Peter Rosén/LapplandMedia AB
Peter Rosén/LapplandMedia AB
Peter Rosén/LapplandMedia AB
Peter Rosén/LapplandMedia AB
Peter Rosén/LapplandMedia AB
Peter Rosén/LapplandMedia AB

Aurora borealis, Astro & Landscape Photo Tour – Abisko National Park – 4 nights

Aurora borealis, Astro & Landscape Photo Tour – Abisko National Park – 4 nights

Say Swedish Lapland and images of a pristine mountain landscape, Arctic wildlife, dog sledding and aurora borealis soon come to mind. This tour brings it all to life! Abisko and Swedish Lapland is without a doubt unrivalled as the best place on Earth to experience aurora borealis and Lonely Planet recently ranked Abisko as the number one location in the world to see the aurora. The towering Scandinavian mountain range to the west creates a rain shadow and in turn guarantees more clear nights than anywhere else under the aurora oval. This also means that Abisko is an excellent place for astrophotography!

The most successful Aurora tour company in the world

We are most likely the most successful aurora tour company in the world. We began this multi-day tour 2012 and every participating guest since then have seen and captured the aurora in beautiful environments. We are also happy to be the winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2014-2018. Our focus is utmost quality, which we maintain by devoting ourselves to small groups (max 7 guests). Learning the art of aurora, astro, wildlife and landscape photography requires close tutoring, which is exactly what we offer. Small groups also makes moving to different locations not only easy, but definitely increases the chances of capturing the spellbinding northern lights.

Your guides

Your guide will be LapplandMedia photographer Peter Rosén or Niklas Johansson. Peter Rosén has lived in Abisko for 20 years, has a background as an associate professor in environmental science and is now working full time as a professional photographer. He is also the photographer behind the books Aurora Borealis in Lapland and Midnight Sun over Swedish Lapland. Niklas is a musician and has worked in the field of digital photography ever since Photoshop 1.0 was launched over 20 years ago. It would be hard to find someone better versed on every aspect of the digital workflow. We all gladly share our intimate knowledge of the Lapland nature, natural phenomena, climate change and Sámi culture we know so well.

Tour description

We will visit 4 different locations to make sure you get a variety of images during your stay: snowmobile sleigh rides to our traditional Sami tipi tent and nice photo spots in the Abisko valley, a minibus ride to for example Norway or towards Kiruna and an evening dogsledding tour in Abisko National Park. We will also learn you the basics in astro photographing i.e. how to photograph galaxies, the Milky Way, nebuale and the moon. Two indoor lessons are included where we focus on how to process Aurora and night images in the best way. We will also teach you how to process astro images to get stunning images of eg. the orion nebula, the andromeda galaxy or the Milky Way. We have access to a 4WD minibus and a snowmobile just in case the weather is better somewhere else. Flexibility is our key to success! The tour is part of the Canon Photography School and thanks to Canon and Manfrotto, we can offer amateur and professional SLR cameras, lenses and tripods, specially designed for northern lights photography – at no additional cost.

More info at www.lapplandphotoadventures.com
 

Why should you choose LapplandMedia & PhotoAdventures for your next photo adventure?

We might be the only company in the world with a 100% success rate on Aurora photo tours. The fleeting nature of the northern lights means it is naturally difficult to guarantee you will see them, but to date we have been thrilled! This means that all previous guests participating on multi-day tours ever since we started five years ago have seen and captured the Aurora in beautiful environments. We are truly dedicated to ensuring our guest’s satisfaction and proud to say that we are the winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2014-2018. All our photographers live and comes from Swedish Lapland which means that we have a good local knowledge about being up in the mountains, important not only for safety reasons but also important for good images and stories about living in the Arctic. We welcome you to our own back garden. We have been running photo courses in Abisko and Swedish Lapland at least 10 years longer than any other company in the area. Our idea is that you have come to Swedish Lapland for a once in a life time experience and we will do all we can to fulfill your dream to see and photograph the Aurora and the Arctic landscape in a nice way.

Get inspired and look at Peter Rosén’s images here: LapplandMedia