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“the east coast”(15 reviews)
“polar bear”(13 reviews)
Tailor made trips both for winter and summer. Exclusive,small groups, highly qualified guides, personal service. Those are the keypoints for our company. We guarantee you "Secure Memories" in all different meanings of that phrase. Specialist in...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Pb 489, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 480 61 091
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

I booked this tour and almost cancelled it since I fell ill a day before the tour. However I decided not to and just proceed with the trip. The hike was a bit rough that day due to the strong wind and slippery roads but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Khalil B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Three Polar bears in Bear Valley meant necessary and flexible detour to Adventdalen for hike with guide Kate from Poland. Very adaptable day. Relaxed, informative and good fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jagsjg
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

If you are wanting to go to Longyearbyen and have a great time, then do yourself a favour and book activities with this company owned by Thomas Risch. It’s always hard to know what companies to book with when you read various descriptions on line....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KJPSemaphore
Reviewed 18 September 2018

A walking trip in the dark in the snow is something quite different to anything one normally experiences. Experienced and likeable guide with huskies telling the group local stories of bear hunts; having hot chocolate in an authentic tent in the middle of nowhere... Came...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Felicite F
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

That was an amazing experience, one of a kind! We had a short 3 days visit (Longyearbyen, Pyramid and Barentsburg) and we are definitely coming back the next winter! We highly recommend guide Misha for both russian speaking tourists and other nationalities. He is kind...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kristine K
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We booked a private photography tour for the day and enjoyed it a lot. Despite lesser than perfect weather, our guide took us to nice locations and helped us spot wildlife (the arctic fox was my favorite). All in all it was a day well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank _xKeu_
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Family of 4 with children aged 12 and 11. I found this company by TripAdvisor and had a number of emails with Thomas telling him about us, our fitness and what we wanted to do. Thomas put together a great package. Day one was Lens...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We made several trips with this organisation and all were great. One little hick-up was dealt with in a fantastic way.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aaltje W
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had a trip together with Max. He did an amazing job and gudied us safe over the glacier and around Longyearbyen. Also told us many interesting stories and showed us the stunning nature. Great experience! And nice dog, you had with you! ;-)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Heiko B
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The entire experience was exceptional. Our airport transfer was very smooth. Misha, aside from being a knowledgeable and kind person, was an amazing guide. Our familiarization tour was informative both for getting a lay of the land, but also for understanding the lifestyle of Svalbard...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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6 November 2017|
Response from Lena E |
I am not sure I understood you correctly - are you actually planning dog sledding for 70-year olds? It is extremely hard and taxing. I talked to a strong and fit 27yearold woman who said she was totally exhausted and chilled... More
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Response from TheBurningCanoe | Reviewed this property |
It has to be the winter to see the aurora. You also should have a New Moon - definitely not a Full one! That means the ideal time is about a week out of every month. We were told the end of February is one of the best... More