Dogs and pets


You are not permitted to import live mammals and birds to Svalbard, with the exception of cage birds, rabbits and small rodents from Norway and Sweden and cage birds from Finland. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority can grant permission for importing a dog.

The Governor of Svalbard keeps an updated database of all dogs in Svalbard. We therefore request that everyone gives notice when dogs change owners, die or move to the mainland. Email firmapost@sysselmannen.no

Cage birds, rabbits and small rodents from Norway and Sweden and cage birds from Finland must be accompanied by an identification document issued by an authorised veterinarian in the country of departure.