There are virtually no hiking paths. Also almost everything will be covered by snow so we have to find our own route. Spitsbergen comprises a wide range of different landscapes; rugged, barren mountains and crevassed glaciers exist besides miles and miles of gentle tundra. As glaciers are normally crevassed and dangerous we will not venture out on any glaciers. Fairly easy excursions on snowshoes will be made to see wildlife like bird colonies. Besides gentle walks on the wide tundra we will try and climb some accessible mountain peaks to enjoy the fantastic views on the snow covered mountains and frozen fjords. These climbs demand some stamina but are often optional.
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