SVALBARD POLAR BEAR EXPEDITION 2019
We search for Polar Bears into the ice
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 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. Please contact us and talk to us about what you can expect and for more information.
This will be a specialized Svalbard Polar Bear expedition, but not only for the professionals. If you are an amateur or a new beginner with your camera this journey still suites you! This particular Svalbard expedition and photo tour will last 10 nights onboard MS Malmö. Read about some of the previous trips on Be Inspired pages.
Dates: June 04 - 14 2019
Duration: 10 nights
Embark: Longyearbyen, June 04 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, Junr 14 09:00
Superior cabin, private facilities, 0 places
NOK 69 000,- pr. pax
Double cabins, private facilities, 2 places
NOK 61 000,- pr. pax
Double cabins, shared facilities, 2 places
NOK 57 500,- pr. pax
Travel Route Svalbard photo expedition
The expedition and itinerary will be planned in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. Normally we will still have the drift ice close in June/July and where we can sail will be a decision made from the ice situation. We will have two alternative routes, either to the vest and north or to the south and east. We might choose to sail to the south and the to the east and explore the waters on the eastern side of Spitsbergen and the land south of the Northeast-land. These areas are usually good in early summer.
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 or south, depending on the drift ice situation, into the drifting ice.
Day 2-10 We set course for the areas where we know we will meet the drift ice. If we sail north or south this will be the focus. Some of the fjords and islands is interesting to visit and we will search systematically for wildlife wherever we go.
The route is just a estimate for where we can sail. This can, and probably will, be changed as we know this from our earlier expedition.
Day 11 Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home.
In the ice
Bearded Seal resting in the ice
In the ice
Polar Bear family in the drift ice
In the ice
MS Malmö in the ice
Polar Bear walking in some cliffs on land
Photographed with underwater housing
Cub from early summer situation
Northern Fulmar in flight
Polar Bear walking
Blue ice patterns
Walruses at sea
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 3 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.