We are visiting Svalbard for three nights (2 full days) as part of a larger trip to Norway.
Generally, we plan to take layers that may also be useful on the rest of our trip (rainsuit, fleece jacket, long underwear and gloves/hats; the last items will hopefully not be needed elsewhere, but they're lightweight).
But we're stumped on boots: will our low hikers suffice? Or should we bring the waterproof, mid-height, heavier, but sturdier boots? We may do some light hiking elsewhere on our trip, but nothing that our light hikers couldn't handle. Can anyone weigh in on the low-hikers (more travel friendly) versus the added value of bringing the bigger boots? And it sounds like some heavier hiking boots aren't allowed on some of the boats. Has anyone experienced this issue?
We haven't decided on day trips yet: probably a boat trip, maybe a hiking trip. Speaking of which, is it advisable to make those reservations now for a mid-August visit? A lot of things still seem to have availability.