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Polar Permaculture Solutions: Tours & Tickets

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Polar Permaculture Solutions is based in Longyearbyen, Norway on the archipelago of Svalbard. We are growing food near the north pole, and composting organic waste for natural fertilizer. Join us on a tour and see how we are working to make the...more
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Reviewed 11 October 2019

Where to start... This was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting. Ben is friendly, charismatic and incredibly interesting - hearing about his journey to Svalbard and his subsequent drive to improve sustainability and self-sufficiency as we wandered through the wild...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2019

Dear Ellie, Thanks so much for your positive review :) I apologize for not being able to cook and hope that you still were able to benefit from the experience anyway. All the best to you and thanks again for taking your time and leaving...More

Reviewed 2 October 2019

For our time in Svalbard we were looking for something a little bit different. We stumbled upon Ben’s and his polar “farm” and decided to go for it. Ben was extremely accommodating with food preference and restrictions (I don’t eat red meat, fish or shellfish)...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2019

Dear Patti, It was such a pleasure to have you and James on the tour and invite you both into my kitchen. You did an amazing job on the Panna cotta, and I still think it is one of the best yet! You both set...More

Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

This tour was absolutely amazing! Ben really knows a lot a out Longyearbyen a d will tell you all you want to know. Not only about the town of course, also its people, what to do around here and of course he tells you about...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2019

Dear Helena, It was such a pleasure to meet you during the tour and hear your amazing story. Good luck with your university, and I am really happy you were able to benefit from the tour. All the best to you, and hopefully you will...More

Reviewed 17 September 2019

Combination of sightseeing, history, curiosities about Longyearbyen as well as a very interesting project to grow vegetables in such a polar clime and a guided self cooked reindeer stew sharing a great dinner with Ben. A full and complete experience in Longyearbyen

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2019

Dear Conrad, I hope your wife is feeling better and truly regret that she was not able to join you all on the tour. Thanks for your kind words and all the best to you and your family!

Reviewed 16 September 2019

Ben was guide and host on first evening on Svalbard. His driving tour to share local landmarks, history, and information was really pleasant, and the dinner we made was delicious! Learning about his work and the permaculture project was interesting! Definitely a good excursion!

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Anita, It was great to have you on the tour, and to help you get as many photos as possible. Thanks for your kind words, and all the best with you back in the real world!

Reviewed 15 September 2019

Ben is an excellent guide for a more personalized experience of town, with greater emphasis on local information and less on cookie-cutter tourism packaging. His cooking tour is a refreshing complement to restaurant eating.More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Dear Jeremy, It was such a pleasure to have you on the tour and learn about your exciting business as well! Good luck to you and I hope to see you again soon up north here. Please let me know if there is anything I...More

Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Friendly informative tour and very tasty meal. And it was snowing too!! THANKYOU Ben for our Longyearbyen experience we recommend it!! We 4 Aussies thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.More

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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

Dear Kari, It was such a pleasure to have all four of you on the tour, but I must admit that I did not really think you four were Aussies at first. Normally when Aussies book my tour, the wine is the first thing that...More

Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

Unexpected and wonderful experience combining sightseeing, culture, cooking and environmental project to grow food in the Arctic. Benjamin was an extraordinary host, chef and guide. If you have doubts about what to do in Svalbard, this is definitely the activity.

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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

Dear Conrad, It was such a pleasure to meet you all during the tour and I had a great time and amazing conversation during the tour. Please let me know if there is ever anything else I can do for you. All the best!

Reviewed 26 August 2019

Ben's small tour was great. First of all he took me around all of the highlights of Longyearbyen (especially the Polar Bear sign!) and he explained about the history, geography and culture of the area. Then we visited his small garden growing inside a self-contained...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

Dear Chriss, It was such a pleasure to have you on the tour, and I am glad that you were able to get many benefits from the time we spent together. I also hope that you enjoyed your trip on the ship and would like...More

Reviewed 22 August 2019

The Polar Permaculture project is both important and thought-provoking. This intimate tour offers an eye-opening take on some of the challenges of living near the North Pole with regards to sustainability. The Arctic farmer and seasoned chef, Ben, is so passionate about his urban farm,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2019

Dear Kari and Astor, It was such a pleasure to have you both and Astor did an amazing job with the meal. I learned more from you during this tour than I have with most others. Your project is amazing and what you both are...More

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