Reine,,Norway,Under,The,Northern,Lights

Finally announcing this workshop. This place and event were on my bucket list before and I am really sure it's on yours as well! so let's check it off the list !    




Day 1 ( 5 Oct )

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- On our first day in Norway, you will arrive at Svolvær Airport ( SVJ)

- I will be waiting for you in the arrival hall and will take you to the hotel. 

- After all, is gathered up I will do a briefing and an introduction on what we will be shooting and getting to know Sony Cameras and lenses.

- At night we will be chasing near the hotel to capture your first northern light image.


Accommodation: Svolvaer

Day 2 ( 6 Oct )

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- Photographing the sunrise near the hotel.

- Hiking to the top of Svolvaer Fløya, it's a 3-4 hour hike ( moderate ) approx: 4.6 km in distance and elevation of 580 m this will be optional depending on the group. but I totally recommend this.

- In the afternoon and at sunset, we will photograph the village of Henningsvaer, also known as the “Venice of Lofoten” and its lighthouse, located near the famous soccer field.

-After a great day of shooting fantastic scenery,  dinner at a nearby restaurant in Svolvaer city center.

-During the evening hours, we’ll be vigilant and ready to shoot in case there should be a Northern Lights display.


Accommodation: Svolvaer

Day 3. ( 7 Oct )

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- After shooting at dawn we will head towards the village of Reine, and more precisely to Hamnoya, where we will stay for 3 nights in the famous red rorbu on the fjord.


- On our way to the next city we will photograph the sunrise on the beautiful beach of Gimsoy with its small white church also we can have a small hike and get some nice lifestyle pics.


- Hamnoya will be the ideal starting point for the following days’ journeys to the most interesting photographic locations in the area. Every day we will choose the best location based on weather conditions, tides, and light conditions. The village of Hamnoya is already in itself a fantastic location that allows you to take pictures at any time of day, both day and night. During the days we will spend in Hamnoya we will stay in the rorbu, where we will have a kitchen. Breakfasts will be prepared by ourselves. In the village there is also a restaurant and everyone will be free to organize as they wish.


- During the sunset and evening hours, we will have a 45 min drive to Skagsanden beach its one the most famous in the area, where you can also find beautiful rocks and pools that allow you to take pictures for hours.

Accommodation: Hamnoya – Reine

Day 4. ( 8 Oct)

Female hiker enjoys spectacular view over mountains and fjords from Reinebringen, Lofoten islands, Norway
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Driving at dawn as we will constantly be following and seeking the best possible light. Sunrise and sunset are particularly recommended for photographing Lofoten Islands, the low light plays beautifully over this epic mountain.


Then we will take a small hike to REINEBRINGEN, it's an hour hike ( 1 km distance ) with a 448 meters elevation, it's an easy level hike. we will be able to take amazing views at the end of the hike with the beautiful view of the city and the mountains. 


During the evening hours, we’ll be vigilant and ready to shoot in case there should be a Northern Lights display.

We will be heading to Yttersand beach where the tide draws magnificent texture on the sand and the mountains in the background make the landscape truly spectacular.

Accommodation: Hamnoya – Reine

Day 5 . ( 9 Oct )

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On the fifth day of our trip we will photograph for the last time the sunrise in the area of Reine and our wag back to Svolvaer.


- we will photograph Ramberg beach and then we will move with a short 1 hour journey to the city of Leknes,

from which we will leave to explore the best location of the surroundings. In the afternoon we will photograph the most famous beaches in the area, including Uttakleiv Beach and Haukland Beach.


During the evening hours, we’ll be vigilant and ready to shoot in case there should be a Northern Lights display at Uttakleiv Beach 


(Optional )on our way back we stop by Kabelvåg for a hot tub in the open with a view of the mountains and northern lights.


Accommodation: Svolvaer

Day 6. ( 10 Oct )

- Getting some sunrise shots for the last time.

- Breakfast 

- Farewell gathering 

- Check out of the hotel ar 12:00 pm


Workshop fees: $1250 ( max 7 attendees )

- PayPal : a.gabr@koreefilms.com 

- Bank Deposit ( contact me for details via a.gabr@koreefilms.com)

Deadline for payments 20 September


Whats included

- Camera and lenses from Sony

- Transportation from and to the airport

- Transportation all over the trip

- Accommodation ( double )

- Breakfast at hotels where it is included



What's not included

- Air flight fees and visas

- food and beverage ( We will be jumping from one place to another so I left it out from the main package so people can choose what they want )


What to bring with you

1- Tripod ( really important )

2- Headlamp 

3- Laptop

4- SD card ( Bring your camera and lenses As well just in case)

5- Hiking boots

6- Heavy clothes

7- waterproof jackets



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