New Summer 2016 Lofoten Photo Workshops

I’m happy to announce 4 new photo and hiking workshops for the summer.

Arctic Solstice – June 18 – 24, 2016

Midnight Mountains – July 2 – 8, 2016

Distant Beaches – July 23 – 29, 2016

Last Days of Summer – August 20 – 26, 2016

Checkout my TOURS PAGE for more information.

Each workshop focuses on exploring outdoor Lofoten, including hikes to some of my favorite mountain views. And the Distant Beaches tour also includes several days of camping. My goal is to take you beyond the roadside views and into the real Lofoten that I myself have returned to more than 20 times.

New Ebook – Kungsleden North

Ebook - Kungsleden North Hiking Guide

I’m super happy to announce the release of my 4th eBook: Kungsleden North

More info and sales page here.

Kungsleden North is a day to day hiking guide covering the northern 180km of Sweden’s Kungsleden trail from Abisko to Kvikkjokk, including the popular northern loop of Abisko to Nikkaluokta. This guide covers everything from the basics of how to get there, what clothes you need to wear, to a day by day hiking guide of the trail. And more than just a written guide, Kungsleden North also provides you with hundreds of images to help inspire your hike.

Available here for $10

PDF, 161 pages, 140 images, 15,000 words. 160 MB download

New Ebook – Beaches Of Lofoten

Beaches of Lofoten - Ebook travel guide

Photo: New Lofoten Islands Ebook Travel Guide: Beaches Of Lofoten

I’m happy to announce that my 3rd Lofoten ebook photography and travel guide ebook is now available.

-CLICK HERE-

Beaches of Lofoten is a comprehensive guide to the fantastic beaches of the Lofoten Island.  More than just roadside views, this ebook also features numerous hikes to the best mountain views of the beaches.  173 pages with 144 images, it is a visual guide for both summer and winter to Lofoten’s beaches.

PS: Anyone signed up to my email list will receive a 25% discount until December 3rd. 🙂

New Mountain Hiking Guide – Røren

View over Yttersand beach, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Photo: View over Yttersand beach from Røren, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

I’ve just added a new hiking guide for Røren – Ytresandheia. You can check it out HERE.

More just an easy ridge walk than a mountain peak, this easy little hike provides you with some fantastic views over Yttersand beach.  I hiked this route this past June, and it will also be featured in my upcoming ebook guide to the beaches of Lofoten – and the hikes to view them from above.  I’m currently about 9,000 words into the writing process, and while I’m intending for it to be a mini-guide, the ebook will probably come in well over 50 pages – I guess I get carried away sometimes.

Thanks to everyone who has already gotten a copy of my 2 previous guidebooks: Seasons on Lofoten – Summer and Seasons on Lofoten – Winter. Without your support, I’m not sure how much longer I could keep providing new content for this site.  So thank you!

New Lofoten Autumn 2016 Photo tour

View over Nappstraumen from summit of Offersøykammen, Vestvågøya, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Photo: Autumn view over Nappstraumen, Lofoten Islands, Norway. October 2012

I’m super happy to announce a new workshop for September 2016 on Lofoten: September 17 – 26 to be exact.

CLICK HERE for more details.

Or, you can download a PDF itinerary of the trip HERE.

Since my first autumn visit to Lofoten back in 2009, it has remained one of my favorite times of year on the Islands. With the land full of color, dark nights, and still mild temperatures, it is the perfect combination of all that is Lofoten: days spent exploring mountains and wandering along beaches with late nights chasing northern lights.

If you don’t believe me that autumn on Lofoten is nice, take a look at my galleries and decide for yourself: Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014.

Take a look and let me know if you’re interested…

Seasons On Lofoten – Winter Ebook 2nd Edition Out Now!

Seasons On Lofoten - Winter: Lofoten Islands Photography Ebook

I’m happy to announce that the 2nd edition of the Seasons on Lofoten – Winter Ebook is now available!

