Spitsbergen in September offers the perfect opportunity to capture some of the world's most magnificent wildlife alongside dramatic arctic landscapes.
Spitsbergen in September offers periods of darkness, providing stunning sunrises and sunsets that only occur 2 months of the year, giving people the rare chance to photograph the northern lights during the later part of the day.
Arguably the best way to capture the landscape ofSpitsbergen has to by a small expedition ship. This way photographer's get the chance to experience the Arctic'struly wild and wonderful landscape and inhabitants.
Following the success of the last Spitsbergen tour in 2013, the entire M/S Stockholm Ship has been secured for an intimate and exclusive experience. This private tour commences in September 2016 with photography guides Antony Spencer and Justin Reznick (weather permitting, taking into account ice and animals). For a team of landscape photographers, this is a fantastic opportunity to discover Spitsbergen and with all the decision making being made onboard, you will have the flexibility to adapt to the surroundings and ability to prioritise the landscapes and wildlife available.
Travelling on the M/S Stockholmallows photographers to reach places that would otherwise be impossible to access for humans, offering the chance of a lifetime to experience large wild mammals in their natural habitat such the White Polar Bear together with impressive frozen landscapes.
The Spitsbergen tour isa once in a lifetime11-day Arctic adventure. Making daily landings with sturdy Zodiac landing crafts, the tour aims to explore and capture some of the Arctic's most fascinating wildlife alongside the truly impressive and dramatic polar wilderness. This together with good quality onboard food and accommodation, this small expedition ship offers an informal, relaxed environment with more focus on the destination and more time ashore than larger vessels. The restaurant is on main deck and takes all passengers including staff in one seating, contributing to the relaxed and informal atmosphere onboard. The tour's route and wildlife encounters will be weather dependent, so flexibility is key during this expedition.
Despite the charming nostalgic appearance of the M/S Stockholmit is equipped with the latest navigation, technology and safety equipment. The bridge, where passengers are welcome, is fully equipped with GPS computers alongside traditional compasses in shiny brass casing and on deck you will find the latest model life crafts next to retired wooden lifeboats. The 1953 M/S Stockholm was builtfor the Swedish maritime administration as a working vessel in the Baltic Sea, which means she was originally crafted for heavy ice conditions and later in May 1997 she was refitted for passenger traffic around the Arctic sea.
The essence of the expedition is the knowledge and enthusiasm of the leaders, who have extensive knowledge, experience, and a genuine passion for these regions.
The Spitsbergen Photography Tour with photographic guides Antony Spencer and Justin Reznickis an 11-day once in a lifetime Arctic Adventure which costs 6,300, which includes a deposit of 1,000 and runs from 31st August to 10thSeptember 2016. With only 1 place remaining you will need to book early. Please visit Light and Land Photography Tours for more details.