Art Safari creative adventures ‘out of Africa’ to The Arctic
Life on the Ice (North)
12 days around the Spitsbergen archipelago on an expedition cruise
+ extra days in Longyearbyen on request
22nd – 4th July 2013
Join us for twelve days of Arctic adventure, exploring the shapes, colours, sounds, textures and ever-changing light of the high Arctic.
Spitsbergen is a high Arctic Island, half way between the top of Norway and the North Pole. With rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, vast glaciers and some of the most ingeniously adapted animals in the world. This is nature at its wildest.
At almost 80o north, we’ll trace the edge of the sea ice. The sky seems vast up here and it is difficult to grasp the scale of the landscape. The cliffs are alive with hundreds of thousands of nesting birds. Miniature plants thrive in the tiniest patches of shelter. Walrus sunbathe under the midnight sun and arctic foxes, whales, and the polar bear can frequently seen hunting on the ice floes. The islands draw wildlife for the breeding season, and we have many chances to see and draw in truly awe-inspiring environments. Snow-draped mountains rise high above the pack ice. Stillness and silence.
We sketch on the sea and on land. We paint on-board our expedition ship which is our comfortable floating base camp/studio. Zodiac inflatable boats to transport us ashore to paint there. We cruise amongst the ice floes to spotting wildlife and gasp at this intriguing part of the world. We stroll along beaches littered with antique driftwood from Russia, marvel at cobalt blue glaciers and can choose to hike into the mountains.
Non painters are most welcome to join our voyage – there are Polar experts on board making sure that we make the most of all opportunities for seeing wildlife and exploring ashore, while staying safe. We explore the landscape, geology, flora, fauna and history of this remarkable Arctic land.
CLICK HERE to see ‘Art Safari in HIGH LATITUDES’ a short video about Art Safari in the Polar regions on the Arctic destinations page
Your Arctic safari includes:
- 12 nights onboard, exploring the incredible archipelago of Svalbard (Spitzbergen) and into the Arctic circle
- Optional extra nights on Svalbard at Longyearbyen
Tour cost: £3950 per person sharing a cabin
Our prices include: – All accommodation, all meals, polar guide and art safari tutor, all transport Longyearbyen return.
Our prices exclude: - Airfares from your home country, departure taxes, optional activities, art materials, personal expenses.
We are happy to arrange your flights for you but offer you the option of sourcing them yourself. We can also offer advice on your personal travel insurance.
Further information about what art materials and clothing to take with you, medical and insurance requirements etc will be given to you later. We are also able to send you to the Arctic and Antarctic on other voyages, please let us know when you would like to travel.
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