Natural Svalbard Small Group Photo Cruise

Natural Svalbard Small Group Photo Cruise – Max 12 Guests

Prices From £7,500pp
May, September | 8 nights

No Single Supplement!

Single Cabins Available

Natural Svalbard Small Group Photo Cruise – Max 12 Guests

Aboard: MV Explorer MV Vikingfjord

The perfect small group Svalbard adventure for amateur and professional photographers alike, this exciting Arctic cruise aboard a small, capable expedition vessel carrying a maximum of 12 passengers will see you capture up-close the wonders of these magical Arctic lands. Sailing during the spring or autumn months, with 24 hours of daylight, there will be plenty of time to photograph this beautiful natural wilderness filled with enchanting scenery, enigmatic wildlife, and historically rich sites under the perfect lighting.

Travelling in a small group setting offers you the unique chance to explore these lands in an intimate setting, reach areas that the larger expedition ships are often incapable of reaching, and receive in-depth tuition for capturing those perfect shots. With the services of expert photography guides, you will explore around the beautiful western Spitsbergen coast, enjoying land visits to see natural and historical sites, short hikes, glacier visits and Zodiac inflatable cruises in search of sightings of wildlife like Polar bears, walrus and an abundance of Arctic birdlife.

Various departures available aboard 2 different vessels. 8, 9 and 10 day itineraries available. Itinerary shown is a 9 day itinerary. Please enquire for full dates & rates.

Highlights

  • Travel within a small group of like-minded passengers (max 12), a unique experience in the Arctic
  • Enjoy expert photo tuition and a focus on capturing the most incredible wildlife and scenery pictures
  • Discover breathtaking landscapes of majestic glaciers, towering mountains, fjords and colourful tundra
  • Search for wildlife including Polar bears, walruses and whales
  • Experience the magical atmosphere of the Midnight Sun
  • Enjoy shore visits, hikes and exciting Zodiac cruises accompanied by a team of world class expedition leaders and photographers
  • Visit historical sites including abandoned Russian mining towns and whaling stations

What's Included

  • Onboard accommodation on a full board basis, with breakfasts, lunches, dinners & alcoholic beverages with dinner included
  • Transfer from airport or hotel to ship in Longyearbyen
  • Transfer to airport or hotel from ship in Longyearbyen
  • Expert Svalbard Expedition Leader & Polar Bear protection guides for shore landings
  • Shore visits and Zodiac excursions
  • Programme of lectures & presentations from a team of Arctic experts
  • Loan of rubber boots for shore landings

No Single Supplement!

Book select dates and solo travellers will pay NO single supplement!!

Offer applicable when booked before 1st January 2025

Applies to departures on select vessels. / Available on selected dates/vessels.

Single Cabins Available

This vessel offers single occupancy cabins, which is a perfect option for solo travellers. Travelling alone is often the best way to see the world. No responsibilities, no difficult choices and no trying to please anyone else…just you, your itinerary and your adventurous spirit!

Our popularitinerary Suggestions

All our itinerary holidays are fully customisable

Longyearbyen - Embark
1Day

Longyearbyen - Embark

Your small group Arctic expedition begins in Longyearbyen, the most northernly town in the world, where after arriving independently you will transfer to the port to board your vessel. After a welcome briefing from your captain and expedition team, you may want to make your way to the deck to watch for whales and other marine wildlife as we set sail through the majestic Adventfjord and into the Isfjord to begin our Svalbard exploration.

Prins Karls Forland & Sea Ice
2 - 3Days

Prins Karls Forland & Sea Ice

The first stop of your adventure will take you to the beautiful uninhabited island of Prins Karls Forland, where we will hop in the Zodiac boats to make land to search for the island’s large walrus haul out. In the afternoon you can participate in a wilderness hike in search of sightings of Svalbard reindeer. The following day we will attempt to sail up to the edge of the sea ice that extends all the way to the North Pole, during which time we will be on a constant lookout for sightings of polar bears hunting on the ice.

