Seasons and Light on Svalbard

Seasons and Light on Svalbard is something we often are asked about from our travelers. During the 6 months our expeditions range over, from April to october, we see large changes in the type of sunlight, weather conditions and wildlife migratory patterns.

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National Geographic photographer Stefano Unterthiner

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Stefano Unterthiner join us regularly for doing workshops we now have named Masterclass onboard. Stefano recently gave out his book about climate changes on Svalbard. Growing up in the mountains of Northwest Italy, Stefano Unterthiner began serious photography at the age of 17, went on to study zoology and, in the fall of 2000, obtained…

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The return of the Walrus on Svalbard

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The Walrus on Svalbard is one of the species we see more and more in Svalbard. The populations are growing after being almost exterminated back in the 1960`s. The story about the return of the Walrus on Svalbard is an exciting story proving that conservation work works. Walruses is also a possibility for our travelers…

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Svalbard summer polar bear expedition

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Duration9 – 11 days Price fromEUR 5 995 / USD 6 995 WhenJune – August Day 1: Embarking the ship Today you will board our expedition ship in the afternoon at 16:00 and start your Arctic Svalbard expedition. We urge you to arrive in Longyearbyen at least 24 hours in advance of your departure and explore…

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Svalbard polar bears

svalbard polar bears

Svalbard polar bears and plastic garbage During our expeditions on Svalbard we have seen Svalbard Polar Bears eating plastic several times. Where they have been playing with plastic and being affected by garbage. Even on Svalbard, which is an outpost in the High Arctic, Polar Bears can not escape human stupidity. During our expeditions we…

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Svalbard Seasons

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Svalbard seasons timing We are often asked the questions, “When should I go to Svalbard?” and “When is the best time up there?”. Depending on exactly what the person would like to see, we sometimes can give them an idea or help answer that question. Having been there many times, we love the low season…

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Svalbard Photography Expedition Summer June 2018

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Arctic Expedition June 2018 Aboard MS Freya we was lucky to explore the waters of Svalbard once again. After over 40 expeditions in the Svalbard area and some thorough examination of the ice maps our route was set heading south. At the east side of Spitsbergen and in Hinlopen strait it was still good ice…

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Svalbard Photography Expedition Early Summer May 2018

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Svalbard wildlife photography expedition in May 2018 Once again Arctic Wildlife Tours could bring the Norwegian photographer Audun Rikardsen as one of the photo guides hosting our spring Svalbard expedition onboard the expedition ship MS Malmö. This expedition had duration of 6 nights only and we planned to worke intense to make the best out…

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Svalbard Photography Expedition Early Summer April 2018

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Arctic Expedition April 2018 This year we decided to do an expedition while we still had some of the winter light conditions. In late April, the sun is still low on the sky, which meant we could still see the colors that occur from this. The ice conditions during the arctic expedition this year were…

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Svalbard Snowmobile Expedition 2018

svalbard winter expedition

Svalbard photographic adventures Svalbard winter expedition logistics Driving by snowmobile in the Svalbard wilderness is and adventure. Its also a challenging task because of changing weather, cold and Polar Bear danger. Camping out in tents can be comfortable if you know how to do it and have the proper equipment. We use double tents and…

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Svalbard Photography Expedition Late September 2017

svalbard autumn

Svalbard Autumn Expedition Leaving Longyearbyen at 16.30 September 19th 2017 and sailed out Isfjorden on-board expedition ship MS Malmö, heading for the north-west corner of Spitsbergen for this Svalbard autumn expedition. In ”Forlandsundet” we have this amazing sunset with red colors and the mountains of Svalbard in silhouet against the red sky. In the morning…

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