Experience the beautiful wilderness of Laponia with Inlandsbanan.
Follow us along the Swedish inland up north to beautiful Laponia. Where you will have a photo course with award winning photographer Serkan Günes. You will learn the basics of nature photography in the heart of the national park Stora Sjöfallet. On this course you will get practical tips on image composition and how to best capture the Laponian light.
Experience Swedens' charming and scenic inland
The journey begins in Östersund, Frösön, with a hotel stay and dinner at Hotel Frösö Park. The next day, our retro motorcar model Y1 awaits to take you up north along Inlandsbanan. Lunch is served at the award-winning restaurant Bergmans Fisk & Vilt in Vilhelmina. Take the opportunity to explore their cozy shop after the meal where there are plenty of local delicacies to purchase and enjoy. The final destination of the day is Arvidsjaur where you have dinner and a hotel stay at the friendly Hotel Laponia.
The next day, if you seek an outdoor challenge, we have a guided snow shoe hike up Lillberget, where you will enjoy coffee as well as the view. After a lunch in Arvidsjaur, the train continues north, passing picturesque Inlandsbanan stops such as Piteälvsbron and the Arctic Circle. Dinner is served in Jokkmokk before moving on to the final destination of the day, Gällivare, the northernmost point of Inlandsbanan. Take the opportunity to enjoy the hotels' SPA department that is included in the stay.
The day after, a full-day photography course for beginners to intermediate levels awaits with photographer Serkan Günes in a half-group setting, including an inspirational lecture and an excursion to Stora Sjöfallet with lunch. The other half of the group will have a day trip to Jukkasjärvi and the Ice Hotel. Dinner is served at Glada Kocken, the restaurant with local flavors located beautifully by the mountain Dundret.
Next day follows the same schedule so that everyone gets to participate in the activities. The final dinner is served at the hotel. Our dedicated tour guide accompanies you throughout this whole journey. The trip ends next day after breakfast. We warmly recommend you to continuing to explore the wild nature of Norrbotten with newly acquired photography skills.
Recommended photography equipment for this trip:
- Compact camera or mirrorless camera with various focal lengths (wide-angle to short telephoto).
- A small, lightweight travel tripod.
- It is also possible to photograph with a mobile camera, but the ability to influence the result may not be as extensive.
Day 1: Arrival day in Östersund. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: Östersund-Arvidsjaur. Lunch in Vilhelmina and dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Arvidsjaur-Gällivare. Lunch on the train and dinner in Jokkmokk.
Day 4: Full day in Gällivare. Photography course with an excursion to Stora Sjöfallet in a half-group. Excursion to the Ice Hotel in a half-group. Lunch and dinner included.
Day 5: Full day in Gällivare. Photography course with an excursion to Stora Sjöfallet in a half-group. Excursion to the Ice Hotel in a half-group. Lunch and dinner included.
Day 6: Travel home or continue the journey independently.