Walrus safari to Borebukta - Hurtigruten Svalbard

Type:Boat trips

P.O.Box 548, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 61 00

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A boat sailing along sheets of ice floating on a fjord, with snow-covered mountains far away in the background
  • A boat sailing along sheets of ice floating on a fjord, with snow-covered mountains far away in the background
  • Two guests in the foreground standing on a boat while observing walruses on land in the background from a safe distance using binoculars
  • Two walruses relaxing on a sheet of ice on a fjord
  • Guests on board MS Kvitbjørn in a fjord with calm blue waters and snow-covered mountains in the background
  • Two walruses sticking their heads up from the sea
  • Two persons on board a boat scouting out across a fjord towards two walruses on a sheet of ice in the background
  • A seal relaxing on the edge of a sheet of ice in a fjord

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Available

Season (3 May 2023 - 27 Aug 2023)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday15:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
Friday15:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
Sunday15:00 - 19:00

About

After the walrus became a protected species in Svalbard, the population recovered well and has become quite a common sight. On this trip to Borebukta we might see the walruses in the water, hunting for food or on land, where they normally lay close together – or even on top of each other!

The boat trip from Longyearbyen to Borebukta normally takes about one hour. We will drive the boat “Kvitbjørn”. This is a brand new, closed hybrid boat with its own captain and a guide. The boat is 14.9 meters long and is very comfortable. It has a modern design and an innovative hybrid engine. We will use the electric motor when approaching wildlife and that will give us a unique experience, without disturbing.

As with all wild animals, we cannot guarantee that we will see walruses, but the chances are good.

Included in the trip:
- Transport from/to accommodation.
- Boat driver and guide with necessary safety equipment.
- Hot drinks and buns fresh from the bakery (cinnamon bun, etc.).

Participants must bring warm clothes, a hat, and mittens, as we will spend time out on the deck.

Minimum age of participation: 8 years

Language
Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions you understand. To participate on one of our excursions, it is required that you speak and understand English or one of the Scandinavian languages.

Facilities

Grading

  • 2 - Suitable for most

Facilities

Symbols

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

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK2,495.00 per person
Children 8 - 13 yearsNOK1,295.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Age limit

  • children - 8 years

Duration

  • 4 hours
  • Half day

Grading

  • 2 - Suitable for most

Season

  • Polar summer

Symbols

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

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Awards

  • ISO ISO-14001

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