Fuglefjella: Hike from Bjørndalen to the Bird Mountain
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 have returned to warm climate areas.
We pick up our guests and drive to Bjørndalen, west of Longyearbyen. This is an area with lots of flora and fauna, and if we are lucky, maybe we will see the polar fox and reindeer passing.
After some kilometers, we park the minibus and start our hike to the bird mountain.
First, we cross a river before we start climbing up to the mountain. When we have reached the top, we will get a fantastic view and see most 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 off their shoes while walking over the river to really feel the Arctic water, you are welcome to do so.
On the way back, we pick up rubbish that shows up on our way. SWE focuses on sustainability and nature conservation.
This summer hike is suitable for:
Age limit: 12 years
Level: 4 of 5
The trip is moderately demanding as we drive out to the end of the road before continuing on foot in Bjørndalen.
What to bring/wear:
Solid warm hiking boots, extra warm clothing, drinking water, camera, an extra sweater to wear during breaks and on the way back, and a backpack with space for this. Be dressed for being outdoors the whole day, in potential wind and cold.
Please contact us in advance if you do not have suitable hiking boots, as you can rent a pair for NOK 100,- from us depending on sizes available or buy at the sports shop Arctica.
During this hike we will be serving a warm lunch and a hot beverage. Bring extra food if needed.
Extra equipment and clothes:
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Interested in a different hike in the opposite direction?
Periode: July - September
Dager: Days mentioned in our Activity Calendar
Tidspunkt: At 09:30
Varighet: 8 hours
Pris 1: NOK 1440 per person
Pris 3: Demanding Level 4 of 5
Minimum: 3 guests
Maximum: 8 guests
Age limit: 16 years
Price includes: Transport from/to accommodation, warm lunch, something warm to drink, biscuits, and guide with necessary safety equipment.
Demands: You need to have a normal physical condition to participate on this trip. Remember good worn in hiking boots. Bring a small backpack with your camera, binoculars, an extra sweater, something cold to drink etc.
Change of program: The trip and route can be changed, considering weather conditions.
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