Announcing Arctic Adventure to Lapland, Our Newest Trip!

 

Circular Formation of Northern Lights in Finland by Ralph Velasco

The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, as seen in Lapland, Finland.

I’m very excited to announce Arctic Adventure to Lapland, our newest trip for 2016.  This is a part of the world that most people never have the pleasure of visiting, and it’s probably because they have a big misconception about what they’ll find when they arrive.

When I’m putting together our trips, I always look for variety, and by that I mean not only a variety of photo opportunities that we can seek out and capture, but also local cuisine that’s unique, interesting culture, outgoing and friendly people whom we can meet in their homes and interact with on a regular basis, fun and unusual things to do in each location, and more.

Needless to say, Lapland provided all of these criteria and more, so this is going to be a great trip.

~ Ralph Velasco

President/Founder/Lead Instructor
PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc.

 

Northern Lights ~ Dog Sledding ~ Ice Fishing ~ The Arctic Circle

 

Just Announced!

 

March 19 – 27, 2016

 

Photographer Shooting the Aurora Borealis at Night - Lapland, Finland by Ralph Velasco

Photographer shooting the Aurora Borealis at night in Lapland.

 

OVERVIEW

Participants will fly roundtrip in and out Stockholm (airport code ARN, flight not included) and spend ample time exploring much of what this highly-rated capital city has to offer.  Next we’ll fly (roundtrip flight is included) roundtrip from Stockholm to Luleå, Sweden, where we’ll be transported in private vehicles up to Swedish and Finnish Lapland. 

Finally we’ll get back to the big city as we return to Stockholm.  Those participants interested in spending more time exploring this region before or after the tour can make arrangements directly with our local tour operator who can help with details, please just ask.

We’ve got lots of great experiences planned, including searching for and photographing the Northern Lights (aurora borealis), dog sledding, ice fishing, an introduction to the sauna culture of this region, great food (including a foodie tour) and so much more.

 

WHEN

March 19 – 27, 2016

COST

$5,799 per person in double occupancy*

* A single supplement of $699 applies to those wishing to have their own room throughout the trip (availability is strictly limited).  This price based on current airfares for included internal flights roundtrip between Stockholm and Luella, but price could be adjusted should airfares rise or fall between now and when they are confirmed, however, this is unlikely.

 

Map of overall Scandinavian and Northern European region.

Map of overall region.

 

Open to photographers and non-photographers alike,

so feel free to bring a spouse or other travel mate!

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Please request the details of this trip by contacting us at

admin@PhotoEnrichment.com

 

Lapland Map - Lulea, Torneo River and Kemi

We’ll spend time in both Swedish and Finnish Lapland, crossing the border between countries almost daily.

 

See this link for more information on this trip:

 

Arctic Adventure

to Swedish & Finnish Lapland,

plus Stockholm

 

Along the Waterfront in Stockholm, Sweden by Ralph Velasco

Along the waterfront in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Keeping our travel schedule in mind, participants will be put in the right place, at the right time, to explore and capture the highlights of Swedish and Finnish Lapland, including its people, food, country life and other cultural wonders.
    • Approximately 2- to 4-hours per day on average of instruction with travel photographer Ralph Velasco, including group photo walks and locally-guided walking tours in each location.
    • Facilities permitting, participants will have a chance to sit down as a group with Ralph during a mid-trip image review allowing him to gauge each participant’s progress and to provide valuable feedback.
    • Detailed information about how to best photograph the northern lights will be provided in advance of the trip.  No special equipment is required.

 

 Program includes:
    • 8-nights accommodations in well-located hotels in Stockholm (3) & Lapland (5).
    • Breakfast daily (B), plus 6 lunches (L) and 6 dinners (D), including Foodie Tour.
    • English-speaking guides and transfers for most program activities.
    • Airport transfers by high-speed train and group transfers in heated vehicles.
    • Various program activities including ferry ride, ice fishing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, traditional sauna experience and more.
    • Weather permitting, numerous opportunities to witness and photograph the northern lights (aurora borealis).
    • Entry fees for group activities.
    • Rental of arctic gear (snowmobile suits, heavy boots, gloves and hats)

Program does not include:

    • Airfare to/from Stockholm, Sweden, at beginning and end of trip.
    • Items of a personal nature such as, but not limited to, laundry, Internet access where not provided, souvenirs, telephone calls, additional tips, alcoholic beverages, and other items not specifically outlined as included in this Itinerary.

 

 

Participants can look forward to ample free time to explore

and discover each location on their own, as well.

* All activities and itinerary details are subject to change, but rest assured we’ll make every effort to provide a comparable alternative should changes to our schedule need to be made.

 

 

Airfare to/from Stockholm and your home airport is additional and should be arranged on your own with our guidance.

(Please don’t make non-refundable travel arrangements until given confirmation by us to do so.)

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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Please request the details of this trip by contacting us at

admin@PhotoEnrichment.com

 

Table Set for Dinner at Hullkoff Garden - Sweden by Ralph Velasco

The food in this region is simply out of this world, and we’ll have plenty of chances to sample the local fare.

  

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Please request the details of this trip by contacting us at

admin@PhotoEnrichment.com

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Join us!

REGISTER

To register you can pay with credit card via PayPal (request an invoice) or deposit a check directly into the PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc. bank account (this option affords a $50 per person discount, see information we’ll send you for all the details).

 

 

ABOUT YOUR GUIDE

Bio Picture of Ralph Velasco in Los Rios, California by Jenny McMasters Photography

Ralph Velasco

 

Ralph Velasco is a U.S.-based travel photography instructor, author and international guide who has led tours to Egypt, Morocco, the Adriatic, Turkey, Central Europe, Iceland, Bhutan, Nepal, VietnamCambodia, Spain, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, and other locations.  He’s also organized and participated in over a dozen Humanitarian and People-to-People programs in Cuba.

Ralph is an award-winning travel photography blogger and President/Founder/Lead Instructor of PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc.  He’s also the creator of the My Shot Lists for Travel app for iPhone, an organizational and tracking tool designed to help travelers of all photography skill levels to bring home a more well-rounded set of images of any destination or subject (available free on iTunes).

All information is subject to change.

 

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  • emily lindstrom
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    the northern lights are an amazing sight to see. we see them a lot in the north and my friends always go outside and whistle at them and hold onto tree’s because they can take you. as so I’ve heard. all in all great shot! absolutely love it.

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