Svalbard has fascinated travellers for a long time. Rich wildlife, arctic nature, and old mining towns are all found on the islands, which have a stark and eerie beauty that’s all their own. On this expedition you will experience all that Svalbard has to offer.
Halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole lies Svalbard – one the world’s most spectacular wilderness and wildlife areas. For this incredible adventure we will be using the M/S Stockholm, a small expedition ship built specifically for Arctic waters. Nimble and flexible, they allow us to make regular landfalls with sturdy Zodiacs and explore the polar wilderness and it’s spectacular wildlife.
As a member of our Svalbard Expedition you will be on standby for photographic action at all times. At times you may be woken in the early hours of the morning because a polar bear has been spotted, truly exciting. May/June is characterised by a lot of snow and a wonderful purity. From Polar Bears and Walruses to Arctic Foxes and innumerable flocks of birds, this photo expedition promises not only unbelievable photo opportunities but memories that will last you a lifetime.
At a glance
10 Nights / 11 Days
Maximum 11 Guests
From $13 350 per person sharing
Minimum 35% deposit to Secure
Polar Bears, Arctic Wildlife & Birdlife, Landscapes
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
- All accommodation as mentioned in itinerary
- All meals & drinks on board the vessel
- Daily activities
- Services of specialist guides on board the ship for the duration of the experience
- All international flights arriving into Svalbard & departing from Svalbard
- Any accommodation not specified in the itinerary above
- All VISA costs
- Items of a personal nature
25 May - 04 Jun 2021
Gerry van der Walt
11 Spaces available
18 May - 28 May 2022
Gerry van der Walt
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Day 1 Arrival – Meet at M/S Stockholm | Day 2 – 9 Full days on the MS Stockholm | Day 10 Travel day & overnight | Day 11 Departure
Arrival in Longyearbyen
We will meet at the M/S Stockholm at around 16h00 for embarkation after a safety briefing. After this we will set sail as we start our arctic adventure.
The nine days of our Svalbard Photo Safari will be spent on the M/S Stockholm exploring the fjords, glaciers and other incredible landscapes of the Svalbard Archipelago. The exact day-to-day itinerary is very flexible and will be determined by photographic opportunities, weather conditions and the density of the pack ice in the North. All meals will be enjoyed on the boat.
The Stockholm makes for great photography – and we will do quite a bit of photography from the boat – but we will also do numerous zodiac excursions and island landings.
The daily itinerary will be discussed each night at dinner and again at breakfast which, with the help of the captain and ship staff, will give us the ability to focus on and work the sightings we get and also look for specific subjects which we have a very good chance of photographing up close.
During the cruise there will be times when we travel at sea just to get to the next location but this makes for great time to work on your image catalog, relax in your cabin or take landscape images of the incredible scenes that Svalbard is so well known for.
Day 10 & 11
Travel & Departure Days
On the last day of our expedition we will get back to Longyearbyen late in the evening and after breakfast the next morning depart the Stockholm to make our way back home.
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