The Svalbard autumn light photo expedition – 2022

Svalbard autumn light photo expedition to Isfjord Radio 2022

With towering snowcapped mountains, forbidding glaciers, autumn-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

Three different variations of Svalbard Photo Expedition Tours are available, each one catered for a specific season that highlights the splendors, found here.

Schedule

Date: Sept 07th – Sept 11th 2022

Location: Svalbard, Isfjord Radio

Available seats: 6

Difficulty level: Easy/medim

Price: NOK 35.000,-

Registration deposit: NOK 3.500,-

Arrival: Longyearbyen airport, no later than 06.09.22

Departure: Longyearbyen airport, 12th of Sept, or later, at any suitable time

Included:

5-day adventure with photographer and authorized Svalbard guide, Oddgeir Sagerup. Boat tour 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 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. 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 hour’s boat trips from Longyearbyen, “The Autumn Light photo expeditions” starts. We are now in the beginning of September, when summer starts to dissipate and soft lighting returns to the island. We have fantastic areas of autumn colors and fantastic sunsets in the west. It’s early September, but still Mother nature can surprise us with some fresh snow, during the night. In this landscape we will focus on birdlife(what’s left of it), seascape, and landscape photography in general.

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:

Using the time after breakfast with some packing and photography around the nearest area around Isfjord Radio, before returning to Longyearbyen with the boat around 17:00pm. Back in Longyearbyen 19:00pm.

Svalbard reindeer

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 Longyearbyen – Isfjord Radio – Longyearbyen
  • 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 spendings, drinks with meals, 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! We have passion for film and photography and knows an photographers mind, so we can offer you logistics for Your project!

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