Boat Trip to the Bird Cliffs - Hurtigruten Svalbard

Type:Boat trips

P.O.Box 548, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 61 00

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Two guides and two guests sitting on a beach talking with each other, and a RIB boat anchored by the shore of the fjord in the background
  • Two guides and two guests sitting on a beach talking with each other, and a RIB boat anchored by the shore of the fjord in the background
  • A group of guests on board a RIB boat sailing at speed in a fjord with mountains in the background
  • Mountain sides with green vegetation and bird cliffs high up in the mountains, with a shoreline and fjord in the foreground
  • Abandoned buildings in the former mining community Grumant along the shores of the fjord Isfjorden in the foreground, with tall mountains and a cloudy
  • An abandoned building in the former mining community Grumant, with a beach and fjord in the foreground, and a mountain side in the background
  • A group of guests on board a RIB boat sailing at speed in a fjord with sunshine on the fjord in the background
  • A guest looking into the camera while drinking from a plastic cup
  • A group of guests and two guides sitting in a circle on a beach talking to each other, with two RIB boats anchored by the shore and a fjord in the bac
  • A guest looking into the camera while holding a plastic cup
  • En gruppe med gjester om bord en RIB båt som kjører i fart på en fjord
  • Mountain sides with green vegetation and bird cliffs high up in the mountains, with a shoreline and fjord in the foreground

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Season (28 June 2023 - 13 Aug 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
ThursdayClosed
Friday09:00 - 12:00
SaturdayClosed
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

About

Join us on an exciting rib boat tour, that combines birds and wildlife with Svalbard’s rich cultural history. Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to our expedition centre. Here you will be equipped with a flotation suit and goggles, before we continue down to the harbour.

A short boat ride in Isfjorden takes us to Fuglefjella. These mountains serve as home to thousands of birds every summer. One of the most popular species is the Brünnich's guillemot, which nests in colonies of over 100,000 pairs in several locations. At the bird cliffs, it becomes clear how life on land and in the sea interact, and you will observe a multitude of birds returning to their young with small fish and crustaceans.

We continue the tour to the abandoned Russian mining settlement of Grumant, which was abandoned in 1961-62. It is almost incomprehensible that the dilapidated houses clinging to the mountainside today were once one of the largest settlements on Svalbard. Her we will take a moment to take in the mystical ambience and mining history, before we continue to Hiorthamn, which is located directly opposite Longyearbyen in the Adventfjorden.

Hiorthamn is also a former mining town with barracks, forge, warehouse, kitchen, sawmill, hospital, homes, offices and several mining facilities. Here, the imagination has to work a little to be able to imagine the busy life that once existed. If time and weather conditions permit, we will go ashore and enjoy something hot to drink at the beach.

Included:
- Transport to and from accommodation in Longyearbyen
- Exposure suit for the duration of the tour
- Warm drinks/biscuits
- Guide with all necessary safety equipment
- Search and rescue insurance

Please note that the tour is in an open boat, and you may experience bumpy seas and sea spray.
This tour is not recommended for those with back problems or who are pregnant.
Age limit: 8 years

Language
Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions in a language that you understand. To participate on one of our excursions, it is required that you speak and understand English or one of the Scandinavian languages.

Facilities

Grading

  • 3 - Average physical fitness

Facilities

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Open boat

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK1,095.00 per person
Children under 14 yearsNOK550.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Age limit

  • children - 8 years

Duration

  • 3 hours
  • Half day

Grading

  • 3 - Average physical fitness

Season

  • Polar summer

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Open boat

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Awards

  • ISO ISO-14001

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