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Polar Permaculture Solutions

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Polar Permaculture Solutions is based in Longyearbyen, Norway on the archipelago of Svalbard. We are applying permaculture principles, techniques and practices to grow food and build local resilience in this northern-most community in the world.
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Vei 100-6-7 | Postboks 1025, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Benjamin gave us an amazing walkthrough of his operations at Polar Permaculture. A start up of his own going on many years now, locals and internationals love him for his work in arctic farming. Growing a variety of greens for sale, some of the biggest...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to spend time with you, and Sam :) Welcome back anytime, and I hope to hear from you again soon!

Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

I signed up for the Arctic Farm to Table tour because I wanted to visit the northern most greenhouse, learn how plants are grown up in the arctic circle, and learn how to cook a yum meal with ingredients from the greenhouse. Also, it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thanks for your time, and for your feedback. It was great to have you here with us, and I hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be the only couple booked on am evening tour with Benjamin. We really enjoyed his insight and candid comment on life in Svalbard and the goal he is trying to achieve. I for one hope the project takes flight. On...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BenjaminV1363, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

It was such a pleasure to have you on the trip, and the meal was delicous. I am also happy that I was able to change your opinion of brown cheese :) Thanks for your time...

Reviewed October 22, 2018

My wife and I came to Svalbard for a 5 day trip. We wanted to cover as many activities as we could in our limited time there. This tour with Ben began with visiting numerous iconic sights around Longyearbyn which was a great start as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BenjaminV1363, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thanks for such detailed description of the evening Toby :) It was my pleasure to have you both on the tour, and I look forwards to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

As the owner Ben said on our tour, "Longyearbyen is a special place." Ben's passion for sustainable agriculture (alongside his cooking and DJ skills) certainly add to Longyearbyen's special qualities. My boyfriend and I went on the two-hour tour. We contacted Ben after one of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BenjaminV1363, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Oh Melanie :) It was such a pleasure to have you both, and we learned so much from the both of you. Welcome back anytime, and all the best on your adventures...

Reviewed April 17, 2018

We went as a group, with the excitement of knowing how in polar artic someone can do permaculture! Seemed a super interesting topic!. However we received a detailed information about Ben's financial restrictions and lack of support from investors, and he stated clearly that for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sprock3t, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Thanks for your feedback, but we offer five different tours. The tour you choose was a 30 min tour, and it is just enough time to go over the basics. With the three hour tour, we cover more about Permaculture, and also do hands on...More

Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited the polar permaculture whilst in Svalbard very good experience worth the visit friendly owner

Date of experience: March 2018
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Was a pleasure to have you and welcome back anytime :)

Reviewed January 25, 2018

the owner benjamin is a sweet motivated guy, very excited about telling how he initiated the place. he will answer questions you may have in detail. if you are interested in permaculture, individual independent agriculture, organic and healthy food; you should certainly visit the place.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2018

Dear Murat, It was such a pleasure to meet you, and your lovely wife. All the best to you both, and I hope to see you both again one day soon!

Reviewed January 9, 2018

I visited Longyearbyen at work. I heard that the environment in this town is not growing plants, foodstuffs etc are all air transporting. He thinks solely on such a town, and cultivates plants and breeds of quails. What I was most impressed to not waste...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Sprock3t, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Dear Tenshi, It was a pleasure to have you and thanks for your kind words. There is much work to be done, but it is also important to recognise what has been accomplished so far. We hope to see you again soon in the near...More

Reviewed December 30, 2017

What an amazing initiative! It is so worth visiting and supporting. Ben and his volunteering son were incredibly kind. They picked us up from our hotel, and showed us around their incredible set up. It is really nice to learn about new ideas that can...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Sprock3t, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thanks for you visit and your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon...

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I believe you both can now answer this question for others who may be interested to know more :)
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