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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 does a glacier safari perhaps sound 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 may be lucky enough to see the northern lights on boat trips in the evening. Can you imagine a more magical way of experiencing the Northern Lights? Far removed from artificial light, you will be able to experience the majestic Northern Lights stronger than ever.

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    Fjord Safari to 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
    • Food
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 387 reviews387 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 683 reviews683 reviews

    Speedboat to Billefjorden and Nordenskiöld Glacier - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Experience the stunning coastline of Billefjord, Skansbukta’s famous castle-like peaks, and the massive front of Nordenskiöld glacier — all in one day!

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Food
    • Open boat

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 683 reviews683 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 172 reviews172 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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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
    • Food
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 172 reviews172 reviews
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    Svalbard's original fjordcruise - HTG

    Longyearbyen

    The original fjordcruise adventure! 16 years filled with unique memories and experiences in Isfjorden.
    Fjordcruise in Billefjorden – an unforgettable opportunity to experience Svalbard’s Arctic wildlife.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
    • Food
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 683 reviews683 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 - 683 reviews683 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 528 reviews528 reviews

    Ice Fjord safari - A taste of Svalbard - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on a tour in Isfjorden with an open, steady Polarcirkel boat. Visit places with cultural monuments and experience the vivid bird life.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Open boat

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 528 reviews528 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

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    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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    • Open boat

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 683 reviews683 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 528 reviews528 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

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 528 reviews528 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 387 reviews387 reviews

    Glacier safari - Svalbard Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Welcome to the heart of the fjords surrounded by a ton of jaw-droppingly beautiful attractions you will not find anywhere else. Travel by RIB boat and experience the huge expanses of glaciers, unique wildlife, and fast-paced joy.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Open boat

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 387 reviews387 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 693 reviews693 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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    • 1 - Suitable for all

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    • Closed boat
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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 693 reviews693 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 387 reviews387 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
    • Food
    • Open boat
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 387 reviews387 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 387 reviews387 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 - 387 reviews387 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 528 reviews528 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
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 528 reviews528 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 693 reviews693 reviews

    "Catch of the day" - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    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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    • Closed boat
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 693 reviews693 reviews
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    Walrus safari - Two tons of happiness - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    Svalbard’s wildlife is unique and fascinating. Join us on our day trip to experience it from up close! Every day we use our closed and comfortable RIB boats to go to a well-known walrus colony.

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    • Closed boat
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 693 reviews693 reviews
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    Sail & Explore expedition: Discovering the bewildering Arctic landscape - Backyard Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Welcome to an incredible sailing experience with our Varuna. Departing from Longyearbyen, where you will be embarking into an Arctic sailing expedition with an experienced team, onboard a sturdy, adapted and very comfortable sailboat.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Photo safari
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 22 reviews22 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 528 reviews528 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 - 528 reviews528 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 528 reviews528 reviews

    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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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 528 reviews528 reviews
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    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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    • 1 - Suitable for all

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    • Closed boat
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 693 reviews693 reviews
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