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Polar Permaculture Solutions

Longyearbyen, Norway
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About Polar Permaculture Solutions
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 "northern most" town in the world more sustainable.
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capt.brito wrote a review Apr 2020
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Really enjoyed my time with Benjamin. He was prompt to pick me up form my hotel and from there he took me around the town and was very knowledgeable. As this was a permaculture tour it was a real treat to see the Global Seed Vault and then his green house. After sight seeing we swung by the local grocery store to pick out supplies for the evenings dinner. Although this is advertised as a cooking course Benjamin is really flexible and laid back with the tour. picked up some reindeer meat and other Norwegian ingredients and made a delicious reindeer stew and panna cotta with Norwegian brown cheese. I would highly recommend this tour if you like to cook are wanting to learn and get shown around by a local. I did this tour as a young solo traveler but could also be enjoyable for a group or family.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Acp wrote a review Mar 2020
Norway9 contributions10 helpful votes
We got an e-mail two hours before the tour saying there were to few people to do the tour ! Maybe they should have counted the number of people a bit earlyer. This turned our whole evening up side down.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Thanks for your feedback! We keep the tours open until 20:00, so normally we only give a one hour notice when we cancel, but you were extremely lucky that day to get a two hour notice. All the best to you and thanks again for your understanding during these extremely difficult times with Covid-19. Everyone is doing the best they can to deal with this unfortunate situation, and the show must go on...
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Deepak Raja Nadarajan wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I went on the Northern Lights hunting tour from Longyearbyen. Ben was very knowledgeable about the Northern lights. He was friendly and helped us taking pictures. The bus was very comfortable and set with a beautiful ambience. When you feel colder outside, you can always go back to the bus and wait. They had good snacks and drinks options too. Though we were unlucky with the northern lights, it was still a great experience to go out and look around places outside the town at night. Will definitely go back during the next Winter :)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Dear Deepak, It was such a pleasure to have you on the trip and I hope you enjoyed the photos!
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SriniKrutiventi wrote a review Mar 2020
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We really enjoyed the bus tour as we got to see the NothernLights for more than an hour. Importantly , since Benjamin was local and have been doing these tours for a long time, knew the exact locations. The bonus of the tour being Benjamin bouncing up as a professional photographer and giving ll the pictures at no additional charge. this meant that we could enjoy the natural wonder without worrying about the camera settings. Strongy recommend the tour
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Yes we aim to please and I am happy you enjoyed the trip :)
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lenamerc wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Our group hunted for the northern lights. Our guide Benjamin came for us on the a comfortable bus ,where there is a cafe with tables with burning candles.The stewardess served hot tea and beer and snack. I was lucky to see a fantastic natural phenomenon-The Northern Lights. Thanks Benjamin,he took each photo against the background of the Northern Lights..
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Yes I hope you enjoyed the photos and it was a pleasure to have you on the bus :)
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