Svalbard midnight sun photo expedition – 2022

Svalbard midnight sun photo expedition to Isfjord Radio 2022

With towering snowcapped mountains, forbidding glaciers, flower-studded tundra & towering fjords, it is here where the formidable landscape reigns wildlife as the arctic fox, the unique Svalbard reindeer, Svalbard rock ptarmigan, polar bears, walrus, and birds and seabirds live and we hope to capture some of these on our photo expedition, starting I Longyearbyen and ending up at Isfjord radio.

Svalbard is considered the best place on earth for photographing arctic landscape and wildlife, but a treasure trove of photographic highlights awaits, that sometimes can includes the Arctic Fox, Svalbard rock ptarmigan, Walrus, Seals, Whale and birds (from April to September) like seabirds, gooses, king eiders, divers, common eiders, phalaropes, snipes, sandpipers, guillemots, auks and our unique Svalbard reindeer. Keep your eyes open, and perhaps you can cross of some of Svalbard’s “Big Five” from your bucket list

This is the summer photo expedition but, we have three different variations of Svalbard Photo Expedition Tours available, each one catered for a specific season that highlights the splendors, found here.

Booking

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    Schedule

    Date: June 22th 2022 – June 26th 2022

    Location: Svalbard, Isfjord Radio

    Available seats: 7

    Difficulty level: Easy/Medium

    Price: NOK 43.500,- (based on double occupancy – addition for single room)

    Registration deposit: NOK 4.500,-.

    Payment: Full payment required 60 days prior to the tour.

    Arrival: Longyearbyen (no later than 21.06.22)

    Departure: Longyearbyen (no earlier than 26th of June, 09pm)

    Included:

    5-day adventure with photographer and authorized Svalbard guide, Oddgeir Sagerup.

    Boat trip from Longyearbyen to Isfjord Radio and back again. All tuition, individual post processing sessions on day 2, 3 and 4.
    Accommodation in double/twin room
    3-course dinner, breakfast and expedition lunches.
    Transport to and from your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen.
    Search- and rescue insurance for Svalbard.

    Day 1:

    Morning meeting at 08am, for briefing and for to be known. After, we are heading outside Longyearbyen and into the territory to the unique arctic fox, where we also will visit the bird cliffs and explore wildlife as svalbard reindeer and svalbard rock ptarmigan. We will bring with us a field lunch and returning to the port, in good time before leaving for Isfjord Radio.

    Boat trip start 15:00. After a 2 hours boat trip, we checking in to Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, for the “Midnight sun summer photo expedition”, you are also checking in to the heart of Svalbard. Soak in the breath-taking view of the Arctic tundra, and watch the local wildlife casually wander past your bedroom window. Bordering Isfjord Radio is a bird sanctuary. Birdlife is rich, the evening and night light is fantastic, and you might be lucky enough to spot a cunning Arctic fox hunting for bird eggs, during the stay at Isfjord Radio.

    Day 2-4:

    At Isfjord Radio we will spend the time outside, by hiking around the area. We will walk by beautiful lakes, jagged mountains and wide-open ocean. We will stop by big whale bones, trappers hut and if the condition is good, we can reach av beach where potentially is a walrus colony. But, we don’t operate with a fixed itinerary on any of our photo expeditions. It’s a full-on photography tour/workshop, so the activities are planned around sunrise, sunset and night photography excursions (depends on season). The whole area is packed with locations and wildlife so the weather and light conditions will decide where we will go.

    Day 5:

    After breakfast and packing, we can spend the last day with photography activity before we are returning to Longyearbyen with the boat 17:00.

    CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

    Speaking of weather, Svalbard is notoriously unpredictable. Conditions and light changes constantly, so please be sure to read our “must-bring” clothing and gear lists provided by email upon registration.

    PHOTO GEAR

    At the very least, bring your own camera, lenses, tripod and a laptop. A detailed list of recommendations will be provided upon registration. If you are considering upgrading or investing in new camera gear prior to the trip, feel free to ask us for advice.

    What level of photography is required?

    All of ours tours, are open to beginners as well as professionals. Our only criteria is that you have a great passion for photography, and have the energy and motivation to be on the go every day and night (if the conditions is good).

    WHAT’S INCLUDED?

    5-day adventure with photographer and authorized Svalbard guide, Oddgeir Sagerup.

    • Boat trip from Longyearbyen to Isfjord Radio and back again.
    • All tuition, individual post processing sessions on day 2, 3 and 4.
    • Accommodation in double/twin room
    • 3-course dinner, breakfast and expedition lunches.
    • Transport to and from your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen.
    • Search- and rescue insurance for Svalbard.

    ADDITIONAL CHARGES/Not included

    • Personal spending’s, drinks with meals, alcoholic, private equipment and travel insurance
    • Single room supplement at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel
    • Accommodation in Longyearbyen before and after the trip

    TAILOR MADE TRIP

    Would you like to have your private guiding or even Let us know and we will tailor your trip!

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