Svalbard Summer Expedition

June 10 - 19 2017

SVALBARD PHOTO EXPEDITION AUGUST 2017

Early summer photo and wildlife expedition.

We are chartering the ship MS Freya, a new spacious and strong ship, to do this photo expedition into the Svalbard wilderness. In early June there will still be a lot of ice and we look forward to search for wildlife in the drift ice. The birds are migrating towards the north at this time and huge amounts of birds are following the ice as it melts. Even if we will search for the marine mammals in the ice, we will have a lot of time available for photographing birds as well. Around the Islands of Spitsbergen and Nordaustlandet we also will spend time in the Svalbard fjords looking for Arctic wildlife.

Dates: June 10 - June 19 2017
Duration: 9 nights / 10 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, June 10 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, June 19 09:00

Single cabin, private facilities, 0 available
NOK 62 000,-

Double cabin, private facilities, 0 available
NOK 59 000,-

 

Ship: MS Freya

Practical information

What's included?

Travel Route

Itinerary

Svalbard is situated at about 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 it 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 We will try to reach the waters around the Seven Islands if possible because of the ice. Even sailing down Hinlopen is an option. If its not possible to reach these places we might have to spend time on the west coast and along the drift ice edge.

Day 8-9 Searching the west coast of Spitsbergen for wildlife and doing zodiac cruises close to the beautiful glaziers there. In late evening the 9th day we will arrive in the harbor in Longyearbyen.

Day 10 Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home.

Polar Bear on melting fjord ice

Northern Fulmar

Walrus

Polar Bear shaking of water

Walruses on drifting ice

Arctic Tern

King Eider near Longyearbyen

Zodiac cruising and photography

Polar Bear

Polar Bear in drifting ice

Booking Information

Booking Inquiry for Svalbard Tour

Registration: You register by submitting deposit payment of NOK 10.000 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 payment of NOK 20.000,- have to be made within 3 months before departure. Full payment must be made no later than 30 days prior to departure. You will receive invoices for the last two payments. Private cancellation insurance should be purchased by all participants.

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