Photo Adventure in Laponia

Workshop with Serkan Günes

Join us for a photo workshop in northern Sweden together with the award-winning photographer Serkan Günes. Experience the deep forest and vast mountains range and learn how to master your camera to capture the surrounding landscape and light on the picture. The workshop includes a mix of theory, practical exercises, and individual coaching. On the tour, there will also be a guide from Laponia Adventures that takes care of all the logistics so that you can focus on photography. Your guide will also introduce you to the culture and the history of the places we visit.

The Laponia area, which consists of several national parks and nature reserves, has been designated a World Heritage Site for its strong nature and cultural values. The Sami people have lived here for thousands of years without leaving any obvious traces. But their presence has shaped the nature of the area and with a trained eye, you can find both traces of old residence and hunting pits. Only nature itself is impressive, with the old forests in the east and pointy mountains in the west.

Join us for a workshop in northern Sweden and experience the deep forest and vast mountains range.

This photo workshop is for you who…

…want to develop your knowledge in photography and editing and at the same time experience the nature in the world heritage site Laponia. You should be able to hike 5-10 kilometers per day in varied terrain. You will carry your camera equipment plus 1-2 kg of common equipment and food. Recommended age from 16 years old. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your physical ability or experience level.

Photography and editing

You’ll not need any previous photo experience or experience of editing. The level of the workshop will be adapted to the experience level in the group. You will also get some individual coaching and feedback. For this workshop, you’ll need a camera where you can set the shutter speed and aperture manually and also a computer with the editing program Photoshop or Lightroom. You will be able to charge batteries every evening but we recommend you bring an extra battery and extra memory card. You’ll also need a tripod.

Food and accommodations

The first two nights we’ll stay in the cozy guest house Pensionat Augustin, centrally located in Gällivare. You’ll share a spacious twin bedroom with another participant in the workshop. Toilets and shower are located right outside your room. The rooms are individually designed with their own sink, fridge, and work desk. For an extra fee, it will be possible to get a single room. Note that the number of single rooms is limited.

The following night we’ll stay in a shared twin bed-rooms with a private toilet and shower at the Sjöfallet mountain center. Single rooms are available for an extra fee. Last night we’ll stay in shared twin bed-rooms at Saltoluokta mountain station right by the foot of the mountain. Shared shower and toilet are available just outside your room. There is also the possibility of a single room supplement and also a supplement for a single room with its own shower and toilet. Some rooms have bunk beds, please notify when booking if you cannot sleep in the top bed.

During the photo workshop, we’ll eat all meals together. Breakfast is served in the restaurants at the hotels and other meals we’ll either cook outdoors or eat at a restaurant. Many of the meals will be based on local ingredients. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or food preferences such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

Photograf and guide

The photographer on the photo workshop is the award-winning landscape photographer Serkan Günes. He has led several photo workshops and photo tours all over the world and is famous for his patient when waiting for the perfect light for his pictures. Serkan was born in Istanbul and moved to Stockholm in 2000 and continued to Gällivare in 2015. Since then he has spent much of his time discovering the impressive nature around Gällivare and in 2017 he published a book with pictures from the world heritage site Laponia. “The land of the eight seasons”. Read more about Serkan and look at some of his pictures at

On the foto workshop, there will also be a guide from Laponia Adventures. Laponia Adventures works to help people experience the world heritage of Laponia. All Laponia Adventures guides have wilderness-specific first aid training and have good knowledge of the nature and culture of the area. Your guide will lead the hikes, talk about the local culture and nature but also take care of the logistics around food and accommodations. Serkan and you can totally focus on photography.

  • Place: Gällivare
  • Price: 14 450 SEK
  • Participants: 6 to 10 participant
  • Length: 5 days
  • Important information: Visit for more information about the tour

The price includes:

  • Local Swedish and English speaking photographer
  • Local Swedish and English speaking guide
  • Accommodation 4 nights in twin bed-room
  • All meals
  • Transport Gällivare-Stora sjöfallet-Saltoluokta-Gällivare
  • Safety equipment
  • Storage of travel luggage in Gällivare
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Photo: Serkan Günes

Laponia Adventures Sweden AB
Phone: +46 (0)70-547 97 10, +46 (0)70-260 05 37