Svalbard October

October 1 - 8 2021


On short notice Arctic Wildlife Tours announce this October expedition on Svalbard onboard the sail  yacht S/Y Arctica II. We have used this extremely ice friendly, flexible small yacht with great success.

In October the light can give the most unique light of the year with an extended blue hour and some possibilities for northern lights. This light enhances landscapes because of the remarkable colors and light. During this expedition we will have the opportunity to see and photograph wildlife like Polar Bears, Walruses, Bearded Seals and Arctic Foxes.

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. October is not commonly used for doing cruises on Svalbard so this rare opportunity.

We will use two zodiac boats as usual to go ashore or when searching for wildlife at sea or in front of glaciers.



Dates: October 1 - 8 2021
Duration: 7 nights/7 days
Embark the ship: Longyearbyen, Oct 1 16:00
Disembark the ship: Longyearbyen, Oct 8 09:00

Mixed cabins, shared and private facilities,7 spots available
NOK 42 500

Available spots might not be updated at all times. Please ask for update on how many cabins that still are available and which type of cabins by sending us an inquiry. The cabins are double shared cabins, in case you need a single cabin, please ask us.

Due to COVID this expedition will be only offered to Norwegians and EU citizens with valid documentation of full vaccination.

Practical information
Estimated travel route during this photo tour



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

Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden.

Day 1-8 We will focus on the fjords around Isfjorden, Van Mijen fjorden and Hornsund on this expedition. Several small fjords and glaciers will be visited during the expedition. We will do safe landings for wildlife if it is possible and advisable according too the risk of encountering polar bears.

Day 8 Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home.

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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