When sunny days follow first night frosts, the leaves in the forests of Swedish Lapland turn very colorful and autumn is something special. This time of year, is very well suited for photo tours, because it is dark earlier than in the middle of the summer and the Northern lights are very good to see. But expect significantly lower temperatures, frost and snow.
Everyone who likes to photograph landscapes, knows a good image requires often time and patience. Therefore, we don’t want rush from one place to the next on our autumn tour to Swedish Lapland. We would like you to have the necessary time to choose the right subjects and camera settings. We are on your side and show you the diverse, beautiful nature in the North and how you can capture it best in your photos.
Day 1 - arrival, Northern Lights tour
You travel individually to Luleå (Sweden). From Zürich, there are good flight connections with SAS or Swiss Airlines over Stockholm. You should arrive no later than 1.30 p.m. at Luleå airport. We pick you up at the airport and drive in a minibus to the Norrsken Lodge in Övertorneå, where we will stay during our trip. After we checked in to our accommodation, we sit together with a pleasant drink and get to know each other. Afterwards we will go to the Arctic Circle, which is very near and try to catch the sunset.
We will have dinner at the Norrsken Lodge and if the weather is good, already search of the first Northern lights.
Day 2 - visit to the reindeer farm, Northern Lights tour
Today we will visit a reindeer farm, where you can well observe the animals, feed, and photograph them. We will have lunch on the farm in the Sami - Grill House.
Dinner is served at the Norrsken Lodge and afterwards, we will go on the second Northern lights tour.
Day 3 - Sunrise, image review, Northern Lights tour
We want to catch the Sunrise before breakfast and then spend the morning at the seminar room of Norrsken Lodge to look at the pictures we have made, go through your individual needs and discuss photographic topics of your choice. (E.g., long exposures, use of filters, photographing at night etc.).
Enjoy the afternoon free at Norrsken Lodge, maybe take a walk along the river or relax at the sauna.
After dinner, we will go on another tour, and wait for the Northern lights.
Day 4 - Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi
After breakfast at Norrsken Lodge, we travel to the famous Icehotel to Jukkasjärvi. There, we will have a tour of the hotel and can photograph this beautiful place. Lunch will be served at the Icehotel.
In the late afternoon it goes back to Övertorneå to a relaxed evening sunset- and northern lights photo shoot on the river.
Day 5 - Wilderness Tour
Today is devoted to nature. We spend the day on the Wilderness tour and go on the elk path, looking for the Golden Eagle, meeting reindeers and find the Bieber. On the tour, we are on foot and by car and meet the natural forest. Drinks, snacks, and food are provided.
We will enjoy dinner again at Norrsken Lodge, can recover and review our impressions of the day.
Day 6 - return journey
After a final image discussion and feedback round, you be transferred again to Luleå airport, where you travel home. Flights to Zurich starting in the early afternoon.
For whom is this photo tour suitable?
The photo tour is perfect for beginners and advanced photographers. No specific prior knowledge is assumed.
The photo sites are all more or less reached by car, and we will be taking no great hikes.
So that our photographer Susan Brunner can pay enough attention to all participants of the group, the number of people on this photo tour is limited to a minimum of 4 persons and a maximum 10 persons.
As it can already be cold in the autumn, we recommend warm underwear and warm outdoor clothing for low temperatures. Well past hiking boots with appropriate sole, rain jacket and rain pants, gloves, hat, scarf, well insulated boots and warm socks are also recommended.
The Norrsken Lodge features a hot tub and sauna. Bring your swimwear.
Photo guide: Susan Brunner, photographer. Teaching in German and English.
Tour: Norrsken Lodge and other local service providers in German or
Book the photo tour through the Web page of www.fotolearn.ch
Susan Brunner, Hofstrasse 26, 8730 Uznach, Switzerland Tel. +41 076 502 00 95
Arrival / departure and transfer to the hotel:
You travel individually to Luleå (Sweden). From Zürich, there are good flight connections with SAS or Swiss Airlines over Stockholm. You should arrive no later than 1.30 p.m. at Luleå airport.
We pick you up at the airport and bring you back to the airport again.
Accommodation and meals:
The Norrsken Lodge Matarengivägen 58 Övertorneå, Sweden www.norrskenloge.com
under Swiss leadership offers overnights with full Board in a single or double room, as well as in 3-bed cabins.
Terms of payment:
Upon receipt of the booking confirmation, a deposit of 40% of the invoice amount is payable within 14 days.
The payment for the remaining amount has to be made no later than 60 days prior to departure.
If you book your travel less than 60 days before departure, the entire invoice amount is immediately due for payment.
Refund in case of cancellation:
More than 60 days prior to departure: 80% refund
(20% are processing fees, which can be not refunded)
Up to 40 days prior to departure: 50% refund
Up to 20 days before departure: 25% refund
Under 20 days prior to departure: No refund
A trip cancellation insurance is not included in our travel cost and is responsibility of the participant.
The liability of the travel, transport, and air carriers is limited. In case of emergency can very high Hospital-,
and rescue costs, etc. occur. We therefore recommend a travel accident insurance to ensure your costs will be covered.
For your luggage, photo equipment and personal belongings you are responsible and should have insured your belongings. The organizers of the photo tour reject any liability.
Terms and conditions:
Contract and Travel Conditions for Photo Tours of Fotolearn.ch apply
The tour guide of Fotolearn.ch reserves the right to change the program of the day, if weather or other reasons require it on the fly.
Look forward to an incredible journey to the northern lights
6 days/5 nights
Autumn Photo Tour
to the northern lights
in the heart of Swedish Lapland
Friday - Wednesday
New Dates for 2018 follow shortly
Group size: min. 4, max. 10
Tourguide: Susan Brunner
Prices per Person:
Single room 6 days / 5 nights
Double Room 6 days / 5 nights
3-bed cabins 6 days / 5 nights
(All prices in CHF incl. VAT)
Price subject to change (especially through exchange rate fluctuations)
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The price not includes: