Svalbard Winter Wildlife and Landscape Expedition

  • April 7th, 2026 - April 15th, 2026
  • Spaces Left: 12 (Maximum 12 People)
Polar Bear

WORKSHOP AT A GLANCE

This late winter expedition to the archipelago of Svalbard is for keen and passionate wildlife and landscape photographers who want to capture evocative and powerful photographs of Arctic wildlife (including Polar Bears, Arctic Fox, Reindeer, Walrus and more) and dramatic ice and snow-draped landscapes in the blue hour. Svalbard is one of the best places in the world to photograph Arctic wildlife and landscapes, and at this time of the year, the sun will be extremely low in the sky, casting a golden glow across the landscape. We have a small group size and personal, one-on-one tuition for the duration of the workshop. There will also be many landscape opportunities during this workshop, although our primary focus is always Polar Bears when possible.

  • Dates: 07th April 2026 until 15th April 2026 (Duration 8 Nights / 9 Days)
  • Investment: $15,450 USD (Deposit to secure place $4,000 USD)
  • Participants: Maximum 12 Photographers plus leader
  • Start and Finish: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
  • Trip Leaders: Joshua Holko Master Photog II
  • Fitness Level: Easy
  • Temperature: Freezing
  • Experience Level: Beginner to Professional

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

This expedition is dedicated to wildlife photography and landscape photography in late Winter in the high Arctic region of Svalbard.

With Longyearbyen, Svalbard, as our starting point, we will explore the archipelago of Svalbard as we search for majestic landscapes and Arctic wildlife. In April, the landscape will be bathed in a combination of blue hour and golden light by the sun's low angle, providing a stunning backdrop to photograph this evocative location.

This expedition's primary focus will be wildlife and snow and ice-covered landscapes. We plan to explore the archipelago and take advantage of wildlife and landscape as we traverse this dramatic location's fjords, glaciers, and inlets.

This expedition has been designed to provide the best possible opportunities to experience and photograph the landscape and wildlife of this fantastic, high-arctic location. We expect to encounter wildlife, including Polar Bears, Walruses, Seals, and Arctic Foxes.

This exclusive expedition is for a strictly limited number of just 12 participants plus a leader and is dedicated to photography in the high Arctic.

We will use the ice-hardened expedition ship M.S Freya, enabling us to navigate deep into the pack ice, searching for and photographing Polar Bears, landscapes and other wildlife. M.S Feya is regarded as the best ship in the Arctic for Photography. Our expedition ship is also equipped with sufficient zodiacs (2 x Zodiac MKV models) and crew for all photographers to be shooting simultaneously, with plenty of room to spare for camera equipment - So bring what you need!

Meals will be held onboard the ship and shall consist of breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea/coffee and two-course dinner (three-course dinner the last evening). Coffee and tea will be available 24 hours a day. The mealtimes shall be held regularly, but the catering crew has been informed that photography has priority on this expedition and flexibility is necessary. If you have special dietary requirements, you will be accommodated – please just be sure to let us know when you make your booking.

If you are excited about travelling deep into the pack ice in the Arctic Ocean in search of dramatic landscapes, Polar Bears and more with a small group of dedicated photographers, now is the time to secure your place. Places are very limited, and once they are spoken for, that's it.

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Reindeer Bull
Polar Bear
Svalbard Reindeer
Ptarmigan in Winter plummage in Svalbard in Winter
Polar Bear on the Sea Ice in Winter
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