Svalbard Winter, photo tours and workshop 2021

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

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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, #2, #5 and 6 is 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 physical ailments.

Our tours and workshop is a photography tour, 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 tuition and individual post processing sessions.

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

Upcoming photo workshops and tours 2021

  • 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: #5 June 24, 2021 to June 27, 2021, with base in Longyearbyen. Group size 4-8
  • Svalbard autumn adventure: #6 September 16, 2021 to 19.09.2021, with base in Longyearbyen. Group size 4-8.

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