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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

    Walruses became protected animals for half a century ago. When this happened, the population was only a couple of hundred animals, after 350 years of hunting. In the recent years, the walrus has come back to its old colonies and we have the...

  2. Longyearbyen

    From Longyearbyen, the voyage takes you through the majestic Billefjorden, and onwards to Pyramiden. During this scenic trip, the guide on board the boat will guide you through the surroundings, and enlighten you about Pyramiden -  so that when we...

  3. 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...

  4. Longyearbyen

    Exploring the mighty glaciers of Isfjorden with a closed boat. This evening trip offers beautiful nature and wildlife.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. Longyearbyen

    From Longyearbyen we follow the coast all the way to Barentsburg. While cruising you have the opportunity to gaze at the scenic landscape, and enroute to Grumant you can observe the stunning wildlife display. Once in Barentsburg we will have 1h...

  8. Longyearbyen

    Join us for the journey of your life!

    4 days exclusive expeditioncruise along the west coast of Spitsbergen, all the way up to 80`North.

    On this cruise you will experience Magdalenafjorden, Ny-Aalesund and some of the northernmost untouched...

  9. Longyearbyen

    Historical trip with all the elements of our forefathers!

    4 days exclusive historical cruise along the north west coast of Spitsbergen, in the quest for our common history
    We make landings in historical locations during these days. We will try to...

  10. 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...

  11. Longyearbyen

    Experience magnificent Arctic scenery close up and join us on our summer adventure to beautiful Isfjord Radio at Cape Linnè. The former radio station is situated at the outermost part of the Isfjord with majestic mountains overlooking the Arctic...

  12. Longyearbyen

    On the westcoast of Spitsbergen you'll find Hotel Isfjord Radio. The former radio station is now a boutique hotel, combinig a beautiful nature location with a full service hotle. Join us on a full day boat safari to Isfjord Radio!

  13. 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.

  14. Longyearbyen

    Have you ever been to the USSR? Welcome to our Arctic time machine and experience real Soviet atmosphere far in the north – in the ghost town Pyramiden.

    The ambiance of this ghost settlement makes an unusual and strong impression on any...

  15. 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....

  16. Longyearbyen

    Embarkation at the Port of Longyearbyen the first day at 21:00 in the evening. Tell us if you want us to pick you up at your hotel for tranfer to the pier. 3 full days of skiing in the midnightsun and debarkation at 07:00 in the morning the last day...

  17. Longyearbyen

    Sailing 5 days /4 nights. Join us on the three-masted schooner Linden for a five day sailing adventure in the pristine Arctic wilderness on Svalbard. We take you to the hidden gems of the west coast of Svalbard. As the breeze goes from gentle to...

  18. Longyearbyen

    3 days sailing-weekend on S/V Linden, our wooden three-masted schooner. Leaving Longyearbyen on Friday we venture into Svalbard second biggest fjord, Isfjorden for a taste of the Polar regions. Depending on the weather and wind conditions, we either...

  19. Longyearbyen

    From Longyearbyen we take you along the beautiful coastline towards Barentsburg. On the way you'll experience majestic scenic landscapes and close to Grumant you'll observe the stunning bird cliffs with thousands of birds. We then head towards...

  20. 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
    years ago.

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