Wintersailing with northern lights and photography

20,300 NOK

januar 16 - 22. januar 2023

7 days

Our wintertime photography sailing trips have been very popular, so bring your woolen underwear and get ready for new photo tours this winter! The most special thing about these trips is all the magical light and the teeming life in the sea, which gives offer us the craziest #nofilter experiences hour after hour. On this trip we sail a whole week from the “Paris of the North” Tromsø, via Senja, Andøya and Lofoten, to Bodø.

This is a trip for those of you who want to take the most “badass” pictures of Norway’s rawest nature, during the harshest season. For those of you who want to sail through Northern Norway in the very special winter light with your camera always ready. While the batteries are charging under deck you will be learning how to sail underway. Winter sailing in the north is a unique experience and by combining it with photography we maximize our use of the day. We are always ready to take the best pictures at the perfect time, completely free of street lights or other light pollution.


During this trip we sail from Svolvær and spend one week northbound along the coast, all the way to Tromsø. On the way we will explore the areas of Vesterålen, Andøya, Senja and Sothern Troms. We hope to find northern lights, and will definitely learn more about sailing and photography, as well as the areas we sail through.


Our experienced skipper will take care of the sailing instruction and navigation, while adventure photographer Thomas Eckhoff will lead the photo expedition with lots of fun and interesting content. 


Thomas is an inspiring photographer with a varied background and long experience, and we know he will share his best tricks for capturing good memories and shots. Thomas sees social media and the web as an exciting continuation of his career now that paper has been almost wiped out as a media platform. He has made a great career on Instagram where his account has more than 45k followers. He has worked with influencers and clients on Instagram both in Norway and abroad, developed photo workshops, and collaborated with various businesses.


There are no photography knowledge prerequisites on this trip. Whether you are a professional or amateur means nothing. Just by sailing with other photo enthusiasts you will learn a lot. You don’t need to know how to sail to participate either, as you will learn alot about sailing along the way. This is a perfect chance for those of you who want to test out winter sailing, learn more about nighttime navigation, sail under different wind- and weather conditions, and always have your camera ready! If you only have a phone camera and just want to join an unforgettable trip and sail during the arctic winter, you are very welcome aboard as well!



On this trip we will use our sailing boats Humla and Bien. Pictures and more information about these boats (which are all similar sister boats) can be found here.


The whole trip was a truly great experience! It was awesome to go without knowing anybody, and meet such a lovely group of people. The skippers were incredibly skillful, and they always smiled. For me, never having been north of Trondheim, it was really special to experience this raw landscape, the northern lights and to get so close on to the whales. SailNorway delivered a great and raw experience, which I will carry with me for the rest of my life!

Tiril Berg

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