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Aigas Field Centre

Norway: Northern Lights & Sea Eagles

Norwegian Arctic Aurora, Landscape & Wildlife Photography

DATES: 13 Feb - 20 Feb 2015

Although this holiday has now taken place we think the following holidays may be of interest to you:

Programme TitleThemeHoliday DatesAvailability
Nature Photography Masterclass with Laurie Campbell:Photography5 Sep - 12 Sep 20152 Places Available
Autumn Birds & Strathbeg:Birds26 Sep - 3 Oct 2015Places Available
Autumn Birds & Strathbeg:Birds3 Oct - 10 Oct 2015Please Ring Office
Highland Wildlife Highlights with Nick Baker:Birds3 Oct - 10 Oct 2015Fully Booked
Hungary: Cranes, Plains & Przewalski Horses:Birds17 Oct - 24 Oct 2015Fully Booked
Hungary: Cranes, Plains & Przewalski Horses:Photography17 Oct - 24 Oct 2015Fully Booked
Nature Photography Workshop with Laurie Campbell:Photography17 Oct - 24 Oct 20152 Places Available
Hungary: Cranes, Plains & Przewalski Horses:Birds24 Oct - 31 Oct 2015Places Available
Hungary: Cranes, Plains & Przewalski Horses:Photography24 Oct - 31 Oct 2015Places Available
Neotropical Birds & Wildlife in Costa Rica:Birds5 Dec - 14 Dec 2015Fully Booked
Winter Wolves of Greater Yellowstone:Photography20 Feb - 26 Feb 2016Places Available
The Splendours of Islay:Birds12 Mar - 19 Mar 2016Places Available
Spring Birds:Birds9 Apr - 16 Apr 2016Places Available
Highland Wildlife Highlights with Nick Baker:Birds7 May - 14 May 2016Places Available
Highland Wildlife Highlights with Nick Baker:Birds8 Oct - 15 Oct 2016Places Available

Summary

Aurora Borealis in Northern NorwayJoin Warwick Lister-Kaye on an exclusive photography programme in Arctic Norway. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this week is designed to maximise our opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights at their best over stunning mountain and coastal landscapes.
  • The solar cycle that creates the aurora borealis is at its apogee, this is the best moment for eleven years to see the Lights.
  • Our location is right underneath the Auroral Oval - the ring of peak aurora activity that encircles the Arctic region.
  • The programme is timed to coincide with a new moon, ensuring the least lunar light pollution possible and statistically this is the best time of year to see the aurora. However, with eight hours of daylight, we’ll have time for daytime activities and photography too.
  • New in 2015 - we now have a private sea eagle hide from which to photograph these magnificent birds, which are common here.

We will stay with a Norwegian family on a little known and rarely visited island of outstanding natural beauty and wildlife diversity in the district of Hamarøy. Ideally we will be up late at night and so after a leisurely start each day, we will explore the local area, photographing wildlife and landscapes, learning about local culture and the indigenous Sami people and trying our hand at a spot of fishing.

Imagine this! Watch this superb compilation of aurora photography by Ole Salomonsen.

 

Highlights include:

  • MooseSeven nights carefully designed to maximise our opportunity for aurora photography. We will seek out different scenic locations from which to photograph the lights, should they appear.
  • Sea eagle photography at baited hides.
  • Evening drives to look for, observe and photograph moose as they come out to graze.
  • Further winter landscape and wildlife photography opportunities.
  • Visits to the Knut Hamsun Centre and the Sami Cultural Centre.
  • Tutorials on timelapse, astro-photography and motion blur techniques.
  • A fishing trip to net fish for our supper.
  • We stay with a local family, giving unique insight into modern Norwegian rural life.

This programme is limited to seven places.

For further details and guidance on accommodation standards, physical requirements, food, equipment needed and more, please click here.

 


Images from the 2014 Trip

 

 

Testimonial

"Obviously the aurora was very special, but the scenery, wildlife, company and our hosts were outstanding. All in all a very memorable week's holiday." Peter & Kathy Kite, Norway 2014.


 

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