SVALBARD PHOTO EXPEDITION AUGUST 2022
THE BEST TIME IN THE YEAR FOR A SVALBARD POLAR BEAR EXPEDITION
In August, Arctic nature is at its explosive best. A lot of the snow has melted yet some of it remains, creating interesting patterns in the landscape. Polar bears and diverse birdlife are on the move so it’s easier to see Svalbard wildlife at this time of year.
Experience wildlife encounters in picture-perfect icy conditions by joining our Svalbard photo expedition in the late summer.
Nature in the High Arctic constantly changes. 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 we 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. Although this expedition will be focused on photography, it’s not only for professionals. If you are a keen amateur or even an enthusiastic beginner, then this journey still suits you. It’s also a good option for polar wildlife enthusiasts.
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: August 03 - 13 2022
Duration: 10 nights/11 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, Aug 03 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, Aug 13 09:00
Superior double cabin, private facilities, 2 places available(one double cabin)
NOK 79 500,- pr. pax.
Double cabin, private facilities,6 places available(one double cabin)
NOK 72 500,- pr. pax.
Double cabin, shared facilities, 2 places available
NOK 67 500,- pr. pax.
Please ask us for latest information about availability.
Travel Route Svalbard photo expedition
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 2-10 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 11 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 Inquiry for Svalbard photo expedition
Registration: You register by sending in the booking forms we send you upon your request. This inquiry is not a binding booking.
After sending us an inquiry we will send you the booking forms by email. Send in the completed reservation/booking after receiving them. You will receive an invoice for your first deposit payment on a date informed about upon sending in your booking forms. After your first deposit payment your booking will be confirmed. A non-refundable expedition fee of NOK 450 will be added on your first deposit payment.
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