SVALBARD WILDLIFE EXPEDITION 2020
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 2020
Duration: 10 nights
Embark: Longyearbyen, June 24 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, July 04 09:00
Superior cabin, private facilities, 0 places
NOK 69 000,- pr. pax
Double cabins, private facilities, 0 places
NOK 61 000,- pr. pax
Double cabins, shared facilities, 0 places
NOK 57 500,- 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 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. You will receive invoices for the last two payments. Private cancellation insurance should be purchased by all participants.