The hunt for polar foxes and polar bears began in the late autumn, and the traps had to be inspected throughout the Polar Night. We will head out on a walk through the tundra to gain an appreciation of the trapping life, and to feel what it must have been like to be out working at this time of year. The tour starts with bus transport to Todalen, and from here we will make our way into the wilderness. The guide will tell us about the life of the hunters and trappers of Svalbard and we will learn about the different techniques these hardy souls employed. Before returning to the buses and civilisation the group will enjoy a warm drink. This is an easy walk of 1 – 2 kilometres through easy terrain, but snow can make the conditions a little heavier. The expected temperature will be between -5 and 5 degrees Celsius, and some wind is not uncommon. Should the tour take place in the dark, each participant will be equipped with a headlight.
Please call us on if you wish to book this excursion. Please note this excursion is not bookable as part of our regular Spitsbergen voyage itineraries. It is only applicable to our land-only packages or holidays.