Walrus Safari

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Experience the walrus on our boat trip to Borebukta, where the fascinating sea mammals often are observed on the ice in front of the glacier, in water and on land.

Mighty glacier fronts and a distinctive fjord and mountain landscape also await.

We cross the Isfjord and set course for Borebukta, approximately 20 nautical miles northwest of Longyearbyen.

In the distance we can already see the spectacular mountain peaks at Borebukta which are surrounded by massive glaciers.

With spectacular view in sight, you should also keep an eye out for wildlife in the water as we cross the Isfjord.

Because it is not just the walrus we can be lucky to see on this trip.

In recent years, a lot of whales have been observed in the fjords around Longyearbyen and bird life is bustling at this time of year. With an open RIB boat we get closer to nature and you can enjoy full panoramic views.

Today’s goal: scouting for walruses in Borebukta

Once we are in Borebukta, we look for wildlife around the boat and enjoy hot toddy, coffee and biscuits.

Half a century ago, the walrus was protected after 350 years of hunting. The population was down to as little as a couple of hundred.

In recent years, the walrus has again started to use old gathering places, which we are so lucky to have around Isfjorden.

A walrus can weigh as much as 1.5 tons and although they may seem awkward on land, they move gracefully and quickly when in water.

The walrus is a social animal that often appears in flocks when they are looking for mussels on the seabed or when they lie dry on land to rest.

Wildlife is never guaranteed, but nevertheless, walruses are often seen in the same places in summer, and in Borebukta they are often observed in water and on land.

We don’t go on land on our walrus safari but from the boat we have good opportunities to observe the curious sea mammals.

  • Transport to and from the accommodation
  • Guide with safety equipment
  • Search and rescue insurance
  • Hot drinks and biscuits
  • We do not recommend this tour if you are pregnant or have back problems
  • The boat may not carry passengers under 14 years of age unless any such passenger is accompanied by an adult. Minimum age on this trip is 10 years.
  • We recommend warm clothing to wear under the floating suit such as wool underwear, wool socks, thick sweater and windproof outer clothing
  • A small backpack for extra clothing and other items
  • We will not go ashore on this trip
  • For safety reasons, the route may change due to weather, wind and ice conditions


NOK 2190,- * per person.

* This operator will run NOK 2890,- per person, on certain dates during Summer 2024. You will get an overview of the dates on the booking widget below.

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5 hours