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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
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. Roy MangersnesCan 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

    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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. Longyearbyen

    Write the next entry in your travel diary!
    Join us on this evening-cruise into the polar night – a chance to experience natures own spectacular light show.
    Warm meal is included. Length of trip: aprox. 4 hours
    Welcome aboard the world’s northernmost...

  8. Longyearbyen

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    We are happy to welcome you on a day trip to a walrus colony. This colony is in beautiful surroundings on the island “Prince Karl’s Forland”, north of the Isfjord. Experience Svalbard’s unique wildlife!

  9. Longyearbyen

    Do you know how life in the sea looked like 150 mill. years ago? Here on Svalbard you can see this with your own eyes becuse the animals living at that time are now fossils in our mountains.

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. Longyearbyen

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

  13. 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...

  14. Longyearbyen

    Better Moments #1 TripAdvisor 2017

    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...

  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

    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...

  17. 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...

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

  19. 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...

  20. Longyearbyen

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

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