Svalbard creative workshop

May 28 - June 05 2021

SVALBARD PHOTO WORKSHOP WITH AUDUN RIKARDSEN

Svalbard Arctic wildlife creative photography

Explore the stunning Arctic islands of Svalbard onboard the expedition ship MS Malmö. Onboard during 8 nights and 9 days you will get to know and work with renowned photographer Audun Rikardsen and Arctic traveller and wildlife photographer Svein Wik. Both are Norwegians and have explored the wild nature of the north from childhood.

Svalbard and the Arctic is changing rapidly. The drift ice and fjord ice are melting earlier than ever before. On this expedition we will make sure we can reach the drift ice without spending to much time doing transport distances at open sea. We will also have the chance to search the fjord ice near the glaziers for wildlife that still roam there using the fjords as a hunting and resting refuge.

High Arctic nature is constantly changing. On Svalbard, every day is different, and every year is different. The Norwegian-owned company Arctic Wildlife Tours leads this expedition to Svalbard, a remote area they know and love. That’s important, because this is a land where your guides must know how to handle the constantly-changing weather conditions, drift ice, and wildlife on the move 24 hours a day.

This exclusive small ship charter trip navigates through the Svalbard wilderness and icy waters of the High Arctic. This expedition will be focused on photography, but if you are a keen amateur or even a beginner, then this journey still suits you. Travel leader Svein Wik have done over 50 tours and expeditions around Svalbard and Audun Rikardsen work as a biologist and nature photographer around Tromsø in mainland Norway.

The expedition ship MS Malmö is a ship well-suited to polar explorations. This ship has a lovely patina and has been listed as a traditional ship of cultural value since 2004. During 2013/14 she was gently refurbished to retain her original charm. MS Malmö is a homely ship of maritime historical dignity, already loved by many. She is decorated in a classic style with an old fashioned Captain´s lounge and beautiful wooden decks. A perfect ship for a small group of photographers that need a lot of deck space.

Wondering what to expect? Please get in touch for more information and to talk about what you can expect. Also, you can read about some of our previous trips on our Be Inspired pages.

Dates: May 28 - June 05 2021
Duration: 8 nights / 9 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, May 28 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, June 05 09:00
(Arriving harbor late evening June 04)

Double superior cabin, private facilities, 0 available
NOK 69 500,- pr. pax

Double cabin, private facilities, 0 available
NOK 65 000,- pr. pax

Single cabin, shared facilities, 1 available
NOK 65 000,- pr. pax

Available spots might not be updated at all times. Please ask for update on how many cabins 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 supplement please ask us.

Ship: MS Malmö

Practical information

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Travel Route

Itinerary

Svalbard is situated at about 80 degrees north and we schedule the expedition in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. In  June we predict a lot of ice and we have a main plan for the rout like shown in the map. We might also be able to sail further to the southeast or maybe we choose the sail northeast if the drifting ice allows us to do that.

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

Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen throughout Isfjorden.

Day 2-9 Western coast of Spitsbergen, visiting Kongsfjorden, Lilliehööksfjorden, Magdalenefjorden, Prins Karls Forland and other areas where we will have great landscape, glaciers and good chances for wildlife as Polar Bears, Walruses and seals. Usually the northeast areas will not be accessible this early in the season, if it is we will sail as far we can into the ice. Another possibility will be to sail southeast and visit the areas in Storfjorden and Edgeøya.

Day 9 Sailing back to Isfjorden and arrive Longyearbyen late in the evening around 23:00.

Day 10 Leaving the ship at 09.00 after breakfast and prepare the travel home.

Booking Information

Booking Inquiry for Svalbard Tour

Registration: You register by submitting deposit payment of NOK 20.000 to the bank account.

Bank account: 1503.71.05543

(IBAN: NO15 1503 7105 543 BIC/SWIFT: DNBANOKKXXX)


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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