Spitsbergen Photography Adventure

Spitsbergen Photography Adventure

Start: Oslo Finish: Oslo

Visiting: Oslo, Spitsbergen

Duration: 13 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians

Tour code: BQMSP

Tour operator: Intrepid Travel

Group size: 1 - 199

Age range: 8-99 years

Tour operated in: English

From: $13474 $13204

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Tour Overview

Just like a true Arctic adventurer, throw away the itinerary, grab your camera and let wildlife and pack ice decide your route around Svalbard. Guided by your experienced expedition leaders and coached by a team of professional photographers, set off from Longyearbyen and explore the archipelago’s collection of fjords, glaciers and weathered historical sites. 24 hours of daylight will give you plenty of time to search for Arctic wildlife like polar bears and walrus, whales and seabirds, Arctic fox and reindeer. This one-off adventure is the perfect chance to experience the Arctic and bring back incredible images and memories of this unique untouched region.


  • iconDid someone say midnight snack? Because of the time of year, you’ll experience almost 24 hours of daylight, allowing for sightseeing any time of the day, or night!
  • iconTwice daily zodiac excursions mean there’s plenty of opportunities to get up close to glaciers, icebergs and all types of wildlife. There are more polar bears than people on Svalbard, so get snapping!
  • iconSee onboard environmental and scientific lectures and seminars to give you all the Spitsbergen knowledge, plus a couple of photography masterclasses to hone your technique.
  • iconWith a flexible voyage itinerary, you’ll only hit the places which are worthwhile and have the best conditions, as your expert polar team to maximise wildlife spotting opportunities each day.
  • iconRefine your skills and become a photography expert, capturing some of the most remote and extraordinary landscapes on earth. Better yet, you’ve got a team of photography experts on hand to help.

Places You'll See

Cities & Attractions:


icon Day 1: Oslo

Location: Oslo

Meals: dinner

Welcome to Norway! Your arctic voyage begins in Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital city. You can arrive any time today and make your own way to your pre-expedition accommodation, located near the airport. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and green spaces to keep you busy. After settling in, perhaps head out for dinner and enjoy this modern city before your early-morning charter flight tomorrow.

icon Day 2: Oslo – Longyearbyen – Embarkation Day

Location: Oslo – Longyearbyen – Embarkation Day

Meals: breaksfast, dinner

This morning, transfer to the airport and board your private charter flight to Longyearbyen – Spitsbergen’s largest settlement – where you’ll have some time to explore before boarding the ship. You may want to visit the Svalbard or North Pole museums to learn more about the local history, or perhaps grab a beer at the Svalbard Brewery. After boarding the ship, head out on deck to enjoy great vistas of the mountainous landscape that serves as a backdrop for this historic town.

icon Day 3-13: Spitsbergen

Location: Spitsbergen

The real thrill of adventure comes in not knowing what might come next. Every expedition in Svalbard is unique as the crew must adjust the ship’s course depending on the weather, sea and ice conditions. That way, you’ll be maximising your chances for rare wildlife spotting, going in search for Arctic terns, reindeer and walruses and the mighty polar bear. Who knows when these unique animals will rear their head into view – it may be over dinner, or very (very) early in the morning, so be ready with a charged camera and flexible mindset. An average day on board will include a wakeup call from your expedition leader around 7 am, giving you time to prepare for the day before joining your fellow passengers for breakfast in the restaurant. You will usually have two excursions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with lunch back on the ship in between. You will head out on multiple Zodiac cruises in and around Spitsbergen, possibly venturing on land among fields of tundra or strolling by nesting puffins. On the off chance that the weather makes shore excursions unsafe, settle into your well-equipped expedition vessel and learn from your expert polar crew in a series of lectures, presentations and photography masterclasses. If the weather’s right, opt-in for an icy polar plunge – jumping into the deep blue Arctic for a mind (and body) numbing experience. The best thing is that, in any weather, the team are dedicated to creating an unforgettable photography-focused Spitsbergen experience, so keep your camera handy so you don’t miss a thing.

icon Day 14: Longyearbyen – Disembarkation Day – Oslo

Location: Longyearbyen – Disembarkation Day – Oslo

Meals: breaksfast

The time has come to say goodbye. This morning, your expedition finishes as it began in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, transfer to the airport for your return group charter flight to Oslo. On arrival at Oslo Airport, your adventure comes to an end, and you are free to leave at any time.

What's Included

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    Expedition Cruise Ship

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    13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 13 dinners


  • Expedition Cruise Ship , Zodiac

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How long has the tour company been trading?

Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

What are the Flexible booking conditions in place for Covid-19?

Lock your trip in with a deposit, then you just need to pay in full by 21 days prior to departure. If you cancel your trip up to 21 days before departure, you can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely (excluding Polar). We are an accredited member of ATOL, AFTA, ABTA, TICO, USTOA and the US Travel Association, so your booking is protected.

What are the Safety Policies in place for Covid-19?

We have reviewed all our health and safety policies and are implementing new minimum standards that emphasise increased hygiene and sanitation. These are in line with recommendations from the World Health Organisation and following the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators, for which we have received a 'Safe Travels Stamp'

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

For almost all of our trips, we offer a single supplement option for those solo travellers who wish to have their own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room.

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Dates & Availability

Jun 10, 2022




Jun 23, 2022


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Jun 23, 2022


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