Explore the wonderful Arctic wilderness around Svalbard during this Svalbard extreme expedition. We are chartering the expedition ship MS Polarstar. This ship was built for extreme use in the ice for seal hunting. This beautiful white Arctic Swan was recently refurbished and now we use it for tourism.
Expeditions in early June in Svalbard gives promises about lots of drifting ice and fjord ice. Award winning photographer Audun Rikardsen will join us on this creative workshop and expedition for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Svalbard is famous for its fjords and mountains, surrounded by drifting ice depending on which season it is. Fascinating wildlife as Polar Bears, Arctic Foxes and Reindeers attract a great many visitors. Doing a winter expedition will let you feel the Arctic chill and mood on your body.
Based in the Russian city Pyramiden we will have close access to landscape sightings and wildlife encounters. We have accommodation at the hotel in Pyramiden and eat breakfasts and dinners there. Close by we have access to tremendous opportunities for great scenic views and wildlife encounters.
June is considered early summer season for Svalbard photography. Its still good ice conditions, some years its still frozen around the islands. June is considered as a more and more interesting time to search for and see wildlife around Svalbard.
We are preparing the expeditions for 2019 and 2020. For this mid summer Svalbard expedition in 2020 we are chartering the ship MS Malmö, which is well suited for these kind of expeditions. We have used Malmö several times before and love this old fashion ship.
Explore Svalbard at a time of the year when colors comes back on the sky. Late August will be a few weeks before the autumn and darkness arrives again. This is the best time of the year finding and experiencing Polar Bears.