Svalbard Photography Expedition

Last year, I had the chance to knock something off my bucket list. I went on a photography expedition to Svalbard. We had a brilliant time. The landscapes are unreal, there’s wildlife everywhere, and the glaciers are out of this world. We even had an incredible experience with some polar bears. Just amazing.

As of now, there is no Svalbard photo expedition scheduled. However, if you’re interested in joining, please reach out via email or sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of this page.

Costs / Info

  • Dates: TBD
  • Days: 10 Days
  • Start / End City: Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Maximum Group Size: 47 participants
  • Trip Style: Expeditions
  • Fitness Level: Low/Medium. Small hikes. All excursions optional.
  • Prices: Starting at 6,800usd

How to Book

You’ll be booking directly with the ship management company.

If you’d like to join, please fill out the form on this page:

What’s Included and Not Included?


  • Transfers from Longyearbyen hotels to ship.
  • Full accommodation onboard the ship.
  • 3 meals a day while onboard.
  • All excursions and activities onboard the ship (usually 2 a day).
  • Photography instruction by Brendan, Tom, Jonas, and Neil.
  • Expedition team and guides.

Not Included:

  • Flights to/from Longyearbyen.
  • Non-water drinks onboard.
  • Gum boots, waterproof pants, outdoor gear.
  • Staff tips.

The Trip Itinerary

The fun thing about doing an expedition rather than a tour is that we have the freedom to go where we want. As the trip starts, we’ll consult with the ship’s expedition team to come up with the plan that gets us the most out of the trip. We’ll formulate a plan based on the current weather and reported sightings.

Obviously, one of the biggest goals of the trip is to find polar bears. We’ll do our absolute best to get as many sightings as possible.

On this year’s trip, we’d really like to get over to the east side of Svalbard to see the glacier waterfall as well.

So, we’ll have goals, but not a set itinerary.

Photos of Svalbard

Below are some of my favourite images from last year’s trip to Svalbard. Like most on board, I took over 3000 images on the trip. I kept about 500. An extremely high number for me.

Can Join Us?

If you can’t join us on this one, but would like information on future trips, please sign up for my newsletter below.

At the moment, I still have limited spaces available to join me in Patagonia, Namibia, and Madeira.