Explore Svalbard in winter
Our Svalbard winter expedition in March / April 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 were very successful, and we are now offering new dates for 2022 on our expedition ships MS Origo and MS Virgo. If you are looking for a different and exciting photo expedition, this is the expedition for you. Don’t forget to read our trip reports from 2016 in the bottom of this page.
The main focus on this ship based Svalbard winter expedition will be Arctic winter light, landscape and wildlife. In March and April the light conditions on Svalbard is magical, and we are really looking forward to visit the western and northern areas of Spitsbergen at this time of the year. Usually winter trips to Svalbard are limited to snowmobiles quite close to Longyearbyen. With our expedition ship we will explore a much bigger area, which nobody has done before. Are you ready to join the Wildphoto team on a real expedition?
We expect to meet wildlife like Polar bears, walruses, seals and reindeer. We have even seen Orcas during winter, and we are sure there are several other surprises for those that dare explore with us. Polar bears and Walrus are not as numerous as in summer time, mostly because there are more ice to hide on in winter, but we’ve had some great encounters on our Svalbard winter expeditions in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The seabirds are getting back to their breeding grounds.
The group size is limited to 12 participants giving us plenty of space and time to explore and to photograph the magical Arctic winter.