This is an indicative itinerary to give members an brief idea of what is involved, particularly for those who haven't been on a photography trip / tour / workshop before.
This is not your average holiday with the family where you might be lucky to get out with your camera for a couple of sunrises and a couple of sunsets. It is a photography trip and for many a one-off opportunity to visit a part of the world that many of us are unlikely to go back to.
Day 1 - Thursday
After everyone has finished work we will travel to Aberdeen where we will stay overnight at a hotel near the Airport (eg. Premier Inn Dyce).
Day 2 - Friday
Fly from Aberdeen to Leknes (details on flights here) arriving early evening. Collect the hire car(s) at the airport and visit the supermarket to stock up on supplies for the week (feel free to take food in your suitcase). From Leknes it is an hours drive to the accommodation in Reine (details on accommodation here).
Days 3-8 - Saturday - THURSDAY
We will have 6 full days of photography, will plan in advance the locations we wish to visit and as such each day will differ depending on where we visit.
However, a typical day will take the following structure...
- 07:00 - 09:30... On location for sunrise
- 09:30 - 10:30… Breakfast back at our accommodation
- 10:30 - 13:00… Out to shoot for remainder of the day
- 13:00 - 14:00… Lunch out on location
- 14:00 - 17:00… Afternoon shooting staying out for sunset and until twilight ends.
- 17:00 - 19:00… Back to accommodation for dinner
- Evenings… Out in search of auroras and planning the next day
Day 9 - Friday
Early start to get packed up and depart for Leknes Airport. Fly back to Aberdeen (a couple of stops on the way) arriving back on home soil at 18:25. Drive back to Glasgow/East Kilbride late evening.
Dates to be confirmed but potentially Thursday 26 January to Friday 3 February or Thursday 2 February to Friday 10 February.