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SPECIAL SNOWMOBILE EXPEDITION

In the springtime, the true magic happens in Svalbard

Polar Bears mate, cubs leave the den and mothers nurture them

We are there to capture this unique opportunity

SVALBARD
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Ever since its discovery by the Dutch in 1596, Svalbard has been a benchmark for extreme adventure and unique wildlife.

From the world‘s largest land predator, the mighty Polar Bear, to the enormous Walrus and its impressive tusks and the whales who roam the ocean. This is a land of giants like no other.

Everything is unique here: The sun doesn’t set for our entire stay, the snow may fall even in the peak of summer while ancient glaciers carve the landscape of the fjords. 

LATITUDE: around 80° north

SIZE: 61,000 Km2 (23,500 mi2)

CAPITAL: Longyearbyen

HUMAN POPULATION: 2,000

BEAR POPULATION: 3,000

BEST TIME TO VISIT: April - August

TEMP. DURING OUR STAY: +10°c

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EXPEDITION

OUR EXPEDITION

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Our Expedition
In this land expedition, we explore Svalbard on snowmobiles between the fjords, passing glaciers, and taking in the incredible, frosty landscape. Experts guide us to locate the bears, get us close, and keep us safe to get the best results.

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Exclusive Access
In one of the most extreme places on Earth, less than a thousand kilometers from the North Pole lives one of the world's largest land predator - the polar bear, Every year we are heading there with all production permits, in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, with the world’s top guides and a world-renowned wildlife photographer.

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Team of Experts

This expedition is guided by renowned and award-winning wildlife photographer, Roie Galitz, and his team of professionals. You will learn more about this region and its incredible inhabitants, and experience a close-up and intimate encounter with them, witnessing the best “nature film” you’ve ever seen. 

WILDLIFE
WILDLIFE
Ringed Seal and Polar Bear

Ringed Seal and Polar Bear

These marine mammals are the Polar Bears main food source. Each seal has a network of 10-15 breathing holes and must breathe every 8-30 minutes. At this time of the year, mothers have lairs under the snow with fresh pups, which the Polar Bears seek out.

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

World’s largest land predator as males reach 1500 pounds and female around 700 pounds. Polar Bears rely on Sea Ice to hunt and survive, and without it they face certain extinction. We will be extremely privileged to see the bears from our boat and if possible we’ll lower the Zodiaks and get as close as possible. Svalbard is considered one of the best places in the world.

Polar Bear Cubs

Polar Bear Cubs

This time of the year is when the cubs have recently come out of their dens and must gain weight quickly. The are sweet and curious and absolutely hard to resist.

Migratory Arctic Birds

Migratory Arctic Birds

Svalbard is home to millions of birds that migrate to this extreme corner of the world to mate and raise their offsprings. Little Auks, Seagulls, Kittiwakes, Barnacle Geese, Arctic Terns, Red Throated Loons, Puffins and many many others. The endless daylight, plenty of food and few predators provide the best conditions around. But this doesn’t mean it’s easy for them.

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

These enormous marine mammals reach weights of over 2,000 pounds, although they feed primarily on clams, gulping as many as 4,000 clams in each dive thanks the their strong suction force. Their tusks are used for combat against other males, but also as a weapon against Polar Bears and as a tool to help them climb onto the sea ice.

Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)

Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)

This small predator is a true survivor in the harsh conditions of Svalbard. Without the body fat its bigger competitors posses, it has the most insulating fur in the animal kingdom and must eat constantly to survive.

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

SUNDAY

We will meet in Longyearbyen, Svalbard’s capital. We will let you know exactly where and when to be there and our driver will pick you up from the airport.

 

This day is mostly about settling in, relaxing, and organizing everything for tomorrow’s expedition.

ARRIVAL

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MONDAY

In the morning, Roie Galitz will show you around lovely Longyearbyen. After breakfast, we will head to the equipment center, prepare all gear, and receive special arctic clothing, such as boots, goggles, and gloves. Once the equipment is organized and strapped to the snowmobiles, we will head into the wilderness. We'll pass through spectacular and primeval snow-covered landscapes. We will start searching for polar bears, arctic foxes, and other animals. Once arrived at our base for the expedition, we will have a tasty dinner and we'll get organized in our rooms for a good night's sleep.

TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY:

Our world expert trackers will locate the bears for us and we will begin the slow and patient approach. We will strive to photograph special behaviors such as breastfeeding, cubs playing, hunting, etc. This time of the year will allow us to enjoy the best light with cubs which recently emerged from their den and the mother who nurtures them. world-class images and action.

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EXPEDITION: INTO THE WILD

FULL DAYS IN THE REALM OF POLAR BEARS!

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SATURDAY

 

In the first half of the day, we will photograph in the ice caves of the glaciers and might keep photographing the polar bears. at noon we start heading back to Longyearbyen, riding trough the most magical landscape.

AM PHOTOGRAPHY AND PM HEADING BACK

SUNDAY

 

After the morning recap, we will fly back home so that those of you in a hurry can already be at work on Monday.

Back to reality after such an amazing adventure can be tough!

FLYING BACK HOME

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DATES

DATES

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SVALBARD

April 7 - April 14 2024

Special Snowmobile Expedition in Svalbard to intimately photograph Polar Bears, Walruses, and many more in their natural habitat. This on-land expedition means we can get much closer to the best results!

Group Size: 4 people 

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SVALBARD

April 14 - April 21 2024

Special Snowmobile Expedition in Svalbard to intimately photograph Polar Bears, Walruses, and many more in their natural habitat. This on-land expedition means we can get much closer to the best results!

Group Size: 3-4 people 

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SVALBARD

April 21 - April 27 2024

Special Snowmobile Expedition in Svalbard to intimately photograph Polar Bears, Walruses, and many more in their natural habitat. This on-land expedition means we can get much closer to the best results!

Group Size: 3 people 

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RATES
POLAR BEARS ON ICE

INCLUDED

  • Special Production Permits

  • 5 nights in Pyramiden, Hunter’s Cabin, or another accommodation, depending on the polar bears’ location

  • 2 nights in Longyearbyen: before & after our adventure

  • Expert guide to help us locate in the best possible way with the bears and keep us safe.

  • Expert scout expert in polar bears who will find them ahead of us, and direct us.

  • Guidance by Roie Galitz.

  • Rental of snowmobiles, including insurance, fuel, helmet etc.

  • Rental of high quality arctic equipment and clothing. 

  • Medical emergency kit, bear defense weapons, satellite communication, food and drink.

  • Flights and ground services before and after the expedition.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Health and baggage insurance (mandatory health insurance that covers winter sports and medical evacuation to the minimal sum of $100,000).

  • Anything which is not mentioned under “Included” section.

NOT INCLUDED

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