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Wilderness Evening

Difficulty level
Suitable for most
3 hours
Age limit
8 years
Mar - Sep
This is the perfect evening activity to mix into your Svalbard program. You’ll leave Longyearbyen behind for a dinner and informal lecture in a cosy, authentic cabin. The topic of the evening is polar bears. How much do you know about the King of the Arctic?

A bus will pick you up at the hotel. As we leave town and drive into the large Adventdalen (the ‘Advent Valley’), the anticipation increases. After a 10–15 minute drive, we arrive at Camp Barentz. This is a small set of cabins, one of which is a copy of the cabin that the discoverer of Svalbard, Willem Barentz, overwintered in on Novaya Zemlya in 1596. 

We are met by our knowledgeable host for the evening – who also is equipped with polar bear protection, since the cabin is located outside town. In front of a large campfire inside, we get served some drinks, a delicious homemade reindeer bidos and coffee and dessert. 

After dinner, it is time to learn more about the King of the Arctic. With everyone sitting around the open fire in the cabin, the host will share information and photos about our most famous residents. You are guaranteed to learn something new about polar bears, and you may also hear a few personal stories. After the presentation there will be time to take some photos of the stunning, surrounding landscape. Here, far from town, we often see Svalbard reindeer, and even grouse and foxes if you are lucky. Then the bus comes to pick us up again, and we return to Longyearbyen.