Slideshow: The magical autumn in Svalbard
The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard offers many beautiful seasons, and the autumn is truly one of them! Take a few minutes to watch a short slideshow with a section of images taken during some of our previous autumn expeditions in Svalbard.
The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard offers many beautiful seasons, and the autumn is truly one of them! In late August, the midnight sun is brushing the horizon, preparing for the polar night giving us beautiful sunsets as well as a warm and soft light, perfect for anyone interested in photography.
During this time of year, the landscape is often snow-free and dry and invites to many scenic hikes. If lucky, you encounter the cute and curious Arctic fox during your refreshing hike. In the autumn, the Arctic fox’s beautiful winter fur is lighting up the autumn coloured landscape. Whales are often seen in the water and you also have the chance to see walruses with calves.
An autumn expedition could also offer an even greater expedition experience. The ice in the eastern parts of the archipelago has usually retreated at this time, which offers good opportunities to explore the more seldom visited parts of Svalbard.
The nights at these Northern latitudes are quickly getting longer and already in the middle of September you have some hours of darkness. It’s an extraordinary experience to be in the middle to the Arctic wilderness when the darkness falls!
Enjoy stunning Svalbard images!
Take a few minutes to watch a short slideshow with a section of images taken during some of our previous autumn expeditions in Svalbard.
Since 1999, we have taken travellers on once-in-a-lifetime trips to Svalbard. From May to September our three small expedition ships, carrying only 12 and 53 passengers, explore this magnificent Arctic archipelago. Unpredictability and flexibility are the main keywords when you travel with PolarQuest as the exact route depends on weather, ice conditions and wildlife encounters. Sometimes you might be woken up in the middle of the night if a polar bear has been spotted on the ice.