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Boat trips

If you want to see and experience as much of the wild, raw and untouched Arctic nature as possible, you need to go on a boat trip or a combined cruise and fishing trip. Svalbard's unique wildlife is also best seen from a boat, and among the most popular activities you'll find walrus safari and whale safari. The Russian settlements is also reached by boat, both in summer and winter, and there are serveral touroperators offering day trips to both Barentsburg and Pyramiden. 

From early spring until late November or early December, you have many options to depart the quayside in Longyearbyen by boat to explore beautiful Svalbard. Many different types of trips are available so you need to decide what really interests you. Does a short trip by rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to the spectacular bird cliffs tempt you or perhaps the world’s northernmost fjord cruise to Pyramiden – the ghost town in the High North – sounds exciting? There is no shortage of options. The menu often consists of large glacier termini, exciting Arctic wildlife and a tasty lunch straight from the barbecue. Travelling by express boat reduces the travel time to the Russian settlements of Barentsburg and Pyramiden and enables you to visit both places on the same day.

Unique wildlife on sea
Roy MangersnesSvalbard’s unique animal life is well worth experiencing. If you have dreamt of having a close-up encounter with a walrus or experiencing the world’s largest mammal – the majestic whale – then we recommend a walrus and whale safari during the Polar Summer. You can see, smell and photograph the walruses laying and rolling on the beach while enjoying the panoramic view from the boat.

If you visit in the autumn when the Midnight Sun season has ended, you can experience a Northern Lights cruise. Can you imagine a more magical way of experiencing the Northern Lights? The calm Polar Night allows you to gather impressions and find peace and tranquillity out at sea. Far removed from artificial light, you will be able to experience the majestic Northern Lights stronger than ever.

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  1. Longyearbyen

    Better Moments will offer you a chance to see Svalbard’s biggest bird event during the summer – The bird jumping. For just a few days in July, the chicks will jump from their nests on the huge bird cliff Alkhorne and we will be there to see them...

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    • Closed boat
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    Write a new entry in your travel diary - with a chance to experience natures own spectacular light show.
    Length of trip is approximately 4 hrs, and a warm meal is included.
    Welcome aboard in our 20th Anniversary season.

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  3. Longyearbyen

    Join us on a safari in our sturdy and open Polarcirkel boat towards the mighty Tuna- and Von Post glacier. On the way we pass the home of the famous hunter Hilmar Nøis. Warmly dressed with a float suit we head for the fjord named “Sassen”. We will...

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  4. Longyearbyen

    This is an exclusive 2.5 days cruise to Magdalenafjorden for up to 6 passengers. Because of its beuty this fjord is one of the most famus fjords on Spitsbergen, and we will experience the same surroundings as Mr. Willem Barents did 400
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  5. Longyearbyen

    Write a new entry in your travel diary, as you join us on The World’s Northernmost Fjord-cruise.
    Length of trip is approximately 10 hrs, and a warm lunch is included.
    Welcome aboard in our 20th Anniversary season.

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  6. Longyearbyen

    Join us on a unique adventure to Nordenskiöld glacier! On this trip you will be cast far away from Longyearbyen right into the heart of the arctic land and to our Nordenskiöld Lodge. The Lodge lies in front of the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier....

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    • Expedition
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  7. Longyearbyen

    Join us for an exciting and speedy open boat fjord safari to the Russian ghost town Pyramiden and the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier. Pyramiden was once one of the largest settlements on Svalbard, with about 1000 inhabitants. It was a good place to...

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  8. Longyearbyen

    Russia Express to Pyramiden
    Join us on a fast trip to Pyramiden, in our 46 foot Princess Riviera.

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  9. Longyearbyen

    Write a new entry in your travel diary - with a chance to experience natures own spectacular light show.
    Length of trip is approximately 8 hrs, and a warm lunch is included.
    Welcome aboard in our 20th Anniversary season.

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    With a closed rib the possibilities are endless. When the other smaller open boats have to stay home because of hard weather conditions, we can still head out and experience the fjord. Comfortable, warm and fast, we'll travel to where the action is....

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  11. Longyearbyen

    This trip is tailor made for us to make several landings to fully enhance the magic, the stories and the wildlife at it’s best.

    Our regular visitors are walrus, seals and whales, and if we are lucky we may cathc a glimpse of the polar bear during...

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    Experience magnificent wooden 3-mast Schooner Linden. We gather in the ship lounge for some snacks and a safety briefing. If the wind is favorable it’s time to hoist the sails and head into the arctic waters!

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  13. Longyearbyen

    Join us on a trip to Ny-Ålesund, a former mining town and gateway to the Arctic. This was the starting point for famous explorers’ race to the North pole. Roald Amundsen, known as the first person, to reach both to the South- and North pole, used...

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    Join us on a safari to Fuglefjella and Hiorthamn in our sturdy and open Polarcirkel boat. Warmly dressed and equipped with a float suit we head out Isfjorden towards Fuglefjella which is home to thousands of nesting sea birds.

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  15. Longyearbyen

    A boattrip with MS Polargirl to Barentsburg and the Esmarkglacier.
    The trip will first go to the glacier before sailing to Barentsburg, where one will go ashore.

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    Join a small, exclusive group of guests on a closed rib boat to the Russian ghost town Pyramiden and the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier.

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  17. Longyearbyen

    Unique glacier walk in combination with fjord safari to Nordenskiold glacier situated 80 km away from Longyearbyen.
    Learn how to walk on glacicers and explore the landscape in blue and white, accompanied by an experienced guide.

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  18. Longyearbyen

    Skansbukta, Nordenskiöld glacier and the ghost town Pyramiden. Join us on M/V Strønstad on a sailing from Longyearbyen to Billefjord. Learn more about the history of the famous Swedish house, before we visit one of the treasures of Spitsbergen;...

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  19. Longyearbyen

    Now you have the possibility to join us to the northern most city in the world, Ny-Aalesund on board the Spitsbergen Express. In the city we will provide you a guided tour, tell you stories and visit the northern most post office in the world. On...

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    Boattrip with MS Polargirl to Pyramiden & Nordenskiöld glacier. Polargirl also pays a visit to Skansbukta and the birdcliff Diabas. Sightseeing in Pyramiden around 2 hours.

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