Join a local photo guide on a hunt for great landscapde and wildlife motivs daytime and for the northern light nighttime. Equipped with essential photo equipment and introduced in its use to capture some impressive images, these outings in Sápmi combining photography and Sámi storytelling will be memories for life.
Eallin – Nature and wildlife photo tour
Join a local guide on tour in beautiful nature in a diverse landscape. You will be provided with adapted photo equipment and introduced in its use so that you are able to capture images of views in magic light conditions, we also look out for animals roaming seasonally caused in our surroundings. A wonderful day trip with camera in Sápmi.
At dawn, the guide collects you from Reindeer Lodge or your hotel and takes you with minibus into the nature of Kiruna’s surroundings. We travel from the pine forests at the edge of the marsh towards the high mountain views with Kebnekaise in the background.
The conditions for what we photograph are changing at the same pace as the eight Sámi seasons. Where we travel, we are looking for wildlife, but we also stop for photographing the surroundings with their snow-covered high mountains, rivers and other hidden gems.
Eallin means, among others, life in North Sámi language. During winter and spring it is teeming with live in the woods with free roaming moose and reindeer, and ptarmigan which we try to capture with camera.
In the beginning of spring, the presence of significantly more bird species increases in comparison to those found here in mid-winter, which gives us nice photo situations.
During summer, many of the big animals have moved towards the mountains to find peace and quiet. Thanks to the many sunshine hours during day and night, we have a lush landscape in front of us, with luxuriant flora and flowing watercourses that wind in the verdurous landscape like sparkling silver bands.
When autumn arrives, the landscape changes in all sorts of fiery colors.
During the trip a hot drink and cake is served and the guide shares stories about animals and nature, our Sámi culture, heritage and arctic lifestyle.
This trip is suitable for novices and those with advanced skills regarding nature, landscape and wildlife photography.
Price: SEK 1 690 per person.
Daily: 5 June 2017 – 8 April 2018. Not 24 and 31 Dec, as well as 31 March.
Start: 08.45 from Reindeer Lodge; 08.15 from hotel in Kiruna.
End: 13.10 at Reindeer Lodge; 13.30 at hotel in Kiruna.
Snack: Cake and hot drink included.
Equipment: Loan of warm boots, windproof pants and cape included. Loan of camera with 300mm telephoto lens and tripod included. Personal SD-card with minimum 8 GB memory required, purchasable on spot too.
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.
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.
WINTER: Daily, 1 Nov 2017 – 25 March 2018. Not 24 and 31 Dec.
Price: SEK 1490 per person. SEK 950 per child (10-15 years).
Start: 18.45 from Reindeer Lodge; 19.20 from hotel in Kiruna.
End: Approx. 24.00 at Reindeer Lodge; 23.30 at hotel in Kiruna.
SPRING WINTER: Daily, 26 March – 8 April 2018. Not 31 March.
Price: SEK 1690 per person. SEK 950 per child (10-15 years).
Start: 19.45 from Reindeer Lodge; 20.20 from hotel in Kiruna.
End: Approx. 01.00 at Reindeer Lodge; 00.30 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.