SVALBARD POLAR BEAR EXPEDITION 2022
We search for Polar Bears into the ice
For this particular expedition we also bring photographer and biologist Audun Rikardsen onboard. Svalbard is for 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. Audun Rikardsen will be one of the photo guides onboard and he will guide and do lectures whenever we have time.
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 14 - 24 2022
Duration: 10 nights/11 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, June 14 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, June 24 09:00
Superior cabin, private facilities, 0 places
NOK 79 500,- pr. pax
Double cabins, private facilities, 0 places
NOK 72 500,- pr. pax
Double cabins, shared facilities, 0 places
NOK 67 500,- pr. pax
Single cabins, shared facilities, 0 places
NOK 69 500,- 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.
Young Polar Bear resting on the ice close to our ship during a Arctic Wildlife Tours expedition.
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.
READ SOME OF THE BLOGS FROM THE SVALBARD TOURS
Blog posts about Svalbard
National Geographic photographer Stefano Unterthiner
Stefano Unterthiner join us regularly for doing workshops we now have named Masterclass onboard. Stefano recently gave out his book about climate changes on Svalbard. Growing up in the mountains of Northwest Italy, Stefano Unterthiner…Read more
The return of the Walrus on Svalbard
The Walrus is one of the species we see more and more in Svalbard. The populations are growing after being almost exterminated back in the 1960`s. The story about the return of the Walrus on Svalbard…Read more
Photographer Ömer Acar on photographing polar bears and swimming in polar water
With a love for spending time in nature, and wanting to photograph wildlife in the arctic circles, Ömer Acar booked a trip to exotic Svalbard through Arctic Wildlife Tours AS.Read more