Svalbard Autumn Color
Cruise

September 05 - 15 2024

AUTUMN LIGHT PHOTO EXPEDITION

The September lighting conditions can be amazing. We plan to take advantage of that during this expedition and use the light for some great photography. We will have the opportunity to see and photograph wildlife like Polar Bears, Walruses, Whales, Ivory Gulls, Bearded Seals, Harbor Seals Arctic Foxes and the Northern Fulmar. We plan to spend several days in the drift ice searching for wildlife.

This is an expedition for nature photographers who are passionate about photographing in magical light conditions and who want the possibility to get the best out of each unique moment on this tour.

We do have a lot of experience searching for wildlife and creating the best tours designed for photographers on Svalbard. Our guides and travel leaders know how to handle the constantly changing weather, drifting ice conditions and wildlife on the move, 24 hours a day. Every day is different, every year is different, and the High Arctic nature is in constant change.

Join this exclusive small ship charter navigating through the Svalbard wilderness and icy waters of the High Arctic. We focus on photographic opportunities but our expeditions are well suited for anyone interested in wildlife experiences.

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

Dates: Sept 05 - 15, 2024
Duration: 10 nights/11 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, September 05, 18:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, September 15, 09:00

Single cabin, private facilities, 1 places available
EUR 8 900 pr. pax.

Twin cabin, private facilities, 2 places available
EUR 8 900 pr. pax.

Twin cabin spacious, private facilities, 2 places available
EUR 9 500 pr. pax.

Twin cabin spacious, shared facilities, 2 places available
EUR 8 750 pr. pax.

Single cabin, shared facilities, 2 places available
EUR 7 900,- pr. pax.

 

Please ask us for latest information about availability. The single cabins can also be used as double cabins.

Ship:MS Origo

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 plan to visit. In September the drift ice edge can be situated 82-83 degrees north and we expect to see polar bears and other wildlife on our journey. We also plan to do stops and landings for wildlife like walruses and arctic foxes along the coastlines of the Svalbard islands.

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.

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 September
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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. We will inform you about deposit payments and payment method as soon as you inquire with us. Payments can be done either by wire transfer or credit card payments. Receiving your booking form and a deposit payment will be a confirmed booking.

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