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TPOTY Adventures

Northern Lights in Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

25th February to 2nd March 2018 - 6 Day Adventure


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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 adventures 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 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 the Svalbard than there are people. January is the middle of winter and the almost continual darkness gives a great chance of seeing the sky light up.

The half light is also magical, giving us plenty of opportunity to photograph the winter landscape and the to explore Svalbard. As well as hunting the lights we'll be visiting the ice cave, and you'll also have to go dog sledding and or on a snowmobile safari as an optional extra.

Northern Lights Adventure Highlights

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

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Photo Tour Highlights

Small group - max 16-20 people
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

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

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 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, is £1476pp twin, £1603pp single

For further details or to book, call or email

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 8846 2666



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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