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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.


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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  1. Longyearbyen


    Surrounded by high, rugged mountains and the enormous Nordenskiöld glacier, lies the abandoned Russian town Pyramiden. It is beautifully located in Billefjorden, north of Isfjorden. On this trip, we will spend two whole days in this breath-taking…

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  2. Longyearbyen

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

    The sound of thunder erupts from the ice. The glacier is on the move. Massive amounts of ice are pushed around. The glacier moves forward,…

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  3. 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…

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  4. Longyearbyen

    Join us on a safari in our sturdy and open Polarcirkel boat towards the mighty Tuna- and Von Post glacier. On the way we pass the home of the famous hunter Hilmar Nøis. Warmly dressed with a float suit we head for the fjord named “Sassen”. We will…

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  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.

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  6. 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…

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  7. Longyearbyen

    Boat Trip to the russian settlement Pyramiden and towards powerful Nordenskiold Glacier. On the way we pass by a bird cliff, breathtaking mountains of Gipshuken and historically rich place of Skansk Bay.

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    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…

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  9. Longyearbyen

    Boat trip with open speed boat along fjords and glaciers. We look for the best place of the day, with focus on ice, glaciers, fauna and landscape. Maximum 8 pax, minimum 4 pax. You need warm clothing. Lunch and warm drinks included.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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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  12. 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…

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  13. 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…

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  14. 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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  15. Longyearbyen

    On this boat trip we can visit a bird mountain with steep cliffs, drive by historical mining settlements and explore the fjord for wildlife. This is a fun and fast-paced activity with a big chance to see wildlife, spectacular mountain cliffs and…

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    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…

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  17. Longyearbyen

    Russia Express to Pyramiden
    Join us on a fast trip to Pyramiden, in our 46 foot Princess Riviera.

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  18. 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…

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  19. Longyearbyen

    Skansbukta, Nordenskiöld glacier and the ghost town Pyramiden. Join us on M/V Strønstad on a sailing from Longyearbyen to Billefjord. Learn more about the history of the famous Swedish house, before we visit one of the treasures of Spitsbergen;…

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  20. Longyearbyen

    Sightseeing tour with Arctic Explorer AS, Longyearbyen - Barentsburg - Longyearbyen - Pyramiden - Longyearbyen, for travelers who enjoy comfort, effectiveness and experience.

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