FINNISH LAPLAND: NORTHERN LIGHTS
8 DAYS // MAR 30 – APR 6, 2016
March 30 - Depart USA
Leave the USA on your flights to Norway (TOS).
March 31 - Arrive Tromsø, Norway (TOS)
Arrival in Tromsø airport (TOS) and transfer to Kilpisjärvi in Finnish Lapland which will take two hours. Please make sure to arrive no later than 4pm in Tromsø so we can all travel to our lodge together. Meet up for a class with Gabriel Biderman who will teach how to work with your camera and the correct settings to capture the Northern Lights. Head out to chase the Aurora after dinner.
April 1 - Reindeer Herd
After breakfast, you will meet up for a class with Gabriel to review your images from last night. Afterwards, depart for a day excursion in a snowmobile pulled sleigh to visit a reindeer herd. We will make stops along the way. After dinner, we will chase "The Dancing Lady."
April 2 - Husky Dog Safari and Glass Igloo
After breakfast, depart to photograph and learn all about a husky farm and the Husky dogs. Go on a thrilling adventure and have the chance to drive your own dog-sledding team for 12 km, while experiencing the stunning snow covered wilderness.
Late afternoon, arrive in Levi and check in at the glass igloos for two nights. After dinner, we chase the Northern Lights, but tonight the backgrounds for shooting will be completely different.
April 3 - Ice Church, Ice Bar and Glass Igloo
After breakfast, visit and photograph the Snow Village near Levi. Photograph the ice sculptures and the ice chapel and enjoy the coolest drinks served “on the rocks” from the Ice Bar. We will be going out on an optional snowshoeing trip through the forest late afternoon. After a wonderful dinner, we chase the Northern Lights.
April 4 - Kilpisjärvi
After breakfast, travel back to Kilpisjärvi in Finnish Lapland. We will spend some time photographing Pallas-Villas National Park to photograph the beautiful snow covered trees and beautiful fells. For the real adventurous photographers, join us for the traditional "Sauna and Ice Hole" experience. Overnight in Kilpisjärvi.
April 5 - Excursion to Lyngenfjord, Norway
After breakfast, get ready to photograph the fjords and mountains of Lyngenfjord, which are some of the most spectacular landscapes in northern Norway. Explore and photograph the amazing scenery and small fishing villages and put your new photography skills to good use. Northern Lights chase after dinner and overnight in Kilpisjärvi.
April 6 - Kilpisjärvi-Tromsø-USA
Depart for the airport in Tromsø to arrive there at 9 am. Please book your return flights after 11:30 am. If you are interested in doing an extension in Tromsø, please email us.
Itinerary is subject to change.