Experience the arctic light -workshop

Location: Posio, Finnish Lapland
31.1.-6.2. 2022
Group size 8-10 participants
Photo: Petri Puurunen

Have you always wanted to experience beautiful arctic nature and develop your photography skills? If so, join us in Posio to experience arctic winter light and amazing wintertime nature of Finnish Lapland. At this time of the year the conditions are perfect to explore the authentic arctic. Schedule is flexible, and it will change as the weather forecast changes so we can find the best suitable conditions for each location. In addition to each day`s schedule there will be an editing session with photos taken and open discussion between participants. The host of the workshop is an awarded professional photographer Petri Puurunen (@petripuurunen).

Posio is a small and warm community in Finnish Lapland. Posio is known for its diverse nature, authentic Lapland culture and art and design. Nearest airports are in Kuusamo (60 km) and in Rovaniemi (130 km). Finnair flies to both airports daily during the winter season. The price of the workshop includes transportations to and from the airport to Posio.

We will stay at Wilderness Hotel Kirikeskus where you can sleep a good night’s sleep and feel energized during our daytime trips. Kirikeskus has also a fine dining restaurant where you can enjoy hand-picked local northern flavors. There is also nothing better than relax in the warmth of traditional Finnish sauna after a day outside.

Posio and Wilderness Hotel Kirikeskus have been awarded Green Key and Sustainable Travel certificates. Green and sustainable values are one of the key values that we have. As concrete actions these include efficient recycling, favoring local products, services, and workers, and respecting and preserving our magnificent nature. It is important to us that the workshop will respect the nature, animals, and the environment, and we can guarantee it personally. For example, the reindeer village, that we will visit, meets our criteria of good animal husbandry.

Photo Petri Puurunen

Schedule

Day 1 - Be Prepared!
Transportation from airport to Wilderness Hotel Kirikeskus in Posio. We will have a get-together and introduction of the workshop. If conditions permit, we will try to catch clear night sky and auroras on nearby snowy fells.

Day 2- Ghosts of the fell
Daytime visit to Riisitunturi National Park. Short winterday will offer soft pastel colors in nature and hardpacked snow covered fell spruces. Again, if conditions permit, we will have night photography.

Day 3 - Traditional Laplandic reindeer village
Daytime visit to a traditional Laplandic reindeer village. There are more reindeer than people living in the Posio area. To get a deeper understanding of reindeer, we will visit an authentic local reindeer village and capture this amazing experience.

Day 4 - Icy river canyons
Discover the magical emerald blue river , hanging bridges and snowy winter wonderland in Myllykoski.

Day 5 - Korouoma
Small hike in the largest canyon on Lapland. We will see and experience wonderful icefalls, snowy candle spruces and a big landscape.

Day 6 - Heading to home
Thank you and have a safe trip to home! Transportations to Kuusamo and Rovaniemi airports.

Price 2590 €

Included: Transportations to and from the airport (Kuusamo or Rovaniemi) to Posio, transportations during the trip to locations, accommodation and meals in Wilderness Hotel Kirikeskus, photography guiding by Petri Puurunen – and all of this once in a lifetime experience!

What will you need to have the best experience?

  • Warm and waterproof clothes and other equipment such as scarves, hat, and mountain boots. The average temperature in Posio in the beginning of February will be about -12 Celsius degrees, but it can be also near -30, especially on the night time.
  • Photography equipment