Walrus Safari - Svalbard Adventures

Type:Boat trips

Potsboks 538, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 50 00

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Two walruses on coastal rocks during a sunset
  • Two walruses on coastal rocks during a sunset
  • A guide explaining a tour plan to guests
  • Guests on board a RIB boat on a guided trip sailing in between bits of ice floating on a fjord
  • Guests on board a RIB boat observing a walrus resting on sea ice at a long distance
  • The back of a blue whale at sea
  • Bird cliffs with a large number of birds
  • The evening sun over a fjord with a mountain in sillhouette

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Season (1 June 2022 - 30 Aug 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 13:00

About

Enjoy the golden glow of the sun and explore the best of Svalbard: the sight of glaciers, dramatic landscapes and the graceful walruses that lies in colonies on the beach. An unforgettable day in the Arctic fjords awaits!

In front of us, in the narrow fjord, we can glimpse the impressive glaciers and ice forms towering high in front of the surrounding mountain peaks. A panoramic view of a white mass with an almost baby-blue sheen where the glacier has calved, rises several meters up from the frozen fjord. The atmosphere is still and strange, suddenly interrupted by the sight and sound of the wildlife, both on land and at sea. So, remember to keep an eye out and bring binoculars.

Walrus colonies
Walruses became protected animals half a century ago. When this happened, the population was down to only a couple of hundred animals, after 350 years of hunting. In the recent years, the walrus has come back to its old colonies, and we have the possibility to visit one of these colonies with our boat.

We go to Borebukta on the other side of the Ice fjord (Isfjorden) to catch a glimpse of these wonderful creatures. Our open RIB-boat has a panorama view of the surroundings. As we arrive at the walrus' site, we will have some warm toddy, coffee and cookies, while looking for wildlife.

Included
- Transport to and from your place of accommodation
- Guide with safety equipment
- Search and rescue insurance
- Hot drinks, and biscuits

Essential information
- We recommend bringing warm clothing such as wool underwear, wool socks, a thick sweater, and windproof outer clothing.
- The boat may not carry passengers under 14 years of age unless passenger is accompanied by an adult. Minimum age one this trip is 8 years.
- For safety reasons, the route may change due to weather, wind, and ice conditions.
- We do not recommend this tour if you are pregnant or have back problems.
- We will not go ashore on this trip.

Facilities

Grading

  • 3 - Average physical fitness

Facilities

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Open boat
  • Toilet

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK1,890.00 per person
Children under 15 yearsNOK645.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Activities

  • boat trips

Age limit

  • children - 8 years

Credit cards

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Electron
  • Eurocard
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Duration

  • 5 hours
  • Half day

Grading

  • 3 - Average physical fitness

Language

  • English
  • Norwegian

Season

  • Polar summer

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Open boat
  • Toilet

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Awards

  • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse

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