Adventures

When the Arctic calls, you simply have to go
adventuremap

Adventures in
Spitsbergen

On Spitsbergen you never know how the weather will turn out. But one thing is for sure; it’s going to be an adventure!

You might be driving your snowmobile somewhere out in the wilderness of Spitsbergen, with blue sky above and the sun shining on your face, when suddenly you find yourself up in a whiteout in the next valley. In the summer you might be doing the same thing while hiking, when suddenly a blinding fog rolls in. A few hours later, the sun is back - just for time for the lunch break.

We welcome you warmly to join us on our ecological expeditions. Not only do you get to experience one of the rarest natures in the world, but you can do it with a clear conscience, knowing that together we have taken one step closer to changing the course of global warming. 

As the light returns after long and dark polar night, the activity and energy levels on the islands increase - for both people and wildlife. Everyone wants to get out, to see and explore the island. As the daylight grows longer, so do the lengths of the trips.  By end of April, midnight sun has returned to warm the landscape. Seals are laying on the fjord ice while people are enjoying their lunch break, both basking in the sun’s warm rays. This is a fantastic time of year for exploring Spitsbergen by snowmobile, dog sled or skis.

Snowmobiling

See all

Dogsledging

See all

Skiing

See all

Day trips

See all

After mid-May the snow quickly disappears. Small flowers start to appear along the mountainsides. The rush of bird life replaces the quiet of winter. You can hear glaciers calving, and see vast blue fjords filled with floating ice. This is summer time on Spitsbergen. The midnight sun makes it possible to explore Spitsbergen day or night - whichever suits you best! There is plenty to choose from. Pick a boat safari, go hiking, or try kayaking, joining a dog sled on wheels or hike on a glacier - or simply relax and enjoy yourself.

Boat Safaris

See all

Hiking and Kayaking

See all

Day trips

See all

By the end of October the last rays of the sun disappear below the horizon, and Svalbard heads towards a period of darkness. For more than two months, between mid-November and the end of January, darkness prevails around the clock. During the darkest times there is no telling if it is noon or midnight. When the sky is clear, stars light up the sky. The Northern Lights and a full moon bounce their light from the snowcovered mountains, and suddenly the darkness doesn’t seem so overwhelming. By February, the light returns slowly. Light blue, pink, and purple colours light up the scenery. Finally, the sun hits the first mountain peaks.

Northern Lights

See all