Svalbard Photography Expedition

10 Days / 9 Nights • Cruise Adventure

This is a photography-focused trip, designed and operated by professionals who have been working in this region for decades, and whose goal is to ensure a terrific experience full of photo opportunities.

US$11,200 per person (based on double)

September 4 - 14, 2018

Includes:

  •  9 nights on board Polarfront
  • All meals onboard the vessel (incl non-alcoholic drinks such as coffee, tea, water, breakfast juice + soft drinks)
  • Expedition leader + guide, photography group leader, other ship personnel
  • Excursions with two Mark V Zodiac boats

Note: 

This trip operates with a maximum of 14 passengers. Availability is limited!

Activities:

  • Join professional photographer Tommy Simonsen on this exclusive small ship photography expedition
  • This trip has been planned to take advantage of the spectacular light at the end of the boreal summer, when the sun dips below the horizon
  • The family who own and run this company have been working in this part of the world for decades
  • As with all expedition itineraries, the route taken will depend on weather and sea conditions, but the crew and leaders are keen to ensure the best opportunities for photography and wildlife viewing 
     

 

Please Note: All of our expeditions are unique and every itinerary must be flexible. Weather and sea conditions play a major role in any route taken – every morning the photography guide works with the expedition staff and bridge officers to determine an ideal plan for the day.

The experience of the guides and staff are of utmost importance on this type of expedition. We can confidently say that these are amongst the best in the region.

Price is per person based on two people sharing a standard room. Other room types: please inquire. Proof of insurance is mandatory; if you need to purchase trip cancellation or health insurance please inquire. For full Booking Conditions, please see thetravelsociety.com/booking-conditions/ Tour is operated by The Travel Society, Inc., 174 Spadina Ave., Suite 404, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C2, Canada; 1 (877) 926 2500; TICO Registration #1280649

DETAILS:

Tommy Simonsen

Photography Guide + Ambassador for Fujifilm Nordic

An experienced professional photographer and avid outdoorsman, Tommy Simonsen started his career in 1990, when he first took cameras out in the field. Since 1998 he has focused on travel and documentary / landscape photography.

Tommy’s long and extraordinary career has included working over a decade as a professional photographer for Norway’s largest publishing company (giving him local knowledge of Norway’s exciting northern regions, but also Greenland, Iceland and Antarctica
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The Polarfront

Polarfront is a sophisticated polar vessel offering many big ship comforts in a small package: 

  • Tastefully appointed twin cabins (both lower berths)
  • Lounge and polar library
  • Gym, sauna, and outdoor jacuzzi
  • The services of a French chef
  • Not to mention, the bridge is always open

Polarfront’s spacious forward & rear decks are low to the water – ideal for getting closer to wildlife on the ice She also has a bird’s nest on the front mast for getting those high up panorama shots

Designed with guest comfort in mind, Polarfront has many thoughtful extras, such as plentiful electrical outlets in the suites and common areas for charging batteries and laptops, and a warm, dry mudroom for your wet outer gear.

Svalbard Photography Expedition

September 4 - 14, 2018

Polarfront Suite$11,150 USD
Deluxe Suite$11,950 USD
Owner’s Prestige Suite$12,550 USD

NOTE:
In Autumn 2017, the Polarfront is being retrofit.

This purpose-driven process will ensure she is the most comfortable small ship option in Svalbard, with all lower berths and all en-suite cabins.

By design, Polarfront’s retrofit will further modernize the ship for the digital age – and provide thoughtful touches for custom groups such as photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.

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Are you interested in this trip or one like it? Get in touch - we would love to help!

1.877.926.2500
[email protected]
Helen Hewetson
Owner

Price is per person based on two people sharing a Polarfront Suite. Other cabin types: please inquire. Proof of insurance is mandatory; if you need to purchase trip cancellation or health insurance please inquire. For full Booking Conditions, please see thetravelsociety.com/booking-conditions/ Tour is operated by The Travel Society, Inc., 174 Spadina Ave., Suite 404, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C2, Canada; 1 (877) 926 2500; TICO Registration #1280649