SVALBARD EXPEDITION JULY-AUGUST 2019
A new photo and wildlife expedition into the ice around the islands of Svalbard and Spitzbergen.
We are chartering the ship MS Freya, a spacious and strong ship, to do this photo expedition into the Svalbard wilderness. We have good experiences using this ship and this time of the year in early August is a good time for spotting Polar Bears.
We will focus on searching in the drift ice for wildlife as Polar Bears, seals and birdlife. This time of the year is also a good time for spotting whales. Around the Islands of Spitzbergen and Nordaustlandet we also will spend time in the Svalbard fjords looking for Arctic wildlife. We will also visit Walrus colonies and do landings there.
Dates: July 31 - August 10 2019
Duration: 10 nights
Embark: Longyearbyen, July 31 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, August 10 09:00
Single cabin, private facilities, 0 available
NOK 69 500,-
Double cabin, private facilities, 0 available
NOK 65 000,-
Spitzbergen and Svalbard is situated at about 80 North. We never know how the ice conditions and weather will be and we schedule the expedition in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. The area that is covered by drifting ice and fjord ice is different from year to year.
Day 0 We always recommend to arrive Longyearbyen at least one day in advance. This is because flights can be delayed or cancelled. Sometimes baggage also is missing.
Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden.
Day 2 Western coast of Spitsbergen, visiting Kongsfjorden, Lilliehöök glazier, Magdalenefjorden, Prins Karls Forland and other areas where we will have great landscape, glaciers and good chances for wildlife as Polar bear, Walrus and seals.
Day 3-9 Hinlopen Strait if it is possible because of the ice. Seven Islands north of Nordaustlandet.
Day 10 Sailing back to Isfjorden and we still look for wildlife and plan stops and things to do along the areas we sail.
Day 11 Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home.
Walruses resting on drifting ice
Polar Bears walks on melting fjord ice
Zodiac cruising in front of glazier
Polar Bear backlit
Walruses resting on ice
Polar Bears shaking of water.
Polar Bear mother and cub coming out of the fog
Walrus in the water
Polar Bear jump
Polar Bear mother and cub resting
MS Freya in the ice
Polar Bear family in the drift ice
Polar Bear mother and cub
Booking Inquiry for Svalbard Tour
Registration: You register by submitting deposit payment of NOK 20.000 to the bank account.
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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