Aurora photo courses / Expeditions

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Join us in Abisko for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and photograph the majestic aurora borealis in Abisko National Park!

Professional aurora borealis photographer and founder of Lights Over Lapland Chad Blakley, whose photographs have been seen around the world in places like National Geographic, ABC News, Fox News,, and will use his years of experience to give you the greatest possible chance of witnessing the aurora, and he will teach you the skills you will need to photograph this wonder of nature.

Sami Hut 2510Package price:
18,500 SEK/person
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Package includes:

  • Four nights in a private, newly renovated room with a private bathroom at Hotel STF Abisko, beautifully located in Abisko National Park, Sweden see map. The hotel has many cozy public areas where you can find your own spot to admire the awe-inspiring views or keep in touch with the outside world using the free Wi-Fi service provided.
  • Organic breakfast buffet with a wide variety of tasty breakfast foods.
  • Traditional Swedish lunch buffet or packable lunch boxes for your outdoor activities in Abisko National Park.
  • Gourmet three course dinners created with local delicacies such as reindeer, moose and Arctic Char.
  • Delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals available upon request.
  • Access to an authentic Scandinavian sauna.
  • In depth, daily theoretical photography instruction and feedback with professional photographer Chad Blakley.
  • Four nights of aurora photography with professional photographer Chad Blakley.
  • An opportunity to see and photograph an authentic Sami village.
  • An exclusive four course dinner at the world famous Aurora Sky Station with professional photographer Chad Blakley.
  • A self driven, half day Dogsledding adventure in the frozen wilderness of Abisko National Park.
  • Your choice of a guided day trip to the World Famous Icehotel OR a guided day trip to the beautiful city of Narvik, Norway.

Warm clothing, boots and camera equipment are available for rent.

Expedition dates:
December 12th-16th, 2014 - Fully booked!
January 17th-21st, 2015 - Fully booked!
February 14th-18th, 2015 – Fully booked!
March 14th-18th, 2015 - Fully booked!

Our trips have a tendency to become fully booked well in advance so it is recommended that you confirm your booking as early as possible to guarantee your position on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

We include several exciting daytime experiences in your Aurora Photo Expedition but it is possible to add one more adventure to your action packed itinerary for an additional fee. For more information click here!

activity collageLights Over Lapland is proud of the fact that all of our trips are all inclusive and that we DO NOT require any sort of supplement for single travelers. When you book a trip with us you can rest assured that there will not be any additional fees upon arrival. Alcohol and soft drinks are not included.

If you are interested in fine tuning your skills as a photographer and learning the fine details of astrophotography and low-light photography then this is the photo course for you! Our small group will have access to a private conference room where Chad will offer daily image reviews and feedback sessions that focus on composure, proper infinity focus, exposure time, white balance settings and all of the other fine details that are required to capture stunning images of the stars, planets, Milky Way and most importantly the aurora borealis. This trip has always been Lights Over Lapland’s flagship product and offers more one on one time with our founder than any of our other trips. Chad will use his many years of experience in Abisko National Park to lead you to several of the most beautiful locations in the National Park including the Aurora Sky Station, an authentic Sami settlement, a wilderness teepee and weather permitting you will venture out onto frozen lake Torneträsk for a view of the National Park that is out of this world!


You will have the opportunity to experience 5 days and 4 nights of exciting adventure well above the Arctic Circle. Thanks to a very dry and clear climate you will have a minimum of an 80% chance of witnessing and photographing the aurora during your stay in Abisko. By day you can spend time on your own enjoying the wilderness of Abisko National Park, or join a guided tour with one of our professional partners. By night we will help you locate and photograph the aurora in and around Abisko National Park.

Our Expeditions are strictly limited to ten participants – maximizing your ability to spend as much one on one time with Chad as possible. We are confident that there is no other aurora photography trip available that will offer you a greater opportunity to see the northern lights and to sharpen your skills as an astrophotographer.

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Lights Over Lapland is proud to announce that 100% (82 out of 82) of our guests have seen auroras during Lights Over Lapland’s Aurora Photo Expeditions! While we can not guarantee that you will see the lights during your trip we can say that you have a very high likelihood of success. Due to our location in a micro climate and resulting rain shadow Abisko National Park is one of the finest locations for stargazing and astrophotography in the world.

Our tours are designed in a way that will accommodate as many different levels of physical fitness as possible. We usually walk less than one kilometer per direction to and from our many locations in Abisko National Park. Is is common to walk in deep snow and in cold conditions during our tours. If you have any physical limitations that may cause you to be unable to walk a total of two kilometers please inform us when you make a booking so we can discuss your needs ahead of time.

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