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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Svalbard report June 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…

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Svalbard report 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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Svalbard report April 2018

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…

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Svalbard report September 2017

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…

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Svalbard sailing by Arctica II 2017

Into the ice with the sail yacht Arctica II from June 26 to July 07 Every year Arctic Wildlife Tours have done a expedition with this fantastic sail yacht owned by Heinrich Eggenfeller in Longyearbyen….

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Svalbard Report May 2017

Polar Bears and other Svalbard wildlife in May-June 2017 From May 25th to June 3d Arctic Wildlife Tours did the first out of totally six Svalbard photo expeditions this year. We was chartering the vessel…

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Svalbard photography methods

Svalbard photography – what to expect? Svalbard, or also Spitsbergen, is the most easy accessible place in the High Arctic to travel to. The settlement Longyearbyen have a airport where regular flights is able to…

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Golden Eagle Hide

A story about the Golden Eagle hide. Back in 1998 I started photographing Golden Eagles at this place in the mountains near my home town Stjørdal, 460 meter above the sea level, not far from the…

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Svalbard august expedition 2015

Svalbard photo tours – one story. In mid August 2015 Arctic Wildlife Tours did a photo expedition for Chinese customers around Spitsbergen and up to the Seven Islands, sailing with the MS Malmö. We were 12…

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Winter expedition 2014

Svalbard Winter expedition story. In 2014 I did the first arranged Svalbard winter expedition by using snowmobiles and camping out in the Svalbard Arctic nature. This is considered as a more extreme activity and I…

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