May Offer: Wildlife

3-night stay + a boat trip and a hike tour

May, in Svalbard, is when winter meets summer. Make your spring sunnier and pay a visit to the arctic!

Though we still have snow over the mountains, our small flowers start blooming and the locals get ready to welcome visitors from all over the world, excited to gaze at the midnight sun. Be one with Svalbard and admire its majesty while hiking, sailing, kayaking, dog sledding, and more, in this arctic land.

This combined offer includes:

  • 3 night-stay in a shared twin room (or single room)
  • Breakfast every day
  • Walrus Safari in a closed rib with Svalbard Adventures
  • Hike to Plateau Mountain with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions


4810,- NOK per person in a shared twin room for the whole package

5850,- NOK in a single room for the whole package

Offer valid for stays from 16 May to 31 May 2024


Day 1. Arrival

Welcome to the most northerly settlement on Earth! From the moment you set foot at Longyearbyen Airport, you have officially signed up for the most unique and extreme adventure of your life. 

For the transport from the airport to the hostel, please take the shuttle bus which waits outside the airport. It will go as soon as all the luggage is delivered. The bus costs 100,- NOK per person, one way. Gjestehuset 102 is the last stop. Consider buying a two-way ticket as this is more favorable. 

Upon arriving at the hostel, expect to be greeted with a warm hello at the reception.  After settling in you have the rest of the day to spend exploring the frozen surroundings or relaxing in our lounge area.

Ideas on how to spend the rest of your day:

* visit the Svalbard Museum

* visit the town, explore shops and restaurants. A map of Longyearbyen is available for use, take one at the reception for free.

* Look for short, last-minute activities in our Activity Calendar

* or just relax, get a coffee or tea in our coffee room, and entertain yourselves in our TV rooms


Day 2.

(The days of the activities in this package can be interchangeable, depending on the availability of each trip)

1. Breakfast to start the day!

2. Explore the arctic wildlife, at 08:00 or 14:00, 5 hours

Walrus Safari with a closed rib

t is May, and we can finally go out by boat again to experience Svalbard from a new perspective. The main attraction is the midnight sun, bustling wildlife and beautiful landscape – in a closed boat boat for your comfort. Borebukta is surrounded by massive glaciers that frame the landscape. It is also a popular place for seals, walruses, and seabirds.

What to expect

We go out by boat from the harbor of Longyearbyen. The main goal is the bay Borebukta and the walrus colony that has been laying there the recent years. The trip over will take approximately one hour, depending on if we can see any wildlife.

The walruses often lay many individuals together, both because they are social but also as protection. Together they are more difficult to attack.

Early in the season, you can find them upon ice flakes or in the water. They don’t look too gracious on land, but in water, they are quite some acrobats.

We will eat lunch while enjoying the scenery and the guide will tell you stories about Svalbard and the wildlife.

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Walrus Safari Boat Trip with Svalbard Adventures. Photo by Frede Lamo

Pickup is included on this trip. For more information, please click here.

3.  Getting back at Gjestehuset 102, or you can also ask the guide to drive you off somewhere in town. 

4. Free Time. Check our Activity Calendar for some other activities you can do in the afternoon! What about a 2-hour sightseeing trip on a bus that starts at 16:00? This trip introduces you to the interesting history of Longyearbyen and will take you to the most interesting parts of our town.

Day 3.

1. Breakfast to fuel yourself!

2. Join a hike with a rewarding panoramic view, 10:00 or 17:00, 3 to 4 hours

A hike to Plateau Mountain

Join us for a hike to the view point at Platåfjellet at 424 meters above sea level with a great view over Longyearbyen. 

We hike up to a stone monument, and if the weather allows it, we continue higher. We bring headlamps with us, but only turn them on when we need them. If we are lucky, in the dark period, we can see the Northern Lights above us.

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We recommend bringing a backpack with something to drink during the hike, spare warm clothes, some space for the safety gear (crampons, helmet, and a headlamp), and solid hiking boots suitable for winter conditions.

Difficulty: Medium (3 over 5)

Duration: 3 1/2 to 4 hours

This trip includes transport from/to accommodation, something warm to drink, biscuits, and a guide with necessary safety equipment.

3.  Getting back, rest, and coffee/tea/hot chocolate at Gjestehuset 102

4. Free Time. Check our Activity Calendar for some other activities you can do in the afternoon! What about a 2-hour sightseeing trip on a bus that starts at 16:00? This trip introduces you to the interesting history of Longyearbyen and will take you to the most interesting parts of our town.

Day 4.


You can relax on our common room while waiting for the bus.

This is for those who are not extending their stay.

1.  Breakfast

2. Free time

3. Check out at 11:00

To those who are checking out, you are welcome to enjoy our common rooms and lounge area whilst waiting for your shuttle bus to arrive. The bus usually arrives 2 hours before the departure. Please ask the reception for the timetable.

Practical Information

Cancellation policy:

•22 days prior to arrival give a full refund
•8-21 days prior to arrival gives 50% refund
•0-7 days prior to departure gives no refund

Accommodation in a shared double room.

*Minimum 2 people per booking, single room should be booked if traveling alone.

*As an additional option, we can prolong your stay with us and book more activities. Just let us know.

  • Get 5% off for activities with Svalbard Adventures and Greendog Svalbard
  • Get 5% off from Arctica AS, the leading clothing and equipment shop in Longyearbyen, located at Lompen Center.

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