LOFOTEN MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
LOFOTODDEN – THE WILD WEST
JULY 3 – 9, 2020
Come explore the mountains and beaches of Norway’s newest national park – Lofotodden national park – on this week long hiking and camping photography workshop. The scenic northern coast of Moskenesøy, known as the yttersia, is where Lofoten’s most wild and stunning terrain is located. Yet due to this isolation most locations require camping to get the best experience – which is the purpose of this workshop – to take you to my favorite beaches and (often trail-less) mountain peaks of Lofoten’s wild west.
Early July is still the season of the midnight sun on Lofoten, so we will never have to rush to make camp before darkness – only to arrive at our destination before the best light of the midnight sunset/sunrise.
Weather cooperating, we will attempt to camp high on wild mountain peaks, far above any of the summer crowds. We will sleep at odd hours, often into the afternoon after a night of shooting. While the sun never sets, the weather will be our master, deciding if we stay high or low on any given day.
Being the arctic circle, no weather if fully predictable. If the weather forecast is extremely poor, then we will retreat to the comfort of campgrounds and shelter on Flakstadøy, to wait for the next opportunity to go out again.
This Photography workshop is more than just a tour of Lofoten, it will be a total outdoor experience of the Islands. This trip is a 7 day – 6 night hiking and camping tour in the wild northern coast of Moskenesøy, where we will take turns watching the sun hover over the sea from sandy beaches and mountain summits.
Tents, camping meal dinners, and cooking equipment will be provided. Each person is required to carry their tent and all necessary camping gear for several consecutive days. While each camp to camp distance will not be overly strenuous or longer than 4-5 hours in duration, you should be hiking on a regular basis to participate in this tour.
The workshop’s guiding and photography instruction will be provided by Cody Duncan.