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Around the New Moon...
From March 10th to March 16th 2024, Laura Oppelt and Antoni Cladera (PhotoPills Masters) will be traveling across the Lofoten Islands to photograph the Aurora Borealis, the magical winter’s Golden Light and the Waxing Crescent Moon along with Arctic frozen landscapes, wild beaches, dramatic mountains and picturesque fishing villages...
Right around the March equinox, and right when the Sun is in the period of solar maximum, which means we will be more likely to see and photograph the dancing green lights of the Aurora!
We’ll be taking photos all day long...
In March, the total Golden Hour time exceeds the 4 hours per day in Lofoten!
Can you imagine it?
To photograph the Aurora Borealis, the long lasting winter Golden Light and the thin Moon with massive snow-capped peaks, stunning rock formations, vibrant red cabins (known as rorbu), endless Arctic fjords, brave seascapes, remote beaches, lonely trees and the frozen landscapes...
We’re dreaming about it!
Top secret: we have quite a few legendary photos planned already ;)
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All you have to do is to book 1 of the 12 spots available before Sunday October 8th.
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12 PhotoPillers | 2 PhotoPills Masters | Lofoten Islands | Endless legendary photos
Warning! This is not a honeymoon...
We’re recruiting 12 brave PhotoPillers (PhotoPills and photography nerds) to join us on a 7-day expedition to photograph the Aurora Borealis, the magical winter’s Golden Light, the Waxing Crescent Moon along with some of the most precious treasures hidden in the Lofoten Islands.
It’s winter and it’s going to be cold!
The average temperature is between 2ºC (35ºF) and -2ºC (28ºF). The mountains and hillsides will be covered in a white blanket of snow, creating a picturesque winter scenery.
The Sun has entered the period of solar maximum, which means we will be more likely to see and photograph the dancing green lights of the Aurora!
And the golden hour lasts for more than 4 hours per day.
This is a non-stop adventure to chase legendary photos and you are a key asset!
We have planned tons of photos, and we’ll travel many kilometers to capture them...
But we also want to maximize our flexibility in terms of itinerary and schedule in order to take advantage of all the opportunities that the changing weather will surely put in our way.
If we see something interesting happening in the sky, we’ll pick the best location possible, stop and take advantage of the occasion.
When we are hungry, we’ll stop and eat. When we are tired, we’ll stop and rest...
You are about to embark on a PhotoPills’ style journey. And it’s not going to be a honeymoon precisely... :P
You’ll be a true photographer.
Are you in?
Day 1. Sunday, March 10th - Welcome to the Lofoten Islands
It’s Sunday afternoon, and you land at Leknes airport in Lofoten, located at the 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle in North Norway.
Welcome to the Arctic Ocean!
With its dramatic mountains, picturesque fishing villages, pristine beaches, and ever-changing light, Lofoten offers a plethora of opportunities to capture mesmerizing images...
And we’re all ready for action!
After collecting your luggage, take the exit door to the main hall to meet Laura Oppelt and Antoni Cladera... And probably a few more PhotoPillers :)
Our first stop will be Eliassen Rorbuer in the village of Hamnøy, our base camp for the first three days of the expedition, and the oldest fisherman’s cottage resort in the Lofoten Islands – a stunning place with a story and a heart.
Here we will find traditional and modern fisherman’s cottages, sea house apartments and a restaurant (Gadus).
It offers us the chance to stay in traditional fisherman's cabins, known as rorbuer, that have been modernized for comfort while retaining their original, rustic charm. Located right on the waterfront, these iconic red and yellow cabins provide an authentic Norwegian experience combined with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and fjords.
Here you’ll be sharing a traditional fisherman cabin (rorbu) with a few other PhotoPillers. You’ll enjoy your own private room and share the bathroom (1 bathroom for 2 PhotoPillers) and living room area.
Our Sunset shooting spot is just a 5-minute drive away from Eliassen Rorbuer.
But before you choose your shooting spot, check PhotoPills to understand where exactly the Sun will be setting:
As the Sun sets in the west, its golden light falls on the beautiful red cabins and the majestic peak behind. The waves crash against the shore as we shoot our long exposures to capture the beauty of the moment.
Golden hour begins at 4:33 pm, Sunset is at 5:50 pm, golden hour ends at 6:23 pm and blue hour ends at 6:45 pm. Oh! And today it's New Moon :)
Dinner in a local restaurant.
Nighttime begins at 9:04 pm. The Moon (0%) is below the horizon. The warm lights of the picturesque fishing village of Hamnøy illuminates the peak behind.
