Some of our most popular set departures are specialist-led safaris which involve travelling with an expert guide - be that a naturalist, photographer or author - to enhance your experience. This allows you to gain an extra insight into the destination you are travelling in and perhaps hone your photography skills in order to capture the wildlife and landscapes of your location with precision. This can be particularly important in the Polar Regions as photographing in cold conditions and trying to capture icy landscapes is notoriously difficult.
Our Svalbard small ship charters have been extremely successful with all previous groups encountering polar bears, walrus, seals, Arctic birds and more throughout their journeys. In 2017 we are running numerous specialist-led trips aboard the M/S Freya; with photographer David Yarrow, naturalist and TV presenter Steve Backshall, and wildlife photographers and videographers Shannon Wild and Russ MacLaughlin.