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Keep up to date with our latest tours and adventures through New Zealand's South Island as well as Norway's Lofoten Islands and their villages. We love to share our latest adventure as well as up to date tour information from tips and tricks to the latest weather for the region. 
 

Blue Hour Photography

Blue Hour Photography

Blue hour is when the sky has a deep blue hue with a cold temperature and saturated colours. It is also an ideal time for landscape photography because of the different shades of the sky and the colour saturation.

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Golden Hour Photography

Golden Hour Photography

Golden Hour is when the sky goes from yellow to orange to red – those golden tones having a warm colour temperature, the lighting is soft, diffused with little contrast because the sun is low in the sky. This period of time does not produce strong shadows or harsh lighting and is an ideal time for landscape photography. At times you will get amazing sun beams 15 to 20 minutes before the sun sets.

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Astrophotography – a beginner’s guide on how to shoot the night sky

Astrophotography – a beginner’s guide on how to shoot the night sky

Photographing the night sky can be an exciting challenge especially when you have an opportunity to visit one of the world’s Dark Sky Reserves at Aoraki/Mount Cook or Lake Tekapo in New Zealand. 

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Pack your bag with our checklist

Pack your bag with our checklist

Since we are high in the arctic of Northern Norway you have to be well equipped for all kinds of dramatic weather including rainfall, snow, wind and sun. Bring comfortable, warm and waterproof outer layers such as Gore-Tex, woollen hat, gloves or mittens, thermal underwear (preferably merino wool) and waterproof or snow boots.  We do not have clothes or shoes available for rent.

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It's as simple as point and shoot!

It's as simple as point and shoot!

At the very least, bring your own camera, lenses, a sturdy tripod, ideally a remote shutter release or release cable, filters – Polariser, ND and Graduated and definitely several memory cards and spare batteries. In order to photograph the northern lights, you will need a DSLR camera with the ability to set manual settings.

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Northern Lights in Lofoten Norway

Northern Lights in Lofoten Norway

Few experiences on this earth can match the awe and amazement of witnessing the magical glow of the Northern Lights. They are purely nature at work as they dance their way across the night skies. From many shades of green to pink and violet in intensity the bigger the solar storm the bigger the lightshow one can see.

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What are the Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis?

What are the Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis?

These fascinating green lights of the aurora dancing in the night skies are collisions of electrically charged particles from the sun entering the earth’s upper atmosphere at very high speed. They are seen above the magnetic pole in what is known as the aurora zone. 

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Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Cruises & the Lofoten Islands

cruise norwegian fjords

The coast of Norway is often rated one of the most beautiful places on earth. Hurtigruten coastal voyages sails these parts all year round. With their hop on hop off flexibility you can combine a Hurtigruten cruise with one of our small group luxury tours to enhance your Norwegian coastal journey. 

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