As always, we’ll aim for the Aurora, the thin Milky Way and the Star Trails. Around 9:15 pm the thin part of the Milky Way will be at the right place, almost vertical where we want, above the peaks... But if it’s cloudy, shooting a dramatic night long exposure is a good option too!
We've got a fantastic plan lined up...
We're all set to capture stunning shots during Sunrise, Sunset and even after dinner at night.
Our main focus will be on capturing the breathtaking northern lights, aiming to capture as much magic as possible during our journey. If we're fortunate enough to be out photographing the Aurora and it takes us into the late hours, we'll take a little extra sleep the next morning, skip Sunrise and kickstart our day a bit later, while still making the most of the enchanting golden hour lighting for our photos.
On the other hand, if the conditions make us skip the nighttime photography session, we'll rise and shine early to catch the Sunrise. Whichever path we take, you can count on us to seize every photo opportunity and be right where the magic happens!
Time to go to bed!
- Sunset at Hamnøy bridge.
- Aurora, Milky Way, Star Trails, long exposures and reflections at Hamnøy.
Day 2. Monday, March 11th - The Red & Yellow Rorbuer
Hamnøy or Hamnøya is a picturesque fishing village in Moskenes Municipality, on the eastern side of the island of Moskenesøya, celebrated for its postcard-perfect beauty and quintessential Nordic charm.
Set amidst a stunning natural landscape of towering mountains, serene fjords, and crystalline waters, Hamnøy encapsulates the essence of the Lofoten archipelago. The village is characterized by its vibrant red and yellow fisherman's cabins or rorbu, which line the shoreline and add a vivid burst of color against the dramatic backdrop. These traditional cabins, often perched on stilts above the water, are a testament to the area's rich maritime history.
Hamnøy's quaint harbor, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and jagged cliffs, evokes a sense of tranquility and timelessness. Its wooden docks and charming bridges connect the village with a sense of nostalgia and authenticity.
The interplay of light and shadow across the landscape creates ever-changing vistas, making Hamnøy a canvas for stunning photography, especially during the golden hours of Sunrise and Sunset.
And there we’ll be, at Sunrise, photographing the iconic village.
We’re framing northeast, towards the bridge, the village and the big peak behind it. And the Sun is rising due southeast, bathing the towering mountains with its endless golden light.
At the same time, the thin Moon (1.2%) is rising from the east, over the Arctic Ocean.
Blue hour begins at 5:48 am, golden hour begins at 6:06 am, Sunrise is at 6:53 am, Moonrise (1.2%) is at 7:02 am, and golden hour ends at 7:59 am.
Breakfast at Eliassen Rorbuer.
Expedition briefing and PhotoPills class with Laura and Antoni at Eliassen Rorbuer. Get ready to learn lots of tips that will help you master PhotoPills once and for all :)
If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll love Anita’s!
Maybe some delicious prawns from Lyngenfjorden, juniper smoked salmon or trout, a small taste of smoked whale, delicate sashimi, fresh bread from the bakery at Å? Or simply the most delicious handmade fish burger, topped with whatever you would want?
The options are endless. I hope you’re hungry ;)
The only issue with Anita’s is that they don’t accept bookings. So we’ll play our luck!
Siesta time (nap time) at Eliassen Rorbuer.
At a short driving distance we find Sakrisøy, a fishing village known for its cluster of distinctive red and yellow fisherman's cabins standing along the shoreline.
Sakrisøy's harbor, with its small boats and fishing paraphernalia, adds to the village's authenticity and offers a glimpse into the daily lives of the local fishermen.
Here we know a few good shooting spots to photograph the cabins and the mountains behind them.
There’s one yellow cabin that is perfectly placed for a super cool composition...
Wait and see!
After a 20 min hike, we reach the top of a small hill we know. Here we can shoot towards Sakrisøy and towards the village of Reine as the Sun sets at 5:53 pm.
Golden hour begins at 4:37 pm, Sunset is at 5:53 pm, golden hour ends at 6:26 pm and blue hour ends at 6:48 pm.
Dinner in a local restaurant.
Once again, we’re ready at the planned shooting spot, waiting for the perfect conditions to occur (let’s hope they do!).
Reine is a great spot to photograph the northern lights in Lofoten!
If we’re not lucky with the Aurora, we’ll aim to get the thin Milky Way, some Star Trails and a few dramatic nighttime long exposures.
Check the Moon using PhotoPills. It has a phase of 3.1% and sets at 8:13 pm, so it’ll be under the horizon when we shoot the dancing green lights.