Throughout your time in Svalbard, your onboard photography experts will offer tuition on capturing the perfect shots and all opportunities for incredible wildlife and scenery photography will be taken.

Exploring the North-West Coast
4 - 7Days

Exploring the North-West Coast

Over the course of the next 4 days you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself completely in the stunning natural wonders of Svalbard and Spitsbergen’s northwest coast. There will be no exact set itinerary for these days as your experienced captain and crew map out unique routes and exciting areas for exploration. Each day will bring a new experience, with Zodiac cruises along the coasts and shore visits and walks taking you to many natural and historical sites such as glaciers and abandoned whaling stations and Russian mining towns. All the time you will be on the lookout for sightings of iconic Arctic wildlife.

Hornsund
8Day

Hornsund

We now plan to sail south along Spitsbergen’s west coast to spend the day exploring the incredibly scenic Hornsund or Bellsund areas. Here we will sail around the ice-filled fjords in search of the Polar bears that are often found in these regions.

Longyearbyen
9Day

Longyearbyen

Your Arctic photography cruise concludes back in Longyearbyen where it will sadly be time to bid farewell to your crew and new-found friends. Upon disembarkation a transfer will be provided to the airport or to a hotel should you wish to spend more time in this unique town.

A view from Above

All Aboard

MV Explorer
First class vessel

MV Explorer

A former Danish Maritime Authority polar vessel, this beautiful ship has been meticulously converted into a high-end expedition yacht that offers an intimate and luxurious setting for Polar adventures. Carrying just 12 passengers, this vessel offers the ultimate way to experience the Polar regions in a small group setting, with cruise ship comfort. Stylish and very comfortable accommodation is provided in 5 double/twin cabins with windows or portholes and ensuite bathrooms, 2 single cabins with windows and ensuite bathrooms and 2 suites with ensuite bathrooms and direct deck access. Each cabin has been beautifully finished in a modern, Scandinavian design. Public areas include a lovely open plan lounge and dining area with large windows, a sauna, an outdoor jacuzzi, a mini gym and an observation lounge area on the bridge deck with a 360 degree view. The ship is equipped with 2 Zodiac landing crafts for shore landings and also features an accessible bow deck.

MV Vikingfjord
First class vessel

MV Vikingfjord

Launching in May 2023 to carry just 12 guests to some of the Arctic’s most remote and hard to reach places, the MV Vikingfjord is the most environmentally friendly small ship in the polar regions and will operate with a 95% reduction in NOX emissions. Modern, stylish, intimate and cosy, this vessel offers an authentic small group experience with a touch of contemporary luxury. The ship offers 9 spacious ensuite cabins which feature modern décor, comfortable double, twin or single beds, showers and toilets, desk areas and windows above the waterline. Offering cruise ship comfort throughout, public areas include an outdoor hot tub and sauna with a view, 4 open decks and a large viewing area on the bow offering lots of viewing options, a spacious observation lounge, and a large open plan guest area with comfortable lounge, dining area, presentation area, mini bar and hot drink service. The ship features an ice strengthened hull with 1B rating and is equipped with 2 Zodiac crafts for shore landings and sea explorations.

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Simon Rowland Senior Travel Expert

As Senior Travel Expert, Simon has an absolute wealth of experience in adventure travel in some of the most fascinating places in the world. With in-depth knowledge and fantastic organizational skills, Simon’s first-hand experience and genuine passion drive him to work to create your perfect itinerary.

Michael Gardiner Senior Travel Expert

Mike has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and continues to be inspired by the people, places and wildlife he discovers. His in-depth personal knowledge of a diverse range of destinations ensures your adventure itinerary will be a holiday like no other.

Sheena Ogley Travel Specialist

Sheena’s abiding love of adventure travel has taken her to some of the most incredible wildlife-rich places on Earth. Her vast experience and genuine desire to share her knowledge makes her an outstanding and invaluable person to help you organise your wildlife adventure trip.

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