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Featuring Tromsø & the Lofoten Islands 

MARCH 15-24, 2025


From  $7,480 


6-12 Travelers


Tromsø, Norway


Temu Nana (Lead), Michael Downey (Photo Instructor)


After traveling to a collective 150 countries between them, Open Sky’s Alex Ros & Temu Nana don’t easily impress. But Northern Norway immediately blew them away. The landscape is stunning, the locals wonderfully welcoming (living an exceptionally advanced life in harmony with nature & tradition north of the Arctic Circle) ...and the spectacle in the sky is simply jaw dropping. A multi-year refinement process that began in 2016––with our first wonderfully successful groups in 2018––has resulted into this ingenious trip design that combines the strategically-located Troms region with the stunning Lofoten Islands, via a deluxe cruise in the gorgeous northern fjords.


  • Opportunities on four nights to photograph the northern lights based out of incredible Tromsø, one of the best locations on the planet to see the aurora.

  • Several days exploring the incomparably beautiful Lofoten Islands, a photographer’s dream (people are starting to notice... this is the time to go!), with their breathtaking vistas, fishing villages, distinct history and fantastic setting for aurora displays.

  • Stays at deluxe hotels—including cozy and historic fishermen’s cabins in the southern Lofoten Islands—and a relaxing cruise down the beautiful northern fjords between Tromsø and the islands aboard a state-of-the-art ship aptly timed halfway through the trip.

  • An itinerary specifically designed for photographers, molded with just the right amount of flexibility, paced with balance in mind between day and night, and for the experience as a whole.

  • Open Sky’s Temu Nana, a night photography & travel logistics expert, as your Tour Leader and host, plus a world-class astrophotographer as our main guide in the Lofoten Islands.

  • Dedicated sessions on how to photograph the aurora, plus guidance & opportunities to post-process images.

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In this ​PDF you will find:

  • An overview of the trip

  • A map of the route we take

  • Select trip highlights

  • A detailed day-by-day itinerary of the main trip in Norway, from March 15-24, 2025

  • Details for the optional trip extensions offered in Oslo on Day 11 or 12.

  • Leader bios for photo pro/instructor Michael Downey, tour leader/photo pro Temu Nana, and our expert local guides.

  • Accommodations

  • Rates & inclusions

  • How to sign up

  • Terms & Conditions


"Absolutely phenomenal experience in every way. Exceeded our expectations."

"Very good, I have been on other photography tours before.  I felt this trip was well balanced with locations researched well."

"Temu was everything a trip leader should be.... organized and thorough, patient and helpful with trip details and even more so with the photography component...He was attentive and considerate to each individual's needs which for me were dietary and photography help...We all shared so many laughs and made so many great memories."

"I found the photo workshop absolutely outstanding.  From the moment I registered, everything was handled with care and professionalism."

"Temu was an excellent host and the astronomical expertise was a special bonus"

"Temu and Michael were not only knowledgeable about photography but also passionate about sharing their expertise on how to capture the Northern lights. Their enthusiasm made the trip more  like you were traveling with friends than just being in a workshop."


"Michael is a great host who is very caring and ruthlessly  compassionate."

"Both the pre trip meeting and portal were very helpful in preparing us for the conditions we would be facing. The checklists were helpful in our planning and prep for the trip and knowing what to bring."

"Very enjoyable, nice safety cushion of having instructors at hand to help with gear/settings without being intrusive on my (lack of) creativity"


To Book This Trip

Book now by filling out the trip's registration form with the button below, and pay a $900 per person deposit to confirm participation on the trip.

Have More Questions?

We're happy to assist! Please contact us at, or call us at 1.844.OPENSKY or +1.212.441.0024.

FYI, Once You Book

We endeavor to be as organized as possible with presentation of helpful info for the trip. Once you have filled out the registration form and sent your initial trip deposit, you will receive: 

  • A timeline on what to expect between booking & departure (when balances are due, when to expect certain details, when certain actions should be taken, etc).

  • Flight guidance with parameters to help you book air tickets & contact info for a partner familiar with the trip that can assist with reservations.

  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information detailed what to expect & how to prepare for the trip.

And we remain just a call or email away for any questions you may have, at any time.

Trip Requirements

To participate on this trip, you will need to:​​

  • Passport: Carry a passport valid for at least 6 months after the trip ends

  • Travel Insurance: Have travel insurance that at least covers emergency medical evacuation. This can be obtained after booking the trip.  CLICK HERE to view details on the options offered via our partner Travel Insured International.

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