I would like to know what four-legged animals are common on Svalbard. It is research for a book I am writing.
I'm thinking about going to Svalbard in December 2016 (8-15 december).
The "issue" is that I can't really find any ways for transport from Longyearbyen airport to Barentsburg.
Could someone give me some sites for transport by : car, boat, snow scooter, bus, train, ...
I have a drivers' license.
where is platabergat and how far from the capital
I plan to visit Longyearben in the middle of Jan 2016; is there any activities or tours around mid Jan or is it too dark for any tours? Vijay
I was born and raised in Russia, in a city that called "Norilsk", which is one of the northern cities in the world, also my profession is a stope mining.
I speak Russian fluently, and I know I little bit English. Currently I'm 48, but I'm a very healthy and strong man. I have a daughter.
I would like to know, is it possible for me to find a job in Svalbard, particularly in Longyearbyen?
I found out about Svalbard right after I've booked my trip to Norway.
It will be from the 4th to the 22nd of january.
It is worthed to go in Longyearbyen at that time of the year?
Will I be able to go on snowmobile excursion?
I 'm really interested of going in Artic, but I still want to be able to live some fabulous experience.
Can i get help from you regarding information about Svalbard Norway my business college want to come from Bangladesh to Svalbard Norway but i was little confusion about visa i saw the Svalbard official website about the visa there no visa requirement but Norway is Schengen Area so if they come from Bangladesh they need visa or not? and if they transit on the Tromsø Airport the need the visa or they can fly without visa and also need to know they will face any problem to return there home country?
im planning to go to Longyearbyen at Oct or Nov2014.
i want to Watching polar bear(i will go 1daytrip or something from Longyearbyen) .
but When is a best season Watching polar bear?
I need a job in Longyearbyen (Svalbard) throughout the year
Do you plan any trips at that days on your own? Like hiking, kayaking etc.
I look for a privat trip I could join to. I'm a positive individual tough man, so you won't have any problem with me. I'm not a moody person.
You can contact me via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope someone reads these posts :-)
is that easy to find a job(better full time job:) in Longyearbyen?i am a girl.i suppose to stay there for one year.can i get a job of coffee shops or restaurant/hotel?
Hello, last night over a bottle of wine we simply had the crazy idea of instantly booking a 2 day trip to Svalbard as we had a trip planned to Norway for the month of February. The offers by SAS were an absolute stunner as we managed to find a flight from Oslo with SAS for less than 80 EUR.
Is there any activity there during winter time? Any recommendations of things to do?
A lot of the tips I have seen about Svalbard are given for trips in the warmer months of the year, however we are excited to experience very little light (as I understood - in February the little amount of light will be of dark blueish color)
Last but not least, are Northern Lights common in February up there? Or are we too far away?
Kindest regards and have a GREAT NEW YEAR 2014,
Why anyone should visit Svalbard? What is the speciality of Svalbard?
My daughter and I are coming to Svalbard in Feb 2014 for a week. Looking for some basic accommodation. Happy to pay. Any assistance gratefully appreciated
Student visiting March 2015. Pricing of Travel and Accomodation/Avaliable sightseeing oppertunities?
Hey. I am a student who lives in Glasgow in Scotland, and would be very much interested in viewing the March 2015 Solar eclipse for Svalbard, the only place the eclipse is visable as a full solar eclipse.
I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on how expensive travel and accomodation might be (bearing in mind, I'll be going for the cheapest possible)?
Also (knowing very little about this myself) would there be any chance of viewing other amazing sights while visiting, such as wildlife or northern lights? Sorry if I come off as foolish.
Hello! I am going to visit Polish Scientific Polar Station on the Hornsund fiord. I am looking desperately for transport from Longyearbyen to the Station. I am considering stay on the end of March/beginning of April. Does anybody konow whether in that time any transport to station is possible, and if so how much will it cost? Mabey there are local transport companies/travel agencies? I will be rally grateful for any help or tips!
I'll be in Svalbard in feb
Do I need a Sorel snowboots or a winter trecking boots are ok?
Trip: Barentsburg or Pyramiden?
Any mine or ice cave to visit?
Good change to watch Northern Lights?
Thank's a lot...! :D
I understand that there is a town of Alesund. Is this town close to NY Alesund?
Off on a Hurtigruten cruise this weekend to Svalbard on the MS Fram, 29 July.
Packing space is limited due to our domestic travel, so should we take rubber boots (wellingtons) or water-proof walking boots?
Me and my husband are planning our anniversary trip in Spitsbergen. We're from Mexico and want this to be the trip of a lifetime.
