July 13th to July 21st, 2024
8 nights/9 inclusive days | Maximum of 5 participants, and a minimum of 3 participants
$4,698 USD per person | Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip
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Trondheim Airport, Værnes, Norway [TRD]
Bodø Airport, Norway [BOO]
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Photography Tour Overview: Norway
isn't all fjords! The largest of all the Nordic countries also
contains a plethora of ocean vistas,
mountain ranges, spectacular bridges, inlets, harbors, islands, and quaint, colorful
villages et cetera. Throw in JohnBakeresque detours from the
Kystriksveien route for additional photographic gems that are the icing on the
cake of our nine day sojourn. There are several ferry rides
too, with those affording their own vistas towards land along with hovering
gulls overhead, plus puffins, cormorants, gannets and more flitting on by as we make each of our crossings.
Early and late photography: It's customary on all of our photography tours
to shoot early and late each day. However, because the sunrise is at 3:38 am,
and sunset at 11:08 pm at the start of this photo tour we'll make
adjustments so that fatigue doesn't become a factor! 2:30 am and 11:42 pm are
the respective sunrise and sunset times at the end of the trip. In other
words the sun barely drops below the horizon at that time of year.
itinerary . . .
But first things first! We suggest that you set your camera's clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour
Day 1 |
Our small group will gather in the lobby of our gateway
hotel at 9:30 am, and following introductions we'll head out to photograph
a variety of classic sites in and around the city of Trondheim. We'll pause
around midday for the included first day lunch. Scheduled photography-wise
today is the Kristiansten Fortress, Nidaros cathedral which is Norway's only
cathedral, and built over the burial site of King Olav II, Sverresborg Trøndelag
Folk Museum, plus Old Town Bridge and shots from it of the Nidelven river and
Trondheim, 1 night
Day 2 | Trondheim to Namsos
We'll finish our Trondheim photography this morning, and head northwards to
Hell. I kid you not! Continuing northwards via Steinkjer, we'll join the
Kystriksveien route shortly thereafter. It's a much less-traveled route compared
to Norway's main highways to the south, and a road where traffic jams are
extremely rare! Planned for today are Steinvikholm castle, the Medieval Farm at
Stiklastadir, and the Egge Museum. On via Beitstadfjorden [lake] for our
overnight in Namsos.
Namsos, 1 night
Days 3 + 4
| Namsos to Brønnøysund
Breakfast, check-out, and up to a viewpoint overlooking Namsos for views
to the fjord and the 'salmon approved' River Namsen. Going north we'll take a short detour to the Lokkarbrua bridge as we
zigzag our way to
Brønnøysund throughout the day. One of several ferry rides during the trip will
be from Holm
to Vennesund complete with vistas to land, plus birds in flight and seascapes, which
places us on the picturesque Helgeland coast. On to Brønnøysund
for our two night stay.
We'll kick off day 4 at the water's edge in Brønnøysund,
and following breakfast we'll
cross the Brønnøysund
bridge to the Isle of Torget. The ever-changing scenery will provide many photo opportunities,
concluding at Torghatten Mountain. Torghatten is unique in that it has a
large hole in the middle, and you'll have the opportunity to photograph it from
sea-level and/or to take the trail to the opening which also affords great
panoramic vistas of the region.
Brønnøysund, 2 nights
Days 5 + 6 | Brønnøysund to Sandnessjøen
Early light photography, then after breakfast and check-out, our first ferry ride
will take us from Horn to Andalsvåg, and the second from Forvik to Tjøtta.
In-between we'll have a number of photo stops prior to our first look at distant Torghatten Mountain.
The Seven Sisters mountain
range will be a feature of days 5 and 6 as we'll also see impressive views of
the range from the Isle of Dønna.
On day 6 we'll take the ferry out to the Isle of Dønna for a day of slow but
sure exploration of the island. The historic but derelict Dönnes Fort dating
from WW2 affords panoramic views, plus to the south we'll have impressive views
of the Seven Sisters mountain range and more. Back to
Sandnessjøen for the second of our two nights in the town, and as usual if you
have the energy, some twilight photography if the weather permits.
Sandnessjøen, 2 nights
Day 7 |
Sandnessjøen to Glomfjord
After concluding our photography in the
Sandnessjøen region, one of our first stops will be to photograph the mightily
impressive Helgeland Bridge. We'll take three ferries today, with each one
offering new photographic opportunities. Beyond Nesna the route over the
Sjonfjellet mountain pass offers one of the most impressive viewpoints along the
Kystriksveien coastal road. The landscape north of Sjonfjellet is characterized
by fjords, mountains and scattered settlements. We'll pause at the Grønsvik
coastal battery, which was a WW2 era fort, and is now a museum. On the
Kilboghamn to Jektvik ferry we'll cross the Arctic Circle. Our last ferry
crossing of the day, and trip, lands at Forøy, and from there the road to
Glomfjord follows Holandfjord [lake]. It has fine views [weather permitting!] of
the Svartisen glacier which is a collective term for two glaciers located in
Nordland county. On to Glomfjord for our
Glomfjord, 1 night
Day 8 |
Glomfjord to Bodø
A handful of early light shots, breakfast, hotel check-out and off northwards
for a stop at Ureddplassen. A WW2 submarine Uredd was sunk there. At Storvika
you can enjoy great views, and a stone footbridge over a small stream that
empties into the fjord. When we cross the Saltstraumen bridge we'll be above a
stretch of water that is purported to have the strongest tidal current in the world. On to
Bodø for hotel check-in, and an exploration of Nyholms Fort which also affords great
views of the Bodø waterfront.
The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action on this tour by John.
Bodø, 1 night
Day 9 | Departure day
As there isn't any photography scheduled for the day of departure on this trip, your flight home can be arranged for any time today. Transport to the airport is included unless you’re staying on for a day or more.
Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours
Enhancing Your Photography Skills
Describing the assistance you'll receive on one of our photography tours takes more than a few words, so for greater detail please go here.
Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'moderately strenuous'
A majority of images are found in close proximity to our vehicle
The well maintained trail up to the Torghatten
Mountain 'hole' is 20 minutes up, and 15 minutes
back. We rate it as 'moderately strenuous'.
There will be short walks of varying lengths to a
variety of viewpoints during the trip. They rate
from 'mildly strenuous' to 'moderately strenuous'
Do you need a Visa for travel to Norway?
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Our international clients may need to contact the embassy of their intended destination in their own country for a visa. Go here or here
Photography Tour Cost, Deposit, Cancellation Policy and Enrollment Guidance
Trip Cost: $4,698 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy
Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip
for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance
Cancellation policy: Go
Enrollment guidance: Go here
Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .
Photography instruction throughout the trip by John
All accommodations with private facilities [en-suite]
Lunch on day one of the trip
Dinner on the last night of the trip
On-vehicle snacks and bottled water
All ground transportation
Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included
Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ‘Admissions Included’
Following the trip you'll receive detailed field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, plus image uploads to a private web page of clients 'in action' on the trip
Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .
Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return
Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tour’s inclusive dates
Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation
Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip
Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary
Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry et cetera
Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone
Passport or visa expenses
Airport departure taxes, if applicable
Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:
Outdoor folk museum
A variety of forts