Bed time at Eliassen Rorbuer. Sweet dreams!
- Sunrise at Hamnøy (if we didn’t photograph the Aurora the night before).
- Sunset and yellow cabins at Sakrisøy.
- Golden hour towards Sakrisøy and Reine from a hill.
- Aurora, Milky Way, Star Trails, long exposures and reflections at Reine.
Day 3. Tuesday, March 12th - The Two Bridges
Situated against a backdrop of steep mountains and open sea, the little fishing village of Sund offers breathtaking natural landscapes.
The village is surrounded by rugged terrain that meets the water's edge, with traditional red and yellow fisherman's cabins (called rorbuer) adding a splash of color to the landscape. These rorbuer often stand on stilts and line the water, offering a picturesque view that seems to leap straight out of a postcard.
According to PhotoPills, as the Sun rises in the east, the peaks in front of us will be lit from the side filling them with volume and texture.
We’ll spend a few hours shooting here during the golden hour till well past Sunrise before heading back to our hotel for breakfast.
Blue hour begins at 5:43 am, golden hour begins at 6:05 am, Sunrise is at 6:38 am, Moonrise (5.2%) is at 6:39 am, and golden hour ends at 7:54 am.
Breakfast at Eliassen Rorbuer and down time.
Lunch at Anita’s Seafood.
Siesta time (nap time) at Eliassen Rorbuer.
It’s time to photograph a beautiful bridge and a spectacular super pointy mountain at Sunset.
The Fredvang Bridges are iconic structures, renowned for their stunning and picturesque setting.
The south bridge is called Kubholmleia Bridge and the north bridge is Røssøystraumen Bridge. The length of both bridges is 240 m (787 ft) and the main span is 115 m (377 ft).
These bridges serve as a gateway to breathtaking landscapes, connecting the small village of Fredvang with the neighboring islands.
Set against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, serene fjords, and the clear waters of the Norwegian Sea, the Fredvang Bridges offer a captivating blend of human engineering and natural beauty.
These bridges have become a symbol of the Lofoten Islands, drawing photographers, hikers, and travelers who seek to experience the harmonious convergence of rugged terrain and graceful architecture in this remote and captivating corner of the world.
And we won’t miss the opportunity to photograph them in golden hour, as the Sun is setting in the southwest!
Tip: It’s also a great location for a drone shot.
Right after Sunset, we’ll go to photograph a very special composition. There is a place not far away from where we can photograph a horseshoe bend... or at list kind of!
When the blue hour arrives, we’ll go back to the Fredvang Bridges and photograph the landscapes along with the city lights and the light trails of the cars.
There is a lot to do this afternoon :)
Golden hour begins at 4:40 pm, Sunset is at 5:56 pm, golden hour ends at 6:30 pm and blue hour ends at 6:50 pm.
Dinner in a local restaurant.
This is our third day chasing the Aurora and the stars...
And Skagsanden beach is a fantastic location for photographing both!
The Moon (8.4%) is still up, above the horizon, in the west. We’ll use it as a natural light source to light the beach and the mountain in the back. It’s going to be our friend tonight. You’ll see :)
As always, we’ll aim for the Aurora and the thin Milky Way. But shooting a dramatic night long exposure under the Moonlight is going to be a blast too!
Our bed at Eliassen Rorbuer feels so comfortable tonight. It’s been a long day. Rest well my friends, because the adventure continues!
- Sunrise at Sund (if we didn’t photograph the Aurora the night before).
- Sunset, Moon and golden hour at Fredvang bridges.
- Golden hour at Horseshoe bend.
- Aurora, Milky Way, Star Trails, long exposures and reflections at Skagsanden beach (Flakstad).
Day 4. Wednesday, March 13th - The Horn
Another early morning day begins... We’ve got a lot to photograph today :)
We’ll start at a lookout that has a stunning view of the fishing village of Reine.
Clouds permitting, when the Sun rises in the east (6:34 am), the village, the sea and the peaks behind will be nicely illuminated from the side.
Also the Moon (11.7%) will appear on the right side of the peaks at around 6:24 am.
After grabbing our shots in Reine, we’ll go to Horn and capture another iconic shot: the now famous little bridge and the pointy horn behind it!
There is not much room at this location, so we’ll have to take turns to comfortably take our photos.
Blue hour begins at 5:40 am, golden hour begins at 6:01 am, Moonrise (11.7%) is at 6:13 am, Sunrise is at 6:34 am and golden hour ends at 7:50 am.
