Lapland Winter Paradise

2020: Sold out
2021: Register here  – Seats available

This 6-day photo tour around Äkäslompolo in Finnish Lapland takes place after the end of the polar night. We will have special light conditions, because the sun does not rise very high from the horizon, so there will be usually several hours of moody light. Photo subjects range from winter landscapes, snow-covered trees, details in the snow, reindeers, huskies and of course the ever-mesmerizing Aurora Borealis. Through the nights we will have partly moonlight which makes the snow sparkling and casts tree shadows on the white snow.

A maximum of six participants make this an intimate photo tour. Each person will have a lot of time for in-depth discussions regarding camera settings, composition and anything else.

As always and everywhere, the weather is an unknown. The program and its order might change depending on the weather conditions.



Upcoming Dates

– 19-24 Jan 2020: Sold out (6/6)
– 16-21 Jan 2021: Seats available

I would like to join this photo tour in 2022 or later


minimum 4 participants
maximum 6 participants

Required photography skills

This tour is open to all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. Of course it is also possible to go on this tour without a camera.

Required fitness level

For this tour a basic fitness level is sufficient. We will have short hikes through the snow and riding the snow mobile requires some strength. Please keep in mind that if the nights are clear, we will spend part of it to search for Northern lights.

Price per Person

In double room: EUR 3.140,00
Single room supplement: EUR 300,00
Surcharge for own snow mobile: EUR 150,00
Surcharge for own husky-sleigh: EUR 90,00

Included in price

– transfer from/to Kittilä airport (KTT) at predefined times
– B&B accommodation in Äkäslompolo, every room has a kitchenette
– aurora chasing every night
– two snowmobile tours / 2 persons per snow mobile
– a 25km long husky safari / 2 persons per husky sleigh
– warm overalls and shoes. Helmets for snow mobiling
– all transfers to photo locations

Not included

– flights in and out of Kittilä (KTT)
– photo gear (camera, lenses, tripod, filters, etc)
– travel insurance or any other private insurances
– snacks during day time & dinners (grocery store and restaurants nearby)
– alcoholic drinks

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Detailed information

Feedback from participants

Here you can read what participants wrote, who were already on this photo tour. On the Testimonials-page feedback from all the tours is put together.

Ich war Teilnehmer bei der Fotoreise “Lappland Winterparadies” im Januar 2020. Die Unterkunft war sehr charmant und liebevoll eingerichtet. Während den sechs Tagen durften wir zwei Mal Schneemobil fahren, eine 25 km lange Huskysafari mitmachen, mit Schneeschuhe durch die wunderschöne und verschneite Winterlandschaft spazieren sowie selbstverständlich auch die Jagd nach dem Nordlicht durfte nicht fehlen. Thomas ist ein humorvoller, lustiger und ein begeisterter Fotograf. Er kann fliessend Deutsch, Englisch und Finnisch und kennt tolle Orte zum fotografieren. Ebenfalls ist er spezialisiert wenn es um Nordlichter und schneebedeckte Landschaften geht. Meine hohen Erwartungen an diesen Fotokurs wurden vollumfänglich erfüllt. Hatte nichts zu bemängeln. Aus diesem Grund kann ich die Firma Salamapaja sehr empfehlen.

Manuel, Schweiz


Taking photos in winter
Magic moon forest
Winter landscape LE
Lodge with auroras
Winter moon halo

Any questions?

If you have questions related to the workshop, your photo gear or anything else, please use the contact form.

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