Day 1 – Arrival on Lofoten: Saturday, March 10
You will be picked up in early afternoon in Leknes. With sunset occurring around 18:00, we will have some time to explore and visit a beach or two as we slowly make our way west to our accommodation in the scenic yellow rorbu cabins on Sakrisøy.
Days 2 – 3
Allowing for flexibility of local weather conditions, we will spend these days focusing on the western areas of Lofoten. We will shoot sunrises in Reine, with the iconic peak of Olstind rising from the fjord in front of us. We will seek out unique areas of the coast to capture waves crashing against jagged rocks. We will visit Å, the last village on Lofoten, where we will watch the sun disappear behind distant mountains.
We also have the fantastic beaches of Flakstadøy just a short drive away, where there is always an opportunity to shoot something interesting, especially with the textures formed by a layer of black sand on Skagsanden beach. Further east we also have the beaches of Myrland and Storsandnes, with an endless amount of locations in-between.
Days 4 – 6
Leaving our base at Sakrisøy, we head east to Leknes on Vestvågøy, in the center of Lofoten. From here we will focus our attention on the scenic beaches of Uttakleiv, Haukland, and Vik, which we will hopefully find covered in a fresh layer of snow. We will go on some short walks to get to lesser known view points and explore some other hidden areas of the island.
Day 7 – Departing Lofoten: Friday, March 16
The tour ends at 12:00 with your departure from Leknes airport.
At night we will keep watch for the arrival of the northern lights. Each of our accommodation locations have scenic views within the nearby area, so If we are lucky with aurora on numerous nights, we will be able to photograph a number of different compositions.
The nature of winter on Lofoten requires a great deal of flexibility to the local conditions once on the Islands. Cody will use his knowledge and experience of Lofoten to provide the group with the best experience possible.
Meals are not included in this workshop. We can decide as a group whether we want to taste local cuisine in restaurants or cook meals ourselves. We will buy supplies for breakfasts and lunch, but always have the option of stopping for a bite to eat at a cozy cafe as we travel around the islands.