Norway — Lofoten Islands, Peaks, & Auroras with Max Chesnut

Starting From

$2,880/person

Number of days

7

Start Location

Narvik, Norway

End Location

Narvik, Norway

Group Size

4-10

Difficulty

1/5

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Moment Travel

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In The Lofoten Islands, the mid-winter sunlight provides 7 uninterrupted hours of awe-inspiring golden light that will keep your memory cards constantly full and your mind constantly blown.

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Moment Travel

Unforgettable adventures with photographers whose feeds you follow (or should be following). Discover their hidden spots, capture insane photos, and sharpen your photograph...

Additional Information

Meet Your Guide: Max Chesnut

Hey, I'm Max. Norway is one of my favorite places, and this trip is my favorite one to lead. I'll make sure you get exactly what you want out of this trip. Whether it's an epic adventure, accomplishing a new body of work, or one-on-one mentorship you're looking for, I can't wait to help you hit whatever goals you have in mind!

Day 1: Arrive in Harstad

Summary:
Meet your guide in Harstad where we will set personal photo goals for the trip, go over gear prep, & daily expectations.

Photo Spot:
Overlook in Harstad

Activity:
Sunset hike in Harstad

Afternoon:
Pick-up from Harstad/Narvik airport. Lunch with the full group going over individual photo goals and expectations.

Evening:
Welcome drink & an early night sleep, for early rise and drive.

Overnight:
Group Airbnb in Harstad.

Day 2: Ferrying to Lofoten

Summary:
Heading out to the Lofoten Islands, ending at Henningsvaer village.

Photo Spot:
Snow-capped winding roads and beautiful tunnels

Activity:
Early morning drive out to the Lofoten islands, sunset photos in classic Norwegian fishing village.

Morning:
Early morning wake up to get on the road.

Afternoon:
Continue our drive to Henningsvaer, with stops for food and photos along the way.

Evening:
Sunset shots at Henningsvaer village, dinner, & our first editing tutorial

Overnight:
Airbnb in Henningsvaer village

Day 3: Classic Norwegian Fishing Villages

Summary:
Mid-Island adventure with sunrise shooting, bridge adventures, & fjord explorations

Photo Spot:
Henningsvear, Norwegian fishing village, and surrounding mountains.

Activity:
Light hikes, set up photo locations, & sunrise and sun set shots around the villages and island.

Morning:
Early morning breakfast at a beautiful little cafe in the center of town, offering traditional Norwegian dishes. Then we'll shoot sunrise on a hike near Henningsvear, overlooking the fishing village.

Afternoon:
Lunch on the road as well drive down to Stamsund & Ballstad shooting golden hour light.

Evening:
Back to Henningsvear for editing workshop and dinner before going out late for Northern Light shooting.

Overnight:
Airbnb in Henningsvear village

Day 4: Ramberg Bay & Kvalvika Beach

Summary:
With an early morning rise onto this beautiful and protected bay we will be able to explore around the mid island finding churches with mountain backdrops, sandy beaches and the bluest water ever

Photo Spot:
Ramberg Bay in the golden light is life changing with it being a short drive to iconic bridges and the Kvalvika Beach.

Activity:
A hike out to Kvalvika beach on the west side of Ramberg.

Morning:
Early morning drive out to Ramberg village to shoot sunrise at Skagsanden beach.

Afternoon:
Arrival at Fredvang Bridge where we will fly drones, set up at different section of the bridge before heading over to and hiking to Kvalvika beach.

Evening:
Return to Ramberg and check into our Airbnb/hotel, editing & social media tutorial before dinner. Dinner is at the iconic Ramberg Gjestegard restaurant.

Overnight:
Airbnb/hostel in Ramberg

Day 5: Reine & Astrophotography

Summary:
Day 5 will be our busiest and most rewarding day with the day focused around Reine and the beautiful bay that put Lofoten Island on the map.

Photo Spot:
Reine fishing village is legendary for the beautiful islands and surrounding mountains!

Activity:
Drone flights and island hoping will be the key for this days adventure.

Morning:
Sunrise shoot in Ramberg bay before driving down to the Iconic Reine fishing village.

Afternoon:
Will be spent shooting and fly drones around the Reine area focusing on Hamnoy village.

Evening:
Dinner at Ramberg before Star/Northern light hunting around Reine village.

Overnight:
Airbnb/hostel in Ramberg

Day 6: Hiking the Ice Lakes

Summary:
Our last full day will be dedicated to exploring the southern tip of the Lofoten Islands, going on hikes and finding beautiful Ice lakes to shoot and explore.

Photo Spot:
The town of A and southern tip of Lofoten is a wash with beautiful scenery and hikes.

Activity:
Hikes up the fjords and out to a frozen lake.

Morning:
Morning edit session and breakfast before driving south towards A.

Afternoon:
Afternoon hike around the town of A and out toward Lofoten Waterfall.

Evening:
Last night of Star/Northern light hunting around the southern point of Lofoten

Overnight:
Airbnb/hostel in A

Day 7: Last Adventures & Farewell Dinner

Summary:
Sunrise shoot before driving back to Narvik for the last night.

Photo Spot:
Ramberg Bay, surrounded by snow capped mountains & Classic Norwegian fishing village.

Activity:
Sunrise photo mission in Ramberg before driving to back to Narvik.

Morning:
Early morning photo mission in the Ramberg bay.

Afternoon:
Drive back to Narvik, stopping for lunch and making time for editing along the way.

Evening:
Group dinner & photo sharing of everyone top 10 images.

Overnight:
Final Airbnb in Narvik

Day 8: Flights Home
Summary:
Flights back home first thing in the morning.

Morning:
Catch your flight back home. Bye, Max!

WHERE WE'RE GOING
Bodo
Henningsvear
Skutvik
Stamsund
North Ramberg
Fredvang
Kvalvika Beach
Hamney
Reine
Molnarodden
Sorvagen
A
Tind
Ramberg Bay
Lofoten Islands


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Max's professional background stretches far and wide in the photo industry. He's happy to specially tailor one-on-one feedback to whatever each person wants to work on, but some likely group lessons include:

Landscape composition
Landscape panoramas
Adventure lifestyle images
Lightroom editing
Social media planning & growth
Starscapes and aurora shooting
How to plan your own epic adventure trips
Drone photography & composition
Don't have a camera besides your smartphone? No problem. Shoot & edit on whatever device you want!

WHAT'S INCLUDED
7 days and 6 nights of adventure
6 nights hotel or Airbnb (prices based on double occupancy)
Van transfer to/from airport
3 great meals per day (except 1st and last day)
All trekking and hiking gear included
Photography and editing lessons
Transportation around Lofoten
Wilderness & safety guide
Discount on Moment Gear
20% off listed price for first 4 travelers

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Airfare
Alcoholic Beverages
Guide gratuities
Insurance of any kind
Breakfast & Lunch on Day 1
Dinner on Day 7
Trekking Poles (complimentary upon request)

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