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Jun - Aug

6 hours

When you first fly into Longyearbyen, you will be greeted by the unique mountains that gave ‘Spitsbergen’ its name. The special formation of the peaks reveals horizontal layers through the mountains, whilst erosion creates vertical runs on the sides.

FOSSIL HUNT IN THE ARCTIC

Jurassic Park

The Jurassic period is most well known for the dinosaurs which inhabited the lands, but the fossils found on Svalbard are marine reptiles, like plesiosaurs, which lived in the ocean. These would have sunk into the seabed when they died, when they have remained for millenia. The Jurassic was the time of the reptiles, and these marine reptiles could be up to 13 metres long, and weigh up to 3 tonnes.

This is the same area where the paleontologist, Jørn Hurum, and his team, have spent the last several years digging out several plesiosaurs. Today we will hunt for fossils here! After a Polarcirkel boat trip, and about an hours hike, we will come to the best spot for fossil hunting.if you are lucky enough to find one - and it doesn’t weigh 3 tonnes - you can take it home with you.

Included

  • Transfer to and from accommodation in Longyearbyen
  • Use of floatation suit
  • Hot drinks and biscuits
  • Lunch

Language
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.

Facts

Difficulty

4- Demands good physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (steep, slippery and uneven terrain)

Age limit

8 years

Minimum number of participants

2

Jun - Aug

6 hours

Per person

NOK 1495

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