Itinerary Svalbard Ice Lover
Svalbard is situated at about 80 degrees North, and we schedule our Svalbard photo expedition in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. Our captain is an expert navigator in Arctic conditions. He is an important advisor in planning the expedition in a manner that allows us to maximise the photo opportunities and enjoyment of this trip. Also included will be some excursions going ashore at Walrus haul-outs, bird cliffs and places that are teeming with life during this time of year. An itinerary for a 9 day (8 nights) expedition might be as described below.
DAY 1 - Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden.
DAY 2-3 - Heading toward the ice, searching for Polar bears, Walrus and seals. Depending on the ice conditions this will be north of Spitsbergen or in the Hinlopen Strait.
DAY 4-5 - Sailing south in Hinlopen, with bird cliffs and possibility of viewing Polar bears and Walrus on the drifting ice.
DAY 6 - Northwestern corner of Spitsbergen, with beautiful mountains and glaciers, and possibility some wildlife on the ice.
DAY 7 - Kongsfjorden with striking landscapes, birds and seals.
DAY 8 - Prins Karls Forland with Walrus and Isfjorden. Back to Longyearbyen late in the evening.
DAY 9 - Disembarking the ship (after breakfast) and prepare the travel home.