You can find the ebook HERE – SEASONS ON LOFOTEN – WINTER

The good news is, the price is remaining the same at $10. The better news is that anyone who has already purchased the original version will receive an automatic, free update. So keep an eye on your inbox. If for some reason nothing shows up, then feel free to contact me with your order number…

The major updates in the ebook include:

Northern Lights – Expanded info and shooting locations, including map.

Winter Hiking – New chapter giving a brief overview of the conditions you can expect to find in Lofoten’s mountains during winter

Image Portfolio – Now expanded to 55 images.

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The new edition now comes in at 125 pages with over 100 images of Lofoten, and now almost 18,000 words! Check it out today…

 

New Video – Lofoten Northern Light

Lofoten – Northern Light

Time Lapse

Shot during my visits during the summers and autumns of 2013, 2014, 2015. Some of you might have seen this already, as it’s been over on my Vimeo page for a couple months already, but I ran out of time before leaving home in August and have only just now begun to get caught up with things! I’ve also added it to my VIDEO page as well, where there are a couple other things to watch as well, so if you haven’t go check it out! 🙂

And now for some updates:

If you haven’t seen it yet, I will be guiding one winter tour on Lofoten this year. You can check it out on my PHOTO TOURS page. I planned it around the full moon, so we should have the best shooting conditions for northern lights – should the occur. And it’s been a good start to the year so far, I saw them on the night of August 18, while floating on a sail boat off the east coast of Greenland, with the sky still light enough that I could get a half-way decent image from the boat!

I’m also thinking of offering a late summer or autumn workshop that focuses a bit more around hiking and getting to some of the more distant places on Lofoten. If you might be interested, let me know…

Greenland? I kept the trip a little low profile as I wasn’t entirely sure how things would go as the sea ice off the east coast was thicker than normal this year in the area we hoped to reach. While I was on Lofoten in June, photographing the final content for my summer ebook, I received an email asking if I wanted to photograph a sailing expedition from Iceland to Greenland. I couldn’t say no!  But until I was boarding the boat in Iceland, I still wasn’t sure that it was real. And though Greenland had been on my mind for a while, I had sort of resigned myself that it would be another few years before I could get there. How quickly things change!

I’ll write more on that later, but as this site is still 99% Lofoten oriented, I’ve decided to start an new website and travel guide, with a bit more focus on stories and other travels; but still focused on the north.  I’m also home only a few days from hiking 270 kilometers on the Kungsleden trail up in Sweden, the reason I didn’t get to Lofoten this autumn at all – I was just across the border enjoying the best September weather I’ve ever had in the north of Sweden. There will be a lot of content to come out of this trip as well over the following months, much of which will also be the foundation for my new project. So keep an eye out…

I also have another hiking guide or two to add to this site, which will hopefully be online before too many more weeks have passed!

 

Lofoten Winter Video

Lofoten Winter – Video + Time Lapse

Here’s a short film I just put together with footage and time lapse sequences from the last couple winters – mostly 2015, and a bit of 2014. Video was recorded on Nikon D800 and D810, while all time lapse sequences are from a Fuji XT-1.

If you like what you see, checkout my PHOTO WORKSHOPS page. I’ll be guiding two winter photography workshops on Lofoten in 2016. The first will be from January 21 – 30 and is run by Muench Worshops, I will be a co-guide. The 2nd Photo tour is from February 14 – 21 and will be run by me.

And if you’re heading to Lofoten yourself, there’s always my Seasons on Lofoten – Winter ebook. 🙂

 

New Lofoten Photo Workshop Winter 2016

Haukland beach, Lofoten Islands, Norway

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 🙂

New Lofoten Travel Guides

Nonstind hiking guide Lofoten Islands

Photo: View over Unstad beach from Nonstind, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

With summer now in full swing, I’ve been busy writing new guides for everyone heading to Lofoten in the next few months.

This weeks updates are:

Nonstind – Mountain hiking guide. A 483 meter peak with fantastic views over Unstad beach.

Mountain huts guide. A brief overview to the mountain huts found on Lofoten

Hiking guide. An into for those hiking for the first time on Lofoten. Expect steep trails, but fantastic views.

If you guys are finding this more general travel information useful, please let me know! As it takes a lot of time of research and write everything…