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The tour is always dependent on weather conditions, as the weather on tours in the Arctic Svalbard can be highly unstable and difficult to predict. In regards to wildlife there is absolutely no guarantee that they will appear, but we will do our outmost to be at the best location at the right time.
That being said, there are plenty of other options in case plan A fails. Plan B could very well turn out to be even better.
What level /Grading/Fitnes
Easy walking trip, will be adjusted to the participants. Trip is suitable for everybody with fairly / normal good physical condition
What should i bring?
Since we are exploring the high arctic in and around Longyearbyen, you have to be well equipped for all kinds of dramatic weather including snowfall, strong winds, cold weather (minus degrees), but also rain. Bring comfortable, warm and waterproof outer layers such as Gore-tex, thermal underwear, crampons and water resistant boots.
What kind of weather can I expect ?
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. Traditionally, November to April are the coldest months with an average temperature between -10 to -15 degrees celsius.
What camera gear should I bring?
At the very least, bring your own camera, mobile phone, lenses, blitz and tripod . If you are considering upgrading or investing in new camear gear prior to the trip, feel free to ask us for advice.