Nature and Wildlife Boat Tour in Svalbard

Organized by Better Moments
This offer is very popular 64 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

Spoken languages: German, English, Swedish, Norwegian
Minimum age: From 4 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: strict More info
Opening seasons:
  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Activity description

Discover Svalbard’s unique nature and wildlife during an exciting boat trip!

The Svalbard archipelago is located far up in the north, mid-way between Norway and the North Pole, and the island is world-famous for its awe-inspiring nature, wildlife and glaciers. During this exciting boat adventure, you will be taken far into the Arctic wilderness on a tour of this region's most incredible features.

Taking place in the season of the Midnight Sun, this trip will take advantage of the magical evening light to explore the beautiful Isfjord. The closed and heated RIB boats ensure your travels are safe and comfortable no matter the weather. A hot homemade bowl of soup will be served on board as you take in the many sights of Svalbard island's coast.

Significant migrations of fauna to this region have been observed over the years. Over the course of your journey around the fjord, you have the potential to spot polar bears and their cubs, seals sunbathing on the ice, humpback whales, and even blue whales! Throughout, Arctic birds will accompany you on the cliffs around us, including the charismatic Atlantic puffins. Between May and August, you will stop at one of the cliffs around the fjord which are used by Svalbard's seabirds as a nesting spot.

You are going to pass breathtaking glacier fronts in the northern part of Isfjorden. The ice is constantly changing as small bits crack off into the fjord - this is known as 'calving'. Seize this unique opportunity to explore Svalbard's mineral and biological wonders by boat for an unforgettable experience in the Arctic Circle!  

Activity requirements

The guide of this tour recommends wearing long woollen underwear, an insulating layer and an additional wind and waterproof shell layer.

Special terms

 A minimum number of 4 participants is required for this activity to take place.

Wild animals are unpredictable; we cannot guarantee that you will see them during this activity.

Please note that the exact duration and itinerary of the activity are weather-dependent.

Pick-up locations in Longyearbyen (to specify upon booking):
- Radisson BLU Polar Hotel
- Basecamp Hotel
- Gjestehuset 102
- Coal Miners Cabin
- Funken Lodge
- Cruise port
- Mary Ann´s Polarrigg
- Svalbard Hotel – Polfareren
- Svalbard Hotel – The Vault
- Tourist Information Centre

  • Homemade soup
  • Free drinks on board
  • Pickup
  • Guide
  • SAR insurance
  • Transfers from listed locations
  • Transfers from unlisted locations
Do not forget to bring
  • Camera
  • Winter Shoes
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Woollen socks
  • Seasonal clothing
  • binoculars
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Meeting point
Svalbard Tourist Information Centre or pick-up from your accommodations (please specify when booking) Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
30 days
Cancellation between 10 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
10 days
Cancellation 10 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (12)
Very good
  • 5 / 5


  • 5 / 5

Very informative and enjoyable activity

  • 5 / 5

We did the wild life Safari boat tour and it was excellent. We saw a walrus, minke whales, beluga whales and numerous bird species. Bjorn and Marcos were amazing. They made an effort to make sure we could see as much as possible. Marcos was very thorough and knowledgeable about the area and animals. I highly recommend taking a tour with Bjorn and Marcos!!!

  • 5 / 5

Très bonne prestation, magnifiques paysages, nous avons vu des bélugas mais hélas pas d'ours blancs ..

  • 5 / 5


  • 5 / 5

We very much enjoyed this excursion!

  • 5 / 5

Excellent, we saw puffins among other birds, walruses, and even polar foxes, the nature was overwhelming, we saw glaciers and wonderful cliffs…unforgettable polar experience, like in a documentary!

  • 5 / 5

We had a great boat ride on rough waves. We were worried we wouldn’t see anything but we finally saw some walruses. The guides were kind and the soup was delicious!

  • 5 / 5

Toller Ausflug zum Walrossstrand. Haben sogar welche gesichtet, neben Robben und vielen verschiedenen Wasservögeln

  • 5 / 5

The trip was fantastic. We spent a lot of time on a boat and we found good weather. There was a possibility to go out from a boat cabin to take some pictures and then come inside to warm up. During the trip we also tasted very delicious soup provided by the organizer.

  • 5 / 5

Nature and Wildlife Boat Tour

  • 4.5 / 5

Le guide Matts était super sympa ainsi que le capitaine. Nous n avons pas vu le temps passer. Nous avons été ravies de pouvoir observer un ours polaire surtout en automne. Le guide et le capitaine ont l œil. Nous étions au chaud dans le bateau avec la possibilité de sortir à n importe quel moment. Nous avons pu voir les glaciers de très près et apprécier une bonne soupe et un gâteau au chocolat maison. Nous recommandons fortement cette activité avec Better moments. Merci pour tout.