Breakfast at Eliassen Rorbuer.
Check out and early lunch at Leknes.
We’re moving north!
Unlike many of the fishing villages in Lofoten, which are often set against a backdrop of steep mountains plunging directly into the sea, Leknes is located inland, surrounded by farmlands and rolling hills.
Though it may lack the immediate dramatic impact of places like Reine or Hamnøy, Leknes has its own unique charm and is strategically located near some of Lofoten's most beautiful beaches, such as Haukland Beach and Uttakleiv Beach.
Hattvika lodge, our base camp for the last three days of the expedition :)
The lodge is located in an authentic fisherman’s area, where ambient oozes of history and a great view to the harbor of Hattvika. You’ll be surrounded by the islands’ typical fishermen cottages or rorbu – the distinctive red cabins lining much of the coastline.
Here you’ll be sharing a traditional fisherman cottage or rorbu with a few other PhotoPillers. You’ll enjoy your own private room and share the bathroom (1 bathroom for 2 PhotoPillers) and living room area.
Vik beach features fine, golden sand, which is somewhat rare in the rocky terrain of the Lofoten Islands. This makes it a lovely spot for leisurely walks along the shore.
The beach is flanked by jagged mountains, offering a dramatic backdrop to the serene waters. The bay area's relatively calm waters contrast with the powerful ocean waves further out, providing variety in the beach's visual and auditory experience.
From a photographer's standpoint, Vik beach is a canvas offering a myriad of possibilities:
- Leading lines and composition: The natural curvature of the beach can serve as a compelling leading line, directing the viewer’s eye towards the towering mountains or the endless ocean.
- Textures: The contrast between the fine sand, pebbles, and the turbulent waters offers interesting opportunities to play with texture in compositions.
- Lighting: The quality of light can vary dramatically throughout the day and the year. In winter, the soft, diffuse light can last for hours, while in summer, the Midnight Sun offers unique challenges and opportunities.
- Long exposures: The varying moods of the ocean, from calm ripples to crashing waves, make this an ideal location for long exposure photography.
If it’s overcast we’ll make the most out of the fantastic diffuse light.
Not far away, we find one of the most famous beaches in Lofoten: Haukland beach.
Haukland beach is enclosed by steep mountain ranges, creating a scenic, almost amphitheater-like setting.
In winter, the beach transforms into a winter wonderland with snow-covered mountains and icy shores.
We arrive at a viewpoint where we’ll enjoy the view over a long fjord. It’s the viewpoint over Sortland & Steinsfjorden. The peaks on both sides perfectly frame the tong of water going inland... and the setting Sun at the horizon next to Hornet peak!
And when the Sun sets, we’ll be ready, with our camera mounted on the tripod, just right at the planned shooting spot.
The Sun is about to set, and we’re already in a different location...
The beautiful white sand covers half of Unstad beach, and big rounded rocks the other half. This place is equally loved by both surfers and photographers!
In March, it’s a fantastic spot to shoot long exposures at Sunset.
Look, the Sun is setting right by the cliffs of the tall peaks in the west :)
Time to shoot!
Golden hour begins at 4:42 pm, Sunset is at 5:58 pm, golden hour ends at 6:32 pm and blue hour ends at 6:52 pm.
Dinner at a local restaurant.
In March, nighttime lasts only about 6h in Lofoten...
All we need (and long for) when we’re out there in the cold, at night, is a clear sky and the greens, the blues and the reds of the Aurora dancing above our heads.
For the fourth night here, we’ve chosen the beautiful white-sand beach of Vik.
Vik is open to the north, making it a great location to photograph northern lights during winter, as the lights move towards the north above the stunning Mannen mountain (400 m or 1,312 ft).
Also, if the sea is calm, it’s a fantastic spot to photograph reflections :)
If the sky is clear and we’re not lucky with the Aurora, we’ll photograph the thin Milky Way and a circumpolar image (star trails) above Mannen mountain.
And if the sky is not clear, what about shooting a few cool dramating night long exposures to capture the moving clouds above the white landscapes and the brave sea?
It seems like a great idea to me :)
What a long day... with so many different shooting spots!
Time to rest.
- Golden hour and Sunrise at Reine.
- Golden hour at Horn.
- Midday shots at the beaches of Vik and Houkland.
- Golden hour at the viewpoint over Sortland & Steinsfjorden.
- Sunset at Unstad beach.
- Aurora, Milky Way, Star Trails, long exposures and reflections at the beach of Vik.
