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Northern Lights in Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

24th February to 1st March 2019

or 3rd to 9th March 2019

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Northern lights above the Coal Miners' Cabins in Longyearbyen

Best place to see Northern Lights

If you're short on time but have always dreamt of seeing and photographing the Northern Lights then this adventure is for you. Flights from London to the wild landscape of Svalbard makes a short break possible, with five nights based in Longyearbyen.

For full details of the trip, prices and itinerary please CLICK HERE to go to the page on the Hurtigruten website.

Photographing the Aurora Borealis

Your photography tutor - Chris Coe - will show you how to photograph the Northern Lights and also give you tuition in how to photograph the landscapes, low light photography and painting with light. He and his assistant will also be on hand to give you individual tuition as and when you want it.

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This is wild country and there are more polar bears on Svalbard than there are people. February and March sees the return of the sun after the almost continual darkness of the Arctic winter.

The light is also majestic at this time, with snowy mountains bathed in pink light, giving us plenty of opportunity to photograph the snowy landscape and to explore Svalbard. As well as hunting the lights we'll be visiting the ice cave, and you'll also have the chance to go dog sledding and or on a snowmobile safari as an optional extra.

Northern Lights Adventure Highlights

Breath-taking landscape of the Svalbard Penisula
Winter landscapes, skyscapes & changing polar light
Northern Lights and lowlight photography

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Photo Tour Highlights - 5 night trip

Small group - max 16 people with two tutors
Group & individual tuition
Two tutors dedicated to helping you with your photography
Unhurried itinerary with time to develop your photography
Opportunities to photograph landscape and night sky

Photo Tour Highlights - 6 night trip

Same as 5 night trip except the activities are more strenuous
Additional snowshoe hilke on the Longbyer Galaciaer

What You'll Learn About

How to get the most from your camera and lenses
Understanding light & how to control it
Composition & how to add impact to your images
Exposure & how to meter light accurately
Photographing the Northern Lights, low light photography and painting with light

The whole trip is organised by Hurtigruten, and the trip will be booked direct through them.

Cost and how you book or reserve a place?

Travel to Spitsbergen (Norway) is easy and the standard of living is high. All accommodation and service is of a high standard. 6 night trip is more stenuous and requires a good evel of fitness. If you are not fit or mobile then please choose the 5 night trip.

Included in the tour price are:

  • Flights from London to Longyearbyen and back to London (inc. taxes, charges and transfers).
  • Accommodation (five nights) and breakfast at the Coal Miner's Cabins, Longyearbyen
  • Daily talks, group tuition and one-to-one tuition by Chris Coe
  • 5 or 6 nights with a chance to photograph the Northern Lights
  • 2 days with personal guide on Snow Cat excursions to Arctic Landscape and Ice Cave
  • Free time for your own photography or to take excursions

Not included: travel insurance, optional excursions, luggage handling, gratuities

The tour price, including all of the above, from £1842pp (first departure - 5 nights) and £2,208pp (second departure - 6 nights with snowshow hike).

For further details or to book, call or email

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 8846 2666

Email: explorer@hurtigruten.com


Hurtigruten are a licensed UK based tour operator and you are financially protected as per their terms and conditions. Their ATOL license number is ATOL 3584 and their ABTA number V7545. Hurtigruten is a company registered in England & Wales with company number 02865967.

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