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Photo Tour The birds of Fuglefjella KMphoto-Expeditions

  • Vei 212.11 HO3.02, Spitsbergen
  • +47 98767620
  •  /  km From You
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Join us on a hike between Reindeers and Arctic Foxes to the biggest bird cliff in the area

Join us on a hike between Reindeers and Arctic Foxes to the biggest bird cliff in the area

This is the perfect trip for all who like photographing birds and hiking!
We start by car from Longyearbyen and drive out towards Mine 3, where we will pass the famous Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Then we enter Bjørndalen, the Bear Valley, where we start our hike to the birds. We first cross a river and then start walking up the mountain towards the towering Fuglefjella (Bird Mountain). There we can see thousands of nesting birds. The main season with the most activity is from June to mid-August.
We have good chances to see some of the Svalbard Reindeers and Arctic Foxes on the way to the top of the bird cliff.
When we reach the plateau at approximately 430 metres above the sea level, we stand on top of the biggest bird cliff in the area and get a nice view over Isfjorden and its surrounding glaciers in the distance. We might experience the little auk, geese, fulmars, different species of seagulls and, with a little luck, also Atlantic puffins. We have lunch outside, and later tea and coffee, enjoy the view and eventually, when all memory cards are full we make our way back to Longyearbyen.

Practical information:
This tour includes crossing of a river and hiking. You need to be in good physical condition. We recommend good hiking boots, a wind- and waterproof jacket and something warm to put on once we reach the windy top.
This is Polar bear area: Groups must stay together.
Duration: 9 hours in total. Hiking time up the mountain takes approximately 3 hours.
Included in the price: Transportation, experienced guides with necessary safety equipment, tea/coffee and cookies /expedition food for lunch
Capacity: max 8 persons
Language: English, German, others can be arranged on request

Recommended photo equipment: Wide angle lens and strong zoom lens for the birds.

Facilities
Activities: Hiking, photography
Age limit: 14 years
Nature and terrain: Valley, river, plateau, cliff, view, birds
Duration: 1 day, approximately 9 hours
Capacity: max 8 persons
Language: English, German
Season: Spring, summer, autumn


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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

Outdoor Activities

Hiking
  • Multi-day (one or more days)

Facts

Duration
5-12 hours
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Spitsbergen, Norway
The latitude and longitude
78° 12' 30" N / 15° 37' 2" E
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