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SENJA SUMMER TOUR

ONCE IN A LIFETIME ADVENTURE IN THE FAR NORTH

You’re invited to join Marco Grassi on this six-day Senja tour, during which you will get to visit the most amazing locations in Senja. You’ll get to hike up mountains and enjoy remarkable views of surrounding areas and rugged peaks. On this tour, we’ll also shoot breathtaking lakes, many amazing waterfalls, the beautiful Norwegian fjords and the dramatic Scandinavian weather.

Post processing sessions will be held during and after the tour, and you’ll receive a record of the sessions and all the official videos from Max Rive Photography.

Tour Length

6 Days

Dates

Aug 16-21

Activity Level

Med - Hard

Group Size

Max. 10

Single Room

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TOUR FEE
HIGHLIGHTS

Breathtaking viewpoints!

Breathtaking viewpoints!

Although the viewpoints are not the highest - they offer the most breathtaking views over the Norwegian fjords and mountains.

The Segla Mountain

The Segla Mountain

The most spectacular mountain in Northern Norway will be shot from different angles with only the best foreground. Marco Grassi will guide you around!  

Golden Hours

Golden Hours

Due the high latitude of Northern Norway the golden 'hour' will last for many hours. 

Personal Processing Sessions

Personal Processing Sessions

Learn the latest post processing techniques during our processing masterclass.

SENJA ITINERARY

Day 1


No later than 10 AM we’ll pick you up from Evenes Airport or your nearby accommodation. After we meet, we’ll begin the 3.5-hour drive to our first location. Along the way, we’ll stop for coffee, snacks, and a bathroom break.

Our first camp site is easy to reach from where we’ll park. It will follow a small unknown hiking trail that will lead us to our amazing campsite and viewpoint over the fiords. We’ll put up tents and shoot around base camp. At sunset, our group will choose between a 400 or 600 meter ascent. Each offer captivating views, and we’ll shoot the most amazing ones for both sunset and sunrise.

Images Day 1

Day 2 and 3


After our sunrise shoot and a well-deserved breakfast, we’ll hike down and drive to a nearby cafe for our first post processing session and coffee. Then, we’ll stop at a supermarket before starting our 45 minute hike to the next camp site. This one is located near a ridge with an overview of Segla. This mountain is not exactly unknown (anymore) but for a good reason – it is one of the most photogenic mountains in Scandinavia. With a vertical mountain wall on one side with the fjords just below it. On the other side there is also a fjord and in the distance the views are just as incredible. We’ll shoot this beautiful mountain during the next 2 sunsets and sunrises with multiple different locations to choose from both near and away from our tents. Though the number of locations are plenty – they are all within relatively short reach of our basecamp.

Images Day 2 and 3

Day 4, 5 and 6


During these days, we’ll set up our tents beneath the best high vantage point in Senja. This hike is about 45 minutes to the campsite, and from there, it’ll be about 40 minutes to the summit. From the summit view we are surrounded by the beautiful fjords and vertical mountains Senja is known for. There is no other place in the world where you can reach such an spectacular view which is only 700 meters above sea level though is more spectacular than many views in the high Himalayas.

As we hike down the mountain to the cars, we’ll stop at numerous areas for photos. Although the hiking might be done, we’ll still drive to some nice locations to shoot. After this, it’s time to say goodbye and drop everyone off at the airport/accommodation.

Images Day 4, 5 and 6

Included and Excluded

Professional Photo Guides

Our guides know the area better than anyone and have a big drive to teach the group in a fun yet ambitious way. Your success and satisfaction is their success and satisfaction. The more you are willing to learn, the more we encourage you to ask questions at all times.

Transportation

Depending on the group size, we will use one or two, 9-seater vans to ensure plenty of space for everyone.

Max Rive’s Processing Instructional Videos

You will receive both before and after the tour a download link to all his released processing tutorials. The total value will be around 550 USD.

Personal Processing Sessions

The guides will demonstrate the latest processing techniques on a laptop connected to a projecter in the hotel Hamn I Senja. A photo from one of the participants or from the guide himself will be used. All sessions will be recorded and shared among the group so everyone can watch the classes back once at home.

All food during camping

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and plenty of in between snacks. We will check with each participant regarding Dietary restrictions and allergies.

Tents

We provide Single Person tents. In case you prefer to bring your own you will be free to do so.

Flights + Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is required and has to be arranged at some point before the tour start. You will have to arrange your flights to and from Evenes airport.

Extra food when not out camping

This situation can occur when we drive past a village and people want to buy additional snacks or drinks.

Max Rive’s in the field Tutorials.

These videos are not included because these videos can be considered as a workshop on its own.

FAQ

Where can I get the tour information brochures (PDF)?

You will get all tour PDF’s by email when joining our exclusive tour list (CLICK HERE)

What lenses shall I bring to Senja ?

We recommend bringing a wide angle (zoom) and a tele-zoom lens. The 15 - 30 mm range is essential (on a full frame) while 30 to 200mm is recommended.

We recommend to bring only 2 lenses in order to keep the weight down to a minimum.

Is there a required experience level?

No, we have photographers from all experience levels participating. Whether you ask how to shoot in manual mode, how to take a panorama or how to master the handheld focus stack technique – the guide will always be happy to help and adopt his teaching to each skill level.

Can there be taken care of my allergy/diet?

Not at all – you will be able to provide us with your allergy/dietary restriction upon registration.

Can my non-photography partner join with a discount?

Unfortunately, we don’t have different prices for non-participating clients.

I have a question which is not covered in ths FAQ.

We recommend reading the information brochure PDF. You will get all tour PDF’s by email when joining our exclusive tour list (CLICK HERE)

Can I bring my drone?

Yes but always with respect to the safety of the group ,the local rules and the environment.

REFUND AND CANCELATION

COVID-19 NOTICE: 

If a participant needs to cancel at any time prior to the tour due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, flight cancellations or anything else COVID-19 related, a full refund will be given. We recommend booking flexible/refundable flights, or holding off on flight reservations until travel is guaranteed. More COVID-19 information has been added to the registration form. 
For other cancellations, in most cases a full refund will be given minus a 150 Euro service fee. However, if we cannot find a replacement for your spot, the deposit is non-refundable. Please find our full refund and cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions here.