Category Archives: Things to Do

Svalbard in Winter: Things to Do + What to Know (in 2024)

My snowmobile tour to East Spitsbergen

Are you looking at booking a trip to Svalbard in winter and want to know everything beforehand? I have been to Svalbard in every season (I have visited 5 times!). And while I think winter may be my favorite season, there are some things you should know before booking a trip. This guide will cover […]

Horseback Riding in the Lofoten Islands with Hov Gård (Gimsøy)

horseback riding lofoten islands in norway

There are not many activities as cool as horseback riding in the Lofoten Islands that you can partake in when in this otherworldly part of Northern Norway.  We have gone riding on Icelandic horses twice with Hov Gård in two different seasons and had two different experiences (but both were good!). This post details our […]

3 Unique Tours to Visit an Ice Cave in Svalbard (+ My Tips!)

How to visit an ice cave in Svalbard

Svalbard is home to countless unique opportunities and travel experiences, and one of winter’s most famous is visiting an ice cave! From approximately January until May, it is possible to visit an ice cave in Svalbard. And the best part about it is that there are a few ways that you can do it! In […]

Arctic Wildlife Tour in Svalbard: My Experience, Photos, & Tips

You'll almost definitely see Svalbard reindeer though.

One thing many people don’t realize about Svalbard until they get there is that most summer tours involve hiking or boating, and most winter tours involve snowmobiles or dog-sledding. There is very little in between, and I am here to tell you that there is one Arctic wildlife tour in Svalbard that is worth it […]