Svalbard photo
expedition onboard M/V Kinfish

Intimate expeditions by ship focusing on sightings Arctic wildlife around Svalbard.

August 18 - 28 2020

SVALBARD PHOTO EXPEDITION AUGUST 2020

ARCTIC WILDLIFE EXPEDITION

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/V Kinfish is a well suited ship to do expeditions in Svalbard. During our expeditions we are commonly used to find between 10-20 Polar Bears, sometimes even more. We do focus on other wildlife as the Blue Whale 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 18 - 28 2020
Duration: 10 nights, 11 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, Aug 18 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, Aug 28 09:00

Double shared cabin, private facilities,10 places available
NOK 69 500,- pr. pax.

Please ask us for latest information about availability.
We provide limited space for single cabin supplement - please ask us!

Ship: M/V Kinfish

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 Polar Bears and other wildlife.

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

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

Day 2-10 Looking for wildlife around Sjuøyane and up in the drifting ice. Visiting Storøya if 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.

Estimated travel route August 2020

What to expect during the expedition?

  • 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
arctic climate
In August its a good time to see Arctic Foxes.
arctic climate
Its common to see Polar Bears in the drift ice.
arctic climate
Sometimes the guides can warm their butt on the engine.
Booking Information

Booking Inquiry for Svalbard photo expedition

Registration: You register by sending in the booking forms we send you upon your request and submitting deposit payment of NOK 20.000. This inquiry is not a binding booking.

Please send your tour reservation from the Booking page and we will send you the booking form on email. Send in the completed reservation/booking form together with the payment and your booking will be confirmed. Both booking form and terms form have to be signed. The second payment of NOK 20.000,- have to be made within 6 months before departure. Full payment must be made no later than 30 days prior to departure. You will receive invoices for the last two payments. Private cancellation insurance should be purchased by all participants.

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