Day 5. Thursday, March 14th - The Venice of the North
Myrland, a stunning coastal gem, lies just a convenient 30-minute drive from our hotel.
Here, the captivating combination of sand, rugged rocks, the tranquil sea, and majestic mountains awaits, promising to be a visual feast for the senses.
Furthermore, when you introduce the enchanting touch of pristine snow and the warm embrace of the morning's golden light, you'll find yourself armed with all the perfect ingredients to capture a truly spectacular shot!
Also the Moon (20%) is an element to consider in our compositions. Soon it will rise from the east, over the frozen landscapes, over Veggen.
Moonrise (20%) is at 5:27 am, blue hour begins at 5:34 am, golden hour begins at 5:56 am, Sunrise is at 6:29 am and golden hour ends at 7:45 am.
Breakfast at Hattvika lodge and down time.
After grabbing lunch, our next stop will be the fishing village of Henningsvær.
Often affectionately referred to as the Venice of the North, Henningsvær’s charm lies in its unique layout, with a collection of islets interconnected by bridges, providing a stunning backdrop for its colorful wooden houses and a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.
The village, deeply rooted in maritime tradition, echoes with the history of fishing, and you can witness fishing boats returning to the harbor with their daily catches.
Our shooting spot is located by a pier that has an incredible view of the sea, the boats, the colorful cabins and the mountains behind.
Another option is to walk to the famous football field and fly your drone to capture an aerial view of the iconic village.
Uttakleiv beach is characterized by its fine, light-colored sand, contrasted by the dark, jagged rocks that surround the shore.
The beach is flanked by steep mountainous terrain, which provides a dramatic backdrop to the sandy shoreline. To one side of the beach, you'll find a series of boulders and rock formations that offer endless compositional possibilities for photography, and for Aurora photography in particular.
Here, we also find the dragon head (a rock that resembles a head of a dragon) and the dragon’s eye rock pool, a fantastic compositional element to include in the foreground.
As a curiosity, believe it or not, Uttakleiv beach was named Europe’s most romantic beach by The Times in 2005, and the world’s 3rd most beautiful beach by the Sunday Times Travel in 2010.
(Maybe the Sunday Times should visit Menorca, our beautiful island, too :P)
Golden hour begins at 4:46 pm, Sunset is at 6:02 pm, golden hour ends at 6:36 pm and blue hour ends at 6:58 pm.
Dinner at a local restaurant at Leknes to restore our energy before our Aurora photoscape.
Nighttime begins at 9:26 pm and we’re back to Uttakleiv beach with the hope of photographing the Aurora borealis.
But as always, our plan B is to photograph the thin Milky Way and Star Trails... Or to shoot a dramatic nighttime long exposure!
Bed time at Hattvika lodge.
Tomorrow is the Secret Day...
- Sunrise at Myrland beach (if we didn’t photograph the Aurora the night before).
- Midday photography at Henningsvær (optional drone shot).
- Golden hour and Sunset at Uttakleiv beach.
- Aurora, Milky Way, Star Trails, long exposures and reflections at Uttakleiv beach.
Day 6. Friday, March 15th - The Secret
I’ve been giving you lots of details of this amazing expedition to the Lofoten Islands.
Maybe far too many...
But on March 15th we’ll do something completely different...
What will that be?
Well, you'll have to be there, with us, to figure it out :P
Day 7. Saturday, March 16th - The Farewell
Today is our last day in Lofoten... And there is one last shot we want to capture before heading to the airport :)
We’ll spend our last Sunrise in Lofoten photographing the always stunning Vareid beach, on the island of Moskenesøya.
There’s snow everywhere. The water is slowly moving among the big rounded rocks located by the shore. Far away, the tall peaks try to scrape the clouds above them.
The Sun, which rises at 6:21 am in the east, is now filling the sky in oranges and reds.
At least, this is the scene we have pictured in our minds. And we’ll be there to try to capture it!
Blue hour begins at 5:26 am, golden hour begins at 5:47 am, Sunrise is at 6:21 am and golden hour ends at 7:36 am.
Breakfast at Hattvika lodge and checkout.
We arrive at Leknes airport...
Thank you Lofoten Islands, we'll be back!
And see you soon my friends!
Life goes on...
Book now and save €500 (only 2 spots left)
To book your spot to join the expedition to the Lofoten Islands at a reduced price of €5,500 (the official price is €6,000), a €1,000 deposit is required by Sunday, October 8th.
Payment in full is required by December 17th, 2023.
Please, finalize your booking as soon as possible. The seats are sold on a first come, first served basis.
