May - Sep

5 hours

Over the last summers, the massive and powerful walrus have made a new base in beautiful Borebukta, and Hurtigruten Svalbard invites you on an unforgettable open boat tour to visit these curious animals. After a safety briefing, the captain will take you out into the Isfjord.

The best of Isfjorden:

On this tour, you will experience the very best of Svalbard. Beautiful Arctic landscapes, birds, walrus and the great white glacier fronts.

Before you board our sturdy polar circle boats which will take us safely over the Isfjord, you will receive all of the necessary safety equipment for the trip. The expansive fjord teems with life in the summer.

Once we arrive at Borebukta, we will spend some time enjoying the sight of the walrus, before we set a course towards the glacier face. Close to the massive wall of ice, we will make a landing to enjoy our lunch.


Th walrus is perhaps the most fascinating animal in the Arctic. Thy are curious, and if we are lucky we may experience them close up. However, they are wild animals, so there is no guarantee that we will see them on every tour.

Included on our boat trip

  • Transfer to and from your hotel in Longyearbyen
  • Loan of floatation suit
  • Warm drinks and lunch
  • Tour leader with safety equipment and weapon
  • Search and rescue insurance

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.

Practical information

All tours are subject to weathre conditions, and routes may be change if the conditions require it. Towards the end of August the birdlife on Svalbard becomes less numerous, as most of the birds are migratory. In this period, there will be more of a focus on history and the natural wonders of Svalbard.
The price includes transport to and from the hotesl in Longyearbyen, floatation suite and expeidtion lunch
Please note that this tour takes place in an open boat, and you may experience sea spray and bumpy seas. The tour is not recommended for those with back injuries, or for pregnant guests.

Safety is always our highest priority, and the guide must be able to provide instructions that you understand. To participate on our tours, you must therefore speak and understand English, or a Scandinavian language.



3 - Suitable for most in good health

Age limit

14 years

Minimum number of participants

2 persons


5 hours

May - Sep

5 hours

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