Northern lights photography with a photographer

Join Kilpisjärvi’s oldest professional northern lights photography tour with photographer and guide Gareth Hutton. When we go hunting the aurora, we take it seriously. We know how to read the observatories’ data on atmospheric interference, so we can tell you what the chances are for a successful evening. We have partner companies around the region, to give a call and check where the best weather for the search is going to be.

We plan the night´s hunt on the day – early evening, and even on the go, and don’t stick to a plan if the plan is not working. We take the extra step to make sure you will have a relaxed, fun and successful evening. Whether you just want to see the northern lights and have your photo taken with them by a photographer, or you are a committed photographer yourself, you are in good hands. A  professional guide is able to help you make those quick adjustments to get the perfect photo, without having to figure it out yourself.  

Adventure by Design Northern lights photography evening includes a hunt by car within approximately 60 km radius from Kilpisjärvi, in Finland and Norway. Your professional photography guide helps you to catch the best photos of the green wonder, tells you the stories and the science behind the phenomena and takes your photo with the northern lights for a great memory to last.  

For special locations and private tours in the wilderness area or in Lyngenfjord, Norway, contact us directly and we plan you a hunt to match your dreams.  

Repeating customers get 20% discount!

All bookings receive our Aurora Photography Workshop (25€ value) on their first northern lights photography tour with us.

The small print:
Despite all the care and work we put into planning your trip, we can never be sure about the northern lights. It is a natural phenomenon, and can never be guaranteed. 

The price includes approximately 4-5 hours trip with a small group, photography guiding and a photo or two of the Aurora and you taken by Gareth. During the hunt you have hot drinks and small snacks. Remember to wear warm clothing! Thermal overalls and boots are available for renting on request. If you need to rent clothes make sure you contact us by 14:00 the day of the trip.
All bookings receive our Aurora Photography Workshop (25€ value) on their first photography tour with us.

Clothing

**Winter overalls, boots and mittens are able for rental. Contact us for more.**

 Down jacket or similar warm overcoat
 Base layer top – e.g merino
 Base layer bottoms – e.g merino
 2x Thick woollen socks
 Thinner woollen socks e.g. merino
 Scarf / buff
 Warm hat – needs to cover your ears
 Mittens / gloves – windproof is good.
 Headtorch (available on request)

Camera Equipment

Camera:
A camera with full manual mode. A digital SLR or micro 4/3’rds is ideal. Modern compact cameras with Manual
mode take fairly good shots but can often have limitations in ISO or shutter speed.

Lenses:
A wide angle lens e.g. 10-20mm is great for when the northern lights are covering the sky.
The standard kit lens, usually 18-55mm or 18-70mm, is fine.
A zoom lens, e.g. 70-200mm or 18-200mm, is great for the remainder of the trip.
Lens hoods are great for helping keep frost off the lens.
Accessories:
Tripod. I have some basic tripods which can be borrowed on request.
Cable release. This is optional. If you don’t have a cable release it is still possible to use the built in timer.
Lens cleaning cloth.
Spare battery and media cards
If you have any questions regarding clothing or equipment please let me know.

  • For cancellations greater than 7 days before the trip – full refund
  • For cancellations 7 days before the trip – 50%
  • For cancellations of less than 3 days – no refund
  • Bookings are non-transferrable between participants and / or tours.
  • Full payment is required on the first day of the tour. Payment can be made in cash, bank transfer, credit card and Paypal.
  • Cancellations are accepted in writing, by email or by phone.
  • If the tour is cancelled due to poor weather you will receive a full refund.
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