Norway — Lofoten Islands, Peaks, & Auroras with Max Chesnut


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In The Lofoten Islands, the mid-winter sunlight provides 7 uninterrupted hours of awe-inspiring golden light that will keep your memory cards constantly full and your mind constantly blown.


Duration: 7 Days
Starts in: Narvik, Norway
Ends in: Narvik, Norway
Group Size: 4-10
Difficulty: 1/5

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Moment Travel

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Meet Your Guide: Max Chesnut

Hey, I'm Max. Norway is one of my favorite places, and this trip is my favorite one to lead. I'll make sure you get exactly what you want out of this trip. Whether it's an epic adventure, accomplishing a new body of work, or one-on-one mentorship you're looking for, I can't wait to help you hit whatever goals you have in mind!

Day 1: Arrive in Harstad

Meet your guide in Harstad where we will set personal photo goals for the trip, go over gear prep, & daily expectations.

Photo Spot:
Overlook in Harstad

Sunset hike in Harstad

Pick-up from Harstad/Narvik airport. Lunch with the full group going over individual photo goals and expectations.

Welcome drink & an early night sleep, for early rise and drive.

Group Airbnb in Harstad.

Day 2: Ferrying to Lofoten

Heading out to the Lofoten Islands, ending at Henningsvaer village.

Photo Spot:
Snow-capped winding roads and beautiful tunnels

Early morning drive out to the Lofoten islands, sunset photos in classic Norwegian fishing village.

Early morning wake up to get on the road.

Continue our drive to Henningsvaer, with stops for food and photos along the way.

Sunset shots at Henningsvaer village, dinner, & our first editing tutorial

Airbnb in Henningsvaer village

Day 3: Classic Norwegian Fishing Villages

Mid-Island adventure with sunrise shooting, bridge adventures, & fjord explorations

Photo Spot:
Henningsvear, Norwegian fishing village, and surrounding mountains.

Light hikes, set up photo locations, & sunrise and sun set shots around the villages and island.

Early morning breakfast at a beautiful little cafe in the center of town, offering traditional Norwegian dishes. Then we'll shoot sunrise on a hike near Henningsvear, overlooking the fishing village.

Lunch on the road as well drive down to Stamsund & Ballstad shooting golden hour light.

Back to Henningsvear for editing workshop and dinner before going out late for Northern Light shooting.

Airbnb in Henningsvear village

Day 4: Ramberg Bay & Kvalvika Beach

With an early morning rise onto this beautiful and protected bay we will be able to explore around the mid island finding churches with mountain backdrops, sandy beaches and the bluest water ever

Photo Spot:
Ramberg Bay in the golden light is life changing with it being a short drive to iconic bridges and the Kvalvika Beach.

A hike out to Kvalvika beach on the west side of Ramberg.

Early morning drive out to Ramberg village to shoot sunrise at Skagsanden beach.

Arrival at Fredvang Bridge where we will fly drones, set up at different section of the bridge before heading over to and hiking to Kvalvika beach.

Return to Ramberg and check into our Airbnb/hotel, editing & social media tutorial before dinner. Dinner is at the iconic Ramberg Gjestegard restaurant.

Airbnb/hostel in Ramberg

Day 5: Reine & Astrophotography

Day 5 will be our busiest and most rewarding day with the day focused around Reine and the beautiful bay that put Lofoten Island on the map.

Photo Spot:
Reine fishing village is legendary for the beautiful islands and surrounding mountains!

Drone flights and island hoping will be the key for this days adventure.

Sunrise shoot in Ramberg bay before driving down to the Iconic Reine fishing village.

Will be spent shooting and fly drones around the Reine area focusing on Hamnoy village.

Dinner at Ramberg before Star/Northern light hunting around Reine village.

Airbnb/hostel in Ramberg

Day 6: Hiking the Ice Lakes

Our last full day will be dedicated to exploring the southern tip of the Lofoten Islands, going on hikes and finding beautiful Ice lakes to shoot and explore.

Photo Spot:
The town of A and southern tip of Lofoten is a wash with beautiful scenery and hikes.

Hikes up the fjords and out to a frozen lake.

Morning edit session and breakfast before driving south towards A.

Afternoon hike around the town of A and out toward Lofoten Waterfall.

Last night of Star/Northern light hunting around the southern point of Lofoten

Airbnb/hostel in A

Day 7: Last Adventures & Farewell Dinner

Sunrise shoot before driving back to Narvik for the last night.

Photo Spot:
Ramberg Bay, surrounded by snow capped mountains & Classic Norwegian fishing village.

Sunrise photo mission in Ramberg before driving to back to Narvik.

Early morning photo mission in the Ramberg bay.

Drive back to Narvik, stopping for lunch and making time for editing along the way.

Group dinner & photo sharing of everyone top 10 images.

Final Airbnb in Narvik

Day 8: Flights Home
Flights back home first thing in the morning.

Catch your flight back home. Bye, Max!

North Ramberg
Kvalvika Beach
Ramberg Bay
Lofoten Islands

Max's professional background stretches far and wide in the photo industry. He's happy to specially tailor one-on-one feedback to whatever each person wants to work on, but some likely group lessons include:

Landscape composition
Landscape panoramas
Adventure lifestyle images
Lightroom editing
Social media planning & growth
Starscapes and aurora shooting
How to plan your own epic adventure trips
Drone photography & composition
Don't have a camera besides your smartphone? No problem. Shoot & edit on whatever device you want!

7 days and 6 nights of adventure
6 nights hotel or Airbnb (prices based on double occupancy)
Van transfer to/from airport
3 great meals per day (except 1st and last day)
All trekking and hiking gear included
Photography and editing lessons
Transportation around Lofoten
Wilderness & safety guide
Discount on Moment Gear
20% off listed price for first 4 travelers

Alcoholic Beverages
Guide gratuities
Insurance of any kind
Breakfast & Lunch on Day 1
Dinner on Day 7
Trekking Poles (complimentary upon request)


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