This exclusive 6-day, 5-night in-country photography workshop will take us to Swedish Lapland to experience one of the world's most elusive light phenomenons - The Northern Lights - from February 12-17, 2024.
You'll enjoy private photographic sessions, immerse yourself in indigenous Sami culture, experience activities such as husky sledding, reindeer sledding, snowmobiling, and an exciting spa/sauna experience. Join our intimate small group photo workshops in some of the world's most exciting destinations led by a world renowned travel photographer.
Take your visual storytelling to the next level.

Only six (6) spots

I will be taking only 6 participants for dedicated workshops and one-on-one daily photo reviews on location.

Unique experiences

From husky sledding and snowmobiling, spa experiences and visiting the Ice Hotel and more, we'll provide some amazing private experiences for photography.

Cultural immersion

We will spend some time learning more about the indigenous Sami community, reindeer herding, eating traditional gastronomy, and experience reindeer sledding.

Your daily itinerary

Here is the high level itinerary of our time together to give you a taste - Our first two mornings will include in-person photography lectures and subsequent days will include daily photo reviews, critiques, and workshops. Every evening, we will go searching for Northern Lights to photograph together. A detailed itinerary will be provided once you've secured your spot!

Day 1 - Arrival in Kiruna

Meet your guide and driver at the airport and transfer to hotel. Meet your fellow travelers over a wonderful dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Jukkasjärvi

Reindeer sledding, Sami culture and immersion, hunting for Northern Lights in the evening. (B/L/D)

Day 3 - Kiruna

Husky sledding, spa and sauna experience, Ice Hotel, hunting for Northern Lights in the evening. (B/L/D)

Day 4 - Abisko

Morning transfer to Abisko, stops along the way for winter landscape photography, hunting for Northern Lights in the evening. (B/L/D)

Day 5 - Abisko

Snowmobiling, stops along the way for winter landscape photography, hunting for Northern Lights in the evening. (B/L/D)

Day 6 - Kiruna

Morning transfer to the airport for the departure home.

Meet your award-winning instructor

Photography Experiences by Lola Akinmade

Award-winning author and travel photographer Lola Akinmade has dispatched from 70+ countries for various publications.

She is a 2022 Hasselblad Heroine and 2018 Bill Muster Travel Photographer of the Year.

Her work has appeared in National GeographicBBCCNNThe GuardianTravel + LeisureNew York Times, Travel Channel,, The Sunday Times, AFAR, Lonely Planet, Fodor’samongst others. She has collaborated with high profile commercial brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Dove, Intrepid Travel, and Electrolux.

She was featured in a vignette called “Through The Lens” which aired on National Geographic Channels across the globe.

Her photography is in the National Geographic Image Collection

The essentials - What you need to know

Who is this experience for?

  • Beginner to intermediate photographers who are ready to improve their travel photography and visual storytelling skills.
  • If you're a professional photographer and would like to experience photographing the Northern Lights with us, you're also welcome.

What this experience includes:

  • All private accommodations
  • Daily workshops and/or photo reviews
  • Photography guiding and interpreting service
  • Private photographic sessions
  • All meals and activities according to the program
  • Transport and transfers
  • Extra warm clothing during activities

What is not included:

You are fully responsible for the following:

  • Airfare
  • Personal equipment
  • Optional activity cost
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and health insurances
  • Tips for our guides

Before you sign up - Please read our terms and conditions

Deposits and Payments: A deposit of 30% per person is required to secure reservation.

If cancelled 90+ days before the experience, the deposit will be fully refunded. No reservation is considered confirmed until a deposit is received.

Full payment must be received no later than January 1, 2024.

Payments are accepted by all major credit cards.

Life happens and sometimes cancellations occur. Here is our cancellation policy for this experience:

  • 90+ days prior to departure: Full refund.
  • 35+ days prior to departure: 50% of total trip cost will be refunded
  • Within 35 days prior to arrival: No refund
  • Once we have started to provide our service from the point of your arrival in Swedish Lapland, no refunds will be made for unused trip arrangements for any reason.
  • Refunds will not be made for no-shows, early departures, or unused services.

You can always ask more questions using the blue "Contact us" button on the right side of the screen.

This exclusive photo experience costs $4,850

and I am offering only 6 slots!