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Svalbard Hike to Fuglefjella at the coast with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Fuglefjella - Wildlife Hike at the Coast

  • Details

    © Esther Cowen, Amalie Halleland, Kaisa Rebane, Martin Fiala, John Niclas Forsmark, Inga Bettina Waldmann

    Difficulty level (out of 5)


    Minimum 2 (out of 8) participants:

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    • June - September
    • 09:30am - 17:30
    • Approx. 8 hours
    • Approx. 400 m elevation
    • 16 years*​

    *12 years if accompanied by parental guardian.

    This trip is medium to demanding.

    Price includes:

    • Transport round trip
    • Warm expedition lunch and hot drink
    • Guide with necessary safety equipment
    • Hiking poles if needed

    Recommend to bring:

    • Good, warm and worn-in hiking boots*
    • Warm clothes
    • Cold drink
    • Camera
    • Warm jumper for the journey home and breaks
    • Backpack

    *If you do not have warm hiking boots, these can be rented for NOK 100.

    Extra clothing and equipment: Arctica

  • Itinerary

    The magical Svalbard experience is out on a walk in untouched nature. Seabirds nest along the fjords, in the valleys and in the mountains. You can see the little auk, geese, guillemots, black guillemots, gulls, fulmars and maybe even the Svalbard Ptarmigan.  At the end of August and September, we see that there are fewer birds as they have started the long journey to warmer climates.

    We pick up our guests and drive out towards Bjørndalen, west of Longyearbyen. This is an area that is rich in both flora and fauna, and if we are really lucky we will meet both polar foxes and Svalbard reindeer.

    A little way into Bjørndalen the car journey stops and we set foot towards Fuglefjella and Pilarberget. First we have to cross a river after a few kilometers of walking before we climb steeply up Fuglefjella.

    Once up there is a large plateau with a great view over large parts of Isfjorden. On the other side, Fuglefjella plunges straight into the fjord. We are now standing on top of one of the largest bird mountains in the area.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -  Esther C, June 2024 - TripAdvisor:

    This was a super well organised and fun hike. On my trip there were four customers and two guides. I was picked up on time at my hotel and we were driven to the start of our hike. 

    The hike wasn’t too hard, about 12km in 6 hours including breaks and the guides were really knowledgeable about the wildlife and plants and people living on Svalbard, and super happy to chat. 

    We were lucky enough to see a lot of little auk birds nesting, flying, and singing! And of course reindeers. The food provided was also delicious. Couldn’t recommend this enough!!

Accommodation in Svalbard.
Book accommodation at Gjestehuset 102

*Discount of 10 % is given on accommodation at Gjestehuset 102 with purchasing at least one multi-day activity from us. Code: SWE10

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