Home » Be inspired
Vestland Explorer

MS Vestland Explorer

By Svein Wik | 29. August 2023

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…

MS Virgo

MS Virgo

By Svein Wik | 8. March 2023

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…

stefano unterthiner

National Geographic photographer Stefano Unterthiner

By Svein Wik | 24. January 2023

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…

svalbard photography opportunities

The return of the Walrus on Svalbard

By Svein Wik | 26. December 2022

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…

arctic photography expeditions

Photographer Ömer Acar on photographing polar bears and swimming in polar water

By Svein Wik | 8. November 2022

With a love for spending time in nature, and wanting to photograph wildlife in the arctic circles, Ömer Acar booked a trip to exotic Svalbard through Arctic Wildlife Tours AS.

Arctic Canada photo tours

Churchill Accommodation

By Svein Wik | 16. February 2022

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…

svalbard polar bears

Svalbard polar bears and garbage

By Svein Wik | 28. April 2020

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…

svalbard seasons

Svalbard Seasons

By Svein Wik | 14. April 2020

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…

arctic expeditions

Svalbard Photography Expedition Summer June 2018

By Svein Wik | 20. July 2018

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…

wildlife photography

Svalbard Photography Expedition Early Summer May 2018

By Svein Wik | 2. June 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…