Photography Expedition in the
National park of Dovrefjell Norway
April 2024 – 5 days / 4 nights
Situated in the central part of Norway, Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park is a majestic wilderness area that spans over 1,700 square kilometers. It is renowned for its remarkable alpine landscapes, ancient mountains, and rugged terrain. The park serves as a sanctuary for a variety of flora and fauna, some of which are unique to this region.
The highlight of the National Park of Dovrefjell is undoubtedly its magnificent musk oxen population. These majestic creatures, weighing up to 400 kilograms, roam freely across the vast expanses of the park. Observing these prehistoric animals in their natural habitat is an awe-inspiring experience and a photographer's dream.
Besides the musk oxen, the park boasts an array of other wildlife, including reindeer, elk, foxes, and an abundance of bird species.It's an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the serenity of nature. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime in the breathtaking landscapes of Norway's Dovrefjell National Park!
- April 8 – April 12, 2024. (Exp 1)
- April 15 – April 19, 2024. (Exp 2)
- More dates in consultation
- Single Room €2970 p.p.
- Double Room €2720 p.p
- Appartement 3/4 pers €2620 p.p.
Is this trip for you
- You enjoy going out and photographing in a group of like-minded people.
- You love rugged nature and have always wanted to photograph landscapes and wildlife, including musk oxen in particular.
- Are you an inexperienced photographer? No problem. If you would like this, the accompanying nature photographers will be happy to help you.
- If you are an advanced nature photographer, you can indulge yourself in all the photography opportunities that this trip offers.
- The price of the trip is based on bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
April is normaly the beginning of spring, but in Dovrefjell, this can mean snow but also sunshine. This means we sometimes need to use snowshoes to get to the animals. We will have snowshoes available for you. We advise you to take a look at the weather forecast before you depart. Be able to dress in layers and bring at least the following.
- Base layer (shirt, sweater)
- Warm socks
- Wind and waterproof jacket
- Waterproof /sturdy and comfortable hiking boots for traversing various terrains
- Rain clothing
- Hiking pants (no jeans)
- Warm sweaters
- Warm hat and scarf
- Gloves, thick and thin
- WIFI at accommodation
- Full board
- Wildlife activities
- Photography guidance
- Lectures by the experienced guides
- All service taxes and fees
- Flights/transport to Hjerkin Station.
- Snowshoe use/hire (if needed, €15 per day)
- Travel/cancelation insurance
- Booking Costs €25
- All items of a personal nature such as laundry, snack, bar and telecommunication charges.
- Gratuities Pre and post trip excursions and hotel.
- Country – Norway
- Duration – 5 days/4 nights
- Language – English/Dutch
- Level of fitness – Moderate
- Guides – 2
- Accomodation – Full board
- Departure guarantee – 5
- Minimum age 18, age under 18 in consultation with Wild-Encounters
When embarking on a photography expedition to capture muskoxen in their natural habitat, it’s important to be well-prepared to ensure you have a successful and enjoyable experience. Here’s a list of essential items to bring:
- DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual controls
- Telephoto lens: A zoom lens with a focal length of at least 200mm
- Wide-angle lens for capturing landscapes and environmental shots
- Tripod for stable shots and long exposures
- Spare camera batteries and memory cards
- Lens cleaning kit to keep your equipment in top condition
- Lens hood to reduce glare and protect your lens
- Lens filters, such as a polarizing filter for reducing glare and enhancing colors
- Rain cover or waterproof camera bag to protect your gear in wet conditions
- Backpack to carry your camera equipment and personal belongings
- Laptop for editing at the accommodation
- Binoculars: Help locate muskoxen from a distance.
Johnny is an ecologist and works as an expedition guide. After more than 15 years as a freelance professional in tree technical research and fauna inspections, wildlife photography led him to expedition guiding. Johnny is committed to preserving nature and animals and in 2022 he founded Wild-Encounters together with his partner Debbie. Through Wildlife-Conservation photography, Johnny offers tools to visualize fauna.
Debbie is a zoologist and works as an expedition guide in the polar regions. She lives for wildlife and specializes in animal welfare and natural behaviour. Her expertise lies in marine mammals and animal behavior. Debbie likes to share her in-depth knowledge about animals and their behavior during the expeditions, as well as in lectures. She is also highly motivated to capture fauna through photography,
When compiling our trips, we take into account people, the environment, nature and culture, so that the holiday is not only special for you, but also future generations can enjoy attractive destinations.
Whether it concerns holidays where you enjoy untouched nature, experience the local culture, meet new people or taste a delicious local dish; together we work on holidays that provide better places and more beautiful experiences. And in doing so, we make an important contribution to sustainable developments at the destination. For you as a traveler, but also for the people who live at the holiday destination.