Svalbard Photo Tour

Focusing on Polar Bears August 09 - 17 2017

SVALBARD PHOTO TOUR AUGUST 2017

A new Svalbard photo tour and wildlife expedition into the ice.

We are chartering the ship MS Freya, a new spacious and strong ship, to do this photo expedition into the Svalbard wilderness. We will focus on searching in the drift ice for wildlife as Polar Bears, seals and birdlife. Around the Islands of Spitsbergen and Nordaustlandet we also will spend time in the Svalbard fjords looking for Arctic wildlife. This wildlife photo and watching tour will be one unforgettable voyage and a spectacular experience for you.

Read about a similar Svalbard photo tour in August 2015 here.

Dates: August 09 - August 17 2017
Duration: 8 nights / 9 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, Aug 09 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, Aug 17 09:00

Single cabin, private facilities, 1 available
NOK 59 000,-

Double cabin, private facilities, 5 available
NOK 55 000,-

Triple cabin, private facilities, 3 available
NOK 52 500,-

Ship: MS Freya

Practical information

What's included?

Travel Route

Itinerary

Svalbard is situated at about 78-80 degrees north, so we schedule the expedition in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. The map on this page shows the estimated route for this expedition. We plan to sail all the way up to the drifting ice edge, wherever nit will be at that time, and also visit the northern parts of Nordaustlandet.

Day 0 We always recommend to arrive Longyearbyen at least one day in advance.

Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden. Heading north to the drifting ice.

Day 2-7 Looking for wildlife around Sjuøyane and up in the drifting ice. Visiting Storøya if weather is good. We will have a main focus on finding Polar Bears in the drift ice during this expedition. The ice conditions this year looks really good for it.

Day 8 Returning slowly back to Longyearbyen.

Day 9 Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home.

Polar Bear mother and cub coming out of the fog in the drifting ice.

The fog clears. Mother and cub close to the zodiac.

Polar Bear shaking of water.

Polar Bear silhuett.

Northern Fulmar

Ice pattern in blue ice.

Arctic Tern

Walruses up-close.

Grumpy Walrus.

Polar Bear panorated.

Polar Bears surviving the summer by eating gras.

Ivory Gull

10 000 Kittiwakes by glazier.

Curious.

Young Fox.

Booking Information

Booking Inquiry for Svalbard Tour

Registration: You register by submitting deposit payment of NOK 20.000 to the bank account.

Bank account: 1503.71.05543

(IBAN: NO15 1503 7105 543 BIC/SWIFT: DNBANOKKXXX)


Bank address:
DNB NOR Bank Stjørdal, Kjøpmannsgata 13, 7500 Stjørdal, Norway

Please send your tour reservation from the Booking page and we will send you the booking form on email. Send in the completed reservation/booking form together with the payment and your booking will be confirmed. Both booking form and terms form have to be signed. The second and full payment have to be made within 30 days before departure. You will receive an invoice for the last payment. Private cancellation insurance should be purchased by all participants.

Booking Inquiry

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