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LAND OF THE POLAR BEARS Sep 02 - Sep 11Â 2012

9 day voyage aboard Better Moments own ship and explorer and discover the wilderness and wildlife of Arctic Norway by Zodiac and hiking.



With our Better Moments award winning wildlife photographer Anders Geidemark and the Better Moments wildlife explore trained staff, we will travel to the edge of the ice-world and into land full of stunning tidewater glaciers, sparkling icebergs, and explore fjords that split the rugged coastlines. We will trek on the tundra, and search the edge of the pack ice for polar bears, walruses, seals, reindeer, and arctic foxes. Nowhere can the polar bear be seen more reliably in its natural environment than here.

Itinerary - 9 days Day 1

Days 2-9

Pick up at the air port and embark the Better Moments ship M/S ORIGO - your base for adventure the next 9 days.

Exploring Svalbard

This voyage and workshop is undertaken in the spirit of discovery, and our travel in the archipelago is exploratory by design. In a region ruled not by humans but by polar bears, we let nature and our experts guide our course.

We are travelling in the period when the light at Svalbard’s latitudes is simply magical. The sun has started to drop below the horizon at night, and the light is magic for breat taking pictures. The concept for our workshop is that we have plenty of time and are able to go to places that others expeditions are not able to get to.

Photography from M/S Origo As the vessel has relatively low decks, but which are still safe from polar bears. The opportunities for varied photography provided by the ship’s construction are many, and are make a decisive difference compared to the majority of other vessels that operate around Svalbard with perhaps 50 or more passengers.

M/S Origo Better Moments M/S Origo is a small and exclusive expedition icebreaker vessel. She was built at Finnboda shipyard in Stockholm, and was used by the Swedish Maritime Administration for more than 30 years.

Sty in you own cabin for no extra cost ! All Better Moments guest have the own private cabin

Price PRICES Cabin with shared WC and shower: 8.750 $ Cabin with WC and shower in the cabin: 10.750$ Captain’s cabin (larger room) on upper deck with WC and shower: 12.900$  Important All prices are based on that you have your own private cabin which actually is designed as adouble cabin!

About Better Moments

About Hans Strand

Better Moments is started by two experienced veterans of the professional photography industry in Scandinavia: Christian Nørgaard and Philip Boissevain. The two met when working together at Hasselblad in Copenhagen.

Award winning photographer, Anders Geidemark has worked as a wildlife photographer and writer since 1988. He has combine this with a lot of other freelance-missions like graphic design, lecturing, teaching in photo-schools around the globe, slide-show productions and Anders Geidemark is a high valued picture editor.

Better Moments is the first Scandinavian agency to be dedicated to organizing high-end workshops for photographers and enthusiasts worldwide. We deliver exclusive landscape, wildlife, and travel photo workshops at unique locations around the world. We want our students to explore their passion and expand their photographic skills and vision. Our students must learn from the world’s most experienced photographers in their field to refine their personal style and sharpen their technical skills. Furthermore, we want our students to share their excitement for outdoor photography and enjoy great moments in life.

Anders has lectured and performed shows in seven different European countries, and had about 50 exhibitions in Europe. Anders has produced photo books, among them, “Land of the Eagle”. Webpage info:

Practical information: The workshop is based on the absolute best and most unique locations in Söderaasen National Park in Sweden. We will do our absolute best effort to visit all planned destinations, but changes might occur due to local weather conditions. Better Moments organise three consecutive workshops in April-May 2012. The dates are: April 26-28 (Thursday-Saturday) April 28-30 (Saturday-Monday) April 30- May 2 (Monday-Wednesday)

Each workshop includes: One-to-one field tuition and short practical seminars in conference room with personal feed-back on taken images. Hotel stay including dinner and breakfast. Lunch will be served at the loca- tions. All ground transport Transport to and from the hotel and drinks at dinner are not included. For more information please contact:



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