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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

    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...

  2. Longyearbyen

    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!

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Longyearbyen

    The guide will bring you to our warm, comfortable and fast boat which takes you directly to the whales' feeding grounds throughout the summer. The whales in Svalbard seem to appear at an earlier stage every year. Now you have the possibility to join...

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. Longyearbyen

    Join us for the journey of your life!

    4 days exclusive expeditioncruise along the west coast of Spitsbergen, all the way up to 80`North.

    On this cruise you will experience Magdalenafjorden, Ny-Aalesund and some of the northernmost untouched...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. 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 10 hrs, and a warm lunch is included.
    Welcome aboard in our 20th Anniversary season.

  14. Longyearbyen

    Spitsbergen Blomstrand Trekking is a 9-day experience, combining two of our most popular summer products: The magical cruise with MS Nordstjernen to 80 degrees north and a stay in our trekking camp on the Blomstrand beach in Kongsfjorden.

  15. 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...

  16. Longyearbyen

    On the westcoast of Spitsbergen you'll find Hotel Isfjord Radio. The former radio station is now a boutique hotel, combinig a beautiful nature location with a full service hotle. Join us on a full day boat safari to Isfjord Radio!

  17. Longyearbyen

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

  18. 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.

  19. Longyearbyen

    Join a small, exclusive group of guests on a closed rib boat to the Russian ghost town Pyramiden and the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier.

  20. 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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