Svalbard photo expedition - See & Explore

Type:Expedition

PB325, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +4797685765

A Svalbard rock ptarmigan
  • A Svalbard rock ptarmigan
  • A polar fox scratching itself with its hind leg
  • A King eider out for a flight
  • A Svalbard reindeer
  • Two polar bears
  • An Arctic fox
  • A Barnacle goose out for a flight
  • A King eider cleaning its feathers
  • A curious polar fox next to a small pond
  • A Grey phalarope sitting on a grassy plain
  • A Little auk
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Blue March Adventure (4 Mar 2021 - 7 Mar 2021)
Golden March workshop (18 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021)
Svalbard Expedition Vol. 1 (8 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021)
Svalbard Expedition Vol. 2 (22 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021)
Birds and Arctic Fox, in Arctic light (24 June 2021 - 27 June 2021)
Svalbard autumn adventure (16 Sept 2021 - 19 Sept 2021)

About

Due to the current Covid-19 situation and all the uncertainty around the development of the situation, we have made some temporary changes to our registration and payment policy. When you sign up to one of our multi-day tours or workshops we will not require a deposit until the tour/workshop is 100% confirmed. We will not demand any payments until the tour/workshop is 100% confirmed due to the pandemic. We also recommend not booking any flights until everything is confirmed.

Svalbard Photo Workshops and tours
Our photo workshops and tours in Svalbard are conducted from March to September. In March and April we can provide workshop tours to Pyramiden. This is an exceptionally photogenic time of the year in the Arctic. Especially the light conditions are outstanding, but in the winter the temperature may drop to minus 25 or 30 degrees Celsius in March and April, and it is often windy. If you are joining us on a workshop or on a tour, our main focus will be photography, and we will provide time for photography, something which can be difficult on an ordinary tour, with other providers. Every day we gather for a post processing session and knowledge sharing. Our photo workshops, #1 and #2, with base in Longyearbyen, is limited up to maximum 8 participants and our tour to Pyramiden is limited up to maximum 6 participants. Any person of normal health may join our workshops and tours, but the snowmobile ride to Pyramiden is demanding, and you must be in normally good shape, without any physical ailments.

Our tours and worksops are photography tours, and Oddgeir Sagerup, and his photo guide, will be available at most times to help and assist if needed. In the evening we will gather for tutoring and individual post processing sessions.

What to experience in a photo workshop tour, in Svalbard
During our photo workshops we will enjoy some amazing scenery, shifting light conditions, and take oue time to observe and depicture animal life. We may come across species such as Svalbard rock ptarmigan, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic fox(most of the year). Between May and September, we have a rich birdlife as the little auk, goose, king eider, red-throated diver and gray(red) phalarope. Occasionally, we may also observe polar bears, but normally not around Longyearbyen, but on our stay in Pyramiden (tour #3 & #4). We will always respect their habitat and keep you at a safe distance from the animal. But remember, a sharp and long telephoto lens can sometimes provide amazing photos even at a distance.

Join our photo tour in Svalbard, Pyramiden
On tour(#3 & #4), we go for a ride from Longyearbyen to Pyramiden, an abandoned Soviet coal miner settlement, now fascinating in itself as a ghost town.

The snowmobile drive from Longyearbyen to Pyramiden takes approximately 4 to 5 hours. We have to make our reservations about the traveling route, and depending on the weather conditions we have to be prepared for potential changes in our plans, since if the weather is not good it'll force us to stay in Longyearbyen. This tour is for photographers who want to spend time with their camera without any hurry, something which can be difficult on a normal trip with other providers. We focus on the unique arctic landscape and wildlife. Occasionally, we may also observe polar bears. We will always respect their habitat and keep you at a safe distance from the animal. But remember, a sharp and long telephoto lens can provide amazing photos even at a distance

Please note that a driving license for a car or motorcycle is required to drive the snowmobile. We recommend the driver to have some experience with driving a snowmobile in advance. Passengers are not required to bring any driving license, but the best is to drive one person on each snowmobile.

In Pyramiden we stay at the town hotel and use this as our base camp. We sleep and eat our breakfasts and dinners at the hotel.

For prices and more information, please contact us at post@seeandexplore.com.

Upcoming photo workshops and tours
Blue March Adventure: March 4, 2021 to March 7, 2021. #1Winter photo workshop, based in Longyearbyen. Including 2 days with snowmobile. Explore the arctic fox and arctic landscape. Group size 4-8.

Golden March workshop: March 18, 2021 to March 21, 2021. #2:Nature and wildlife workshop, based in Longyearbyen, with @linakayser. Including 2 days with snowmobile. Group size 4-8.

Svalbard Expedition VOL 1: April 8, 2021 to April 11, 2021. #3Winter photo expedition, on snowmobile, with base in Pyramiden. Group size 3-6.

Svalbard Expedition VOL 2: April 22, 2021 to April 25, 2021. #4Winter photo expedition, on snowmobile, with base in Pyramiden. Group size 3-6.

Birds and arctic fox, in arctic light: June 24.6.2021 to June 27.06.2021: #5 With base in Longyearbyen. Group size 4-8

Svalbard autumn adventure: 16.09.21 to 19.09.21. #6 With base in Longyearbyen. Group size 4-8.

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  • 5 - Previous snowmobile experience is recommended. Long day trip through some rugged terrain.

Facilities

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  • Expedition
  • Food
  • Photo safari
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Duration

  • several days

Grading

  • 5 - Previous snowmobile experience is recommended. Long day trip through some rugged terrain.

Season

  • Polar summer
  • Sunny winter

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  • Bed accomodation
  • Expedition
  • Food
  • Photo safari
  • Snowmobile

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