ONE TO ONE TOUR
Description: When arriving in a new place it can be difficult to find the best locations for photos - especially if your time is limited. Let See & Explore, share his local knowledge an experience and ensure you visit the most beautiful, unique, and hidden spots around Longyearbyen. We ll tailor the day to match your specific photo interests and outdoor experience as well.
On this exclusive trip we will go to the areas close to Longyearbyen and look for animals and birds at different locations, at different times and lighting conditions. This trip focuses on watching, photographing and the guide is an experienced nature photographer and will give you, if desirable, knowledge and tips regarding your photos and photography.
We bring you out to the local wildlife in and around Longyearbyen. Our primary focus, on this tour, is the Arctic fox(harder to get in June-Aug), Svalbard rock ptarmigan, Svalbard Reindeer, Little auk and bird cliffs(from late April to midt aug) and to find the good views for eyes and / or camera. Our focus depends on the season and which species that are in the area at the moment. From june to august it´s a rich birdlife. From September to midt February, it´s all about the arctic fox, svalbard reindeer, northern light and beautiful landscape and dark winter photography. On this trip we will go to the areas close to Longyearbyen and look for animals and birds at different locations, to seek the best lighting conditions and the best experiences. This trip focuses on watching and photographing and the guide is also an experienced nature photographer. We move between different locations, by car and carry out stops and walk from a few hundred meters up to 2/3 kilometers. From mid july to august, the Arctic fox is harder to find, spot and photograph, but normally we have success. They have got puppies, there is good access to food and they are not so often out, hiking for food. In this periode there will be more focus on the birdlife, both in the bird cliff and at the tundra.
NB! The Polar bears are generally rarely or not found in and around Longyearbyen, so I do not focus on it. From September to midt February, it´s all about the arctic fox, svalbard reindeer, northern light and beautiful landscape and dark winter photography
This activity does not include photo equipment.
Tips for photo equipment: For lenses, I recommend 70-200 and 150-600. For birds, focal length between 400-600 will be the best. Extra battery, tripod, flash, led light etc. For nature photo, the ordinary focal length from 14 mm to 35 mm is to recommend. But also, compact camera and mobile, will in some cases, give you good wildlife photo. If you are considering upgrading or investing in new camear gear prior to the trip, feel free to ask us for advice.
2 – Average physical fitness. Some area have uneven and partly steep terrain(not the winter season).
Food and drinks:
Warm black currants juice / biscuit / Thin folded pastry with butter and cinnamon
Pick up/drop off:
At hotel in Longyearbyen.
What to bring:
The weather and climate in Longyearbyen is renowned for being extremely unpredictable because of it’s many local weather systems. This means conditions can change within minutes and kilometres, also resulting in very dramatic light and photographic opportunities.
You need to wear one and to warm inner layer(depend on activity and temperature), extra socks and gloves/mittens. Warm and waterproof winter footwear. Wind and waterproof outer jacket and for extra cold days, a down jacket. Bring your own water bottle, is also smart.
The guide will bring all necessary security equipment and statutory Norwegian insurance. Headlamps for the dark season(oct-jan).