This small-group arctic expedition is a “must do”
for explorers, photographers and film makers.
We will visit some of the most fascinating and remote areas in the northeast of Svalbard. This is polar bear land and every day you have to be prepared to meet the biggest land living predator of our planet. Luckily, being close to a curious bear is save, as long as we stay on the boat. But, of course, it is nature – so the animals decide what we get to see and not the other way! Every single expedition is different from the other – also for us, working in the arctic for many years.
Our route on board the “MV Ulla Rinman”, a former rescue vessel with the higherst ice class, will take us north after leaving Longyearbyen, along the island of Prins Karls Forland with its walrus colonies and a lagoon where we hope to snorkel with seals.
North of Kongsfjord we will enter the true arctic wilderness which is covered by sea ice most of the year.
Our tour schedule will depend on the weather conditions. But every day we can decide doing land/photo excursions, searching for wildlife while cruising along the coast and fjord and visit various dive sites.
Price per person
from 7,750 Euro
Important information - diving
We provide steel tanks with DIN double valves (200 bar) and a volume of 10 or 12 liters as well as lead weights in various sizes for the dives.
Dives either start from the ship (there is a ladder to access the water) or from a dinghy. We only use dry suits for diving, and we recommend the use of two separate regulators. Cause safety is really important when diving such remote areas the depth limit is 25 meters (82 feet). Oxygen equipment in case of diving emergencies is available on board.
The water temperature roughly ranges between 4 and 7°C (39-45°F). Average visibility ranges between 5 and 15 meters (16-50 feet).
Photographers and film makers will find a wide range of small (macro) creatures. You will also see corals, anemones, kelp and sponges. We might get a chance to snorkel with seals and whales and see diving birds.