Isfjord Safari to the Puffins - Hurtigruten Svalbard
Join us on an exciting trip to see the Arctic's own parrot: the Atlantic Puffin. From May to the beginning of August, Svalbard is a bustling bird paradise, as birds from all corners of the world migrate here.
Join us on an exciting trip to see the Arctic's own parrot: the Atlantic Puffin. From May to the beginning of August, Svalbard is a bustling bird paradise, as birds from all corners of the world migrate here. Here in Svalbard, there are thousands of puffins, and they are one of the few seabirds that thrive so well here that the population is increasing. On this 4-hour tour, you will see and learn a lot about Svalbard and the unique geographical landscape together with a local guide.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to our expedition centre. Here you will get to borrow a flotation suit and goggles before we drive down to the harbor and the open Polarcirkel boat with which we will drive out on the fjord.
We head out onto Isfjorden and drive east, towards Diabasodden. The unique geographical landscape in the area makes this a perfect home for many of the birds that visit Svalbard in the summer. In the mountain walls, we can observe many nesting puffins and a large number of Brünnich’s Guillemot. Here you’ll really get to experience a varied bird life up close, from the water. Maybe we'll even get a visit from a whale by the boat!
- Transport to and from accommodation in Longyearbyen
- Exposure suit for the duration of the tour
- Warm drinks/biscuits
- Guide with all necessary safety equipment
- Search and rescue insurance
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.
Age limit: 8 years
Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions in a language that you understand. To participate on one of our excursions, it is required that you speak and understand English or one of the Scandinavian languages.
Last updated: 06/26/2023
Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS