Svalbard August
Expedition

August 22 - 31 2019

SVALBARD PHOTO EXPEDITION AUGUST 2019

We go for the great wildlife encounters again

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 for wildlife as Polar Bears, seals and birdlife. Around the Islands of Spitsbergen and Nordaustlandet we also will spend time in the Svalbard fjords looking for Arctic wildlife. This will be a specialized Svalbard photo expedition.

As I write this we have just being evaluating the season 2017, which we are really satisfied with. We did three expeditions with MS Malmö, two with MS Freya and one with SY Arctica II. Counting totally nearly 60 Polar Bears during the 2017 season. Read about some of the previous trips on our Be Inspired pages.

Dates: August 22 - August 31 2019
Duration: 9 nights
Embark: Longyearbyen, Aug 22 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, Aug 31 09:00

Single cabin, private facilities, 1 place available
NOK 69 000,-

Double cabin, private facilities,4 places available
NOK 59 500,-

Double cabin, shared facilities, 2 places available
NOK 57 000,-

Triple cabin, private facilities, 2 places available
NOK 55 000,-

Ship: MS Malmö

Practical information

What's included?

Travel Route Svalbard photo expedition

Itinerary

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. Even if it normally will be some changes in the planned itinerary this route cover the main areas we will visit. In August the drift ice edge can be situated further north and usually we spend time there searching for mainly Polar Bears.

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 to the drifting ice.

Day 2-9 Looking for wildlife around Sjuøyane and up in the drifting ice. Visiting Storøya if weather is good. Depending on the ice conditions and weather we will choose the route for this Svalbard photo expedition. It will be varying from year to year and the ice conditions is the most important consideration we do before deciding where to go.

The route illustrated in the map on this page is just a estimate for where we will sail. It probably will be changed depending on the ice conditions. Maybe we have to sail much further to the north to reach the ice.

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

We will probably have time to spend with some Arctic Foxes during this Svalbard photo expedition. August is the perfect time to experience these funny creatures.

Booking Information

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.

Booking Inquiry

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