Walrus safari with closed RIB

with Svalbard Adventures

Visit the realm of the walrus in a comfortable, closed rib boat. We drive out to Borebukta to scout for the walrus that has been roosting there in recent years.



Difficulty: 3 of 5 – Average Physical Fitness

08:00 – 13:00

14:00 – 19:00

Minimum participants: 4 persons

Age limit: 8 years

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It 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 with boat from the harbour 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.

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The walruses often lays many individes together, both because they are social but also as a 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.

  • 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

Svalbard has a common grading system so you will find the trip that suits you. Highlighted number is graded for this trip:

1 – Suitable for all

2 – Suitable for most

3 – Average physical fitness

4 – Above average physical fitness

5 – Demands exceptional physical fitness