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Svalbard Spitsbergen

Wildlife exploring around Longyearbyen, limited participants - See & Explore

  • PB325, Spitsbergen
  • +47 97685765
  •  /  km From You

We will focus on wildlife in and around Longyearbyen and over many different bird species are registered in and around Longyearbyen (http://www.svalbardbirds.com/artsliste-web.htm) But, during the Arctic polar night (approximately November to Mars) it's limited to Arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer and the Svalbard rock ptarmigan. Led light, blitz, head lamp and other light sources is useful aids to bring with you. Anyway, I have various light sources and will assist you with the extra light. But there are also some species of seabirds, in some areas, that not emigrate and if we are lucky, we can find them and get close picture (with the help of led light)

See & Explore are based in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. On this 5-hour exclusiv 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 wery 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 5-hour long 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 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 one way. Our experienced guide will provide you with knowledge, if you want, about photography and technique.

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 the 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.

With limited number of participants, from 2 up to 3 person, therefore this trip is more exclusive. 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. Our main focus depends on the season, but Svalbard rock ptarmigan, Arctic Fox and Svalbard Reindeer are to be found throughout the year.  We must have a minimum of two participants and maximum up to 3 people. We look after different spots, under the best lighting conditions, for the best shot.

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Opening hours

Apr 11, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018
Daily: 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
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Adults 3,500.00 Per person
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