Winter Wonderland and Northern Lights
In February 2018, you can join Ken and Spanish Australian landscape photographer, Ignacio Palacios, to explore and photograph the spectacular winter landscapes of Northern Finland and the Norwegian Arctic and to capture the breathtaking spectacle that is Aurora Borealis.
The itineraries for both tours have been carefully planned to provide outstanding possibilities for sensational photography. You can choose one extravagant tour or – for an epic adventure – take both tours back to back.
From February 14 to 22, you can Chase the Northern Lights in Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland, renowned for its vast wilderness. The northern hemisphere winter puts on a breathtaking display, turning this landscape into a surreal crystal kingdom, cloaked in snow and ice. Trees become sculptures and Aurora Borealis paints the night sky with light and colour.
Travelling above the Arctic Circle in winter is a unique experience. The light can be wild and wonderful, and you can photograph during sunrise and sunet for hours.
You will have the opportunity to photograph Golden Eagles and many other bird species from the comfort of heated hides. You will probably also be fortunate enough to spot other wildlife such as Reindeer, Moose, Red Squirrel, Mink and Muskrat.
Photographing Aurora Borealis and winter landscapes can be very challenging. But you will receive ample advice in the field from two seasoned professionals. Ignacio is one of the world leaders in helping people capture the magical display of the Northern Lights and Ken has had his share of experience in icy landscapes too.
The archipelago of Lofoten is well known for its distinctive and enchanting scenery. This tour provides a visual feast of dramatic mountain peaks, open seas and sheltered bays, beaches, frozen lakes, fjords and unspoilt wilderness.
Lofoten is renowned for wild weather and dramatic light, which often provides fabulous photographic opportunities. February is without doubt the best time of year to capture its spectacular mountain peaks, beaches and lakes.
It’s hard to describe the incredible beauty of this place – you really need to see it for yourself.