Lofoten, Norway, Photography Workshop, November 2019

£1,495.00

7th-14th Nov 2019

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Details
Description
Itinerary
Flights
Accomodation
Transport
Testimonials

Date and Time
10pm Thursday 7th – 6am Thursday 7th November 2019

Duration
Seven Nights

Price
£1,495

Workshop Leader
Melvin Nicholson

Workshop Attendees
6

Photography Locations
Å
Agvatnet
Ballstad
Flakstad
Hamnoy
Haukland Beach
Myrland Beach
Nusfjord
Ramberg
Reine
Sakrisoy
Skagsanden Beach
Uttakleiv Beach

Meeting Place
10pm Thursday 7th November 2019 
Leknes Airport

Included 
Seven nights accommodation (own double room, shared bathrooms)
Dedicated 1-2-1 photography tuition
Collection and drop off at Leknes Airport
Full transport during the workshop in a modern, comfortable minibus

Excluded
All meals and drinks 
Return travel to Lofoten
Travel and camera insurance

Exertion Level
Easy / Medium – All locations within half a mile from the car, some much closer. Some slippery rocks by the ocean and uneven ground and sandy beaches present. A reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required.

Lofoten is without a doubt, one of the most amazing locations to visit for mountain and seascape photography. The 3,000ft mountains tower above the numerous little islands which are connected by bridges. The iconic red fishermens cabins (otherwise known as rorbuers) add interest and a wonderful dash of colour to the coastline. The northern lights will also hopefully make an appearance as we will be visiting them at the perfect time of the year.

This six day Lofoten landscape photography workshop is a wonderful opportunity to discover the stunning scenery of Lofoten during the changing of the colour in the height of the autumn season and with a bit of luck, we might also get to see snow on the peaks. One of the advantages in visiting Lofoten at this time of the year is that sunrises start around 8am and the sun sets around 3.30pm although the golden hour in the morning and the blue hour post sunset extends the shooting time to around nine hours a day, perfect for our needs. 

Our choice of accommodation for this tour is a beautiful recently renovated seven bedroom house complete with ocean views, two large lounge/dining rooms and two kitchens. Everyone will have a bedroom to themselves with shared two bathrooms available. This is a self catering tour although we may eat out at a local restaurant in Ramberg on a couple of evenings otherwise there is a supermarket nearby for food to cook back at base. The house is very conveniently situated in the middle of all the locations that we will be photographing, allowing us to spend less time in the minibus and more time out with the cameras. The house is also located just thirty minutes from Leknes airport.

 

There is no set itinerary as such as there are many factors involved in deciding exactly where and when we will be travelling to on the day.

But here is a list of the locations that we aim to visit plus a couple of hidden gems along the way. 

Å
Agvatnet
Ballstad
Flakstad
Hamnoy
Haukland Beach
Myrland Beach
Nusfjord
Ramberg
Reine
Sakrisoy
Skagsanden Beach
Uttakleiv Beach

Sunrise and Sunset Times are; 8am, 3.45pm

Day 1 – Thursday 7th November 2019
Leknes Airport, Ramberg
I will collect the six workshop attendees at 10pm on Thursday from the airport before heading to our house near Ramberg (30 minute journey).

Day 2 – 7 (Friday 8th to Wednesday 13th)
Travel to all the locations listed above. There has been additional time built into the workshop to have you revisit your favourite locations to give you an opportunity to capture them in different light, weather conditions and at a different time of day.   

Day 8 – Thursday 14th November 2019 – Leknes Airport
Sadly the time has come to leave Lofoten behind and board a plane home at 5.55am so a very early start to have you all at the airport in time but I am positive that during your flight home you will reflect on what will be I am absolutely sure, a trip of a lifetime for you all. I hope you can join me.

I will be flying from Manchester to Leknes with SAS.

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It is a three stop flight but this has us land extremely conveniently at Leknes airport which is only a thirty minute drive to the house rather than the four hours it takes from Harstad/Evenes airport (which is only a two stop flight). 

Luggage allowances on the ‘Go Smart’ option as standard are 8kg cabin and 23kg hold luggage. Flight are not included in the workshop fee but the least expensive flights are from Manchester and are priced between £350-£450 depending on how many seats are left on the smaller plane from Bodo to Leknes.

Booking early will ensure a cheaper price. I am flying with SAS Airlines and Wideroe (all booked through the SAS website).

I will collect all six workshop participants at 10pm from Leknes airport on Friday 1st November 2019. There is a high chance that I will be on the same flight as you as I will be flying out on the 1st November too. 

Beautiful traditional large interior wooden panelled seven bedroom house located by the ocean near Ramberg. It is warm and cosy with lots of space for everyone. You will have your own double room. with shared bathroom facilities. Two bathrooms including showers available.

Seven Bedroom House, nr Ramberg, Lofoten

Seven Bedroom House, nr Ramberg, Lofoten

Seven Bedroom House, nr Ramberg, Lofoten

Seven Bedroom House, nr Ramberg, Lofoten

Seven Bedroom House, nr Ramberg, Lofoten

Seven Bedroom House, nr Ramberg, Lofoten

Our mode of transport for this workshop is a modern nine-seater minibus hired directly from Leknes airport. This will ensure that there is plenty of space for us all including luggage, clothing and camera equipment.

Here is the minibus we had back in October 2018. A long wheelbase nine-seater VW Caravelle. 

Tripadvisor Reviews ( Read all reviews here )

Tripadvisor Lofoten Reviews below (click on the review headers to read in Tripadvisor)

 
LOFOTEN PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
Just finished a thoroughly enjoyable photography week with a fabulous bunch of fun, like-minded people on Melvin’s photography tour to Lofoten.

As expected, it was a full-on week. Up before dawn to get to each day’s sunrise location. Then, just a matter of ticking off the boxes on Melvin’s detailed itinerary. A huge amount of research and planning has very obviously gone into making this trip the success it was. We visited more or less all of Lofoten’s iconic photo locations (including a few ‘off the beaten track’ surprises too!!) 

Melvin went out his way to ensure everyone in the group came away with plenty excellent images and was always on hand to offer advice or assistance where required. 

Charming (and roomy) authentic Norwegian self-catering accommodation, the most incredible scenery and a fun and friendly bunch of togs have all gone into making this a week to remember. 

All in all, a highly recommended photography trip.

My first photo trip with Melvin Nicholson Photography and already looking forward to the next!

Alison Smith UK

 
 
Norway
I went on Melvin’s photography trip to Norway in October 2018. Well what a trip. Stayed in a lovely house right by a lake with a great group of people, 7 of us. Melvin is always planning trips ahead looking at the weather etc. He’s very organised. He took us to some amazing places, help was always at hand if needed. I’ve been on two 121 workshops and three absolutely fantastic workshops, one to Harris and Lewis, another to Skye then Norway. The best photographs I have taken have been on these three trips and that’s down to his help and he really makes the workshops so much fun. I can’t wait to go on the next one. Highly recommend.
 
Linda Short UK
Sakrisoy, Lofoten
Sakrisoy, Lofoten