AUTUMN LIGHT PHOTO EXPEDITION
Late autumn is good for landscape shots when it comes to colors and light so we will have a main focus on doing an Svalbard wildlife photography expedition as well as spending some time on landscape photography. During this expedition we will have the opportunity to see and photograph wildlife like Polar Bears, Walruses, Whales, Ivory Gulls, Bearded Seals, Harbor Seals Arctic Foxes and the Northern Fulmar.
This is an expedition for nature photographers who are passionate about photographing in magical light conditions and who want the possibility to get the best out of each unique moment on this tour.
Our expeditions are the ultimate in polar exploration. Svalbard is Arctic Wildlife Tours back yard. We are a Norwegian owned company and have a lot of experience searching for wildlife and creating the best tours designed for photographers in Svalbard. Our guides and travel leaders know how to handle the constantly changing weather, drifting ice conditions and wildlife on the move, 24 hours a day. Every day is different, every year is different, and the High Arctic nature is in constant change.
Join this exclusive small ship charter navigating through the Svalbard wilderness and icy waters of the High Arctic. We focus on photographic opportunities but our expeditions are well suited for anyone interested in wildlife experiences. The guides aboard the small vessel MS Origo are Norwegian and Swedish, all of them have years of experience hiking and exploring the Norwegian landscape and Svalbard nature. The expedition ship MS Origo is a well suited ship to do expeditions in Svalbard.
We focus on seeing all the different wildlife around Svalbard at this time of the year, among them of course are polar bears, blue whales, walruses and seals. Landscapes and scenery is also outstanding for photographic opportunities 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.
If you have questions about this expedition please do not hesitate to send an email on [email protected]
Dates: Sept 04 - 14, 2023
Duration: 10 nights/11 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, September 04, 18:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, September 14, 09:00
Single cabin, private facilities, 1 places available
EUR 8 900 pr. pax.
Twin cabin, private facilities, 2 places available
EUR 8 900,- pr. pax.
Twin superior cabin, private facilities, 0 places available
EUR 9 500,- pr. pax.
Single cabin, shared facilities, 1 places available
EUR 7 000,- pr. pax.
Twin cabin spacious, shared facilities, 1 places available
EUR 7 000,- pr. pax.
Please ask us for latest information about availability. The single cabins can also be used as double cabins.
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 plan to visit. In September the drift ice edge can be situated 82-83 degrees north and we expect to see polar bears and other wildlife on our journey. We also plan to do stops and landings for wildlife like walruses and arctic foxes along the coastlines of the Svalbard islands.
Day 0 We always recommend to arrive Longyearbyen at least one day and night in advance.
Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen throughout Isfjorden. Heading north to the drifting ice.
Day 2-10 Looking for wildlife around Sjuøyane and up in the drifting ice. Visiting Storøya, or even Kvitøya far east, if the 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.
What to expect?
- 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
- Enjoy the amazing light in September
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. We will inform you about deposit payments and payment method as soon as you inquire with us. Payments can be done either by wire transfer or credit card payments. Receiving your booking form and a deposit payment will be a confirmed booking.
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Blog posts about Svalbard
National Geographic photographer Stefano Unterthiner
Stefano Unterthiner join us regularly for doing workshops we now have named Masterclass onboard. Stefano recently gave out his book about climate changes on Svalbard. Growing up in the mountains of Northwest Italy, Stefano Unterthiner…Read more
The return of the Walrus on Svalbard
The Walrus is one of the species we see more and more in Svalbard. The populations are growing after being almost exterminated back in the 1960`s. The story about the return of the Walrus on Svalbard…Read more
Photographer Ömer Acar on photographing polar bears and swimming in polar water
With a love for spending time in nature, and wanting to photograph wildlife in the arctic circles, Ömer Acar booked a trip to exotic Svalbard through Arctic Wildlife Tours AS.Read more