YOUR SVALBARD QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Svalbard consists of an archipelago, north of mainland Norway. In the winter the islands are completely covered in ice, however as the summer approaches, the ice begins to melt and the island become navigational by boat. Our Svalbard safaris offer guests the opportunity to travel in smaller boats than most, able to access tighter spaces to explore more fjords and glaciers.
The population of polar bears here is in the region of about 3,000, and this icy home provides a sanctuary for these magnificent creatures - enabling the population to actually increase. Despite polar bears being the main reason for most visits here, there is so much else to see! The majestic glaciers and magical fjords are absolutely stunning, watch as freezing waterfalls cascade down sheer peaks and look down to see your boat ploughing on through thick sheets of white ice. The wildlife of Svalbard is not to be looked past and it is also possible to see the Northern Lights here (aurora borealis) if you are very lucky.
With all these experiences on offer, there come lots of questions that need answering! Please find a list of our frequently asked questions below, all answered by our team of specialists! If there is anything you think we need to add or anything you specifically would like to know then please contact us.