april 2022

23apr6:00 amSvalbard – Bears & Ice in NorwaySmall Group Adventure in the High Arctic

Event Details

Ken Duncan and Ignacio Palacios are teaming up again to host a small group (maximum 12 participants) on a cruise to the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway. You can join Ken and Ignacio on board MS Origo to explore this high artic wonderland half way between continental Europe and the North pole.

This region is a breeding ground for many seabirds, plus a habitat for polar bears, reindeer, the arctic fox, and some marine mammals. Seven national parks and 23 nature reserves protect the fragile, pristine natural environment and the islands feature many glaciers, fjords and mountains.

Booking Info:

If you love exploring exciting new places, this tour is a must. Very few people visit this region in the winter, but the rewards are high for intrepid explorers. Although Svalbard has an Arctic climate, temperatures here are significantly higher than other areas at the same latitude. You will also enjoy zodiac excursions so you can go ashore near walrus colonies. Exactly where you will get to – and what you will see – on this fascinating expedition will ultimately be determined by the weather.

The focus will be on Arctic winter light, landscapes and wildlife. In April, the light conditions in Svalbard are magical and in your expedition ship, you will explore a much larger area than is possible on land-based winter tours to the region. If you are fortunate, you will see polar bears, walruses, arctic fox, seals and reindeer, along with a multitude of seabirds returning to their breeding grounds. And of course, you will see – and photograph – amazing ice-sculpted landscapes.

You will be part of a very small group – just 18 participants, plus your guides and, of course, Ken and Ignacio. This will give you plenty of one-on-one time with both the lead photographers who will be delighted to give you tips and assistance all the way. You are bound to come back with magical photos from the Arctic winter.

Tour Dates: 23 April to 1 May, 2022

Tour Price: From $US 11,490 per person, twin or single cabin with shared toilet

What’s Included:

  • All nights on board the M/S Origo
  • All meals on board the vessel
  • Expedition leader, English speaking guide, guards & other personnel
  • Excursions with two Zodiacs
  • Rental of warm survival suit for use in Zodiacs
  • All local taxes
  • Entrance fees to national parks & reserves

Not Included:

  • International Airfares, visas, tips/gratuities, alcohol, personal items.
  • Overnight accommodation before and after the expedition
  • Travel insurance (which is essential)
  • Optional personal activities

Deposit: A deposit of $US 2,000 is required to secure your booking. If you are keen to explore new frontiers, you should call or email now to secure your spot on this wondrous tour. Your booking will be handled by Ignacio Palacios. If you have questions about any aspect of this tour, you can Email Ignacio or call him on +61 (0) 455 213 073.

You can also go here for more information and to download your detailed itinerary. Then you simply click here to download your registration form.



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Svalbard, Norway


Ignacio PalaciosEmail: ignacio@iptravelphotography.com.au Phone:+61 (0) 455 213 073

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