Sval & Bard - The Svalbard rules of Common sense

The Svalbard rules of common sense

The adventures of Sval & Bard to spread the “Ten Rules” of Svalbard Islands all around the world! 

The ten rules - watch the guidelines

Rule number 1: Don't be an arctic litterbug! Leave no lasting signs of your visit

Rule number 2: Birds and other animals are not to be disturbed

Rule number 3: Help take care of the biodiveristy - do not pick flowers

Rule number 4: Leave old cultural remains alone

Rule number 5: It is prohibited to lure, pursue or otherwise seek out polarbears in such a way as to disturb them or expose either bears or humans to danger

Rule number 6: Do not leave the settlements without a suitable gun, and experience in using it

Rule number 7: Be considerate to others

Rule number 8: Contact the Governor's office (Sysselmannen) if planning a longer field excursion. A mandatory registration applies for travel to large parts of Svalbard

Rule number 9: Acquaint yourself with the rules and regulations pertaining to travel and other tourist activities on Svalbard

Rule number 10: For the sake of both the environment and yourself, we recommend organised tour arrangements

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