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Polar Permaculture Solutions: Tours & Tickets

Opens in 18 min: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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Polar Permaculture Solutions is based in Longyearbyen, Norway on the archipelago of Svalbard. We are growing food near the north pole, and composting organic waste for natural fertilizer. Join us on a tour and see how we are working to make the...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Suggested Duration:2-3 hours
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Longyearbyen, Norway
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+47 469 54 875
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Where to start... This was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting. Ben is friendly, charismatic and incredibly interesting - hearing about his journey to Svalbard and his subsequent drive to improve sustainability and self-sufficiency as we wandered
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Response from Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions
Responded Oct 10, 2019
Dear Ellie, Thanks so much for your positive review :) I apologize for not being able to cook and hope that you still were able to benefit from the experience anyway. All the best to you and thanks again for taking your time and leaving such a detailed review. p.s. I am looking forwards to that essay from you one day in the future because I am so curious what you would say! :)
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Combination of sightseeing, history, curiosities about Longyearbyen as well as a very interesting project to grow vegetables in such a polar clime and a guided self cooked reindeer stew sharing a great dinner with Ben. A full and complete experience in Longyearbyen
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Response from Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions
Responded Sep 17, 2019
Dear Conrad, I hope your wife is feeling better and truly regret that she was not able to join you all on the tour. Thanks for your kind words and all the best to you and your family!
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Ben was guide and host on first evening on Svalbard. His driving tour to share local landmarks, history, and information was really pleasant, and the dinner we made was delicious! Learning about his work and the permaculture project was interesting! Definitely a good excursion!
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Response from Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions
Responded Sep 15, 2019
Anita, It was great to have you on the tour, and to help you get as many photos as possible. Thanks for your kind words, and all the best with you back in the real world!
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Ben is an excellent guide for a more personalized experience of town, with greater emphasis on local information and less on cookie-cutter tourism packaging. His cooking tour is a refreshing complement to restaurant eating.
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Response from Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions
Responded Sep 15, 2019
Dear Jeremy, It was such a pleasure to have you on the tour and learn about your exciting business as well! Good luck to you and I hope to see you again soon up north here. Please let me know if there is anything I can assist you with and thanks for all of your wonderful stories.
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Ben's small tour was great. First of all he took me around all of the highlights of Longyearbyen (especially the Polar Bear sign!) and he explained about the history, geography and culture of the area. Then we visited his small garden growing inside a self-contained dome. The
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Response from Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions
Responded Aug 25, 2019
Dear Chriss, It was such a pleasure to have you on the tour, and I am glad that you were able to get many benefits from the time we spent together. I also hope that you enjoyed your trip on the ship and would like to welcome you back to Svalbard again in the near future. All the best to you, and thanks for your time!
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