The fjord lands of Norway are a photographers dream, this is your opportunity to see them from a totally new perspective. Using our sailing yacht, Narwhal as a mobile base camp we will venture along the coast, viewing the ever unfolding landscape from our unique vantage point. We will aim to time our shore visits to make the most of the light and give you the opportunity to explore the area. late August is the wonderful time to visit, as autumn begins to touch the land with colour and bring the evening skies alight with extended sunsets. The majority of the time we will be sailing during the day and anchoring in shooting ashore in the evening, returning to the comforts of Narwhal for the night. We may choose to make some overnight passages during the expedition, usually in order to get somewhere that we want to spend more time shooting! Maybe it is stunning landscape vistas, arctic wildlife or the on board action and adventure that you love to photograph, this expedition will provide them all.
Dates / route: 14th - 21st Aug 2020 - Bodø to Tromsø, Norway
or 22nd - 29th Aug 2020 - Bodø to Bronøysund, Norway
Prices: Individual crew place £1395.
Grab a few friends and make this your very own expedition with whole boat charters available for groups of 4, only £5580
Offers: Extend the adventure, book 2 or more consecutive trips, get 10% off each trip
Book 2 people at the same time, get 10% off each
14th - 21st August 2020 - Tromsø, Norway - Bodø, Norway
22nd - 29th August 2020 - Bodø, Norway - Bronøysund, Norway
Day 1: Joining the expedition
You will join our expedition yacht in Tromsø. A vibrant city with regular flights in arctic Norway. We will meet you on board Narwhal and give you a warm welcome, and most likely a cup of tea. You will then have the opportunity to settle in and be shown around the boat as well as to explore the town and get your first taste of life above the arctic circle. We will introduce you to everything that you need to know about Narwhal, life onboard and the research projects that we will be undertaking. Dinner will be provided onboard on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crew mates.
Day 2: Setting sail
Following initial safety briefings we will be heading out of port and setting sail for the first time. The sheltered and spectacular fjords around Tromsø provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and get some first shots of the stunning arctic landscape.
Day 3-6: Fjord Norway
The main part of the expedition will see us working our way south through the sheltered but intricate inside passages and islands, including the famous Vestfjord/ Lofoten area. Sailing up fjords and past islands will have a front row view of the scenery and wildlife. We will be aiming for some of our favourite anchorages with wonderful vistas where Narwhal can wait patiently for us while we go ashore as the evening light begins to change. Then it is back on board for dinner and time to relax and unwind, or maybe head back out for a spot of night photography.
Day 7: Arrival in Bodø
We will spend our final day enjoying the scenery of Northern Norway before heading into port in Bodø. We will moor up for the night in Bodø and enjoy our final evening onboard with a nice dinner and time to swop stories and highlights from the expedition.
Day 8: Leaving the boat
Breakfast will be provided on board with the final chance to, swop stories and contact details before either heading home or arranging your own extra days experiencing Bodø.
Please note that the itinerary provided above is provide to illustrate the general areas the we will visit on the expedition. The exact itinerary that we follow will be chosen each day by your skipper in order to make the best use of the weather conditions. Since we operate with just a small number of guests onboard, we can tailor the areas that we explore based on your interests.
Experience equipment required: You will need to bring your own camera for this expedition. It doesn’t need to be the newest or most expensive model, whatever you are happy shooting with will do just fine, (it could even be your iPhone), it’s what you put in the view finder that counts after all. We love photographing the arctic landscape and ocean and are really excited to share it with you. We are happy to share our experiences, give hints and tips and understand how get you in the right position for the best shots, this isn’t a tutored workshop so you should be familiar with the camera that you intend to bring, it’s settings and accessories in order to get the most from the expedition.