"One a**hole tour operator from the North India sometimes back commented on my post that Svalbard tours cant be done below USD 10k & some southie wasted sperms also joined the wagon... Obviously its understood that they had to misguide people to keep their business going.... whereas in [#Wildlife](https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/wildlife?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG) tours most of the wise individual photographers easily design & do trips with the direct Local Naturalists ..... AS ONE DOESNT NEED ANY MIDDLEMAN FROM INDIA TO LEAD SUCH TOURS "
Anyway, there are good friends here on FB who just never go with a middleman from [#India](https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/india?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG), one of them shared with me a Direct Contact which is very popular and good at that part of the world & he did it below USD 6000 Ex Longyearben for 11 days trip (2019)
Phone 047 95 89 77 30
YOU CAN CHECK THE LINK BELOW AND THE BEST RATES
VISA - Technically Svalbard is independent of Schenzen so an independent administration with it's own government . No visa is needed to travel there . But the catch is all flights, and the best flights are from Norway (Schenzen country) so a schenzen multiple entry visa is needed & the best flights are from OSLO.
Town - Longyearbyean is a small town mainly surviving on tourist traffic during summer. So you will find plenty of restaurants , eateries , shops and stores to buy stuff . You can also do local tours and hikes in between your cruise.
WE ARE NOT TOUR OPERATORS BUT VICTIMS OF FRAUD BY AN INDIAN TOUR OPERATOR.... SO WHATEVER INFO WE GET WE SHARE HERE ON THE BEST SOCIAL PLATFORM !!