May - Sep

5 hours

In the beautiful Borebukta, some interesting creatures have their home base: The walruses. Join us on an unforgettable open boat tour to visit these impressive animals. On this tour, you will experience the very best of Svalbard. Breathtaking Arctic landscapes, majestic glacier fronts and, with some luck, other exciting wildlife.

The best of Isfjorden

Before you embark on our sturdy, open Polarcirkel boats, you will get all the necessary safety equipment for the trip. We then head to the harbour, and start our journey out on Isfjorden. Once we arrive at Borebukta, we will spend some time enjoying the sight of the walruses, before we set a course towards the glacier Borebreen. With this massive wall of ice just next to us, we make a landing to enjoy our lunch.


The walrus is indeed a fascinating Arctic animal. Your guide will tell you a lot about their lifestyle and sweet caracteristics. Since they tend to be very curious, there is a good chance to see them close up. However, as with all wild animals, there is no guarantee that we will see them on every tour.

Included in the tour

  • Transfer to and from your hotel in Longyearbyen
  • Loan of floatation suit
  • Warm drinks and lunch
  • Tour guide with all necessary safety equipment
  • 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 weather conditions, and the route may be adjusted. From the end of August most birdlife leaves the islands, as these are migratory birds who search for warmer latitudes. The focus will then shift to the wildlife, landscape and history. Please note that the tour is in an open boat, and you may experience bumpy seas and sea spray. This tour is not recommended for those with back problems or who are pregnant.

Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions you understand. To participate on one of our excursions, it is required that you speak and understand English or one of the Scandinavian languages.



4 - Above average physical fitness

Age limit

14 years

Minimum number of participants

2 persons


5 hours

May - Sep

5 hours

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