Lofoten Islands Photography Tour - Midnight Mountains

Lofoten Photography Workshop – Midnight Mountains – July 2016

Lofoten Islands Photography Tour - Midnight Mountains

MIDNIGHT MOUNTAINS – LOFOTEN OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

July 02 – 08, 2016

The goal of this workshop is to experience the magic of the midnight sun while hiking to some of Lofoten’s most iconic mountain views. Along the way, instruction will be given on how to compose and photograph a variety of mountain scenes, as well as learning about efficient packing and choosing the right gear for the right destination.

More info and booking | Midnight Mountains

Lofoten Photography Workshop - Arctic Solstice 2016

Lofoten Photography Workshop – Arctic Solstice – June 2016

Lofoten Photography Workshop - Arctic Solstice 2016

ARCTIC SOLSTICE – LOFOTEN OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

June 18 – 24, 2016

Summer is when the Lofoten Islands are most alive. So I invite you to join me and experience the magic of the midnight sun while exploring some of Lofoten’s most iconic mountain views. We will hike through flower filled meadows on our way to views of white sand beaches and azure waters – so inviting that the bravest of you might even attempt a swim!

We will become nocturnal on this workshop and time will cease to be of much importance. Our goal is to hike to scenic mountain views and photograph the hours-long sunset to sunrise which occurs around midnight. And when our legs are tired, we might pick up a grill and spend an evening around a bbq and campfire with our cameras shooting time-lapses down by the sea.

This is a photography workshop about experiencing the best of Lofoten’s outdoors.

More info and booking | Arctic Solstice

Lofoten - Northern Lights

Video – Lofoten – Northern Light

Timelapse: Lofoten – Northern Light

I’m a little late in publishing the news here, but I recently released a another video about Lofoten, this time focusing on summer and autumn. Title Lofoten – Northern Light, it is mostly time lapse sequences taken between 2013 and 2015 during my multiple visits to the islands.

If you like some of the light and locations that you see, think about joining me on my photo workshop in September 2016…

Rays of light illuminate Kråkhammartind (732m) from summit of Markan (602m), Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Podcast Interview – The Traveling Image Makers Podcast

Rays of light illuminate Kråkhammartind (732m) from summit of Markan (602m), Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Photo: Last light over Kråkhammartind, Lofoten Islands, Norway. September 2014

There is an interview with me on a new travel and photography podcast called The Traveling Image Makers, by Ugo Cei from Italy. We had a brief conversation last week about – can you guess(?) – Lofoten…

Here is a link to the website, or you can also search for it in the iTunes stores.

Lofoten Winter Photography Workshop

New Lofoten Time Lapse VIdeo

Lofoten Winter

I’ve put together a short video and some time lapse footage from the last couple winters on Lofoten – Mostly 2015 with a bit of 2014.  In the video there’s a short scene of driving during hurricane Ole in February. Near zero visibility and blasting snow, I forgot how scary that was, and despite the cold, I was fully sweating by the time I made it back to Stamsund!

If you like what you see, I’ll be guiding two winter photo workshops on Lofoten in 2016, you can checkout my WORKSHOPS page for more info. For the first workshop I will be a co-guide on a tour run by Muench Workshops from January 21 – 30. More than just Lofoten, we will also journey up to Vesterålen for a couple days on boats for whale photography.

The 2nd photo workshop will be run by me also, and remain only on Lofoten, but we will try and get to Bunes beach if the weather cooperates, a fantastic location that few people visit in winter.  This tour will take place from February 14 – 21. And as a special offer, there is a very substantial discount on this tour is you sign up to my email list and register before the end of August. *wink wink

Lofoten Winter Photography Workshop

2016 Lofoten Winter Photography Workshop

Lofoten Winter Photography Workshop

I’m super happy to announce that I will be hosting my own photo workshop on Lofoten this winter: February 14 – 21, 2016.

You can find more info about the workshop here: Exploring Lofoten – Winter Photo Workshop 2016

Guiding my own workshops on Lofoten has been a long time dream of mine – you can see the business plan I wrote back in 2011, but until now I was never able to cover all the legal aspects of running a workshop to keep everything legitimate as it needs to be. However, now that I’ve been able to obtain residency in Germany, as well as teaming up with a local business on Lofoten, things can finally get underway.

