Visit Swedish Lapland in winter. Experience beautiful snowy forest landscapes, frozen rivers and watch the mystical northern lights as they dance across the sky. A fast paced ride by snowmobile or a cozy dog sledding tour let you see the heart of Swedish Lapland from a magical perspective.
Visit a reindeer farm and observe elk in the wild. Cross the Arctic circle and pay a visit to the famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi. Relax with ice fishing on the Torne river or in the sauna at Norrsken Lode in Övertorneå.
This time of year is ideal for photo tours, because the northern lights are very visible.
We would like you to have the necessary time to choose the right subjects and camera settings. We are on your side and the experienced Swiss photographer Susan Brunner shows you how your photographs can hold the beautiful natural landscapes and Northern lights and accompanies you to the different locations.
Tour guide in German and English.
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 go to the Arctic circle, which is very near and photograph the sunset.
Before dinner at Norrsken Lodge, we sit together with a pleasant drink and get to know each other.
If the weather is good, we will already be on the search for the first northern lights afterwards.
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 and take a sleigh ride with the reindeer through the
snow-covered landscape. Dinner is served at the lodge of Norrsken and then it goes on to the second northern lights tour.
Day 3 - Sunrise, image review, ice fishing, northern lights tour
After breakfast we want to catch the sunrise 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 with ice fishing on the Torne river, 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 in Jukkasjärvi. There, we will have a tour of the hotel and can photograph this beautiful place. Lunch will be served at the Ice hotel.
In the late afternoon it goes back to Övertorneå to a relaxed evening with photographing northern lights on the river.
Day 5 - Dog sledding, northern lights tour
Today begins the day a little later and you can sleep in. After a late breakfast, we will visit a sled dog station and take a cozy ride on the sled through the snow-covered woods. We will photograph the beautiful landscape and discuss the images at Norrsken Lodge afterwards.
When the northern lights show after dinner, we will of course try to capture them photographically.
Day 6 - Snowmobile tour, sunset
Today we will rapidly pass through the landscape. We will take a tour on the snowmobile on the frozen Torne river and look for animals and extraordinary landscapes. Upon our return, hopefully a beautiful sunset wait for us and we spend a final evening at Norrsken Lodge with a fine meal and a possible visit to the Sauna or Hot-Tub.
Day 7 - 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.
Because it can be very cold in the winter, we recommend warm underwear and warm outdoor clothing for very low temperatures. Well past and warm hiking boots with appropriate sole, wind jacket and thermal trousers, 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 and
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.Norrskenlodge.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.
7 days / 6 nights
Winter Photo Tour
to the northern lights
in the heart of Swedish Lapland
Thursday - Wednesday
01. - 07. February 2018
01. - 07. March 2018
29. March - 04. April 2018 (Easter)
Saturday - Friday
10. - 16. February 2018
10. - 16. March 2018
Tuesday - Monday
21. - 27. February 2018
20. - 26. March 2018
Group Size: min. 4, max. 10
Tour Guide: Susan Brunner
Prices per Person:
Single room 7 days / 6 nights
Double Room 7 days / 6 nights
3-bed cabins 7 days / 6 nights
(All prices in CHF incl. VAT)
Price subject to change (especially through exchange rate fluctuations)
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