Fuglefjella: Hike through Bjørndalen to the bird mountains
with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions
It is in the untouched nature you get the most magical Svalbard experience. In the fjords, the valleys and on the mountains you find sea birds nesting. You can experience the little auk, geese, guillemots, black guillemots, gulls, fulmars and maybe even the Svalbard Ptarmigan.
During the end of August and September less birds stay at Spitsbergen, and returned to Warm climate areas.
We pick up our guests and drive to Bjørndalen, west from Longyearbyen. This is an area with a lot of flora and fauna, and if we are lucky, maybe we will see the polar fox and reindeer passing. After some kilometers, we stop with the car and start our trip to the bird mountain. First, we have to cross a river before we start climbing up to the mountain. When we have reached the top, we will get a great view and see a big part of Isfjorden. The bird cliff we are standing on ends right out in the sea; we are now on the biggest bird mountain in the area.
NB! If someone wants to take of his or her shoes while walking over the river to feel the Arctic water, you are welcome to do so. Welcome!!
Period: July to September
Duration: 8 hours
Price: NOK 1440
Demanding Level 4 of 5
Minimum age: 16 years
Included in the Price:
Transportation to/from the accommodation site, hot drinks, biscuits and guide with necessary safety equipment. You are welcome to bring your own lunch and please remember proper hiking shoes.
Demands: You need to have a normal physical condition to participate on this trip. Remember good hiking boots. Bring a small backpack with an extra sweater, something cold to drink etc.
Change of program: The trip and route can be changed, considering weather conditions.