Don’t leave the settlements without a suitable gun
- Stop motion animation
- 1' 30"
- This rule is a very particular one and needs for some explanation. Polar bears on Svalbard are protected and it is absolutely forbidden to kill them. If accidentally you meet one, there is a procedure to be followed, in order to scare it and avoid any possibility of conflict. If the bear is aggressive and try to attack or kill you, it is allowed to shoot it for self defens. For this reason, in order to keep you safe, it's better to bring a weapon with you and hope you don't need to use it.