Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard

1 Fossil hunt in the Arctic terrain

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On this trip you will get the chance to walk on the Arctic terrain in the area around Longyearbyen and between the Lars glacier and the Longyear glacier. From the pier you will be transported to the end of Longyearbyen before you start the walk up to the moraine of the Longyear glacier to look after plant fossils which you can bring back as souvenir. The fossils are up to 60 millions years old and show that once up on a time Svalbard had a warm climate. The guide will tell about glacier on Svalbard and why there are so many fossils in the moraines. You will also see a lot of flora on this trip and the guide will tell about Svalbards history.

Destination: 162

Suppliers: Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Highlights: The old town of Longyearbyen, Nybyen, Longyear glacier, fossils, flora

Season: Summer

Availability: June, July, August, September, October

Gallery:Spitsbergen / Svalbard

Guide Type: English speaking guide, other languages on request, local guide

Guide to Passenger Ratio: 2 guides on 30 guests

Duration: 3-4 hours

Minimum number of Pax: 6

Maximum number of Pax: 30 guests on 2 guides

Transfer from ship to attraction/activity: Bus from the pier

Number of toilets: None

Contact person: Emelie Våtvik


Phone: +47 79 02 22 22