Tour operators

Tourism, field operations and other travel in Svalbard is regulated by FOR-1991-10-18-671 (tourism regulations).

All tour operators in Svalbard shall notify the Governor of their travel plans no later than eight weeks before the scheduled start date.

Tour operators must receive an official reply letter from the Governor of Svalbard before the notified travel plans can start. Tour operators are obliged to report once their activity has been completed.

Published 6/20/2019, Updated 11/10/2023

Please note that the Norwegian government has introduced new regulations related to firearms. Find more information here.