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This is the season of the frosty winter and crusty snow. It will be cold.

Everything looks different in the Arctic during winter seasons. The polar bear fur looks more white. The foxes are totally white. The light is amazing. And the frost is hard on us. Still it is a magnificent time of the year!

The winter season gives you the real feeling of the High Arctic, and it ranges from February to mid April. The earlier it is, the more spectacular weather and light conditions it will be. There is a higher risk of really bad weather this early in the year, which we will need to consider as we plan these early expeditions.

For the wildlife sightings during February, March and April we have huge areas of frozen ice to search. The fjords are frozen, which gives us the possibility to search for wildlife such as Polar Bears, Seals, Walruses and maybe Arctic Foxes hunting or resting near the ice edges.

Upcoming winter tours


Whales and northern light 2021 onboard S/Y Arctica II

Onboard S/Y Arctica II we will take you on an expedition for experiencing the October light on Svalbard. Winter darkness is coming but we still have 6 hours a day…

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Iberian Lynx photography tour

In December 2021 we will do a photography tour to Spain for the Iberian Lynx. After a long time without any tours we are up to do something. Join us…

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Svalbard winter expedition #1 2022

Join Arctic Wildlife Tours for a unforgettable winter expedition in the wilderness of Svalbard. The magic light and landscapes are stunning at this time of the year. From the camp…

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Svalbard April expedition 2022 onboard MS Malmö

Svalbard wildlife expedition in 2022. We will be using the expedition ship MS Malmö for this photo tour, which is well suited for these kind of expeditions for exploring the…

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Svalbard early April expedition 2023 onboard MS Malmö

We will welcome you aboard the MS Malmö for this photography tour, with opportunities to see Polar Bears, Arctic wildlife and magnificent landscapes.

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Golden Eagle photography workshops 2022

Join our Golden eagle photography workshop with our experienced guides. The journey every morning starts by snowmobile. The golden eagles is territorial and stay in the area all year.

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Snow Leopard photography expedition 2022

Arctic Wildlife Tours announces a new expedition. This time to Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary into the Tibetan mountains. We will search for these big cats living in these mountains.

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