Jul och Nyår i Lappland - norrsken, astro och wildlife foto workshop - 28-31 december

Say Swedish Lapland and images of a pristine mountain landscape, arctic wildlife and Aurora borealis soon come to mind. This tour brings it all to life! Photograph the alluring Aurora, drive your own dogsled through the ancient forest and tundra and photograph the largest deer in the world – moose.

We might be the only company in the world with a 100% success rate on Aurora photo tours 5 years in a row. This means that all previous guests participating on multi-day tours over the past five years have seen and captured the Aurora in beautiful environments. We are also the best ranked photo tour in Abisko on Tripadvisor.

Our tour includes 3 nights at Aurora Wilderness Camp outside Kiruna. A very relaxed and perfect place for photographing. Thanks to small groups (max 7 guests) the itinerary can be very flexible, offering the very best chances of capturing the images you long for.

Your guide will be professional photographer Peter Rosén. With more than 20 years of experience in photographing Aurora borealis, the Arctic landscape and wildlife, Peter offers you an in-depth photo course on how to capture aurora, stars, galaxies, Sámi culture, wildlife and the spellbinding midwinter landscape in the best possible way. Peter has worked 17 years in environmental science and has a background as an associate professor in Abisko. He is also the photographer behind the books “Aurora Borealis in Lapland” and “Midnight Sun over Swedish Lapland”.

This all-inclusive course includes 3 nights at Aurora Wilderness Camp outside Kiruna, dogsledding 2 times, moose photographing (no guarantee to see one), a day visit to the ICEHOTEL and of course we will try to photograph the Aurora, stars, galaxies and the Milky Way every night. We are very flexible and want to make the very best of your time with us. We will also discuss image composition, give you indoor tuturials on how to best edit your images in photoshop or lightroom. During your entire stay we have access to an AWD VW minibus and snowmobile, which means you let us know where you want to go, our flexibility will get you there!

The tour is part of the Canon Photography School and thanks to Canon and Manfrotto, we can offer amateur and professional SLR cameras, lenses (14-500mm), tripods, an astro star tracker – without any additional cost.

Itinerary

Lapland Landscapes and Aurora Borealis: After lunch we will get dressed with warm clothes and head out to Aurora Wilderness Camp where you can light a fire and settle into your cosy cabin in the forest. Do not expect luxury’s here but beautiful views over the Torne River, the mountains, good spots for Aurora photographing straight from your cabin. A great place for adventures. We will use the evening light for landscape photographing from the lodge. Before dinner we will go through the basics in aurora and night photographing.

After a 2 course gourmet dinner at the lodge it is time to rug up and head out for aurora hunting! We will keep an eye on the weather and the aurora forecast and we will go to whichever location will give us the best chance of seeing the aurora borealis, and we have many stunning locations to choose from.

Dog sledding and Aurora Borealis: You will be allocated your own huskies and instructed on how to handle your sled and dogs. We then go off into snow-covered forest and onto frozen lakes for several hours, making stops for photography along the way. Lunch outdoors over an open fire inside a lavvu (a traditional Sami teepee tent). Returning to camp. In the afternoon we will have some free time to down load images, time for private tuition and perhaps a wooden-heated sauna. After dinner, we again go aurora hunting, a pattern we repeat each and every night. If the Aurora comes out to dance, we are often out quite late (trust us, you will forget you are tired if you are watching the aurora).

Moose, ICEHOTEL and Aurora Borealis: After breakfast we will drive up to the mountains to see and photograph moose (no guarantee to see one but all groups in 2015-16 have succeeded) and nice landscapes. Moose is the largest species in the deer family. You are welcome to borrow long Canon tele lenses from us for wildlife photographing (eg. 400:2.8, 300,2.8, 400:4.0). We will have lunch at a restaurant in Kiruna. In the afternoon we will visit the world famous ICEHOTEL. The ICEHOTEL is the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow. Founded in 1989, it is reborn in a new guise every winter, in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi. A very nice location for photographing! After our dinner we will travel with dog out in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland to search for the Aurora. The dogs will become a nice foreground for our images.

Departure day: After dragging ourselves out of bed and having breakfast, you depart at a civilized mid-morning time to the airport in Kiruna, back to Stockholm or any other destination you may have (or onward to other destinations). You may like to spend more time in Stockholm, or stop over at one of the many wonderful European destinations close-by on your way home.  By now you will want to sleep for a million years, but you will not be able to wipe the smile from your face.

Varför ska du välja Lappland Media & PhotoAdventures för din nästa fototur?

Samtliga våra flerdagarsgäster fem år i rad har sett och fotograferat norrsken i vackra miljöer. Därmed är vi sannolikt det mest framgångsrika norrskensguidningsföretaget i världen. Att få se norrsken styrs ju av både norrskensaktiviteten och väder vilket gör det svårt att garantera norrsken på en tur. Men hittills har vi i alla fall lyckats och det hoppas vi att vi gör även kommande vinter! Vi gör verkligen allt vi kan för att ni ska trivas med oss och vi är glada över att ha utsetts till TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence Award 2014-2016. Vi har kört fotokurser i Abisko och svenska Lappland minst 10 år längre än något annat företag i området. Vi tar max 7 gäster per tur vilket gör att du får mycket tid med din fotoguide och vi kan vara flexibla med skoter och minibusstransporter om vädret råkar vara bättre någon annanstans. Genom att vi själva är från Lappland så har vi bra lokalkännedom om att vara uppe i fjällen, vilket är viktigt inte bara av säkerhetsskäl utan också för att få bra bilder och att kunna delge dig våra berättelser om att leva i Lappland.

Låt dig inspireras av Peters bilder via hans bildbyrå LapplandMedia AB!

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Tur inkluderar:

  • Pris: 17 950 SEK/person i dubbelrum (allt inklusive). Enkelrum 19 950 SEK/person.
  • Datum 2017: December 28-31. Andra datum möjliga för grupper.
  • Grupp storlek: Min 2 personer, max 7 personer per tur.
  • Lode: Aurora Wilderness Camp utanför Kiruna 3 nätter.
  • Guide: Fotograf Peter Rosén och aktivitetsguider. Turen kommer att hållas på engelska men guiderna kan både engelska och svenska.
  • Detta inkluderas: Canon kamera, Manfrotto stativ, varm skoteroverall, varma skor, mössa och vantar, alla aktiviteter specificerade i programmet, boende och helpension, tillgång till AWD VW minibuss, skoter och stor skoterkälke varje dag. Alla transfers under kursdatum. Hundspann en dag och en kväll. Älgfotografering. Gratis WiFi på lodgen.
  • Måltider: Helpension från middag dag 1 till frukost dag 4.
  • Detta inkluderas ej: Reseförsäkring, flygresan, läsk eller alkoholhaltiga drycker.
  • Villkor för turen: Min ålder 18 år (önskar ni delta med yngre deltagare så vill vi prata med er innan). Chansen att se och fotografera norrsken är stor men eftersom det är ett naturfenomen så kan vi aldrig lämna några garantier för att ni kommer att se norrsken under turen. Programmet kan ändras pga väder eller andra oförutsatta händelser.
  • Utrustning: Vi rekommenderar er att ta med egen bärbar dator och kamera så ni lär känna er egna utrustning bättre. Om ni vill låna från oss så finns både professionella och amatörkameror samt objektiv från 14-500mm tillgängliga. Även en Star Adventure Tracker för astrofotografering kommer att finnas tillgänglig.