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2-Hour Guided Snowshoe Walk on Tromsoya Island in Tromso
"After a slow morning - we start at 10am. Meet your guide in central Tromsø to start your tour. Hop inside a comfortable minivan or coach and travel into the snow-laden countryside and hills of Tromsøya Island. On arrival listen to a brief introduction strap on your supplied snowshoes and follow your guide at a steady pace. Relish the sensation of walking easily over the snow with your snowshoes. During the one and a half hour walk you crunch over sparkling flat terrain and gentle hills and pad through crisp snow that surrounds the tranquil spruce and birch forests. There are several stops planned along the way to admire the scenery and take photos. Hot blackcurrant drink and lefse — sweet Norwegian cake are served on route. return to central Tromsø to finish your tour roam around the city or rest before your you head out again to watch the Auroras."""
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Drive a Husky Sled in Tromso
"Two guests share a sled with 5-7 dogs. You will be given all the necessary safety briefs and instructions so no previous dog sledding experience is necessary. Our professional guides lead the group in their own sleds. After a ride out in the No prepared with reindeer meat broth and vegetables is just what the body needs. We serve the meal in our camp around the fire (vegetarian meal available on request).Good physical condition is required. No need to be an athlete just able to move without problems or injury. After the trip we bring you back to the Radisson BLU Hotel.""""Love speed and excitement? Join up with your own team of racing huskies to learn dog sledding. You will have your own sled to drive along with a friend and can switch in the middle of the ride. With about four kilometeres of dog sledding you also get to meet our 350 four legged friends up close and spend some time with the puppies."
From NOK1,690.00
 
Husky Sledding Ride from Tromso
"With a 2:1 guest to guide ratio everyone will have a sled driven by our professional mushers. We stop for photos half way on the track. After a ride in the Norwegian winter a hearty meal of Bidos prepared with reindeer meat broth and vegetables is just what the body needs. We serve the meal in our camp around the fire (vegetarian meal available on request). Order of dogsledding and Dogyard visit may change. Warm clothes and boots are included we recommend bringing a good scarf or snow goggles if it is snowing heavily. The trip runs in all normal weather conditions. In case of cancellation due to lack of snow or extreme weather you are offered rescheduling a different activity or full refund.After the trip we bring you back to the Radisson BLU Hotel."""
From NOK1,690.00

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The weather on Svalbard

The weather on Svalbard is extreme, due to its northerly position. It is influences by the Siberian highs, the north Atlantic lows, and the sea and ice conditions in the vicinity of the islands and...
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Governement registration

People travelling on their own outside of the settlements and the area around Nordenskiölds Land – Dickson Land, must notify the Governor (Sysselman) of Svalbard of their plans. For safety reasons, we...
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Gun rental for polar bear protection

There are several outfitters that are ready to rent you a gun for polar bear protection. I did this in May 2008 at the outfitter Ingeniør G. Paulsen company down by the sea side in Longyearbyen....
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Polar Bears in Svalbard

Polar bears are completely protected on Svalbard. It is prohibited to pursue or attempt to make contact with a polar bear, as this may disturb it and jeopardise the safety of humans or polar bears....
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Rabies on Svalbard

Ignorant Norwegians are not used to animals being carriers of rabies. The mainland is free from rabies, thus our innocense when it comes to these cuddly and seemingly tame polar foxes. They are...
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Beware of Polar Bears!

At first I could not believe it, but it definitely is true:Polar Bears are an acute danger in Svalbard - and even in settlements like Longyearbyen you are not safe! There is a warning out that you...
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Polar bears on Svalbard

Polar bears are at the apex of the Arctic food chain. That means in essence people are snacks, albeit, very boney for the most part.Bears will have very little natural fear for people, most are...
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No photos in mines

On mine visits visitors would like to take photos...But you will not be permitted to. The reason is the explosion danger. Coal mines have a fair amount of methane gas seeping out and it is highly...
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Polar bears and weather

Listen to what everyone says about the Polar bears. There might not have been that many killings but they do happen and there's just a moments difference between beeing injured and beeing killed. Off...
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The weather on Svalbard - webcams

The weather at Svalbard is extremely harsh and erratic, and you should listen to local advice and warnings before venturing out too far from habitation. Long-term weather forecasts are of limited...
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Ugly Longyearbyen

Don't expect a nice, cozy, whitewashed Greek Island style community here.Architecture in Longyearbyen is a fairly unknown concept - this is a company town first and foremost. Quick and dirty is a...
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The snowmobile scene

Even if you may take the advantage of using snowmobiles while here you may arrive to my conclusion that the noise, fumes and general "unquiet" they cause is a major nuisance in Longyearbyen.Despite...
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Where to meet for tour departures

Some organised tours will pick you up at your guest house or hotel. Others invite you to meet somewhere else for a pre-departure briefing and equipment/clothes check and distribution. Most operators...
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Avalanches - late winter 2005

The log at www.sysselmannen.svalbard.no and www.svalbard.net (link) have issued warnings against unusual avalanche danger on the slopes around Longyearbyen/Advent dalen, especially north-facing...
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