What is an Expedition Micro Cruise?
An Expedition Micro Cruise is a voyage with just 12 guests on a
purpose-built expedition vessel. The style of the trip is an expedition
and the emphasis is on exploring and learning about the natural
environment. We are led by 2 expedition leaders who share their
knowledge throughout the trip. The vessel is equipped with Zodiac
landing crafts to make shore landings on a daily basis.
The vessels we use offer a good level of comfort, and allow us to visit
places the larger ships can’t access. Our trips are designed
for those who wish to escape the crowds on larger ships and experience
the nature in a small, friendly group.
Svalbard Photography Tour
- The season gives us the opportunity to venture north and
photograph Svalbard’s landscapes and wildlife.
- Explore the frozen North-west of Spitsbergen with a good
chance of encountering polar bears.
- Develop your photography skills in the field with a highly
experienced Arctic photographer.
- Learn about the area from our expert Svalbard guide.
- Encounter the wildlife which could include polar bears,
walruses, Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, and whales.
- Photograph and explore the coastline by Zodiac landing
- Comfortable, and intimate ice-strengthened expedition
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Cabin D Single shared facility||Cabin C Twin shared facility||Cabin B Twin||Cabin A Dbl|
|Apr 24, 2022||May 01, 2022||7,000||7,700||8,700||8,700|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
Cabin D Single shared facility
Cabin B Twin
Cabin A Dbl
|Apr 24, 2022||May 01, 2022||7,000||8,700||8,700|
Day 1 Depart Longyearbyen
Day 2 Prins Karls Foreland
Day 3 Sea Ice
Day 4 North-west Spitsbergen
Day 5 North-west Spitsbergen
Day 6 North-west Spitsbergen
Day 7 North-west Spitsbergen
Day 8 Ny-Alesund
Day 9 Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 1 : Longyearbyen
Our Svalbard photography tour departs from Longyearbyen. Upon leaving
the port we will say goodbye to civilisation for the next 8 days to
explore the rugged coastline, searching for landscape and wildlife
photography opportunities at every stage. As we sail north we are
likely to encounter glaciers and sea ice which make the perfect photo
subjects. Our exact route will be determined by the sea ice conditions
which vary year on year.
Day 2 : Prins Karls
As we leave the Isfjord we will keep a good lookout on deck for whales
and other marine life that is common in this area. We have frequently
encountered whales including blue and humpback whales, belugas, and
walruses. We plan to land on the island of Prins Karls
Foreland and do a short hike to a walrus colony. Here we will spend
some unhurried time observing and photographing the walruses as they
swim and haul out onto the beach.
Days 3 – 7 :
Sea Ice and North-west Spitsbergen
We will sail as far north as possible along the west coast of
Spitsbergen keeping a lookout for wildlife including polar bears that
inhabit the area. Our ultimate plan if the conditions allow is to
venture up to the edge of the sea ice and spend some time there
searching for polar bears that use the sea ice to hunt from. The sea
ice itself is a mesmerising photography subject and in calm conditions,
it can be possible to launch the landing craft to cruise in between the
ice. We will then explore the frozen north-west coast travelling as far
as the ice will allow us in search of photography opportunities.
Day 8: Ny-Alesund
As we head back south towards Longyearbyen if the ice conditions permit
we will visit the scientific research settlement of Ny Alesund, the
most northerly settlement on earth. We will explore the area around
Kongsfjord and sail as close as we can get to one of
Svalbard’s largest glaciers on the Lillyhook fjord for some
great photo opportunities.
Day 9 : Longyearbyen
Our Svalbard photography tour ends back in Longyearbyen. After our
final breakfast we will say our goodbyes and disembark at the port
after making new friends and sharing an exciting photography adventure
The above itinerary is a
guide only. A part of any Arctic adventure is the flexibility to take
advantage of the weather and ice conditions. Our expedition leader will
make sure you see as much a possible.
MV Togo (Expedition, 12-guests)
MV Togo has a well-appointed galley and mess room, elegant and comfortable mahogany paneled salon with bar and kitchenette. Her deck areas are spacious with semi-enclosed sides. She is a sturdy vessel with elegant sheer, sails with abundant intimacy from the bygone era of tramp steamers.
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- Expedition Leader and Photography Guide
- Workshops and feedback sessions
- Use of Zodiac (Dinghies) for shore landings and photography
- Polar Bear protection guides for shore landings
- Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Bedding and towels
- Highly experienced Captain and Cook