Finland Draft

12 Spaces Available

Location: Helsinki and Ivalo, Finland

Dates: February 1-8, 2025

Cost: TBD

Details: Imagine drifting to sleep in your own glass igloo as the Northern Lights dance over your head. Join Tom and Cree in Finland as we explore the “happiest country in the world.” We start our photo adventure in the capital city of Helsinki before moving on to the frozen forest of Finnish Lapland. At night we will photograph the aurora borealis and spend out days with sled dog teams, reindeer and snow mobiles.

On this workshop you will:

  • Photograph the Northern Lights near heated glass igloos
  • Photograph sled dogs and reindeer during the daylight hours
  • Photograph on a snow machine tour of the local forest
  • Roam the streets of Helsinki with a local guide
  • Participate in Image Reviews to improve your photography
  • Learn new tips for editing in Lightroom and PhotoShop

Closest Airport: Helsinki Airport

Recommended camera gear:

  • 1 or 2 Camera bodies
  • Lenses ranging from wide angle 24mm to 70-200mm
  • Tripod
  • Polarizing filter

Included in the fee:

  • Roundtrip flights from Helsinki to Ivalo, Finland
  • All instruction with two photography instructors
  • All accommodation and transportation once in Finland
  • Most meals on the tour
  • Lodging and activities while in Ivalo
  • Local guide while in Helsinki

Participants will provide their own:

  • RT travel to Helsinki, Finland
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guides and other staff

We recommend purchasing trip and cancellation insurance.

Know Before You Go: Rated Moderate. This workshop requires walking short distances in snow at night. Participants will also ride on dog sleds and snow mobiles. Warm weather clothing will be needed.

All photos on this page are from Aurora Village Ivalo

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