Svalbard August

August 13 - 23 2020


A new photo and wildlife expedition into the ice north of Svalbard.

Once again Arctic Wildlife Tours visits the naked shores of Svalbard and  search in the icy waters for photographing wildlife. We use the old fashion ship MS Malmö for this photo expedition into the Svalbard wilderness. We will have a main focus on searching in the drift ice for Polar Bears and other wildlife.

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. From 2019 we will also bring an assisting guide that will work together with the travel leader and main guide to spot wildlife.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. 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 need further information about this tour please send us and email on [email protected]

Dates: August 13 - 23 2020
Duration: 10 nights / 11 days
Embark: Longyearbyen, Aug 13 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, Aug 23 09:00

Ensuite superior cabin, private facilities, 0 places available
NOK 69 500,-

Double cabin, private facilities,0 places available
NOK 65 500,-

Single cabin, shared facilities, 0 places available
NOK 69 500,-

Available spots might not be updated at all times. Please ask for update on how many cabins still are available and which type of cabins by sending us an inquiry. The cabins are double shared cabins, in case you need a single supplement please ask us.

Ship: MS Malmö

Practical information

What's included?

Travel Route


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. We plan to sail all the way up to the drifting ice edge, wherever nit will be at that time, and also visit the northern parts of Nordaustlandet.

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

Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden. Heading north to the drifting ice.

Day 2-9 Looking for wildlife around Sjuøyane and up in the drifting ice. Visiting Storøya if weather is good. If time and good possibilities for finding wildlife we sail down Hinlopen on our way back.

Day 9-10 Sailing back to Isfjorden and Longyearbyen and will be in the harbour in the evening day 10. On the way we will visit some locations for wildlife.

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

We never know what we will see during our expeditions. Like this Polar Bear having fun and diving into the water.

Booking Information

Booking Inquiry for Svalbard Tour

Registration: You register by sending in the booking forms we send you upon your request and submitting deposit payment of NOK 20.000. 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. 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. A expedition fee of NOK 450 will be added on last payment. You will receive invoices for the last two payments. Private cancellation insurance should be purchased by all participants.

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