What’s included in the price
- PhotoPills Welcome pack.
- A 7-day expedition photographing the Lofoten Islands with the Winter’s long lasting Golden Light and the Aurora Borealis.
- 7 days of learning, fun and adventure with Laura Oppelt, Antoni Cladera and the funniest geek community – the PhotoPillers.
- Full immersion in the PhotoPills method (Imagine.Plan.Shoot!).
- 6 nights of lodging sharing a traditional fisherman cottage (rorbu) with a few other PhotoPillers. You’ll enjoy your own private room and share the bathroom (1 bathroom for 2 PhotoPillers) and living room area. Some of the rooms in the Eliassen Rorbuer have bunk beds instead of a big bed (but still you'll have a room for your own, not shared).
- The activities on the Secret Day.
- Ground transportation during the expedition.
- All permits and passes.
- All transfers.
What’s not included
- Flights to/from the Lofoten Islands.
- Tourist visa (if necessary).
- International medical and travel insurance coverage (strongly recommended).
- Lunch & dinner.
- Snacks, alcohol and beverages.
- Anything not mentioned in the “included” list.
Do you want an example of how huge this will be?
This is a glimpse to what happened in the 2016 PhotoPills Expedition to Iceland. We had so many adventures and so much fun... We can’t wait for Lofoten!
But you don’t have to take our word for granted. Here’s what some PhotoPillers say about the PhotoPills adventures:
“I went to Iceland expecting to have the opportunity to photograph the marvelous landscape and master nightscapes. What I encountered was so much more – 14 kindred souls from across the globe who share a passion for photography. Together we expanded our creative boundaries, learned from one another and had an insane amount of fun in the process. I am confident that everyone came away from the experience a better photographer.”
“From the very moment the guys from PhotoPills announced the expedition to Iceland... I didn’t think it twice! I was using PhotoPills but not at its full capacity, so I had no better chance to learn from the creators of this amazing app. The experience was even more amazing than anything I could have imagined. In Iceland, I discovered a bunch of folks as crazy about photography as I am. I had a blast!
Photography is a continuous learning process, you always find something new that motivates you to improve. And this adventure made me improve more than I could imagine.”
"The PhotoPills guys know how to create a fantastic experience. They bring an infectiously fun energy and are always willing to drop some handy photography knowledge on you that you will take with you. You take their trip and you'll for sure have a good time, get some amazing pics and leave a better photographer."
“During my experience in Iceland I lived wonderful moments and had surprises that were beyond the expected. It completely exceeded my initial expectations! Sharing knowledge, experiences and ways of working and living photography with such a great group has been one of the most enriching life experiences I have ever had.
Who he said that learning and knowledge sharing can not be wonderfully fun?”
“I can't say enough about what a fantastic time I had during the PhotoPills Iceland photo tour! The guys from PhotoPills and Donal Boyd were so knowledgeable, accommodating, and especially lots of fun. Never a dull moment – nonstop action and shooting of amazing landscapes for 10 days. I came away with enough images and memories to last a lifetime!”
What’s the temperature in the Lofoten Islands in March?
It’s winter and it’s going to be cold.
The average temperature is between 2ºC (35ºF) and -2ºC (28ºF). The mountains and hillsides can get covered in a white blanket of snow, creating a picturesque winter scenery.
It’s key to wear different layers of clothing (base, middle and shell layers) to be able to adapt to any temperature change, snow and rain.
What do you recommend I bring along for the expedition?
Your sense of adventure and fun, your camera and of course your sense of humor.
Besides that? We’ll send you an Information Package that will give you further details and suggestions about what to bring (gear, clothing, etc.).
Is travel insurance included in the price of the expedition?
No. Participants are suggested to purchase national or international medical and travel insurance coverage.
Also, we recommend you to choose a travel insurance that:
- Covers trip cancellation costs.
- Covers Covid-19 health, travel and cancellation costs.
What is the cancellation policy?
We hope you don’t need to cancel your spot, but if a situation arises where you don’t have a choice, our cancellation policy is the following.
If you cancel and the expedition is otherwise filled, we'll refund you the full booking fee you have paid, minus a €300 administrative fee, and the non-refundable costs that are withheld by our travel partners.
If you cancel and the expedition doesn’t fill, then you’ll be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the expedition:
- 91 days or more before the expedition: 100% refund, minus the deposit payment and the non-refundable costs that are withheld by our travel partners.
- 90 days or less before the expedition: No refunds will be given.
Refunds will be paid using the same original method of payment.