Arctic fox - wildlife & nature photo exploring, max 3 participants
with See & Explore
See & Explore are based in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. On this daytime, and limited tour, up to 3 persons, will we offer you a perfect and genuine wildlife experience from our Arctic environment and we are only using the close areas, in and around Longyearbyen. Wildlife and nature photo is our specialty and we will seek the magical light and try to give you the very best spot in and around Longyearbyen.
We bring you out to the local wildlife in and around Longyearbyen. Our primary focus, on this tour, is the Arctic fox, Svalbard rock ptarmigan, Svalbard Reindeer, Little auk and to find the good views for eyes and / or camera. Our wildlife focus depends on the season and which species that are in the area at the moment. On this day 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, different spots and the best experiences for the best shot. 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 kilometres one way. Our experienced guide will provide you with knowledge, if you want, about photography and technique
Grading: 2 – Average physical fitness. Some area have uneven and partly steep terrain(not the winter season). Food and drinks: Warm juice/biscuit 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).
Our activities will allow you to experience our Arctic wildlife and nature, both in summer and winter conditions, in both good and wild weather conditions, in the safe hands of our photo guide, where your safety and respect for nature are our highest priorities.
NB! The Polar bears are generally rarely or not found in and around Longyearbyen, so we do not focus on it. We will serve hot drinks and cookies. From October to mid-February, it´s all about the arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, northern light and beautiful landscape and dark winter photography. But in this dark winter period, we can sometimes, in the port of Longyear, closely watch some black guillemot, feeding in the harbour. In the dark winter, it’s also dark at daytime and we will use headlamp, when we are out, seeking for the arctic fox and Svalbard reindeer.
With limited number of participants, from 1 up to 3 person, therefore this trip is more exclusive. What we will do, the duration of the tour, start and end, what we meet out there and not least depending on whether and the wildlife is playing with us or not. This trip focuses on watching, photographing and the guide is an experienced nature photographer. Our main focus depends on the season, but Svalbard rock ptarmigan, Arctic Fox and Svalbard Reindeer are to be found throughout the year.