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Sea Fishing in the Arctic

Difficulty level
Suitable for those with average fitness
4 hours
Age limit
8 years
Aug - Oct
Over the last few years, Isfjorden (the 'Ice Fjord') near Longyearbyen has been teeming with cod in the late summer and autumn. A fishing tour is fun for all, and you don’t need a hunting licence or special permissions – just a good dose of luck! We use sturdy, open Polarcirkel boats.

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to our expedition centre. Here you will get equipped with a flotation suit, life jacket and goggles, before we head down to the harbour. Then we drive out on the fjord.

The best fishing area is not far out on Isfjorden, near Fuglefjella (the 'Bird Mountain"). In the early part of the fishing season, thousands of nesting birds may watch you eagerly from the cliffs over our fishing spot. It goes without saying that if you do hook a fish, you will be the most popular person in the area. Optimistic gulls, puffins and fulmars will flack around the boat hoping for a fish head or some delicious guts for lunch!

We will spend plenty of time trying our fishing luck. After a nice hot drink and some biscuits, we set course back to Longyearbyen again.

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