SVALBARD PHOTO EXPEDITION EARLY SUMMER 2019
An adventure into the ice
Once again Arctic Wildlife Tours visits the naked shores of Svalbard and search in the icy waters for photographing wildlife. We use the old fashion ship MS Malmö for this photo expedition into the Svalbard wilderness. We will have a main focus on searching in the drift ice and fjords for wildlife as Polar Bears, Walruses, whales, seals and birdlife. This will be a specialized Svalbard photo 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 will last 10 nights and will give us good time to explore the Svalbard nature. Read about some of the previous trips on Be Inspired pages.
Dates: June 24 - July 04 2019
Duration: 10 nights
Embark: Longyearbyen, June 24 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, July 04 09:00
Double cabins, private facilities,6 places available
NOK 63 500,- pr. pax
Double cabins, shared facilities, 4 places available
NOK 61 000,- 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. In June/July the areas that is accessible probably will be more limited than later in 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 submitting deposit payment of NOK 10.000 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 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.