Svalbard photo
expedition

August 23 - September 02 2022

SVALBARD PHOTO EXPEDITION EARLY AUTUMN 2022

In August, Arctic nature is at its explosive best. A lot of the snow has melted yet some of it remains, creating interesting patterns in the landscape. Polar bears and diverse birdlife are on the move so it’s easier to see Svalbard wildlife at this time of year.

Our expeditions is the ultimate in polar exploration. Svalbard is the Norwegian owned company Arctic Wildlife Tours a well known back yard. This is a land where the guides and travel leaders need to know how to handle the constantly changing weather, drifting ice conditions and wildlife on its move 24 hours a day. Every day is different and every year is different, the High Arctic nature is in a ever lasting changing mode.

Join this exclusive small ship charter navigating through the Svalbard wilderness and icy waters of the High Arctic. We do focus on photographic opportunities but our expeditions are well suited for anyone interested in wildlife experiences. The guides aboard the small vessel MS Malmö are Norwegian and Swedish, all of them have long experiences hiking and exploring the Norwegian and Svalbard nature. The expedition ship M/S Malmö is a well suited ship to do expeditions in Svalbard.

We do focus on seeing all the different wildlife around Svalbard at that time of the year, among them polar bears, blue whales and walruses. Landscapes and scenery is also an interesting photographic opportunity if you know where to look and what to look for. Please contact us and talk to us about what you can expect and for more information. Read about some of the previous trips on our Be Inspired pages.

If you have questions about this expedition please do not hesitate to send an email on [email protected]

Dates: August 23 - September 02 2022
Duration: 10 nights/11 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, Aug 23 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, Sept 02 09:00

Superior double cabin, private facilities, 0 places available(one double cabin)
NOK 79 500,- pr. pax.

Double cabin, private facilities,0 places available(one double cabin)
NOK 72 500,- pr. pax.

Double cabin, shared facilities, 0 places available
NOK 67 500,- pr. pax.

Single cabin, shared facilities, 0 place available
NOK 75 500,- pr. pax.

Please ask us for latest information about availability.

Ship: MS Malmö

Practical information

What's included?

Travel Route Svalbard photo expedition

Itinerary

Svalbard is situated at about 80 degrees north, so we schedule the expedition in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. The map on this page shows the estimated route for this expedition. Even if it normally will be some changes in the planned itinerary this route cover the main areas we will visit. In August the drift ice edge can be situated further north and usually we spend time there searching for mainly Polar Bears.

Day 0 We always recommend to arrive Longyearbyen at least one day and night in advance.

Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen throughout Isfjorden. Heading north to the drifting ice.

Day 2-10 Looking for wildlife around Sjuøyane and up in the drifting ice. Visiting Storøya, or even Kvitøya far east, if the weather is good. Depending on the ice conditions and weather we will choose the route for this Svalbard photo expedition. It will be varying from year to year and the ice conditions is the most important consideration we do before deciding where to go.

The route illustrated in the map on this page is just a estimate for where we will sail. It probably will be changed depending on the ice conditions. Maybe we have to sail much further to the north to reach the ice.

Day 11 Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home.

We will probably have time to spend with some Arctic Foxes during this Svalbard photo expedition. August is the perfect time to experience these funny creatures.

What to expect?

  • Navigate far into the icy north for close-up polar bear encounters
  • Enjoy walking in and sailing through incredible landscapes and breath-taking fjords and waterfalls
  • Enjoy the small group flexibility our expeditions provide. We do what we want, when we want!
  • Get close to the Arctic wildlife and have your chances for stunning images
  • Spend the moments and sometimes long waitings for the extraordinary wildlife encounters with like-minded people
  • Enjoy the amazing light in medio and late August
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Booking Information

Booking Inquiry for Svalbard photo expedition

Registration: You register by sending in the booking forms we send you upon your request. This inquiry is not a binding booking.

After sending us an inquiry we will send you the booking forms by email. Send in the completed reservation/booking after receiving them. First deposit payment is NOK 15 000. After your first deposit payment your booking will be confirmed. A non-refundable expedition fee of NOK 450 should be added on your first deposit payment.

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