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Q: What kind of terrain can I expect when snowshoeing?

There are virtually no hiking paths, and almost everything will be covered by snow, so we have to find our own route. Spitsbergen is made up of a wide range of different landscapes: rugged mountains and crevassed glaciers exist beside miles and miles of gentle tundra. As glaciers are normally crevassed and dangerous, we will not venture out on them.

We will make excursions on snowshoes to see bird colonies and other wildlife. Aside from gentle walks on the wide tundra, we will also try to climb some accessible mountain slopes to enjoy the fantastic views. These climbs demand some stamina but are optional.

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