Landscapes and Wildlife on Norway's Northern Coast

We will head to the area of Norway knows as Finnmark - in the far north east part of Norway. We'll base out of Vardø, and from here we will be able to shoot the midnight sun on this amazing coastal are of Norway. We will also be using boats to get to some very important bird sanctuaries, where we will find puffins, guillemots, terns, skuas and many other arctic birds. This is a very remote area, known only to Norwegian and some European photographers, definitely on the top of their lists! Andy is assisted by local guide Bjarne Riesto you can see Bjarne's work here, and be assured: we know just where to put our sticks in the ground for amazing photographs! Head over to Google Maps and you will see exactly where we are going. We will explore and shoot the coast from Hornøya and Vardø all the way up to Hamningberg.


Finnmark and Hornøya




June 26-30, 2016

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Your Pros:

Andy Williams
Bjarne Riesto


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General Itinerary and Details

Our Svalbard ship returns to Longyearbyen just after midnight on June 26, 2016. We'll sleep in, have breakfast and disembark the ship afterwards. We have a bit of time in Longyearbyen until our flight at approximately 245pm. We will fly Widerøe Airlines to Kirkenes via Tromsø. We land in Kirkenes and pick up a pair of rental vans, and we will have a small drive to Vardø, where we are based for 4 nights. On our way to Vardø this first evening, we'll stop and shoot the midnight sun. We will shoot the birds and landscapes on Hornøya, and also we hope to get a boat ride out to the island of Syltefjordstauran for even more birds! In between, we will have many locations to choose from to shoot sea-side landscapes in this incredibly beautiful part of Norway.

Of course we will have more time for image review, critique and post-processing instruction!

Bjarn and Andy will be working on a much more precise itinerary over the next months. We will have plan A and plan B for every day, so that we can adjust as needed due to weather and other conditions.

We will depart from Kirkenes on June 30, 2016 - and fly to Oslo. There we will spend one night at the Radisson Blu Oslo Airport Hotel. Flights home can be anytime on July 1, 2016.

What’s Included

  • Double Occupancy Lodging (Single available, $395USD) 
  • All meals and soft drinks during the workshop
  • All ground transportation during the workshop
  • Photographic guiding and instruction by two pros
  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction
  • Fun, inspiration and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

International air travel and domestic air travel from Longyearbyen to Kirkenes on June 26, and from Kirkenes to Oslo on June 30. Hotel night in Oslo on June 30, 2016 as needed (though we will arrange it). Travel and cancellation insurance. Alcoholic beverages, items of a personal nature. Anything not specifically listed as included. 

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $1,000 USD will hold your place in this workshop. The balance of $2,500 will be due not later than April 12, 2016.

Additional Information

As of January 19, 2016 this workshop is sold out. Please contact us to be placed on a waiting list, and check our other workshops, including Svalbard for 2017, and a repeat of this Finnmark and Hornøya workshop!