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MS Vestland Explorer

Svalbard expedition ship MS Vestland Explorer This A1 ice-class polar yacht was built in 1994 to perform oceanographic research in Greenland. With the goal of reducing its impact on the environment, it was decided to…

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MS Virgo

Svalbard expedition ship MS Origo MS Virgo is a newly introduced expedition ship to Svalbard waters. She was built in 1976 and has been working as a buoy-laying vessel for the Swedish maritime authorities before…

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National Geographic photographer Stefano Unterthiner

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…

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The return of the Walrus on Svalbard

The Walrus 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…

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Churchill Accommodation

Churchill Bear`s Den Accommodation Given the demand for beds in Churchill during polar bear season we feel fortunate to have an exclusive arrangement with Bear’s Den B&B and so your group would fill completely one…

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MS Origo

Svalbard expedition ship MS Origo M/S Origo is a traditional ship. She was built 1955 at Finnboda shipyard in Sweden for the Swedish Maritime administration as an ice-strengthen Pilot ship. She was on duty for…

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Svalbard polar bears and garbage

Svalbard polar bears During our expeditions on Svalbard we have seen Svalbard Polar Bears eating plastic, playing with plastic and being affected by garbage several times. Even on Svalbard, which is an outpost in the…

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Svalbard Seasons

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…

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MV Kinfish

Svalbard expedition ship M/V Kinfish Built in 1958, the M/V Kinfish has recently been transformed from a Norwegian research vessel to a classic passenger ship, ready to explore the icy waters of the Spitsbergen archipelago….

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Svalbard Photography Expedition Early Summer May 2018

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…

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