We are happy to welcome you on a day trip to a walrus colony. This colony is in beautiful surroundings on the island "Prince Karl's Forland", north of the Isfjord. Experience Svalbard's unique wildlife!
We are happy to welcome you on a day trip to a walrus colony. This colony is in beautiful surroundings on the island “Prince Karl’s Forland”, north of the Isfjord. Experience Svalbard’s unique wildlife!
The walrus, with its funny character, is one of the most intriguing animals in the Arctic. They stay in the same area most of the summer, and love to sunbathe on the beach. One of the most known colonies close to Longyearbyen is on Poolepynten on Prince Karl’s Forland. With our special designed speedboats, we can easily reach this colony on a short daytrip. Our boat is comfortable, closed, dry and heated, with a panorama view, bar and toilet.
We leave the Isfjord and head north along the scenic west coast of Spitsbergen. Dramatic mountains, rising high above the sea and massive glacier fronts advancing into it, makes this a beautiful trip. When we arrive at Poolepynten, we will disembark and get the chance to observe the walruses from up close. Back on board, we will have lunch.
Afterwards, we will return to the enormous Isfjord and sail along bays and cliffs that have been used by trappers and miners for centuries. This gives us a good opportunity to take photos and learn some good stories from our guide.
If you are coming to Svalbard with a cruise ship (AIDA, MSC, Mein Schiff, Costa, MV Zenith) and are joining our Walrus Safari, we adjust our tour to your arrival and departure time. The pick-up can also be directly from the cruise port.
We can never guarantee wildlife, however, this is a well-known hauling-out place for walruses. The minimum age is 4 years. We require a minimum of 4 persons on this trip.