Polarlight Fototour in Norway - Fototour to Aurora Borealis
Enjoy with us some days north of the polar circle in the natural sourrounding of North-Norway.
During the daytime we also make journies into the landscape. You can also do dogsletting.
Special Light conditions are guaranted.
Be patient! It can take a long time to wait and the nights are rather cold! So bring very warm cloth and very warm shoes.
Journey to Tromsô
Flight from Zürich 10.55 am to Tromsö
You also can join in Copenhagen or Oslo or in Tromsô.
All our tours to the polarlight were very succesful!
Single room additional tax
Polarlight Photo Tour in Norway – Photo Tour to Aurora Borealis
Come along and enjoy a few days north of the polar circle in the natural sourroundings of Northern Norway with us!
In Tromsö we are underway with our minibuses, enjoying the beautiful landscape also by day. With a bit of luck we will see reindeers, elks, white tailed eagles and you will possibly also have the chance of capturing them on your cameras. Also so-called bad weather periods with snowfall and clouds can result in some great picutres. Not to forget the images of ice sheets when the Fjords are frozen together.
During polarlight activity and clear skies we will, whenever possible, be “on the hunt” for the wondrous green light in the sky as soon as night falls. We have to keep the time schedule very flexible, so we can be ready to drive off anytime before dusk. So we won’t be starting off at 18hrs fix every evening like other touroperators, and above all we have the whole night before us. Other operators usually only spend 2hours searching for the light, then break off…or they our out there for a fixed time of 4.5hours…what if the light activity starts at midnight? No problem for us, we will be there to see it!
Often we will be waiting for the lights outside in the cold nature. Be patient! It can take a long time to wait and the nights are very cold! So bring very warm clothes and very warm, quality footwear. We also have the chance to warm up now and then in our buses with running motors..standing in the freezing cold for hours is of course not the purpose of the trip!
This also means that often we return back to the hotel after midnight or even at around 2am in the morning or later (there was an occasion where we came back at 5am). If you want good pictures, you have to be patient. Photographers will often want to stay untill the last polarlight activity so that can well be untill 4am in the morning! So please keep in mind that we don’t offer a taxi service back to the hotel for those wanting to go home early. We are usually 30-60km away from the hotel.
So we want to remind you to please bring along very good, quality clothes and footwear. Temperatures below zero are normal, temperatures up to -20°C are possible! After all, we are north of the polar circle, not in central Europe! A good idea is therefore to practice at home already, go outside in a cold night with temperatures close to the freezing point and stand around for a while….We will be standing around for several hours and will not be moving around much. The heated bus is surely a good place to warm up. There are no restaurants around. A hot soup or tea helps so bring along your thermos flask.
Seing that the night program can last well into the night, it’s clear that the resting phase has to be respected into the morning hours. So a fixed daily program is not scheduled. Depending on the weather situation during the day, we do day trips into the surrounding countryside of Tromsö of approx 2-3hrs duration.
Tromsö also offers some photographic attractions: museums, bridges, the harbour and typical local houses.
Our Hotel is ideally located and very clean. Each room has a shower, toilet, free internet access and a well equipped kitchenette.
Northern Lights / Polarlights examples of photos taken during our tours in 2009/2010.
Special light conditions are guaranteed!
Main focus of the trip is the polarlight photography: we will be out before dusk untill well past midnight.
Our photography tour guide will show you on the spot how to make such pictures yourself and what is needed. It’s not like just being there and pressing the button on your camera is enough…Some background knowledge and a few tricks and dodges are needed to make a decent or even good picture or so that one can actually even see something on the display!
If we have enough time, we can also show you how and with what programs you can edit your pictures with. You can check your photos on your laptop which you should bring along to Norway. We will let you know the details for downloading the test versions of the editing programs shortly before departure.
In order to make good pictures, you need good photo equipment, a single-lens reflex camera with a wide angle lens, which should be at least a 18mm lens for a full-frame camera. For half-frame cameras at least 12mm. With bridge cameras or compact cameras you won’t succeed in polarlight photography! A Panasonic Lumix for example is not suitable!
V e r y I m p o r t a n t!
The lenses have to be manually focusable. You have to be able to “endlessly” adjust by hand. The autofocus, especially those of compact or so called bridge cameras can’t manage to adjust “endlessly”!
Also not ideal are internally focused lenses (mostly very cheap set-lenses). You don’t necessarily need a shutter-release cable. Automatic release with 1 or 2 secs release time will do fine.
Ask us for a quotation, if you would like to optimise your camera equipment. We can let you know from experience what is most suitable. You can rely on us! We also sell all kinds of photographic equipment to very interesting prices.
Additional photographic equipment
For the polarlight tour, bring along a good, stable tripod. Nothing that wobbles…Also not good are “catholic tripods”…here you have to kneel in front of your tripod everytime you want to check the picture on the display. In other words, a tripod should be chosen according to one’s personal height, so that you can stand more or less upright when you look through the viewer. Hiking tripods,short and light-weight tripods might be good for hiking, but not for photography! It has to be solid and withstand windy conditions!
If you would like to purchase a tripod, we will be happy to give you advice. We have various tripod models in stock to very interesting prices!
The tripod head should be a ball head. This way you are fast in turning around your camera when a Corona is beginning above you.
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