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12 days - Join Lonely Planet Photographer, David Evans on this Norway tour.

Join our new escorted photography voyage & tour of Norway, visiting Oslo, Tromsø, Norway's Lofoten Archipelago, a Midnight Sun Hurtigruten Voyage & the North Cape. This very special photographic tour is led by David Evans, Lonely Planet photographer, writer and award-winning travel, landscape and commercial photographer. David has been spending time in recent years exploring his Finnish and Swedish heritage, including travel throughout Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden in both summer and winter.

One of our 50 Degrees North Scandinavian staff will also host this journey, taking care of all services throughout the tour program and providing insight into the local culture and history.

This is a unique and very special itinerary, photographing and experiencing the rich culture and landscape of the far north of Norway.

David is an experienced and awarded photographer who will guide you through many aspects of travel and landscape photography, covering topics such as;

• Sunrise and sunset
• Long exposures
• Wildlife and macro photography
• Food photography
• Post-production of images
• Image review and professional critique

Our activities and excursions are tailored towards seeing and capturing the best light and most photogenic locations. Capture the Midnight Sun and beauty of the Norwegian summer!

With just 10 - 12 passengers, be assured that you will be travelling as a small like-minded group. All levels of photographic ability are catered for.

Midnight Sun Photography

Unique highlights include:

  • Hurtigruten Coastal Port-to-Port Voyage - unspecified Arctic Superior cabins
  • Guided photography tour in Tromsø with local photographer, Guide Gunnar
  • King Crab Safari in Kirkenes
  • Local photographer as a guide in Lofoten
  • Private boat tour in Oslo
  • Private Sea Eagle Safari with RIB boat in Lofoten
  • North Cape Excursion
  • Many sunset photographic opportunities that last for hours
Day 1
Arrive Oslo; meet your escort & group for the welcome dinner
Day 2
Oslo - explore the back streets and then fjord cruise on tall ship S/S Vega
Day 3
Fly to Leknes, gateway to the Lofoten Islands
Day 4
Photograph the beauty & majestic scenery around Reine
Day 5
Transfer to Svolvær via local fishing villages, sandy beaches and clear green water
Days 6 - 7
Svolvær Trolljord RIB Safari and Sea Eagles
Day 8
Join the Hurtigruten ferry boat in the evening
Day 9
Arrive into Tromsø and do private guided photography tour with Guide Gunnar in the afternoon
Day 10
Honningsvåg and the North Cape
Day 11
Arrive Kirkenes in time for an Arctic King Crab Safari
Day 12
Depart Kirkenes
Start Place
Oslo, Norway tours
End Place
Kirkenes, Norway tours
Country Visited
Norway tours
12 Days
Group Size



Hurtigruten ship, transfers, flights from Oslo - Leknes and private bus in Tromsø & Lofoten.

  • All accommodation
  • All transport from Oslo to Kirkenes
  • Hurtigruten Port-to-port voyage, Svolvær to Kirkenes
  • Half board (dinner & breakfast) where specified
  • 50 Degrees North escort throughout the voyage & tour: Part tour guide, part confidant, part concierge, and part friend, our professional escorts are with you throughout your travel experience.
  • Photography tuition with David Evans
  • Two local photography guides for sections of this tour
  • Unique excursions - Seafood experiences, Midnight Sun walk, RIB boating & photography walks to vantage points along the coast. These activities are weather dependent and may vary slightly.
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

International flights, airport transfer in Oslo, travel insurance, luggage handling & optional excursions onboard Hurtigruten voyage.


Day 1 - Arrive Oslo; meet your escort & group for the welcome dinner

Arrive Oslo and make your own way to your central hotel in the heart of Oslo. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer the discerning traveller. If you arrive early, we can recommend a walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle & the Harbour area. Climb the new Opera House for a chance to orient yourself to this small capital.

Your escort will meet you this evening in the hotel lobby at 5pm after which you will enjoy a welcome dinner with your group at Ekebergparken. Take the tram together up to the Ekebergparken sculpture park and then wander through the park up to the Ekebergrestauranten. Enjoy stunning views of the inner Oslo fjord, the city and the Opera house from the patio.

