Northern Lights Photography Workshop
SWEDEN & NORWAY
January 2 - January 8, 2020
Join me on an expedition to the high Arctic to hone your skills as a photographer in one of the world's last wild places. Explore the culture, landscapes and wildlife of Sweden and Norway, far above the Arctic Circle, in this 7-day photography workshop.
Intensive, one-on-one workshopping with an award-winning travel photographer, custom tailored to each client's skills.
See the northern lights under some of the clearest skies in the world to spot the aurora.
Spot wild herds of reindeer and moose across the tundra from the back of a dog sled or atop your snowshoes.
Visit two Arctic towns, and spend time exploring and photographing the cultures of this remote corner of Scandinavia.
About Your Guide
Tate Drucker is an award-winning photojournalist whose travels have taken her to 70 countries around the globe. Her work, which spans from global environmental issues to travel and tourism, has been published in 300+ global publications, as well as by tourism boards across the world. In the past four years she has guided photography workshops in South America, Europe and Africa, including multiple expeditions to the Arctic in Iceland, Sweden, Norway,and Finland to photograph the northern lights and the people who inhabit the region.
$2,985 Per Person
- All internal transportation (flight from Oslo to Narvik, airport transfers, train, buses and taxis)
- Six nights accommodation
- All activities listed on itinerary
- Park fees
- Meals listed on itinerary
- Arctic weather suits and detailed packing list
- International airfare to Oslo
- Meals not listed on itinerary
- Additional fee of $45 per night applies if private, single room is requested
$300 non-refundable deposit
to secure a spot
Photographers of all levels, from beginner to professional, are invited to join the workshop. Enrollment is open until
October 31, 2019 or when trip fills at 12 people.
DAY ONE — January 2
The workshop begins in Oslo, Norway, where you'll be greeted at the airport by your guide. We'll spend the afternoon exploring the scenic Scandinavian city and unwinding at our hotel. The evening will conclude with an introduction and oversight of the week ahead, and a welcome dinner at one of Oslo’s restaurants. (Dinner Included)
DAY TWO — January 3
Today we'll catch an early morning flight to Narvik, our entry point to the Arctic. From Narvik, we’ll board a two-hour train that'll take us to our base in Abisko National Park, just over the border in Sweden. Here we’ll settle into our accommodation, have an Arctic briefing and photo lesson, then set out for our first night to find and photograph the northern lights. (Breakfast Included)
DAYS THREE through FIVE — January 4 - 6
During these three full days in the Arctic, we'll photograph both the culture and wild landscapes of such an untouched and fascinating corner of the world. Our activities over these days include:
Morning and evening photography critiques and workshops, which include delving into the marketing of your photography on social media, portfolio curating and visual storytelling skill development.
Visiting a working dog sledding kennel and then joining on a sled journey.
Nighttime snowshoeing in search of northern lights.
Opportunities to try your hand at ice climbing or ice fishing.
Visiting one of Sweden's northernmost settlements.
A safari to search for moose and reindeer as herds roam throughout the national park.
(3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch Included)
DAY SIX — January 7
Today we say goodbye to Abisko and journey back to Narvik in a private bus. We’ll spend the afternoon exploring Narvik and the surrounding landscapes before taking an evening flight back to Oslo. (Breakfast, Lunch Included)
DAY SEVEN — January 8
Today we fly home or onward to your next destination. (Breakfast Included)
— NOTE: While the itinerary shown here provides the anticipated daily schedule and outline for this workshop, itinerary changes and schedules may occur due to changes in extreme weather, flights, activities and other extraneous factors.