rating on Google Reviews, our satisfied customers attest to the quality of our services. We consistently deliver exceptional experiences that leave a lasting impression.

  • World-Class Expertise: Led by some of the most renowned photographers globally, our team brings unparalleled skill and passion to every tour. With over ten years of experience organizing more than a hundred aurora photo workshops in Lofoten, we are unrivaled experts in the region. Our mission is to assist you in capturing the most outstanding images possible, providing guidance and support every step of the way.

  • Specialists in Light Chasing: With expertise in light chasing, we possess intimate knowledge of the best locations to visit regardless of weather or light conditions. Count on us to lead you to prime spots for capturing remarkable imagery.

  • Aurora Chasing Excellence: Our proficiency extends to aurora chasing, boasting an exceptionally high success rate in capturing the elusive aurora borealis. We leverage our expertise to ensure optimal photographic opportunities at the best locations.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

 

How do I sign up and pay for this tour?

 

A deposit of $1,000 is required for this workshop to hold your spot, the balance is due 120 days before the workshop starting date. 

• If you wish to pay with bank transfer, Zelle, or check, please e-mail me at: info@williamyuphotoworkshops.com

• If you wish to pay with credit card or PayPal, there will be 3.5% extra charge

• All participants must sign William Yu Photography Workshops/Tours Liability Waiver Form and show the proof of travel insurance before the tour starts.

 

How many participants do you allow?

 

Photo tour size is limited to 12 attendees, which ensures that every attendee will get full attention. We need minimum of 6 attendees to make the trip.

 

What photographic skill level is required to benefit from this tour?

Any people who has a basic understanding of exposure all the way to the advanced amateur and professional who is in search of a fresh perspective!

 

What is your refund or cancellation policy? 

If you cancel and the workshop greater than 120 days from the start date of the workshop, and the seats does not fill, we will refund you the full amount you have paid, minus a $200 service charge. If you cancel and the workshop within 120 days or less from the start date of the workshop, and the seats does not fill, the fee is non-refundable.

I have some questions, how do I learn more? 

Please send email to info@williamyuphotoworkshops.com

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