Svalbard photo
expedition onboard MS Malmö

Intimate expeditions by ship focusing on sightings of Polar Bears and Arctic wildlife around Svalbard.

JUNE 14 - 24 2021

SVALBARD PHOTO EXPEDITION JUNE 2021

SVALBARD PHOTOGRAPHY AND POLAR BEARS

Our expeditions is the ultimate in polar exploration. Svalbard is the Norwegian owned company Arctic Wildlife Tours a well known back yard. This is a land where the guides and travel leaders need to know how to handle the constantly changing weather, drifting ice conditions and wildlife on its move 24 hours a day. Every day is different and every year is different, the High Arctic nature is in a ever lasting changing mode.

Join this exclusive small ship charter navigating through the Svalbard wilderness and icy waters of the High Arctic. We do focus on photographic opportunities but our expeditions are well suited for anyone interested in wildlife experiences. The guides aboard the small vessel MS Malmö are Norwegian and Swedish, all of them have long experiences hiking and exploring the Norwegian and Svalbard nature. The expedition ship MS Malmö is a well suited ship to do expeditions in Svalbard. During our expeditions we are commonly used to find between 10-20 Polar Bears, sometimes even more. We do focus on other wildlife as the Blue Whale, Bearded Seal, Arctic Fox and Walruses. In June the birdlife is at its best. Landscapes and scenery is also an interesting photographic opportunity if you know where to look and what to look for. Please contact us and talk to us about what you can expect and for more information.

Read about some of the previous trips on our Be Inspired pages.

If you have questions about this expedition please do not hesitate to send an email on [email protected]

Dates: June 14 - 24 2021
Duration: 10 nights
Embark: Longyearbyen, June 14 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, June 24 09:00

Superior double cabin, private facilities, 0 spots available
NOK 69 500,- pr. pax.

Double cabin, private facilities,0 spots available
NOK 65 500,- pr. pax.

Double cabin, shared facilities, 0 spots available
NOK 60 500,- pr. pax.

Please ask us for latest information about availability.
We provide limited space for single cabin supplement - please ask us!

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 plan to visit.

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

Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden. Heading south or north, depending of the ice conditions, sailing for the drifting ice.

Day 2-10 Looking for wildlife in the drifting ice. If we sail to the south we will be in the spectacular fjord Hornnsund and if we sail to the north we will be close to Hinlopen strait and maybe the seven islands 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. Every day will be planned according to the ice conditions and the best possibilities for finding wildlife.

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

What to expect during the expedition?

  • Navigate far into the icy north for close-up polar bear encounters
  • Enjoy walking in and sailing through incredible landscapes and breath-taking fjords and waterfalls
  • Enjoy the small group flexibility our expeditions provide. We do what we want, when we want!
  • Get close to the Arctic wildlife and have your chances for stunning images
  • Spend the moments and sometimes long waitings for the extraordinary wildlife encounters with like-minded people
svalbard photography
Found these cubs last June. Eating plastic. Sad situation.
svalbard photography
A rest on remaining snow in June.
arctic climate
Sometimes the guides can warm their butt on the engine.
Booking Information

Booking Inquiry for Svalbard photo expedition

Registration: You register by sending in the booking forms we send you upon your request. We will invoice you for the deposit payment. This inquiry is not a binding booking.

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. A expedition fee of NOK 450 will be added on your payment.

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Webinar: Photography Expedition to Svalbard!

Webinar: Photography Expedition to Svalbard!

 

Date:

December 10, 2020.

Time:

19:00 CET (Oslo/Paris), 13:00 EST (New York) 10:00 PST (Seattle), 18:00 UTC (London)

Host:

Svein Wik 

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