Nestled in dramatic peaks and mountains of the arctic circle is an area filled with beaches, bays and open sea, the Lofoten Islands. At 68° north, the mountains meet the sea and the bays are spotted with red fishing villages, history and unsurpassed photo opportunities. March is the perfect month for visiting the islands, as this is an ideal time for Northern Lights, snow covered mountains, and the colder temperatures of winter have passed. Join us on this incredible Photo Workshop as we explore (and stay) in coastal fishing villages in Reine and capture the beauty and drama of this stretch of unchanged coastal islands.
March 3-12, 2019
$6500 USD *Inclusive 9-Days/9-Nights
Instructors: Jennifer King and Randy Wilson
Departure Day: Saturday, March 2
DAY 1: SUNDAY, MARCH 3
Arrive at OSLO (OSL) international airport. We will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Rest, relax or explore before our afternoon Meet & Greet followed by Welcome Dinner. Please plan to depart from the US on Friday, March 2nd. Most international flights arrive the following morning. Our lodging in Oslo is near the airport to accommodate different arrival times.
DAY 2: MONDAY, MARCH 4
Breakfast followed by departure for the Lofoten Islands. We will fly from Oslo to Leknes on the Lofoten Islands (more info below). Check-in to our hotel in Leknes. We will position ourselves in Leknes for 3 nights for access to a few incredible photo locations. Sunset photo session followed by dinner. Northern Lights will be photographed on all nights they are present*.
DAY 3: TUESDAY, MARCH 5
Sunrise photo session followed by breakfast. Class session. Sunset followed by dinner and Northern Lights.*
DAY 4: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
Sunrise photo session followed by breakfast. Afternoon field session photographing local glass blower. Sunset field session followed by dinner and Northern Lights.*
DAY 5: THURSDAY, MARCH 7
Sunrise photo session followed by breakfast. Check-out of Leknes hotel, and drive to Reine to check into our fishing village cabins on the water. Sunrise field session followed by Northern Lights.*
DAY 6: FRIDAY, MARCH 8
Sunrise photo session followed by breakfast. Explore the islands of the south, followed by lunch break. Sunset followed by dinner and Northern Lights.*
DAY 7: SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Sunrise photo session followed by breakfast. Processing class. Sunset field session followed by Northern Lights.*
DAY 8: SUNDAY, MARCH 10
Sunrise photo session followed by breakfast. Photograph local fisheries and culture of the islands. Sunset photo session followed by Northern Lights.*
DAY 9: MONDAY, MARCH 11
Today we will depart the islands and fly back to Oslo. Flight time permitting we will enjoy a sunrise and breakfast before departure. We will arrive in Oslo, and stay at an airport hotel to position ourselves for Tuesday's departure. Departure dinner.
DAY 10: TUESDAY, MARCH 12
Depart Oslo for home.
Thanks Jennifer for an awesome workshop—the best I’ve ever attended. It stood out for meticulous planning, great support of the participants (including effective luggage roundup), terrific venues, excellent teaching, good food (particularly unusual in a workshop), and great group chemistry. I loved it and will do another one day. ~David
It was an amazing and unforgettable workshop! ~Dimitri
9-Nights Lodging*: 3-nights lodging in Leknes, 4-nights lodging in fishing village cabins in Reine, arrival and departure nights at OSLO Int'l Airport Hotel.
All ground transportation throughout the Lofoten Islands
Professional instruction and guiding for field sessions and class sessions
Water and snacks provided
Friendship, fun and adventure!
Leknes lodging is at the Hotel Leknes, and positions us for a few impressive photo locations in the northern part of the islands.
The Fishing Village Cabins are located in Reine, and are comprised of one bedroom cabins with private bath and two bedroom cabins with shared bath in between bedrooms.
The arrival and departure nights are located near the airport to accommodate different arrival and departure times.
Lodging is based on double occupancy. If you require a private room throughout the workshop (including cabins), a single supplement of $1500 will apply. You may also choose a partial single supplement for hotel nights at $600, but you will be paired with another participant in a 2-bedroom cabin.
If you do not need a private room and cabin, you will be paired with another participant for hotel room/cabin share.
NON-PHOTOGRAPHING SPOUSES are welcome to join us. The non-photographing spousal discount is -$1000, and includes all lodging, 5-breakfasts, Welcome Dinner, all ground transportation in the Lofoten Islands to field sessions and restaurants. If you are interested in accompanying your photographing spouse on the workshop, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Airfare to OSLO Int'l Airport.
Travel costs associated with your US departure.
Airfare from OSLO to LEKNES. Please note, that the Lofoten Islands are very remote, and it takes time to get there. Flying from Oslo to Leknes is the shortest and most effective route to optimize your time and experience. We will provide flight number and info on how to book this flight. Cost for this flight in 2018 was $400 round trip.
Meals not noted above such as 4-breakfasts during our stay in Reine, lunches during our daily excursions and dinners (except Welcome Dinner). The fishing village cabins have small kitchens, and there is a small market and bakery within walking distance.
Passport or Visa fees. Please note that VISA's are not necessary for US Citizens to enter Norway.
Trip is planned during optimal aurora activity, but this is weather permitting. We cannot be held liable if weather prevents us from photographing aurora.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR NORWAY
We understand that sometimes things come up that require you to cancel. We strongly advise the purchase of travel insurance to protect your investment and vacation.
A $1500 deposit is required at registration to secure your spot in the workshop. This deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to fill your space.
Cancellation must be received in writing (email) at which time the following fees are non-refundable:
121+ DAYS PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP START DATE, DEPOSIT IS REFUNDABLE LESS A $1000 FEE
120-91 DAYS PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP START DATE, 50% REFUNDABLE
90-DAYS PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP START DATE, NON-REFUNDABLE
This trip is planned during optimal aurora activity. Photographing the aurora is weather permitting. We will not be held liable if the weather prevents us from photographing these northern lights, and refunds are not given if the weather prevents this.
Travel insurance is strongly advised! While we understand that life can bring on unexpected surprises that can require you to cancel or leave a workshop early, it is your responsibility to secure your investment. We are not able to offer workshop credits on future workshops or refunds on any last minute cancellation or early departure.
Travel insurance is relatively inexpensive, and there are many companies that offer this service. NANPA members are now offered travel insurance, as well as Travel Guard, Allianz, credit card companies and other private insurance companies. Travel insurance can cover you in case of illness, accident or death, trip interruption (such as a volcano in another country that can cause your flight cancellation) medical costs during your trip and more. Please note that for international trips, JKPW is required to prepay lodging and other travel expenses that are non-refundable to the company. The best way to protect your trip is through trip insurance. Please visit our terms and conditions for more information.
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