Lofoten Islands, Mountainous Landscapes, Fjords, Aurora Chase
|Single Pax||Twin/Triple Share|
Via Qatar Airways
6 Nov: SIN-DOH-OSL QR947/QR179 2025 hrs / 0635 hrs + 1
7 Nov: OSL-BOO-LEK SK4106/WF810 1040 hrs / 1305 hrs
13 Nov: LEK-BOO-OSL WF805/SK4105 0555 hrs / 0825 hrs
13 Nov: OSL-DOH-SIN QR176/QR946 1555 hrs / 1455 hrs ( Arrive 14 Nov)
Estimated Airfare = S$950 + $550 = S$1500.00
13 Nov: OSL-KEF FI319 1250 hrs / 1455 hrs
19 Nov: KEF-OSL FI318 0750 hrs / 1135 hrs
All tours are land tours and based on twin sharing only. If you have registered as a single participant and do not wish to pay for the single supplement, we will try our best to match you with another single participant; however, this is strictly subjected to availability and you will need to incur the single supplement charge if we are unable to pair you up.
This photography tour will be focused on photographing the Reine area of Lofoten. Participants are expected to travel at odd times pending weather conditions. Meal times will be irregular and there will be little sleep during this trip. Weather is expected to be cold as well (approx. minus 10 to 0 deg celsius)
Day 1 (D) - Arrive Leknes. Depending on our flight arrival time, we will either transfer to our hotel for a luggage drop or straight to a vantage point for our sunset shoot.
Day 2-4 (B,L,D) - The next 2 days are spent at the Reine area photographing spectacular mountain ranges, the local Robu cabins, and pink alpenglow over the mountains. If luck permits, we will be able to capture the aurora over the mountains as well.
Day 5-6 (B,L,D) - From Reine we head to Nusfjord where we explore several beaches, streams and turqoise pools.
Day 7(B) - Transfer to airport, return to Singapore.
**Itinerary depends on flight scehdule, weather conditions and is subjected to change.
- Private transportation
- 6N Accommodation in a Norwegian Robu based on twin share basis
- Airport transfers (Leknes only)
- All meals (6B, 5L, 6D)
- Professional Award winning Photography Guide
- SGTrekker Tour Leader
- Photography instruction / Post processing techniques (time permitting)
- All taxes
- International & Domestic airfare (SIN-OSL-SIN, OSL-LEK-OSL)
- Personal expenses & travel insurance (compulsory)
- Guide / Driver Gratuity
- Visa (if required) - Singaporeans do not require a visa to travel to Norway
My wife and I have just completed our second tour with Adrian, the first being to Mount Bromo 6 months ago. Bromo was more active in the sense of having to get up super-early and sleep when we normally wake up so as to beat the crowds for astrophotography, sunrises and sunsets. It was a medium-sized group but so well-coordinated by Adrian, even out in the dark freezing rain trying to find the Milky Way. His quick-thinking and flexible planning countered a potential problem with the withdrawal of 4WD jeeps due to last-minute local issues. He instilled a sense of collective responsibility among the group so there was no single episode of \”lost\” member or time delay throughout the trip. Adrian paid attention to how every member got their shot and made photo-taking technique as simple as he could for the less experienced.
On this recently-completed trip to the backwoods of Rakhine State in Myanmar, we were clearly feeling jittery about safety and possible military conflict. Adrian went to great lengths to ensure personal safety and in providing for our different dietary needs in this religiously-sensitive area of Sittwe and Mrauk-U, centre of the Rohinggya and Arakan conflicts. This situation meant that there were almost no foreigners jostling for position and throughout the tour, we had all the scene to ourselves. Sunrise over the stupas was also thankfully devoid of hot-air balloons like those hanging over Bagan. We also interacted with displaced communities by Adrian\’s foresight to encourage us to bring and distribute small gifts as a friendship gesture, thereby strengthening rapport for street and portrait photography. A two-hour boat ride allowed us to document the fading face tattoos of Chin tribe women as this practice has been banned for a generation. Again Adrian\’s contingency planning skills came to the fore when our connecting flight out of Yangon was cancelled at last minute and we had to stay in town for 24 hours. Instead of chilling out in a hotel, Adrian arranged for an impromptu street photo session at a jetty followed by shooting sunset over a lake before dinner. On trips like these participants must be flexible and lay their trust in the leader, and on both trips for us Adrian delivered the itinerary goals and we took back great photos and more importantly wonderful memories, and made good friends.
An enjoyable trip with lots of photo opportunities under the expert guidance of Adrian.
I must admit that my recent trip to West Java was fairly relaxing and easy going as well.
Facing the Indian Ocean, the coastline of Sawarna offers fascinating and stunning scenery for
seascape photography during golden hour – the times around sunrise and sunset. However, the most
challenging task is to secure firmly the camera and tripod on rocky and undulating grounds.
I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of magnificent waterfalls in Ciletuh Geopark. Diehard photographers can spend hours at the various waterfalls to try out and experiment creative options in composition, lighting and mood at different high-low vantage points. Throughout the trip, participants were in high spirits and felt well-rewarded with many wonderful shots. Adrian, you had again done an excellent job in fulfilling our dreams of an ideal photographic trip. Thank you.