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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. 

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. 


Roy MangersnesUnique wildlife at sea

Svalbard’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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    Boattrip with Polargirl to Pyramiden & Nordenskiöldglacier - Polar Charter

    Longyearbyen

    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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    • Closed boat
    • Food
    • Sightseeing and lectures
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 170 reviews170 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews

    Speedboat to Tempelfjorden and Tuna Glacier - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Travel by speedboat to the heart of the Sassen-Bünsow Land National Park for a chance to explore the historic trapper cabin at Fredheim and to view the massive blue front of the Tuna Glacier.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Food
    • Open boat

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 382 reviews382 reviews

    Walrus Safari - Svalbard Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Enjoy the golden glow of the sun and explore the best of Svalbard: the sight of glaciers, dramatic landscapes and the graceful walruses that lies in colonies on the beach. An unforgettable day in the Arctic fjords awaits!

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Open boat
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 382 reviews382 reviews
  4. Glacier Trip Isfjorden - Polar Cruising Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on an exciting day trip at Isfjorden where we visit some of the glaciers here in Svalbard!

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews

    Walrus safari to Borebukta - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on a fun boat trip to Borebukta. The home of the odd animals with long teeth.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 382 reviews382 reviews

    RIB Safari Along the Ice Edge - Svalbard Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    A long and cold winter is coming to an end. The midnight sun shines high on northern sky. It's May, and spring has come to the Arctic. This is the month of the return of the birds to Svalbard. Snow is melting and the sea is breaking up. The fjords…

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Open boat

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 382 reviews382 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 692 reviews692 reviews

    Ny-Ålesund - The northernmost town in the world - Better Moments

    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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    • Closed boat
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    • Handicap-friendly
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 692 reviews692 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews

    Visit in Ny-Ålesund with the hybrid boat Kvitbjørn - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Join an exciting trip to the world's northernmost settlement! On the way we will enjoy the beautiful nature and scout for wildlife.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Sightseeing and lectures
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews

    Evening cruise with hybrid-driven speedboat - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    ​​​​​​​Join us for an evening cruise with MS Bard. On this tour we will go entirely with electrically powered propulsion, meaning we will navigate in complete silence.

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Photo safari

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews
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    Arctic fjord cruise with hybrid-electric catamaran - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Welcome to a unique boat tour aboard MS Bard. On this trip you get to experience the very best of Svalbard's spectacular coastal landscapes. The captain sets the course according to today's wind and weather conditions - no two trips are the same!

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 160 reviews160 reviews

    Fjordcruise towards the Esmark Glacier & Barentsburg - HTG

    Longyearbyen

    Write a new entry in your travel diary and join us on a boat trip to Barentsburg and the Esmark glacier. We will disembark in Barentsburg for a guided tour of the town. Summer campaign prices on Fridays in August 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 160 reviews160 reviews
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    Fjord Safari towards Pyramiden and Nordenskiöld Glacier - Svalbard Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    We drive out with a closed RIB to Billefjorden and the Nordenskiöld glacier in scenic and historic surroundings on Svalbard.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 382 reviews382 reviews
  13. Longyearbyen - Barentsburg Shuttle - Polar Cruising Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Getting to Barentsburg has never been as easy as it is now! Polar Cruising provides a shuttle service on the boat Wegar Viking, connecting the two settlements - Longyearbyen and Barentsburg. 

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    • Closed boat
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 692 reviews692 reviews

    One of natures great events - The bird jumping in Trygghamna - Better Moments

    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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 692 reviews692 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews

    Hybrid-driven Catamaran to Billefjorden & Nordenskiöldbreen - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Join Hurtigruten Svalbard on a boat tour with a hybrid-electric catamaran. With this new vessel, an exciting and more environmentally friendly boat trip awaits you. The tour takes you through breathtaking landscapes, to Billefjorden and the glacier…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Sightseeing and lectures
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews
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    Ice Fjord safari towards Coles Bay - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on a fun boat trip to Coles Bay! Here we will go ashore and explore the old historical buildings from the mining operations back in the 1900s.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Open boat
    • Sightseeing and lectures

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews
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    Explore Isfjorden with Kvitbjørn - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Explore the majestic Isfjorden with Kvitbjørn, Svalbards brand new modern hybrid speedboat! Your guide determines the route according to the weather conditions, and will make sure that you get a memory for life.

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 170 reviews170 reviews

    Boattrip with Polargirl to Barentsburg & Esmarkglacier - Polar Charter

    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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    • Closed boat
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 170 reviews170 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 170 reviews170 reviews

    Whale Safari - Polar Charter

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on M/V "Polargirl" for an evening trip searching for the biggest animals on the planet the blue whale.

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    • Closed boat
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 170 reviews170 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews

    Skipper's Choice - explore Isfjorden by RIB-boat - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Welcome aboard! Venture out into Northern Isfjord with our experienced Skipper, who will choose the day’s route depending on recent wildlife sightings and weather conditions.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Food
    • Open boat

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews
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