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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 make the conditions favourable so that...more
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We had a wonderful experience and our guide was fantastic, though the bad weather we made it to the glacier and entered the ice cave, wich was amazing. It requires a little bit of good condition but worths it!! Going down in the dark of...More
We were fitted with snowshoes before the hike. It started with a gentle climb that become increasingly steep as we continued. The trek up is beautiful, with untouched snowfall. But it is physically challenging and we had a friend lag behind for most of the...More
Went on 3 tours with this company that I really recommend!
hike to Platåmountain, the arctic challenge, and hike to Trollsteinen
I had a really good time. My guides were Bonnie and Kellen and they were both professional and friendly. They were able to accommodate...More
Completed a hike with Arnan (spelling could be wrong) who was excellent and ensured we learnt more about Longyearbyen and Svalbard. It was an interesting hike where we saw all different sorts of terrain - you do need to have a reasonable level of fitness...More
Did an evening kayak tour across Adventfjorden with two guides an seven other guests. The guides were very helpful, fun and had interesting stories about the area!
We got two-person kayaks, which were stable and easy to use. The group consisted mostly of novices and...More
An absolutely spectacular adventure to go and enjoy the experience. Svalbard is an untouched natural beauty with exceptional wild life, polar bears, walrus and seals. The natural beauty is spectaculart if you get an opportnity never miss it.
First I have to say that our guides were really nice - the tour, not so much.
We booked an overnight kayak trip with my friend. Due to a lack of any safety information/training on how to handle the shaky kayak my friend fell into...More
We had Phil as our guide for the Foxfonna-hike on a very windy, fairly grey summer day. Phil comes across as a somewhat eccentric guy (which is definitely meant in a positive way) and made sure we had an interesting hike whilst sharing his extensive...More
we made 2 trips one a glacier jike, the second a hike to a bird colony. both trips have been very good, the guides were very professional, the equipment needed was in good shape. both trips were accordingly the description.
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You haven't specified what you mean with wildlife, but I'll try to provide an answer anyway. You'll most likely see Svalbard reindeer, they are wild but not very shy and they can typically be found close to tow. Polar foxes... More
You haven't specified what you mean with wildlife, but I'll try to provide an answer anyway. You'll most likely see Svalbard reindeer, they are wild but not very shy and they can typically be found close to tow. Polar foxes are also quite easy to encounter if you are up early or late and take a trip out of town (foxes are nocturnal animals). With respect to polar bears, they are very rarely encountered close to Longyearbyen. Whenever that happens, the government will chase them away so they don't pose a threat to the population. There is a possibility to see them if you take a long snowmobile tour to the east coast but to get close the best chance to spot them is probably to go on a longer boat cruise.
It's fully dark 24/7 in January so if you see one, it's probably the last thing you'll ever see. In spring/summer when it's light, it's still very very unlikely to see one in Longyearbyen. However, if you take a boat trip... More
It's fully dark 24/7 in January so if you see one, it's probably the last thing you'll ever see. In spring/summer when it's light, it's still very very unlikely to see one in Longyearbyen. However, if you take a boat trip out to Barentsburg or Pyramiden (or up to the north which is much more expensive) it's not unlikely. Apart from the polar bears I couldn't recommend Svalbard enough although January probably isn't the best time to go (apart from the northern lights perhaps).