1 Dinner
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

Day 2 - Oslo - explore the back streets and then fjord cruise on tall ship S/S Vega

After breakfast, head off with your group to some of the Oslo photography highlights: downtown photogenic Grünerløkka area and Vigeland Park.

The afternoon is free in Oslo, and if you haven't previously visited some of the Oslo highlights, we recommend the Viking Ship, Kontiki & Fram museums, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum.

In the late afternoon, head down to the harbour to meet your tall ship S/S Vega for a private 3-hour prawn cruise. This involves platters of seafood and drinks (not included) as you cruise around the Oslo fjord.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

Day 3 - Fly to Leknes, gateway to the Lofoten Islands

Fly into Leknes and transfer (60 min from Leknes, 70min from Stamsund) to the small fishing village of Reine at the mouth of the Reinefjord. The village of Reine has often been called "the most beautiful place in the Lofoten" with its majestic peaks serving as a backdrop for the string of red and white fishermen's cottages dotting the shoreline.

In Reine you will stay in a quaint "rorbu", a traditional fishermen's cottage with all modern comforts. All of the cabins have a fully-equipped kitchen so that you can prepare your own freshly caught fish if you like.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Reine Rorbuer

Day 4 - Photograph the beauty & majestic scenery around Reine

Enjoy time with a local photography guide & private bus exploring the village of Reine and its beautiful surroundings. There are many options in Reine for incredible photography.  Included during these days are photography workshops and outings.

Depending on the group, we will set off hiking in the region for panoramic views over the fjord and Lofoten. Alternatively we will take a short ferry from Reine to reach the golden sandy beaches of Horseid or Bunes, both of which require a short hike from the respective ferry stops.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Reine Rorbuer

Day 5 - Transfer to Svolvær via local fishing villages, sandy beaches and clear green water

With your local photography guide, transfer by private bus to Svolvær, another gem in the Lofoten archipelago. The picturesque harbour of Svolvær overlooks the Vestfjord. During your drive, you will visit small fishing villages where age-old seagoing traditions are still preserved. The surrounding islands, steep mountains, beautiful beaches and sheltered bays offer photographic opportunities late into the evening. Your guide will show you the local ways to get to the best shots.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Svinøya Rorbuer

Days 6 - 7 - Svolvær Trolljord RIB Safari and Sea Eagles

Today is a 'not to be missed' spectacular Trollfjord RIB Safari. You will get a good understanding of the marine life in the near surroundings of Svolvær.

In the afternoon and the next day, your guide will continue to show you the secrets of Lofoten. Time can be set aside to visit the shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants scattered throughout the area including Vågan. Lofoten’s outstanding nature has inspired and attracted artists for years, leaving Vågan with the highest number of established artists and one of Northern Norway’s most important art communities, with galleries and museums almost everywhere you walk.

Capturing the Midnight Sun will include late night sunsets so afternoon naps and photography preparation time can be arranged.

2 Breakfasts
2 Dinners
Svinøya Rorbuer

Day 8 - Join the Hurtigruten ferry boat in the evening

The final day on the Lofoten Islands is a free day catching the final peaks and adventures with our local guide.

At 21.30, your Hurtigruten ship arrives and our group boards. Join the locals who also use Hurtigruten's port-to-port voyages as the ferry service along the coast, which is really what the Hurtigruten concept is designed for. The ships service 34 ports along the Norwegian coast (same ports going north and south), so that people living in these remote outposts have regular transport options in and out. Remembering that it is light all the time during these dates, you will be able to enjoy the midnight sun trying to set from the deck this evening.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Hurtigruten Cabins

Day 9 - Arrive into Tromsø and do private guided photography tour with Guide Gunnar in the afternoon

Ports visited today: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Tromsø, Skjervøy.

