Wildlife Kayak - From Shore to Shore

with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Join us on a kayaking trip in Adventfjorden! This is one of Svalbard’s most historic fjords, surrounded by mountains up to 1,000 meters above sea level.

Experience the contrasts between the organized community of Longyearbyen, and the historic opposite side of Adventfjorden with remains from coal production in the 1920s.

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The trip starts with transport to our boathouse where you will be given your personal kayak equipment for the day. Instruction, safety orientation and environmental information will be provided along the way.

We go to shore at Hiorthhamn, and serve a traditional Arctic lunch. Hot drinks such as coffee and tea are included. On a kayak trip, you will get closer to nature and experience an exciting and traditional form of arctic travel. All this within our safety regulations so that the trip is suitable for anyone with a sense of adventure.

On the way back, we pick up rubbish that appears on our way. SWE focuses on sustainability and nature conservation.


Difficulty level (out of 5): 🟠🟠🟠⚫⚫

Minimum 2 (of 6) participants:

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  • June – September
  • 09:00-16:00
  • Approx. 7 hours
  • 12 years*​​
  • *Discount for children 12-14 years.

You must be able to swim, but no prior kayaking experience needed. The trip can be strenuous on arms and shoulders. We use double kayaks.

If you have a physical disability, please reach out to us for the possibility of a private tour.

Max. size for dry suit: XXL

Max. height: 1.95 m

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Practical Information

  • Transport round trip
  • Personal kayak clothing such as a drysuit and life jacket
  • Hot expedition lunch
  • Hot drink and biscuits
  • Drybag, 35l
  • Guide with necessary safety equipment
  • Warm socks
  • Warm clothes
  • Cold drink
  • If camera, bring in waterproof bag

*If you do not have warm socks, we sell pairs for NOK 100 each.

Extra clothing and equipment: Arctica

1 – Suitable for all

2 – Suitable for most

3 – Average physical fitness

4 – Above average physical fitness

5 – Demands exceptional physical fitness

Most Popular Trips - Summer