SVALBARD TOUR SEARCHING FOR WILDLIFE- PHOTO EXPEDITION
In July and 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: July 24 2022 - August 02 2022
Duration: 9 nights/10 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, July 24, 2022 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, August 02, 2022 09:00
Double cabin, shared facilities, 1 spot available (Space for one man in double shared cabin)
NOK 69 500,- pr. pax
NOW! NOK 59 500 pr. pax
SVALBARD AND THE SEASONS
In the drift ice we will meet the Polar Bears that survive in these huge areas of ice during summer. July will be the best time of the year for this. Far northeast in the drift ice we know it is possible to see Bowhead Whales and we will search for these amazing creatures that can reach a age of 200 years. We will see birds like the Ivory Gull, Kittiwakes, Brünnich Guillemots, Skuas and other bird species typical for the high Arctic. We give no guaranties for what kind of wildlife we will be able to find for you, but we know it is a great chance for seeing what we mention.
WHY WE CHOOSE SVALBARD
Polar Bear sightings
This is the best place in the world to find and see the magnificent polar bear in its natural habitat. A truly unique experience for nature enthusiasts and modern polar explorers.
The diversity of wildlife
Aside from polar bears, there is an unbelievable amount of wildlife to encounter on a Svalbard photo expedition. Walruses resting on the ice, blue whales playing around the ship and swarms of rare birdlife are just some of what to expect.
Estimated travel route during this photo tour
The itinerary for this Svalbard photo expedition will be planned in accordance with the prevailing weather and ice conditions. At this time of then year we will find the drift ice at 81 - 83 degrees north. Our goal is to reach these areas and search for wildlife there.
Day 0 We always recommend to arrive in Longyearbyen, the biggest settlement on Svalbard, at least 24 hours in advance.
Day 1 Depart from Longyearbyen through the Isfjord heading north towards the drifting ice.
Day 2-8 We set course for the areas where we know we will meet the drift ice. We sail via the seven islands and northeast until we reach the drift ice. Depending on the conditions we will start searching for wildlife in this area and probably continue towards east. We need some good weather to succeed finding wildlife up there.
Day 9 We sail back towards south and Longyearbyen.
Day 10 Leave the ship after breakfast and prepare for the journey home.
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. First deposit payment is NOK 15 000. After your first deposit payment your booking will be confirmed. A non-refundable expedition fee of NOK 450 should be added on your first deposit payment.
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