Senja, Norway, Trip Details
9-Day Photographic Adventure
Senja is Norway's second largest Island. We will spend six full days here photographing the forests, frozen lakes and coastline. There will be a day in Tromsø at the start and also the end of the tour, taking us up to 8 nights.
Whilst photographing Senja, I particularly love finding lone-trees at the edge of the lakes to isolate. Like black strokes on a white canvas, I find simplicity and beauty in my compositions here.
Getting to the trip
SAS airlines and Widerøe fly to Tromsø from Oslo many times a day. Due to flight delays and disruptions during winter, we advise that you should stay a night in Oslo on your way out and also on your way back to ensure you make your homeward connection.
We will meet in the the town of Tromsø on the first night of the tour. Please arrive before dinner which is at 7pm.
9-day ItineraryIn this section I'll give you a break down of what we're doing each day, in terms of location. There's a further section down the page which deals with what to expect as a daily schedule.
Arrival in the northern city of Tromsø. Evening meal with group at local restaurant, bed at city centre hotel.
This morning we depart for the island of Senja which is approximately a 3 hour drive. We will stop at a cafe en-route for lunch, arriving at our base in Senja around mid-afternoon. Evening dinner & bed in beautiful 2-bedroom apartments on Senja. Lunch is not included.
Day 3 - 7:
We will be out shooting at sunrise, back for a late breakfast and then back out for most of the day until just after sunset. Packed lunch each day, dinner, bed & breakfast.
Transfer day. We will leave after breakfast for the city of Tromsø, arriving mid-afternoon. Evening dinner at a local restaurant. Bed at city centre hotel. Lunch is not included.
Tour finishes after breakfast.
Our accommodation is in two-bedroom apartments overlooking a beautiful bay on the island of Senja. Each apartment has a sitting room, kitchen and each of the bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom for complete privacy.
Daily Schedule OutlineEach day will have the following format:
The days are short in February, but this has plenty of benefits. Because the sun is low in the sky all day it means we have beautiful light lasting all day and it's possible to make great photos even at mid day.
Sunrise is at 7am while sunset is early at 4:50pm, meaning we'll be back at our apartments for dinner and some well earned time off in the evenings.
6:30 - 9:00am
On location for sunrise.
9:00 - 10:00am
10:00am - 12:00pm
Heading back out to shoot for the remainder of the day.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Packed Lunch on location.
2:00 - 5:00pm
Late afternoon shooting where we will stay out until after sunset and twilight has finished.
7:00 - 8:00pm
8:00 - Free time
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