Svalbard photo
expedition

August 12 - 22 2019

SVALBARD PHOTO EXPEDITION AUGUST 2019

THE BEST TIME IN THE YEAR FOR A SVALBARD POLAR BEAR 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. From 2019 we will also bring an assisting guide that will work together with the travel leader and main guide to spot wildlife.The expedition ship MS Malmö 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 between 30-40. Please contact us and talk to us about what you can expect and for more information.

In 2017 we counted nearly 60 Polar Bears during five expeditions. Read about some of the previous trips on our Be Inspired pages.

Dates: August 12 - August 22 2019
Duration: 10 nights/11 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, Aug 12 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, Aug 22 09:00

Superior double cabin, private facilities, 0 places available
NOK 69 500,- pr. pax.

Double cabin, private facilities,0 places available
NOK 63 500,- pr. pax.

Double cabin, shared facilities, 0 places available
NOK 58 500,- 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 through Isfjorden. Heading north to the drifting ice.

Day 2-9 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 10 Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home.

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Kittiwakes resting on ice
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Ivory Gull
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Walrus mother and calf

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.

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. A expedition fee of NOK 450 will be added on last payment. You will receive invoices for the last two payments. Private cancellation insurance should be purchased by all participants.

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