And if you sign up to my email list by August, there is a substantial early bird discount for the workshop. 🙂

Arctic Campers - Lofoten Islands Camper Van Rental

Exploring Lofoten In A Van From Arctic Campers

Arctic Campers - Lofoten Islands Camper Van Rental

While preparing for my June trip to Lofoten to grab a couple last photos for my eBook, I decided to get in contact with a new company renting out camper vans on the Islands: Arctic Campers. I often try and promote the flexibility of sleeping in a car while on Lofoten and also giving support to the local companies on the Islands, so it is good to see camper vans now added to the travel options.

And quite frankly, I’m really surprised it has taken this long. Some of you might know, that at the start of my travels 10 years ago, I spent my first year living in a van in New Zealand, where camper vans were one of the most popular forms of transport – I bought my own, but there were many rentals available as well.

Though Arctic Campers have a couple different models available, I used one of their VW Caddys – the Comfort Camper. Sleeping two (all bedding included) on a comfortable bed platform with plenty of gear storage underneath, the van also included free Wifi, a fridge, 2 stoves + cookware, water and sink area, a table and chairs. For those of you worried about cold, the vans are all equipped with heaters, strong enough to keep the vans toasty even in winter while you’re hunting for northern lights.

For more info, visit Arctic Campers at: arcticcampers.no

Arctic Campers - Lofoten Islands Camper Van Rental

Photo: Even summer rain can’t keep the popcorn away! Austvågøy, Lofoten Islands. June 2015

 

Arctic Campers - Lofoten Islands Camper Van Rental

Photo: Beach view at Unstad, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands. June 2015

 

Arctic Campers - Lofoten Islands Camper Van Rental

Photo: Waiting for the midnight sun, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands. June 2015
Disclosure: I was given a modest discount for the week I rented my van so I could have the opportunity to test it out for future usage. All opinions my own as always.

Seasons On Lofoten: Summer

New Ebook – Seasons On Lofoten – Summer

Seasons On Lofoten: Summer

I’m super happy to announce that the second eBook in my ‘Seasons on Lofoten’ series is now available: Seasons On Lofoten – Summer

Available as PDF, 125 pages, 98 images, and over 14,000 words. $10

BUY THE BOOK HERE

Building upon the same theme as the Winter edition, Seasons On Lofoten – Summer is a photography and travel guide focused on the Specifics of the summer season on the Islands.  Also included is the info for 6 of my favorite hikes and camping locations on Lofoten: Bunes beach, Horseid beach, Kvalvika beach, Ryten, Reinebringen, and Mannen.

Scenic Geirangerfjord in autumn, Geiranger, Møre of Romsdals, Norway

Norwegian Autumn FJords

Scenic Geirangerfjord in autumn, Geiranger, Møre of Romsdals, Norway

Photo: Autumn morning at Geirangerfjord, Geiranger, Norway. October 2014

Images from my October travels through the Norwegian fjords are now online in my archive gallery.

With all the time I have spent on Lofoten, I have never spent that much time in central Norway. There was so much bright colors and light, I hope to make it back again one of these years!

NORWAY GALLERY

Clearing storm on Aurlandsfjord, Aurland, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Photo: Clearing storm over Aurlandsfjord, Aurland, Norway. October 2014

 

Seasons On Lofoten: Winter

Lofoten Photography Guide Ebook – Seasons On Lofoten – Winter

Seasons On Lofoten: Winter

I’m super happy to announce that I’ve just published my first eBook!  It’s taken up the majority of my free time over the last couple months, and I’ve just finished it less than 24 hours  before I’m heading back to Lofoten myself.

You can BUY THE BOOK HERE.

The cost is $5.  It is 104 pages long, contains 80 images (45 of which are a portfolio/location section) and nearly 15,000 words.  I mostly cover the basics for the first time visitor to Lofoten in winter.  But even as a photo book, I think most people will enjoy it.