We'd like to know what is the best travel agency in Spitsbergen, one that can really give us out of this world activities that can make our trip memorable.
We want to experience the real Spitsbergen, get as many activities and adventures as we can.
Any suggestions on who to contact?? Also, any suggestions on things we MUST do while we're there?
We've looked into activities and dont know how to pick the best ones! We've both tried snowmobiling and dog sledding in Canada (Yukon Territory), so that would not be something new. However, I've read about snowmobile trips that take you out of town, but there are so many to choose from! Which area would be the best to visit?
And a very important question....how many nights would you recommend for us there?? We're planning to go to Norway first and then Spitsbergen.
We are so excited about this trip, but so nervous of missing out on special activities there.
Overall, we just want this trip to be as magical as possible!
I'd love all the help we could get.
Can you get from where the cruise ships let you off to the centre of Longyearbyen by bus or taxi? Its too far for me to walk, although I can walk around the town perfectly well (Provided I have the odd stop for coffee!)
And equally important, can we get a taxi/bus back???
We will be there 23rd June this year.
Thanks for any help and hints.
Ok, summer and winter are both interesting to visit Svalbard, from what I have read so far.
Now, I like taking photos, and do some excursions to see different things, so I think for me it's better to go when there is at least some light.
Let's say I want to go on excursions to:
- see polar bears
- see the large ice glaciers in the sea
- dog sledding
- take some nice pictures in good light conditions (so nice weather :-)
Maybe I'm just looking to really 'see' Svalbard at it's best.
When do I go ?
I use elbow crutches but can walk only a short distance. I will be visiting N.Y.Alesund via a cruise 7/11. Is it possible for me to use either my small electric scooter or a wheelchair to follow the designated route around the town please?
Any advice will be gratefully received. Thanks.
hello i am going to visit Longyearbyen for a week in febr and i would love to see the northern lights, who can help me with info about moon phases, all info is welcome also about astronomy, thank you :)
I know there is a lot of information on activities on this forum, but my fear is that with a week to spend there (Late September) we will have a lot of down time. Activities I have selected are ATV Safari to either Adventdalen or Bjørndalen, Rubber Boat trip to Fuglefjella and Hiorthamn, Glacier Hike (Larsbreen glacier), Kayaking to Adventfjord and dinning in the wilds. Now as I understand it there is very little in the town itself (longyearbyen), and with most activities I have chosen being most half or just over half days, is there much to do with the other half of the day. No doubt I will be fairly warn out after such activities as Kayaking but I still don’t want to waste what time I have.
Things I have found suggested by people are the museum and Svalbard Gallery.
So my questions are:
1. from the sounds of the activities I have listed would I be doubling up on anything (there are a lot of similar things about)
2. What is there to do other than the activities
3. As only half the week is full can I book things when I arrive to fill the time that will be different from what I already have?
Any suggestions would be gratefully received as its getting near and im worried about missing out as this is somewhere I will probably only get to visit once.
Thanks in advance!
Is it possible to travel to Svalbard by train? I will be in Flekkefjord and am interested in traveling north...Not necessarily Svalbard, but I would like to travel North, this time...
My husband and I would like to travel to Svalbard in August. We would like to cruise in order to see polar bears and other wildlife. We have traveled with Lindblad before and had a fantastic experience. They have tours to Svalbard but I'd like to learn about other good companies as well. Can anyone recommend a few tour companies that are reputable and experienced in wildlife/ecotourism?
I'm going to be in Svalbard just after Easter, which I gather is peak tourist season up there. Flights and hotel are booked :)
However...will I need to book tours (such as a snowmobile trip to Barentsburg) in advance, or will I be able to sort all this out on arrival? I've had conflicting advice here.
Also - can anyone recommend any tour companies? Seems to be a huge amount to choose from.
I have two questions :
(1) what is the cheapest way to fly to Svalbard ? Is SAS the only airline that flies there ?
(2) what are the chances of seeing a polar bear there in July ? Have they migrated to some hard-to-reach place by then, or is it easy to go on a tour that will assure me of seeing some ?
I'm planning to visit Longyearbyen this summer, either in the beginning of June, towards the end of June or the beginning of July. Which timing would be best, if my main interest is to see the great walls of ice from the sea, and glaciers?
Could there be a risk, at any time during the summer season, that either the boat routes are not open or that there are not enought people for the cruise to take off? Another question: I'm only there for a few days, so I could just get on a day-cruise to see anything. Which cruise would you recommend as the most impressive one with views on ice? The names of different glaciers don't say too much to me at the tourism web site, so I'm puzzled.
Thanks in advance for hints!