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Join us on a Puffin safari on Isfjorden with an open, steady Polarcirkel boat. After getting well dressed we head out on the fjord to search for arctics own parrot, the Atlantic Puffin. The trip takes us east, further into the massive Isfjord, towards Diabas and the unique geology that creates the perfect home for our summer guests. In this small cliff we can find approximately 100 breeding pairs of Atlantic Puffins and the 10 double of Brünnich’s Guillemot. Here we will experience a rich bird life up close from the water.

Puffin safari

Join us on a Puffin safari on Isfjorden with an open, steady Polarcirkel boat. After getting well dressed we head out on the fjord to search for arctics own parrot, the Atlantic Puffin. The trip takes us east, further into the massive Isfjord, towards Diabas and the unique geology that creates the perfect home for our summer guests. In this small cliff we can find approximately 100 breeding pairs of Atlantic Puffins and the 10 double of Brünnich’s Guillemot. Here we will experience a rich bird life up close from the water.

From May to the end of July, the areas around the fjord are bursting with birds that have migrated from all corners of the world. With some luck, you may also spot some whales along the way. Here on Svalbard we have approximately 10,000 nesting Puffins and the Puffins is one of few seabirds that thrives and increase in number. On this 4 hour long trip you get to see and learn a lot about Svalbard by a local guide.

How to dress on a boat tour with a Polarcirkel boat

Even though it is summer, it can be cold on Svalbard. Especially when you are on a boat trip in an open polar circle boat. We lend floatation suit, life jackets and goggles to all guests, but we recommend that you dress well underneath.

We recommend:
• Warm shoes
• A thick wool sweater or thin down jacket
• Wool underwear
• Mittens / gloves
• Neck / buff
• Beanie

If you do not have warm shoes, we have a limited selection of boots for loan.

You can experience both rain and sea spray, so we recommend packing camera equipment well, and preferably in a waterproof dry bag. Hurtigruten Svalbard is not responsible for any damage that may occur to your personal equipment.

Included

  • Transport to and from accommodation place in Longyearbyen
  • Exposure suit for the duration of the tour
  • Warm drinks
  • Tour leader/captain with safety equipment
  • Search and rescue insurance

We do not recommend this tour if you are pregnant or have back problems

Facts

Difficulty

3 - Average physical fitness

Age limit

8 years

Minimum number of participants

2

4 hours

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