SVALBARD


SVALBARD

MAY 14 TO MAY 25, 2023

The main focus on this Svalbard photography tour will be Polar bears in the drifting ice, the high Arctic wildlife and stunning landscapes. Svalbard is the best place on earth to photograph Polar bears, and we normally find good numbers of them.

SEE PACKAGE PRICE BELOW

 

 

We will also photograph other animals like Walrus, Bearded seals, Ringed seals, Humpback whales, Fin whales, Blue whales and Belugas. We also hope to get some nice photo opportunities of birds like the Brünnicks guillemots on this Svalbard photography tour.

We will schedule stops going ashore in order to provide participants with enough time to get excellent pictures. On all our Svalbard photography tours we use two zodiac boats to get closer to the wildlife on the ice or when exploring and searching for photo opportunities in front of the glaciers.

PACKAGE PRICE:

$10,995 for double accommodation with private bathroom

$11,995 for single cabin with private bathroom.

This price is all inclusive from when you get to Svalbard (transportation, 2 nights of hotel, 2 dinners, cabin on ship, all meals and alcohol on board and crew tip).

ONLY 12 SPACES AVAILABLE!

DATES

MAY 14 TO MAY 25, 2023

GROUP SIZE

MAXIMUM 12

ACTIVITY LEVEL

LIGHT TO MODERATE

What's Included

Hotel Accommodations

ABOVE SELECTED ACCOMMODATIONS FOR 9 NIGHTS
2 NIGHTS IN SVALBARD PRIOR EMBARKATION


Meals

ALL BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES,
AND DINNERS (ALL MEALS) WHILE ON BOARD

ALL BEVERAGES AND ALCOHOL WHILE ON BOARD

TWO DINNERS IN SVALBARD PRIOR BOARDING ON OUR SHIP


Transportation

EXPEDITION ACTIVITIES (ZODIAC CRUISES, SHORE LANDINGS, HIKES)


ONE ON ONE INSTRUCTION AND CRITIQUES WILL BE OFFERED DURING THIS TRIP

PROFESSIONAL GUIDES WITH LECTURES AND HANDS-ON, IN-FIELD TUTORIALS

CREW GRATUITIES IS INCLUDED

*PRICE IS PER PERSON/ DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.

THIS TRIP IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS AND AIRFARE FROM/TO YOUR HOME CITIES & TRAVEL TO AND FROM STARTING POINT IN LONGYEARBYEN, SVALBARD ARE NOT INCLUDED.

A  NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $ 2,500 IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE. A SECOND (50%) NON REFUNDABLE PAYMENT IS ON DECEMBER 15, 2019 AND THE BALANCE PAYMENT IS DUE MARCH 15, 2020. ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON REFUNDABLE UNLESS WE CANCEL THE TRIP.

TAXES, LEVIES, INSURANCE, VISA FEE, IMMIGRATION DUTIES OR OTHER TRAVEL SERVICES (WHERE APPLICABLE) ARE NOT INCLUDED

 

ITINERARY

Day 1-2 Free time on your own in Svalbard

Day 3  Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden.

Day 4-5  Heading toward the ice, searching for Polar bears, Walruses and seals. Depending on the ice conditions this will be north of Spitsbergen or in the Hinlopen Strait.

Day 6-7  Sailing south in Hinlopen, with bird cliffs and hopefully Polar bears and Walruses on the drifting ice.

Day 8  Liefdefjorden with the Monaco glacier.

Day 7 North-western corner of Spitsbergen, with beautiful mountains and glaciers, and hopefully some wildlife on the ice.

Day 8 Kongsfjorden with nice landscapes, birds and seals.

Day 9 Prins Karls Forland with Walruses and Alkehornet with bird cliffs, Arctic fox and Reindeer. Back to Longyearbyen late in the evening around 24:00.

Day 10 Leaving the ship and prepare the travel home.