Northern Lights Photo Workshop Norway

Northern Lights on Lofoten Islands by enriquelopezgarre, Pixabay

Guided Northern Lights Photo Workshop in Norway  – 6 nights

The Northern Lights Photo Workshop will be led by Ulla Lohmann & Basti Hofmann; two internationally renowned photojournalists, adventurers as well as documentary filmmakers.
They work amongst others for National Geographic, BMW Motorrad, Red Bull Media House as well as the BBC.

You will experience one of the most amazing winter photography locations on the planet – the Lofoten Islands.
Capture the magic landscapes of this dramatic Arctic archipelago in Norway!

Winter on Lofoten Islands by Iconic Norway, Visit Norway

About the workshop

• You will stay in a tiny traditional fisherman cottage in the small village of Stamsund.
• Learn the art of landscape & Northern Lights photography under careful guidance from two professional photographers.

Prices NOK 21995 per person in a shared twin room.

Book safely with Fjord Travel Norway – a local, Norwegian travel company.
We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism

Day to day itinerary:

Fishermans cottage in Lofoten by Pete Oswald, Visit Norway

Traditional rorbu on Lofoten Islands

Day 1

Arrival to Evenes

Individual arrival to Evenes/Harstad Airport ** where you will meet Ulla & Basti and the rest of the group. From the airport you will travel by minibus to Stamsund. Check-in at a traditional fisherman cabin in the heart of the small village right at the harbour (2 people share a room, 6 people per fisherman cabin with shared facilities & kitchen).
You will stay here for the entire trip, using it as a base of operations as youe move throughout the Lofoten Islands each day and night to photograph amazing things.
Make sure to have your camera gear ready; if the Northern Lights make a display on this evening, we may head out for our first shoot!

** Please contact us for recommend arrival time.

Winter in Stamsund by Ulla Lohmann

Exxplore Stamsund!

Day 2

Stamsund & Henningsvaer

After breakfast (included) you will explore the tiny village of Stamsund. Here you can find many scenic photo motives. With a population of 1,000, Stamsund is an important fishing port and the largest base for Lofoten trawl fishing.
In the afternoon you will drive to Henningsvaer, another picturesque fishing village. Enjoy scenic views on the way.

In the evening you will once again head out to search for the Northern Lights.

Sea Eagle in Lofoten by Ismaele Tortella, Visit Norway

See sea eagles on a RIB Boat safari

Day 3

RIB Boat Safari to Ballstad

Today you will experience a RIB Boat trip to Ballstad. It includes a 45min stop where you can explore the small village together with Ulla & Basti. The RIB experience will give a fantastic view of the beautiful Lofoten, mountains and the sea.
With luck you will also be able to see majestic sea eagles!
Warm and protective clothes are included.

In the evening you will once again head out to search for the Northern Lights.

Unstad Beach By F. Schwarzlmueller, Fjord Travel Norway

Winter on Unstad Beach

Day 4

Arctic Beaches

Lofoten is well-renowned for its scenic beaches, with their golden sands and turquoise water framed by majestic mountains all around. You will visit the most picturesque beaches for landscape photography in the Lofoten Islands, including Uttakleiv, Haukland & Unstad.
The Unstad beach has become the surfer’s paradise in Norway, both during winter and summer. All of these beaches make for wonderful locations to shoot the Northern Lights.
Weather permitting you will also spend the evening roaming the shores in search of the magic lights!

Northern Lights Hamnøy Lofoten By Alex Conu, Visit Norway

Learn how to take pictures of the Northern Lights

Day 5


Today you will head to Reine, with scenic views along the way. The breathtaking village of Reine is located on the island of Moskenesoya. With red and white fishermen’s huts dotting the shoreline and surrounding peaks of granite shooting out of the Reinefjorden, the village has earned a reputation as “the most beautiful place in the world.”
Weather permitting, the Northern Lights will appear in the sky!

Glass blower on Lofoten Islands by Ulla Lohmann

Visit a glass blower on Lofoten Islands

Day 6

Glass blower, beaches & Viking museum

The last day of your workshop on Lofoten Islands you will visit Ramberg beach, a glass blower in the small settelement Vikten as well as a Viking Museum. The museum consists of an impressive reconstruction of the Chieftain´s house, in full size (83 meters long), next to the site of the original house.

In the evening you will once again head out to search for the Northern Lights.

Day 7


Today you will return to Evenes/Harstad Airport with Ulla & Basti. Individual departure ** from Harstad/Evenes Airport. Along the way, you will have a chance to recap upon your photography adventure and to consolidate your friendships, no doubt with pockets full of memories from an exciting time in the Lofoten Islands.

** Please contact us for recommend departure time.

Northern Lights Photo Workshop Norway host Ulla Lohmann by Ulla Lohmann

Workshop host Ulla Lohmann

Northern Lights Photo Workshop Norway host Basti Hofmann by Ulla Lohmann

Workshop host Basti Hofmann

Your workshop hosts Ulla & Basti

Ulla Lohmann is a freelance Photojournalist and Filmmaker with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management. She is an elected member of the renown Explorer’s Club and her work is represented by National Geographic.
Other clients include GEO, BBC, Red Bull Media House, Stern, Terra Mater, New York Times. Lohmann is the world’s first women who set foot inside the active Benbow volcano in Vanuatu.

Sebastian Hofmann is camera drone pilot, film maker, expedition leader and pilot. He studied Geology in Germany and New Zealand. He has worked for clients such as National Geographic, BMW Motorrad, ZDF, SWR, Servus TV, Red Bull Media House, the BBC.
Basti organizes expeditions around the world, from the highest mountains in South America to the densest jungle in Papua New Guinea. Ulla & Basti  live south of Munich in Bavaria, Germany.

Read more about Ulla & Basti 

RIB Boat Safari on Lofoten Islands by Ulla Lohmann

Experience a RIB Boat Safari on Lofoten

Northern Lights over Svolvær in Lofoten Northern Norway,, Visit Norway

Northern Lights on Lofoten

This trip includes:

6 nights at a fishermen cottage in shared rooms
(2 people per room – 6 people per rorbu), shared facilities, kitchen and living room. Bed linen and breakfast is included in the tour price.

Transfer from Harstad/Evenes Airport (Day 1) to Harstad/Evenes Airport (Day 6) with minibus

Activities & Excursions
RIB Boat trip to Ballstad incl. warm protective clothes

Workshop & guide
Photo workshop led by Ulla Lohmann & Basti Hofmann from Harstad/Evenes Airport (Day 1) to Harstad/Evenes Airport (Day 6)

All taxes & VAT

Winter surfing at Unstad Lofoten by CH, Visit Norway

Winter surfing in Lofoten


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What our customers say:

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

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