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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

    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.

  2. 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...

  3. Longyearbyen

    Join us for an adventure as we head back to the beginning of the Russian coal mining era! Coles Bay may be lesser known than Pyramiden, but not less exciting. In this bay you will find many abandoned buildings that all have an exciting history.

  4. Longyearbyen

    Russia Express to Pyramiden
    Write a new entry in your travel diary.
    Join us on a fast trip to Pyramiden, in our 46 foot Princess Riviera.

  5. Longyearbyen

    Welcome to Svea, an area with wild arctic nature, mining history, trappers’ history, animal life and a lot more!

    This boat trip starts in Longyearbyen at 0730 in the morning. We pick you up at your preferred location and bring you the the boat...

  6. 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...

  7. Longyearbyen

    Welcome to five days of Alpine skiing adventures aboard the wooden schooner Linden. When the Arctic spring blooms, we set sail for untouched snow, midnight sun skiing, and unique ski touring.

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. Longyearbyen

    A short evening trip with MS Polargirl to Boreglacier on the northernsite of Isfjorden.

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. Longyearbyen

    At the end of the main street of Longyearbyen you can see the glittering Isfjord. You don't need to go far for an exciting Arctic adventure! This tour takes you towards the abandoned Russian town of Grumant.

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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 6 hrs, and a warm supper is included.
    Welcome aboard in our 20th Anniversary season.

  17. Longyearbyen

    Experience Svalbard’s unique wildlife from up close! Everyday we use our closed and comfortable RIB boats to go to a well-known walrus colony. Here we do a landing on the beach. We will then have the opportunity to observe these funny and...

  18. Longyearbyen

    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.

  19. Longyearbyen

    Esmark glacier, Barentsburg and Grumant. Isfjord is the second largest fjord on Svalbard, and here we find three of the settlements on the island. We will sail from Longyearbyen, towards the Russian settlement Barentsburg. The trip in Isfjord takes...

  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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