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Photo tour

Malören & Haparanda Sandskär

4 Days, All inclusive

Tour Dates 2022

Summer 2022 send us an email and we will update you.

Highlights of this photo tour

  • 4 day holiday package to experience the midnight sun and two of Sweden’s most beautiful islands in Swedish Lapland with photographer Peter Rosén.
  • We will help you to improve your photographing and go through landscapes, animal, bird, drone and macro photography.
  • Max. 7 participants for a genuine experience.
  • The focus will be on photography, but we also go through image editing in photoshop and lightroom and other editing programs if desired.
  • Access to a large selection of Canon lenses incl. long telephoto lenses such as 400: 2.8 and 500: 4.0 for animals and birds. You also have access to a floating hide for birds and Peter does a demonstration of drone photography.
  • Opportunity to learn more about filming with your camera camera.
  • Access to wooden-fired sauna and sandy beaches right next to your accommodation.
  • Full board with accommodation at Malören Lodge, all transports from the airport or train station in Luleå and the island Malören and Haparanda Sandskär.
We are happy to announce this Lapland trip and holiday package that will help you to develop your photography. We will travel to island Malören which is located far out in the Botnian bay, Swedish Lapland. With its lighthouse from 1852, Malören is one of Sweden’s most beautiful islands. We visit both Malören which is a nature reserve and the national park Haparanda Sandskär. Both islands are unique and exclusive destinations for those who want to experience the midnight sun, peace, the sea, birds, wildlife, beaches and get the opportunity for great photography.
This photo tour is 4 days and your photo guide is Peter Rosén who lives in Luleå. Peter has been arranging guided photo tours since 2001 and has received the award TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2014-2020. The photo tour includes landscape, bird, animal, macro and drone photography with opportunities to develop your film skills. Peter will meet you at the trainstation, airport or your hotel in Luleå. On the way to Malören we make a photo stop to try photographers orchids. We live and eat well at Malören Lodge. Do not expect luxury but instead fantastic views and proximity to fine photography. We have Canon cameras, lenses between 14-500mm and tripods and floating hide for everyone who needs to borrow. Join us on a nice trip and come home with pictures you dreamed of.

Nature, culture and photo guiding

Peter Rosén has been a full-time photographer since 2012 and has published 2 photo books Aurora Borealis in Lapland and Midnight Sun over Lapland. Peter lives in Luleå since 2015 and has visited the islands on 3 occasions before and therefore knows the area well. Peter’s background is as a biologist and associate professor of environmental science and Peter will be able to give you the whole story behind your beautiful photos! Stories about the beautiful nature that has adapted to the harsh climate and the exciting culture that exists in the Gulf of Bothnia is an important part of every trip.

We have the photo equipment you need

We are sponsored by Canon and Manfrotto and can offer SLR cameras, lenses (14-500mm) and tripods at no extra cost.

We can help you to extend your tour

If you want to extend your tour in Lapland, we are happy to help you with suggestions and bookings.

Itinerary for your tour

  • 12:00 – 13:00
    Peter Rosén will meet you at the airport, train station or your hotel in Luleå. We drive together to a place that is good for orchids and hope that they bloom nicely. We then go on to the port of Kalix where Patrik meets us with his boat. Check-in at Malören Lodge.
    17:00 – 17:30
    Peter gives an introduction to the island of Malören and goes through the program. You can borrow camera equipment and lenses from 14-500mm as well as a floating hide for bird photographing.
    17:30
    3-course dinner with local specialties at Malören Lodge. Beverage packages can be purchased for those who wish.
    19:30 – 00.00
    We walk around the island freely and photograph landscapes, birds and flowers. Peter is always on hand for questions. If the light is nice, we can photograph until the next morning. We let the light control our days.
  • 09:30 – 13:30
    Depending on the light, we choose to photograph outdoors or have image criticism indoors.
    14:00 – 16:30
    Download photos and access to a sauna at your accommodation. We are flexible during the day so we use the best time for outdoor photography.
    16:30 – 17:30
    Peter is available for individual questions on the photos you have taken (which is the case all the time).
    17:30
    Dinner with the other participants and Peter. Wine and beer are available at an additional cost.
    19:30 – 00:00
    We repeat last night’s program and we are photographing when the light is best.
  • 09:30 – 16:00
    After breakfast we pack our photo backpacks and go with Patrik over to Haparanda Sandskär National Park. It is another very special island with everything from old pine forests, long sandy beaches, plenty of hares and large moose. On the island there is also an old chapel and older buildings that invite us for nice photographing.
    17:30
    We have dinner over an open fire on Haparanda Sandskär.
    19:30 – 22:00
    We continue photography on Haparanda Sandskär and hope for nice evening light before we go back with Patrik to our accommodation on Malören.
  • 09:30 – 11:30
    We continue to discover the island Malören and maybe you have now received so many pictures that you can treat yourself to a couple of hours on the beach, bird watching or just reading a book. There is also time for individual questions for Peter.
    12:00 – 13:00
    Lunch at Malören Lodge.
    14:00 – 14.30
    Check-out and boat transportation to the mainland again. We take the minibus back to Luleå.
Wildnature fotoresa Malören

Why should you choose us for your next photo tour?

We really do everything we can to make you feel comfortable with us and we are happy to have received the award TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2014-2020 and is the highest ranked photo travel company in Sweden on TripAdvisor. We have run photography courses in Abisko and Finland since 2001 and are sponsored by both Canon and Manfrotto. We take a maximum of 7 participants per guide, which means that you get a lot of time with your photo guide.

Our idea is that you have come to us for a genuine experience and we will do everything we can to fulfill your dream of seeing and photographing the beautiful midnight sun and the special light in the north of Sweden in a pleasant way.

Get inspired and see Peter Rosén’s images here: Lappland Media

The photo tour to Malören and Haparanda Sandskär includes

3 nights at Malören Lodge. Full board from dinner day 1 to lunch day 4. Gourmet 3 course dinners created with local specialties the first evening. Good gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan food are available. Please inform us when you place your reservation.
4 days and nights with photographing.
All transportations from Luleå to the island Malören nature reserv and Haparanda Sandskär National Park.
Day tour to Haparanda Sandskär National Park.
Access to a floating hide for bird photographing and demonstration of drone photography.
Indoor theory on how to best edit your photos on your computer. We also discuss image composition and go through macro stacking, RAW converting, optimization of images for web and social media, panoramic photography and filming with your camera etc.
Free wifi at Malören Lodge. Be aware of that we are far out in the Botnian Bay and the internet connection can be poor.
We recommend that you bring your own laptop and camera. Canon SLR cameras and lenses from 14-500mm will also be available for you.

INFORMATION about this photo tour

  • 18 year or older

    Min. age 18 years (we always want to talk to you if younger people want to come along on the trip). All activities are easy. The itinerary may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Only 7 participants

    Small group with a maximum of 7 participants so that we can be as flexible as possible and you get the opportunity to ask your own personal questions about photography or the nature we have around us.

Not included

  • Travel insurance (please make sure you are covered if you get ill), air fares or train tickets to Luleå, soft drinks or beer and wine at Malören Lodge.
  • Booking terms


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