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Senja Hiking Adventure

27 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018  |  £1600

What to Expect

Join myself and professional Norwegian photographer Arild Heitmann on a 6 day adventure through the finest mountain areas of the Senja Island. This is the trip for those who want to experience the true spirit of the mountain world in a less travelled area of Northern Norway. We will spend 5 nights wildcamping in some of the most spectacular areas in the world. We're heading out in late august, a period with great light and good hiking conditions.  It also gives us a chance to capture the Aurora! We will provide food and transport to and from the airport. We can arrange mountain tents for those who dont have this already. If you want to return with unique shots and an experience of a lifetime, then this is the trip for you.

AT A GLANCE

MountainPhotography
ActivityBackpacking
AccomodationTents
PhysicalityChallenging
Group SizeSix
Duration6 days

Booking

This workshop is fully booked.

Itinerary

Day 1
Your airport of choice should Harstad Narvik Airport, Evenes. Arild and I will pick you up on arrival and head north towards Senja. On this first day we will hike and camp on a mountain pass overlooking the fjord below.

Day 2 to 6
Each day we will camp on new locations, doing the finest hikes Senja has to offer. And Senja surely is a hikers paradise. Easy and within reach are famous spots like Segla, Barden, Keipen, Husfjellet, Breidtinden and Roalden. We have so much to choose from! Arild will use his expertise to pick the right spots at any given time based on a lifetime of experiencing weather and conditions up in the north. I am also experienced leading groups in mountain areas and I have hiked all of the routes we will be considering.

We will be returning to the vehicle each day so we will only be carrying one days food at a time. We'll be changing our basecamps every day so we can see all Senja has to offer.

Tuition

With a client to teacher ratio of 3:1 you will have plenty of 1-2-1 time with both of us and we will be making efforts to ensure you come back with fantastic images and an increased understanding of landscape photography.

Elements we will teach:
- recognize stunning landscape photography locations in the field.
- use foreground elements (with and without focus stacking).
- shoot waterfalls and lakes
- use a person in your mountain landscapes.
- help with post-Processing after the workshop

If you're an advanced photographer you will also benefit from this tour, since it will give you access to a unique and wild area. Whatever your ability level we are able to provide the tuition or independence that you require. This will in no way be like large group workshops where you don’t receive the individual attention necessary to progress your photography. The long hours we spend together hiking make this a really immersive experience.

Equipment

A full equipment list will be provided upon registration. We will provide cooking kits (we can share between us) mountain tents and sleeping equipment (if you wish). You will need to provide the remainder of the kit yourself. The Equipment we provide is mountain tents from Hilleberg, Helsport and Terra Nova, these are all top of the line mountain tents. You can ofcourse choose to bring your own tent.

You will be expected to carry all of your own kit, including the tent. We will provide  food for the trip. This will be Drytech high quality freeze dried food in portion packages. We set up food bags for every day that have enough calories to keep you going throughout the entire trip. If you would prefer to bring your own food then no problem!

Fitness & Weather

This trip requires a moderate degree of fitness. Although there is no actual climbing and no technical routes, the distances and amount of ascent on certain stages can be a challenge for the uninitiated. However it should be relatively easy for those that have hiked in the past. If in doubt please contact us. If you have any ongoing injuries (knee, ankle etc) this trip is not suitable.

Late August is normally a great time to hike in Northern Norway. We hope for excellent weather and great light, but in the mountains you never know! We will continue to hike in most weather, it will still be fun! If we get clouded in by low clouds there is no point in staying up in the mountains. We then have the option to make a group decision to camp on lower ground or even book a fishermans cabin if the weather gets really bad.

Booking

The total price of the workshop is £1600 (GBP). A £500 deposit is required to book with the remaining £1100 due two months prior to departure.

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