Svalbard winter
Expedition 2018

April 01. - 09.


Winter photo and wildlife expedition in Svalbard. Looking for the light!

We are chartering the ship MS Freya, a new spacious and strong ship, to do this photo expedition into the Svalbard wilderness. This time during winter in early April. The light is almost unreal at this time of the year. The sun is still under the horizon for a few hours during night and in early morning and late evening you can experience the most magical light you can imagine.

We will have focus on searching for wildlife as Polar Bears, seals and Walruses. We will sail along the coastline of Spitsbergen, visiting places like Hornsund, Kongsfjorden, Krossfjorden and all the way to the northwest corner of the island.

Dates: April 1. -  9. 2018
Duration: 8 nights
Embark: Longyearbyen, April 1. 16:00
Disembark: Longyearbyen, April 9. 09:00

Single cabin, private fascilities, 2 available
NOK 62 000,-

Double cabin, private fascilities, 9 available
NOK 55 000,-

Ship: MS Freya

svalbard winter expedition
Practical information

What's included?


At this time of the year Svalbard and the High Arctic conditions offer some really cold days. In days with good weather we will have cold conditions around - 20-30 degrees celsius. In days with bad weather we will have cold wind and snowfall. Safety is priority number one when sailing in the Svalbard environment, in winter we have even more focus on this.

To stay warm and safe we will provide all participants with appropriate outer clothing for this winter-expedition in Svalbard. Please ask us about the details for this.

Have any questions?

If you have any questions or are wondering about something,
please feel free to contact us at any given time.

Travel Route


Svalbard is situated at about 80 degrees North, so we schedule the expedition in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. During this winter expedition weather and ice will have even more impact on our sailing route and what we can do.

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

Day 1 Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden.

Day 2-5 Western coast of Spitsbergen, visiting Kongsfjorden, Lilliehööksfjorden, Magdalenefjorden, Prins Karls Forland and other areas where we will have great landscape, glaciers and good chances for wildlife as Polar bear, Walrus and seals.

Day 5-7 We sail to the south and reach Hornsund. The most spectacular landscape in Svalbard. here we often find wildlife as Polar Bears. In the fantastic light at this time we hope to capture some stunning images from the area. We will do landings if possible to be able to work better with tripods for the best landscape situations.

Day 8-9 Sailing back to Isfjorden and arrive Longyearbyen late in the evening.

Day 9 Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home.

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Ice frozen in a fjord

Blue ice from a glazier frozen in a fjord

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Polar Bear on fjord ice

Sometimes we will be able to see Polar Bears on the fjord ice

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Polar Bear in Hornsund

Walking along the fjord ice edge

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Polar Bear rest

Polar Bear resting in late April

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Winter light Svalbard

Early morning. Van Mijen fjord, Svalbard

Booking Information

Booking Inquiry for Svalbard Tour

Registration: You register by submitting deposit payment of NOK 20.000 to the bank account.

Bank account: 1503.71.05543


Bank address:
DNB NOR Bank Stjørdal, Kjøpmannsgata 13, 7500 Stjørdal, Norway

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 3 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.

Booking Inquiry


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