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May - Sep

4 hours

Throughout history, the walruses on Svalbard have been subject to intense hunting. There were only a few hundred of them left in 1952, when they became a protected species. Since then, the population has recovered sharply and the walrus is finally a common sight again. Join us on a trip to the Borebukta bay, and pay a visit to these odd animals with long teeth! As with all wild animals, we cannot guarantee that we will see them, but the chances are good.

"Kvitbjørn"

We start the tour by crossing the majestic Ice Fjord with our brand-new closed hybrid boat «Kvitbjørn». This 14.9-meter-long boat is very comfortable, with a modern design and innovative hybrid engine. After approximately one hour we find ourselves in Borebukta. Here it is usually nice and quiet, and the sea is calm. In Borebukta, we will use the electric motor to get a completely silent propulsion. This gives us the unique opportunity to experience wildlife without disturbing. The boat is also equipped with an underwater drone, which can give us an impression of the life underneath us as well

Walrus - an interesting animal

Walruses can be seen all year round on Svalbard. They often rest on ice floes, but during the summer and autumn you can also see walrus colonies relaxing on beaches and small islets. They tend to stick to specific locations where access to food and resting places are conveniently combined. Walruses are extremely social animals and usually appear in groups. After hunting for food in the sea, they pull up on land or ice floes to rest together with the herd. Here they like to lie close together – or even on top of each other!

Included in the trip

• Transport from/to accommodation
• Boat driver and guide with necessary safety equipment
• Hot drinks and buns fresh from the bakery (cinnamon bun, etc.)

Participants must bring warm clothes, hat, and mittens, as we will spend time out on the deck.

Please note that you must sign a terms and conditions agreement form to participate in this activity. You can request this to be sent to you before the trip.

Facts

Difficulty

2 - Suitable for most

Age limit

8 years

Minimum number of participants

2

Duration

4 hours

Price

2,290 NOK per person

May - Sep

4 hours

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