Walrus safari

Arranged by Svalbard Adventures

Walrus Safari

After 350 years of active walrus hunting, it became illegal. This was over half a century ago, when their numbers were down to as few as a couple of hundred. Today, colonies of the marine mammal have begun to reassemble at old gathering spots right outside Isfjorden.

The walrus can weigh as much as 1,5 tonnes and even though they seem funny and clumsy on land, they move quick and gracefully when in water.

To see them for yourself, come with us on a boat trip out to Prins Karls Forland, an island off the west coast of Spitsbergen.

There is plenty of space in the boat as well as a heating system, comfortable seats, panoramic view and WC. Though we will get close enough for photos, this tour will not include landing on the beach. Lunch is included.

If weather conditions are good and we have enough time, we may also stop by one of the glaciers on our way back to Longyearbyen.

Not suitable if pregnant or suffering from back problems. The boat may not carry passengers under 14 years of age unless the passenger is accompanied by an adult.


  • Transport to and from your place of accommodation
  • Floating suit, life vest, shoes, gloves, googles and balaclava
  • Search and rescue insurance
  • Guide with boat, fuel and safety equipment
  • Lunch – please inform us about allergies or if you prefer a vegetarian baguette
  • Hot drinks and refreshments

Own clothing:

  • Wollsocks, wollen inner layer, thick wollen sweater and windproof outer clothing
  • A small backpack may be useful for cameras, extra jackets, and other small items

Terms and conditions here!

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Normal healthy conditions


7 hours