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Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions AS was established in 2008, but can be traced back to 1992 when Svalbard Wildlife Service started tourism activities in Svalbard.


The nature in Svalbard is beautiful, majestic, attractive and demanding. An encounter with this Arctic wilderness makes an impression on people who experience it. The team at Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions AS makes the conditions favorable so that you as a whole can actively take part in Svalbard nature-based adventures. In 1980, the founder of Svalbard Wildlife Service, Arne Kristoffersen, came to Longyearbyen as a miner. Since then, he has spent most of his years here and consequently knows this area better than most. After a year of preparations, Svalbard Wildlife Service was established in 1990, and Arne arranged the first tour in the summer of the same year.

This was part of the delicate beginning of tourism in Svalbard. Svalbard Wildlife Eiendom and Gruve 3 were previously part of Svalbard Wildlife Service, but are today run as separate companies. Gjestehuset "102"

Our aim

Nature-based adventures become even more amazing when the whole person is involved. Consequently, the team at Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions AS wants to make the conditions favorable so you as a guest play an active part in the expedition. In this way, we believe you gain a more amazing experience of the Arctic wilderness, you get a better understanding of being on an expedition in Svalbard and you learn more. We want you to have such a great adventure that you return to Svalbard for another expedition with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions AS.

Structure

Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions AS is a limited liability company wholly owned by Svalbard Wildlife Eiendom AS. The company has two permanent year-round staff.

Board of Directors

Arne Kristoffersen

Trond Kristoffersen

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    Arctic camp: Hike with a night outdoors - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Would you like to stay one night in tent, outside town and get an experience you can keep for a lifetime? Come with us, and our guides will show you the tricks to have a comfortable night under the arctic sky.

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    • 3 - Demands average physical fitness. Not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Tent accomodation

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Seed to summit: Hike to Blomsterdalen and the Seed Vault - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an exciting historical hike from the days of coal mining to The Global Seed Vault on Svalbard.

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    • 3 - Demands average physical fitness. Not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain).

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Trollsteinen ski: Ski touring from the summit- Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on Trollsteinen Randonnèe. We start hiking through a fascinating landscape, before crossing the glacier on our way up the mountain ridge. A large and characteristic stone is located at the highest point, 850 meters above sea level.

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Skiing

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Trollsteinen: Hike crossing the glaicer to the peak - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    At the highest point of a ridge there is a huge rock tower. This can be seen from town, and for many locals in Longyearbyen, this mountain peak is defined as a classic mountain hike - either by foot or by skis. This place truly earns its name -…

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Hiking

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Kayak in Arctic Nature - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    We will use the kayaks as transport to get closer to the nature and birdlife in the fjord. There are qualified kayak guides joining so everything the tour fits for almost everyone that want to experience this adventure. 

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    • 3 - 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Kayak

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    Wildlife safari 2 days: Snow mobile trip with overnight in a small cabin - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Visit large glaciers, and spend the night in our small "trappers cabin" on the East side of Svalbard. Maybe we spot some animal life?

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    • 3

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Snowmobile
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Wildlife Wintercamp 3 days: Hike with snowshoes and overnight in tent - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    If you have a strong passion for nature as well as for the Arctic, surely you will want to try to immerse yourself completely in Svalbard, without distractions “Only by immersing completely will you be able to hear his voice” everything will be…

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    • 4 - Demands good physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (steep, slippery and uneven terrain)

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Tent accomodation

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Wilderness camp 3 days: Kayaking, glacier walk and hike - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Kayak trip next to a glacier, glacier walk and camp life is some of the things you will experience on this Wildlife Camp. Welcome!

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    • 3 - 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Kayak
    • Tent accomodation

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Skansen summer expedition 5 days: Hike from Skansbukta to Pyramiden - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Our best hiking in late summer! Join one of our experienced guides on a hike from Skansbukta to the Pyramiden.

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    • 4

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Tent accomodation

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    Foxfonna: Hike from the summit and explore glaciers and mountains - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    This hike takes you to a place far away from the town to the real silence of the arctic. Expect a completely different place than on our other hikes!

    After pickup we drive out in Adventdalen, leaving the settlement behind us. We pass by a lot…

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    • 3 - Demands average physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Hiorthamn: Nature hike to a historical mining settlement - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an exciting adventure, out of town to an old historical mining settlement. If we are lucky, and the night is clear, we can see nature's own magical lights: The northern lights.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Nordenskiöld Ski expedition 5 days: Cross country skiing and overnight in tent - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on a 5-day classical ski adventure in Svalbard.

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Skiing
    • Tent accomodation

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Platåfjellet: Hike to the view point with panorama of Longyearbyen - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for a trip to the summit of Platåfjellet at 424 meters above sea level with a great view over Longyearbyen.

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    • 3 - Demands average physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain).

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    Oscar II ski expedition 8 days: Summerskiing from Ymerbukta to Ekmanfjorden - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    On the West side of Svalbard, craggy mountains and large glacier will meet us. Your total Svalbard experience are waiting.

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    • 5 - Demands exceptional physical fitness

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Skiing
    • Tent accomodation

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Adventsfjorden kayak adventure - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Do you want to try an exiting and traditionell way of travelling in the Arctic? Join us for a kayak trip over the Advent Bay.

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    • 3 - 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Kayak

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Trollsteien and Ice cave: Hike and a visit in the ice cave - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on a hike to the summit of mount Trollsteinen with a visit in the ice cave! This one is for those of you who want more – here you’ll get two great adventures in one trip!

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    • 4

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Ice cave

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
  17. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Wilderness camp 4 days: Kayaking, glacier walk and hikes - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Kayak trip next to a glacier, glacier walk, hiking tour and camp life is some of the things you will experience on this Wildlife Camp. Welcome!

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    • 3 - 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Kayak
    • Tent accomodation

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
  18. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Ice Cave: Hike to explore the ice cave - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Under the glaciers at Svalbard you find a frozen world: A world filled with ice that have been shaped during summertime by melting ice and snow through the melt water channels.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
    • Ice cave

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Ice Cave Challenge: Glacier hike and climbing in an ice cave - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Go deeper and explore the ice cave where everyone else turns around! We'll take you down to the ice cave's melt water canals with ice axes and ropes geared for ice climbing.

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    • 3 - 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Ice cave

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
  20. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews

    Isfjorden kayak adventure -Kayakking with a night outdoor - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    This is a mini expedition for you who wants to experience the Svalbard nature up close in two days. We start paddling out of Adventfjorden and stop for lunch on our way towards Reveneset. After lunch we go on inn to Isfjorden and enjoy the steep…

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    • 3 - 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Kayak
    • Tent accomodation

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 248 reviews248 reviews
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