Guovssahas – Northern light photo tour

Join a local guide on a hunt to savour the sight of the northern lights adorning the night sky with their mysterious and ever changing veils. Provided with adapted photo equipment and after an introduction in its use to capture some impressive images you will have a fabulous night time trip in Sápmi.

Photo: Anette Niia

Photo: Anette Niia

Photo: Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Photo: Lola Akinmade Åkerström

The guide collects you from Reindeer Lodge or your hotel and takes you with minibus into the dark winter night to witness the heavens with the flickering northern light, or guovssahas as we call it in North Sámi language.

We take you along this evening to a selected location for the best opportunity to watch the northern light. Out there we capture images of the aurora borealis, ourselves and the surroundings with camera. Imagine you and your partner or friend with the natural northern light backdrop…

Depending on the weather forecast we choose the location where we have the greatest chance for clear night sky which is a prerequisite for catching the northern light. Due to the fact that we travel by minibus, we are flexible and can easily move in the direction we believe we find clear sky. Even a seemingly cloudy sky can suddenly break up and give us an amazing display of the northern light.

During the tour we have the opportunity to make up a warming fire warm, either in our lávvu-tent, forest cabin or outdoors, where hot drinks are served. If you want to immerse in Sámi stories connected to the light and our arctic lifestyle we share them with you with pleasure. We want to make this evening a memorable one for you.

This trip is suitable for novices and those with advanced skills regarding northern light photography; and led by a local guide with good knowledge in both photography, weather and nature’s conditions.

Daily: 1 Sept – 31 Oct 2017.

Price: SEK 1690 per person. SEK 950 per child (10-15 years).

Start: 19.20 from hotel in Kiruna.

End: Approx. 23.30 at hotel in Kiruna.

Beverage: Hot drink included.

Equipment: Loan of warm boots, windproof pants and cape included. Loan of camera with wide-angle-lens, tripod and torch included. Personal SD-card with minimum 8 GB memory required, purchasable on spot too.

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