Best time to visit Svalbard

Kayaking by Glaciers

Rowing among icy cold waters, snowy landscapes, and white bears

Kayaking by Glaciers in Svalbard - Best Time
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It is a true Arctic adventure in the middle of summer. From June to August the northernmost territories experience 24 hours daylight. Svalvard boasts over 100 glaciers. One of the most beautiful and fascinating places to visit there is Monaco Glacier. It is located to the north-west of the Svalbard Archipelago. Other famous glaciers include Nordenskiöld Glacier and Biscayarfonna. Some of the most popular fjords for sea kayaking are Isfjorden, the largest fjord of the Svalbard Archipelago with a number of smaller so-called fjord arms, and Adventfjorden, full of history and wildlife.

Kayaking by Glaciers in Svalbard - Best Season

In the beginning of July, the hard and thick ice melts opening new adventures for enthusiasts and extreme seekers. The trip among polar scenery varies from tundra plains to alpine peaks and dramatic glaciers. During a kayaking trip, you can marvel the colours of the landscape and the beauty of large fjords.

Kayaking around Ekmanfjord
Kayaking around Ekmanfjord

Kayaking in these waters isn’t just a fun way to spend time. You will have to maneuver between the icebergs, ice caps and fjords from one glacier to another. You have to be very careful and well prepared. Besides icy cold waters and strong winds you should be ready to meet the residents of this territory. These are mainly polar bears, whales, seals and walruses. Such an encounter can be a real threat to a human. This trip is definitely one of the most unique experiences full of excitement and gorgeous views.

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