- Special expedition with photo focus, where we search for polar bears
- The photographic leader on this tour is the nature photographer Jan Gyllensten with experience from a number of expeditions around Svalbard
- Expedition leader on the tour is the experienced polar researcher Bjørn Anders Nymoen, formerly at the Norwegian Polar Institute
- A great chance to see Polar Bears in a magnificent landscape
- Arctic foxes and Svalbard Reindeer
- Ivory Gulls and other exciting birds
- The use of Zodiacs for going ashore and for getting better angles of photography
- Small group, only 12 participants
- The tour leader will show you their best sites and provide photographic advice to a small like-minded group
- We travel on board the traditional m/s Origo, perhaps the most charming ship up here and at the same time rebuilt for the best comfort
Geographically, Svalbard belongs to Europe, but hardly resembles any other part of the continent. An arctic area, between 74 and 80 degrees north and only 600 km from the North Pole. Svalbard has fantastic environments with glaciers, icebergs and pointy mountains – which have given Svalbard it’s other name – Spetsbergen.
Apart from ice, glaciers and mountains, Svalbard also has arctic tundra, where arctic flowers bloom during the short summer. Despite it’s isolated location, Svalbard is one of the most accessible arctic regions in the World. This is thanks to the infrastructure developed by Norway around Longyearbyen.