Svalbard Photo Expedition
in spring

April 22 - May 3 2018


Experience the amazing light in late April

For this Svalbard photo expedition we are chartering the ship SY Arctica II. In still winterly conditions we will focus on searching in the ice for wildlife such as Polar Bears, seals, Walruses and Arctic Foxes. Around the Islands of Spitsbergen we also will spend time in the Svalbard fjords looking for Arctic wildlife. This wildlife photo tour will be an unforgettable voyage and spectacular experience for you.

Dates: April 22 - May 3 2018
Duration: 10 nights / 11 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, April 22 12:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, May 3 12:00

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


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Travel Route


Svalbard is situated at about 80 degrees N, so we schedule the expedition in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. During this April expedition we expect the areas north of Svalbard to be covered by drifting ice and impossible to sail. We will sail up to the ice edge and also visit the southern parts of Svalbard, particularly the fjords of Hornsund.

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

Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden.

Day 2-4 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 bear, Walrus and seals.

Day 5-9 North-western coast of Spitsbergen with Smeerenburgfjorden, Raudfjorden and Liefdefjorden, with great landscape and good chances for wildlife on the ice. The weather and ice condition has to be in our favour to get into these areas in March and April. It is also an option to head south to Bellsund and Hornsund if the northwestern corner is not accessible.

Day 10 Sailing back to Isfjorden and arrive Longyearbyen late in the evening around 23:00.

Day 11 Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home.

photo guide

Norwegian Photographer Svein Wik is the founder and owner of the travel company Arctic Wildlife Tours AS. During the last decade he has organized different photographic expeditions into the high Arctic and in the Nordic countries.

Svein is a experienced wildlife photographer living in Norway. He has done hiking and outdoor life in the Nordic countries his whole life. Since 2005 he have done over 30 expeditions in Svalbard. Svein will have the main responsibility for Polar Bear security.

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Delphine Dupré from France will join this expedition as a extra guide. Delphine never gets tired of scouting for wildlife and can constantly work to spot wildlife like Polar Bears through her binoculars.

Delphine will also together with Svein and Heinrich be helping onboard with cooking and dishes. This is Delphines fourth trip to Svalbard and her abilities of searching for wildlife have been noticed by us.

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Heinrich Eggenfeller is the owner and skipper onboard the Arctica II. He has lived his whole life in Svalbard and have done countless trips and expeditions around the islands. Is is one of the most experienced persons in Svalbard about have to travel safe there and is known for his knowledge for where to go.

Heinrich will be helping driving zodiacs and Polar Bear security during the expedition.

Walrus mother and calf in the drift ice

Svalbard landscape in Hornsund

Polar Bear walking in front of glazier

Svalbard landscape on west coast

Northern Fulmar

Zodiac cruising and photography

Polar Bears walks on ice. Coming out of the fog.

Arctica II in the ice

Svalbard landscape. East coast Spitsbergen.

Occasionally we can find Arctic Foxes in white fur.

Svalbard Ptarmigan in April.

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


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.

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