Spitsbergen Photographic Polar Bear Cruise

Spitsbergen Polar Bear on ice
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Why Join This Cruise:

  • A 10 day photographic voyage,  you will be one of only ten passengers led by expert wildlife photographer John Wright, offering advice on how to improve your photographic techniques
  • Spitsbergen is the best place to see polar bears in their natural habitat, with excellent chances of seeing walrus, seal, arctic fox, reindeer, whales and copious birdlife
  • Voyage aboard the 114 passenger Plancius, with a private zodiac for group cruises. She offers ample outside deck space, all cabins are en-suite and the lounge has panoramic views

Group Price:

From £4,395 based on 2 people sharing

Group dates:

4th July - 13th July 2012

Group size:

Maximun of 10 people travelling

Spitsbergen is one of the best destinations in which to see polar bears in their natural habitat. As the winter ice begins to break up in June up and temperatures rise, polar bears make the most of the short summer. On the sea ice you may encounter adult bears in search of seals, on the shores you are most likely to encounter mothers with young cubs teaching them to hunt and forage.  With towering sea cliffs where birds such as Guillemots nest in their hundreds of thousands and grasslands home to various species of geese, Arctic Foxes and the Spitsbergen Reindeer, you will not be short of subjects to photograph.

Our Experts

  • John WrightJohn Wright
    Tour Expert
    Infectious enthusiasm for wildlife photography

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