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Expedition
MV Togo - 12 Guests
Natural Wonders Of Svalbard Photo Tour
with Chase Teron . Longyearbyen-Longyearbyen

Join wildlife photographer Chase Teron on an exciting Svalbard photo tour to explore the wildlife and landscapes of Svalbard. Our small expedition vessel will allow us to get up close to nature and reach the places the larger ships can't reach. We will travel up the north-west coast of Spitsbergen searching for photo opportunities. During the month of May, we have 24-hours of daylight on our side. We will visit areas where walruses haul out, explore areas where polar bears are known to roam and get up close to some of Svalbard's largest glacier faces. We will attempt to explore the sea ice to the north of Svalbard that stretches all the way to the North Pole.


 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Learn and Develop New Photography Skills
Chase will teach you how to master your camera to get the best wildlife images possible. In addition to teaching you how to edit your images after wildlife sightings right on the ship. He is an expert in all camera systems and he teaches from beginner to expert how to take breathtaking images. While on the expedition, Chase will be hosting group photography tutorials in addition to one on one photography sessions so that you are taken care of and prepared before wildlife sightings. He shares his years of experience and doesn't hold anything back when teaching his techniques, skills, settings and unique artistic approaches to wildlife photography. His main goal of these expeditions is that you produce the very best wildlife images you can shoot while on this trip. Chase is very approachable and he has a contagious passion for wildlife, wildlife photography and teaching photography.

Svalbard Photo Tour Highlights
  • Numerous opportunities to photograph Svalbard's wild and stunning landscapes from the ship and shore.
  • Get up close and photograph glaciers and sea ice.
  • Develop your photography skills in the field with a highly experienced Arctic photographer.
  • Learn about the area from an 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 craft.
  • Comfortable, and intimate ice-strengthened expedition vessel.

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateCabin D Single shared facilityCabin C Twin shared facilityCabin B TwinCabin A Double
May 18, 2022May 26, 20227,8008,5009,5009,500
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Cabin D Single shared facility
(Mid-range)
Cabin B Twin
(High-end)
Cabin A Double
May 18, 2022May 26, 20227,8009,5009,500


ITINERARY

Day 1 : Longyearbyen
Our Svalbard photo tour departs from Longyearbyen, the most northerly town on earth. Upon leaving the Port of Longyearbyen 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. Early in the season, our exact route will be determined by the sea ice conditions which vary year on year.

Day 2 : Prins Karls Foreland
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 photo 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 together.

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.

(Click image to view Ship details)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Expedition Leader and Photography Guide
  • Workshops and feedback sessions
  • Use of Zodiac (Dinghies) for shore landings and photography opportunities
  • Polar Bear protection guides for shore landings
  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bedding and towels
  • Highly experienced Captain and Cook

 

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DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.