Svalbard Summer Expedition

June 26 - July 7 2017


Early summer photo and wildlife expedition.

We are chartering the sail yacht SY Arctica II to do this photo expedition into the Svalbard wilderness. In early June there will still be a lot of ice and we look forward to search for wildlife in the drift ice. The birds are migrating towards the north at this time and huge amounts of birds are following the ice as it melts. This expedition last 11 nights, which means more time to spend and wait for changes in the Arctic environment during the expedition. We will also spend time in the Svalbard fjords looking for Arctic wildlife.

Dates: June 26 - July 07 2017
Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, June 26 12:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, July 07 09:00

Double and triple cabins, private facilities, 0 available
NOK 48 500,-


Ship: SYArctica

Practical information

What's included?

Travel Route


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. We plan to sail all the way up to the drifting ice edge, wherever it will be at that time, and also visit the northern parts of Nordaustlandet.

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

Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden. Heading north to the drifting ice.

Day 2-7 We will try to reach the waters around the Seven Islands if possible because of the ice. Even sailing down Hinlopen is an option. If its not possible to reach these places we might have to spend time on the west coast and along the drift ice edge.

Day 8-9 Searching the west coast of Spitsbergen for wildlife and doing zodiac cruises close to the beautiful glaziers there. In late evening the 9th day we will arrive in the harbor in Longyearbyen.

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

Polar Bear walking in front of glazier

Northern Fulmar

Arctic Tern

Polar Bear mother and cub in the fog

Walruses on ice

Polar Bear in Svalbard landscape

Arctica II in the ice

Zodiac cruising and photography

Bearded Seal in the ice and fog

Polar Bear mother and cub in the drifting ice

Gray Phalarope in Svalbard

Drifting ice. Backlit by sunlight.

Booking Information

Booking Inquiry for Svalbard Tour

Registration: You register by submitting deposit payment of NOK 10.000 to the bank account.

Bank account: 1503.71.05543


Bank address:
DNB NOR Bank Stjørdal, Kjøpmannsgata 13, 7500 Stjørdal, Norway

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.

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