Northern Lights Photography Tour - Tromsø.

Northern Lights Photo Tour in Tromsø :

Are you adventurous and love photography? Then our Northern Lights Photography Tour in Tromso is the perfect travel expedition for you. In this tour we "hunt" to capture the northern lights with our number one objective of enjoyment.

We take you on an amazing Arctic Low Light Tour to the magical Tromsø, the capital of the Northern Lights. In this 5-day trip, you will be guided by Wilderness Guide Maurice van den Boogaard of Surviking and international landscape photographer Matthew Storer to learn how to photograph in low light conditions. We will practice, among other things, slow and fast shutter speeds of your camera under the changing circumstances that nature brings us. We do this with and without a tripod.

We are going hiking, in combination with photography. We look for the best locations and views. Every effort is made to maximise the chance of capturing the northern lights. We move partly on foot and partly with a vehicle and spend the night in a Norwegian Cabin (hytte), a mountain hut. On the last evening, we will spend the night in a hotel in Tromsø.


Topics we will cover during our Arctic Low Light Tour:

Birth of Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights
Photography in low light
General Photography (Composition, framing, focus etc.)
How to shoot in manual mode.
The exposure triangle (shutter speed, aperture, ISO)
Understand how every photo has a story. What is your story?
Dinner & Workshop at the Sami culture
Northern Light Photography Equipment

Preferably take a lens with a large aperture, for example, either F 2.8 or lower. A diaphragm of, for example, 1.4 lets in much more light than a diaphragm of F 4.0 or 5.6. Also, a wide lens is very suitable for landscape and night photography. May Matthew or Maurice inform you!

A camera with high ISO capabilities

The higher the ISO value of your camera, the more light the camera can enhance. But the higher the ISO value, the more noise. So preferably take a camera with you that can deal well with low light conditions. Brand cameras Fuji and Sony are known for their capacities in less light.


A tripod is useful for various reasons. With landscape photography, you ensure that a photo taken from a tripod is always sharper than from the hand. It also gives you more peace and space to make a good composition and to have a good look at it beforehand. Besides, it is sometimes necessary for low light - in addition to the fact that it can also be wonderful from an artistic point of view - to shoot photos with long shutter speed. A tripod is essential to capture a sharp image.

We walk a lot, a tripod that is not too big and not too heavy than necessary. On the other hand, a light tripod that is too light can still move during shooting. So try to find the perfect balance. A tripod made of Carbon is the right choice, but generally on the pricey side.


Do not be discouraged by the above information. In the end, your own eyes are the most important thing to take a good photo. How do you see the world? And then it suddenly makes little difference what kind of camera you use. You have to start somewhere, and you can even do that with your smartphone!

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Tour Info:

Dates: 15th - 20th of December 2019

13th - 18th of December 2020

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Location: Tromsø, Norway

Group Size: 4 - 7 People

Price: 1199€ per person

Tour Guide: Maurice Van Den Boogaard

Photography Guide: Matthew Storer

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Equipment Needed:

  • DSLR with Low Light Capabilities

  • Low Light Lenses (f1.4 - f2.8 Recommended)

  • Hiking Boots

  • Water Bottle + Food


  • Wilderness & Photography Guide

  • 3 Nights Tradition Norwegian Cabin

  • 1 Night Norwegian Mountain hut

  • 1 Night Hotel Stay

  • Dinner & Cultural Workshop at the Sami

  • Food throughout the tour

  • Snowshoes & poles

  • Transportation

Not Included:

  • Flights

  • Camera Equipment

  • Clothing & Footwear

  • Dinner Last night at Hotel

  • Travel & Camera Insurance

  • Northern Lights Warranty.

Contact Information:


+386 69 632 050


+316 41 786 313