During the night the ship navigates the narrow Raftsund strait. After a stop in Harstad, situated on the largest island of Norway, Hinnøya, you continue via Finnsnes to Tromsø for a prolonged stay. Many of the epic Arctic expeditions used Tromsø as a starting point; the famous explorer Roald Amundsen sourced both crew and supplies here. With the presence of the Norwegian Polar Institute, the city has cemented its position as the Polar Capital of Norway.

The Hurtigruten arrives into Tromsø at 14.30 and our small group will be picked up at the harbour by a local photographer, Guide Gunnar. Combining a walking tour and a bus tour, he will show you the best spots to capture the area, returning you back to the ship for the 18.30 departure.

1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Hurtigruten Cabins

Day 10 - Honningsvåg and the North Cape

Ports visited today: Øksfjord, Hammerfest, Havøysund, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg.

Following the scenic sailing through Magerøysund and after an early stop in Hammerfest, you arrive in Honningsvåg. This small port is the gateway to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape which rises 300m from the ocean, and at 71° 10’ 21” north it puts you a mere 2,000 kilometres from the Geographical North Pole.

Included is the excursion to the North Cape - standing atop the North Cape Plateau you’ll get the eerie feeling of being at the end of the world. The area is also known for its birdlife, and Gjesværstappan, a bird sanctuary with up to 250,000 seabirds is home to some High Arctic species that can only be observed here on the Norwegian mainland, including the ever cute puffins. In summer, you might see herds of reindeer and campsites belonging to the indigenous Sami people.

This evening, as you approach Kjøllefjord, you pass a rock formation that is sacred to the indigenous Sámi people, Finnkjerka.

1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Hurtigruten Cabins

Day 11 - Arrive Kirkenes in time for an Arctic King Crab Safari

Ports visited today: Båtsfjord, Berlevåg, Vardø, Vadsø, Kirkenes.

The last port on the Voyage North is Kirkenes. And at longitude 30 east, you are actually further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. The well-policed Russian border and the Kola Peninsula are close by which explains why the road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian.

Information regarding your disembarkation this morning will be provided to you on-board during your voyage. You will be kindly asked to vacate your cabin and check-out no later than 9:00am. On arrival you carry your own luggage ashore with you. Once ashore in Kirkenes you will transfer to the Gamme Cabins, part of the Snowhotel resort.

This afternoon, get ready for some fun during your King Crab Safari. The Arctic King Crab is a sought after delicacy and you will learn how to catch, prepare and eat them. Your guide takes you out by RIB boat and you can lend a hand pulling in some netted crabs. Enjoy the day's catch for lunch seated in a small local sea shack by the fjord.

1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Gamme Cabins Kirkenes

Day 12 - Depart Kirkenes

After breakfast, transfer to airport for departure.

1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

Prices listed are per person sharing twin/double rooms. Singles can share with another fellow traveller of the same gender (if available), or pay a single supplement.

2020 Early indicative date and price. Please waitlist with us to secure your spot.

Start Date
End Date
25 May 2020
5 Jun 2020
25 May 2020
5 Jun 2020
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Important Information

Although we have an emphasis on photography, all levels of photographic ability are catered for, and our itinerary is also of interest to non-photographers, including partners. All of the activities and sights are incredible in their own right.

Photography Escort David Evans:

David Evans is a Lonely Planet travel, landscape and commercial photographer and travel writer, and a Master of Photography who creates images of high fidelity, depth and substance. David’s motivation is to remind us that wild, untamed and sublime places are critical elixirs in life…and through travel, nature, observation and art, we find clarity.

  • Master of Photography (Australian Institute of Professional Photography)
  • South Australian AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year 2006 & 2009
  • Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015
  • Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards 2015 - Highest Scoring Image
  • Proudly supported by Epson Australia, Pentax Australia, Vanguard Australia and Triple Scoop Music
  • Curator of The EPSON International Pano Awards
  • Co-curator of The International Landscape Photographer of the Year
  • Author of The Face of Australia, The Face of New Zealand & Australia: Facing the South
  • Represented by Getty Images/Lonely Planet, Panoramic Images, Trademark Fine Art USA and Great Big Photos USA

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