Jewels of the Arctic Expedition – August 16th – 29th 2015

Jewels of the Arctic

Come and photograph the Jewels of the Arctic with this very exciting 14 day / 13 night photography expedition in August 2015. This will be my third Jewels of the Arctic Photography Expedition and I must say it is without a doubt one of my favourite photography expeditions.

Departing on the 16th of August 2015 and docking on the 29th of August this trip will start with a connecting flight from Reykjavik to Isafjordur, Iceland from where we will set sail. Taking in the very best of Greenland and Spitsbergen we will dock in Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway.

This expedition will combine the very best of Spitsburgen and Greenland with a taste of Iceland and has been structured to provide the best possible photographic opportunities - The Jewels of the Arctic.

Spitsbergen’s rugged northwest coast comprises mountains, tundra and fjords. Greenland’s remote east coast shows off the immensity of the icecap, fantastic icebergs and massive granite spires rising over 1000 metres above the fjords. The Arctic Landscape is one of untold beauty and wonder and this expedition has been designed to to maximise your experience and photographic opportunities.
jewels_of_the_arctic
The expedition is for a strictly limited number of 50 participants plus leaders and expedition guide. We will be using an ice hardened expedition ship with a highly experienced crew in order to ensure we can get as close as possible to big ice and place you in the best locations for making photographs. Our expedition ship the ‘Polar Pioneer’ is equipped with sufficient zodiacs and crew for all photographers to be shooting simultaneously with plenty of room to spare for camera equipment.

This expedition offers a complete Arctic experience for photography: tundra walks amidst reindeer and exquisite dwarf vegetation, zodiac cruises near icebergs and calving glacier fronts, hikes to breathtaking mountain vistas and warm welcomes into indigenous communities.

We will likely see and photograph reindeer, Arctic foxes, musk ox, countless sea and land birds, walrus, seals, whales and polar bears amongst the breathtaking Arctic landscapes. We will have nearly 24 hours of daylight with hours and hours of golden light.

At our most northerly position we will be a mere 600 miles from the North Pole!

If you are excited with the prospect of travelling to the Arctic with a small group of dedicated photographers now is the time to register for your place by contact me at antony@antonywatson.com or via the contact page.

Expedition Dates

August 16th to August 29th 2015

Contact Details