SVALBARD WILDLIFE EXPEDITION 2021
We search for Polar Bears and other wildlife into the ice
In June and July, Arctic nature is at its explosive best. A lot of the snow has melted but some of it remains, creating interesting patterns in the landscape. There is still ice in the inner parts of some of the fjords and remaining drift ice is still accessible. Polar bears and the diverse birdlife are on the move and so it’s easier to see Svalbard wildlife at this time of year.
Experience these wildlife encounters in picture-perfect icy conditions by joining our Svalbard photo expedition in the summer.
High Arctic nature is constantly changing. 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 they 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 the professionals. If you are a keen amateur or even a 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: June 24 - July 04 2021
Duration: 10 nights
Embark: Longyearbyen, June 24 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, July 04 09:00
Superior double cabin, private facilities, 0 place in shared cabin
NOK 75 500,- pr. pax
Single cabin, private facilities, 0 places
NOK 79 500,- pr. pax
Double cabins, private facilities, 2 places(1 double cabin)
NOK 69 500,- pr. pax
Double cabins, shared facilities, 0 places
NOK 62 500,- pr. pax
Travel Route Svalbard photo expedition
The itinerary for this Svalbard photo expedition will be planned in accordance with the prevailing weather and ice conditions.
Even in June-July the distance to reach fjord ice or drift ice remains short. There are usually two options: to the north-west or to the south-east. Either route gives us good possibilities to see wildlife that is dependent on the frozen areas to survive.
Day 0 We always recommend arriving in Longyearbyen, the biggest settlement on Svalbard, at least 24 hours in advance.
Day 1 Depart from Longyearbyen through the Isfjord heading north or south toward the drifting ice.
Day 1-10 We set course for the areas where we know we will meet the drift ice. If we sail north or south this will be the focus. Some of the fjords and islands are interesting to visit and we will search systematically for wildlife wherever we go.
The route can, and probably will, be changed based on knowledge gained on previous expeditions and the current weather and drift ice conditions.
Day 11 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. 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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