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William is San Francisco based travel photographer, photography instructor. Travel and photography are his passions, every year, he leads small group of photographers to journey through some of the most unique and beautiful places in the world...

 

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Lofoten Winter Aurora Photo Tour

Feb 1–8, 2020

Photo Tour 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: Feb 1-8, 2020
Where: Lofoten, Norway
Cost: US$3,699 based on double occupancy ($800 extra for single occupancy)
Group size: 12 maximum
Category: Photography Tour
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: William Yu
Language spoken: English 
Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/lofoten-aurora-photo-tour
Contact: william@williamyuphotography.com

The cost of this tour is US$3,699, it includes:

  • 7 nights of hotels based on double occupancy (Feb 1 – 8, 2020). Single occupancy for extra USD800.

  • Two professional photographer guides (William Yu + Local Guide).

  • Transportation to and from airport.

  • Ground transportation in spacious minivans.

  • Indoor and outdoor photography instruction.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

How do I sign up and pay for this tour?

 

A deposit of $300 is required for this workshop to hold your spot, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal via PayPal.com or send a check (U.S. residents only). The balance is due on Oct 1, 2019. 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? 

No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, (which interestingly, can result in some of the most some amazing shots!), either before or during the tour. If the tour is cancelled by the organizer, we will notify you immediately and you will be issued full refund. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to any delays or cancellations.

No Refunds for USD300 deposit if cancelled.

50% refund of full payment Oct 1 2019 – Nov 1 2019.

No refund after Nov 1, 2019.

I have some questions, how do I learn more? 

Please send email to william@williamyuphotography.com