PT Travel: Svalbard Autumn Light - Sep 2019


From 03/09/2019 to 13/09/2019

The main subjects on this Autumn Light Svalbard photo tour will be wildlife and landscapes in stunning late-season light. Svalbard is the best place on earth to photograph Polar Bears, and we hope to find some of them in the best light available. The ice situation at this time of year usually also allows us to explore the north-eastern parts of the archipelago, making this a very special Svalbard photo tour.

September is a great time for watching and photographing big whales, and we have good chances of finding Blue Whale, Fin Whale, Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, Beluga and the White-beaked Dolphins. The light conditions are great at this time of year, so get ready for some stunning wildlife photography. This is the Svalbard photo tour for nature photographers focusing on a great light. Join us for an unforgettable experience!

As usual on all our Svalbard photo tours we will schedule longer stops than normal tourist cruises, when going ashore, in order to provide participants with enough time to get excellent pictures. We use 2 zodiac boats to get ashore or when searching for the wildlife at sea.

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

Day 1  
Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden.

Day 2-4  
Heading toward the ice, searching for Polar bears. Depending on the ice conditions, this will probably be north of Spitsbergen and Nordaustlandet.

Day 5  
East toward Storøya, searching for walruses.

Day 6  
Sailing south toward Bråsvellbreen and into Hinlopen with walruses and whales.

Day 7 
Sailing north up Hinlopen.

Day 8 
Liefdefjorden with the Monaco glacier.

Day 9 
The north-western corner of Spitsbergen with seals and great landscape.

Day 10 
Sailing south-west for photographing whales in the morning. Alkehornet with bird cliffs, Arctic fox and Reindeer. Back to Longyearbyen late in the evening around 24:00.

Day 11 
Leaving the ship and prepare the travel home.

Please note: This itinerary is a guideline only, and the program is dependent on weather, ice conditions and wildlife.

Cost and Cabins
The M/S Origo is spacious and well suited for our Svalbard photo tour with 2 Twin cabins (#21 and #31) and 4 Single cabins with private WC / shower (#9, #10, #25, #26 and #30) and 4 Single cabins with shared WC / shower (#22, #23, #24 and #27). The beds are made ready and bed linen and towels are provided. Food service will be at a designated time, but we intend to be flexible. The chef has a varied and tasty menu.

Single cabin, with private WC/shower: USD $11.495
Twin cabin, with shared WC/shower: USD $10.295 per spot (2 spots)
Single cabin, with shared WC/shower: USD $10.995
Single cabin, with shared WC/shower: USD $10.995
Single cabin, with shared WC/shower: USD $10.995
Single cabin, with private WC/shower: USD $11.495


Payment Terms
100% in advance

All nights onboard the M/S Origo
All meals onboard the vessel
Expedition leader, guide, safety and other staffs
Excursions with two Zodiacs

Flights to/from Svalbard (Longyearbyen)
Overnight accommodation prior to and following the expedition
Alcohol and souvenirs purchased onboard the ship
Tips (recommended) for the vessel’s crew members
Travel insurance and cancellation insurance

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