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Svalbard Photo Workshops and tours

Our photo workshops and tours, in Svalbard, are conducted from March to October. In March and April w can provide workshop tours to Pyramiden. This is an exceptional 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 is often windy. If you are joining us on a workshop or at tour, our main focus will be photography, and we will give time for photography, something who can be difficult on an ordinary tour, with other providers.  Every day we gather for a post processing sessions and sharing knowledge. 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 normal gode shape, without any fyi

What to experience in a photo workshop tour, in Svalbard

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

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, depending on the weather conditions and we have to be prepare for changing planes, if the weather is not good and force us to stay in Longyearbyen. This tour is for photographers who want spending time with their camera, without any hurry,  something who can be difficult on a general trip, with other providers.  We focus on the unique arctic landscape and wildlife. Occasionally, we can also observe polar bears. We will always stay respect the habitat and keep you in a safe distance from the animal. But remember, a sharp and long telephoto lens can provide amazing photos.

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 of driving the 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 move into in the town hotel, and use this as our base camp. We sleep and eat our breakfasts and dinners in the hotel.

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

Upcoming photo workshops and tours

  • March 4, 2021 to March 7, 2021(#1:Winter photo workshop, based in Longyearbyen. 2 days with snowmobile)
  • March 18, 2021 to March 21, 2021(#2:Nature and wildlife workshop, based in Longyearbyen,  with @linakayser. 2 days with snowmobile)
  • April 8, 2021 to April 11, 2021(#3:Winter photo expedition, with base in Pyramiden)
  • April 22, 2021 to April 25, 2021(#4:Winter photo expedition,  with base in Pyramiden)
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