Pure Spitsbergen - Travel Photographer of the Year

Embark on an exclusive flight-inclusive, land-only Spitsbergen holiday in January 2017. You will be accompanied by expert photographers, Chris Coe and Hazel Hayward.

Founders of the Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards, Chris and Hazel live and breathe photography. Hazel has worked on the awards for 10 years and is a budding photographer under Chris’ tutelage. Chris himself has written over 40 books on travel and photography, and his articles and images have been used by such brands as British Airways, Condé Nast, National Geographic, P&O Ferries, and the National Trust.

Chris and Hazel will be accompanying three special Travel Photographer of the Year trips, one of which is Pure Spitsbergen on 18 January 2017. Alongside our experienced expedition team, they will be guiding you on the best practices to improve your skills in composition, wildlife, landscape, and low-light photography. Daily talks will cover a range of these topics along with opportunities to receive personal one-to-one tuition and feedback from a professional.

To book Pure Spitsbergen - Travel Photographer of the Year please call our Reservations Team on 02036037112

  • Departure date - 18 January 2017
  • Twin from £980pp
  • Single from £1100pp

Please refer to Pure Spitsbergen for other departure dates. Please note other departures are not accompanied by Chris and Hazel. 


DAY 1 | UK to Spitsbergen

Depart from London Heathrow to arrive in Longyearbyen via Oslo. Check in at the Coal Miners’ Cabins.

DAYS 2 – 5 | Longyearbyen

Chris and Hazel will be giving daily talks and group instruction on improving your photography skills. Practical workshops will also be arranged during your trip to make the most of Spitsbergen’s unique environment and photo opportunities.

Wintertime in Spitsbergen is magical as the long valleys and steep mountains are covered
in a beautiful white blanket of snow. Being high up in the Arctic Circle means that nature’s greatest light show, the mesmerising Northern Lights, will be on full display across the star-studded polar sky – the perfect chance to work on your landscape and low-light photography portfolio!

DAY 6 | Spitsbergen to the UK

Check out from the hotel at 11am and return to London Heathrow via Oslo.

 Practical information


  • Daily lectures, workshops, and one-to-one tuition by Chris Coe
  • and Hazel Hayward
  • Return economy flights (ATOL-protected) from London Heathrow to Longyearbyen, including current taxes, charges and transfers as applicable
  • 5 nights bed & breakfast at the Coal Miner’s Cabins, Longyearbyen
  • 2 days with a personal guide and excursions from your accommodation

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling
  • Gratuities