Hybrid-driven speedboat to Pyramiden - Hurtigruten Svalbard

Type:Boat trips

P.O.Box 548, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 61 00

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A person on board MS Bard looking out across the sea through a pair of binoculars
  • A person on board MS Bard looking out across the sea through a pair of binoculars
  • A person in front of the town sign in Pyramiden
  • The stairwell inside the old cantina in Pyramiden
  • A table and a chair inside the old cantina in Pyramiden
  • The old swimming pool in Pyramiden
  • The view from the centre of Pyramiden towards the glacier Nordenskiöldbreen in the distance
  • Guests on board MS Bard looking out across the sea
  • MS Bard sailing alongside the edge of an ice sheet
  • Two persons on board MS Bard looking towards a glacier
  • A view towards the glacier Nordenskiöldbreen from on board MS Bard
  • The glacier Nordenskiöldbreen seen in the distance from on board MS Bard
  • Mountains along a fjord

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Season (1 May 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday12:45 - 20:15

About

Join Hurtigruten Svalbard on a hybrid-driven speedboat to Pyramiden. With our new vessel you can join an exciting and more environmentally friendly boat trip, to the Nordenskiöld glacier, and the fascinating town of Pyramiden.

Close to nature in an environmentally friendly way
The boat MS Bard has the greenest technology available on the market. Svalbard is known for its Arctic silence, and with the silent hybrid-electric catamaran you will experience this in the best possible way. The boat is emission-free when it runs on electricity, and we are very proud to be able to introduce this type of transport here in the Arctic waters.

An Arctic ghost town
While the new green technology is something for the future, visiting the town of Pyramiden is like entering a time machine and returning to the Soviet Union. In the 1980s, over 1000 people lived in the city, and it was considered a successful community with a school, kindergarten, swimming pool, sports fields and coal mining. In 1998, the Russian mining company Trust Arktikugol closed the coal mine, and the city was vacated shortly thereafter. Coffee cups are left behind on the tables, books are scattered across the classroom, and the sheet music lies ready on the piano - waiting for someone to play. These days only a handful of people work and live in the city, and for visitors it is a very special experience to get a guided tour around the insides of the abandoned buildings, in this very exiting town of Pyramiden.

Unique experiences
The conditions on Svalbard change a lot throughout the year, and a trip to Pyramiden during the midnight sun in May will be different from when the polar night approaches in October. Whatever the season, you can expect unique experiences in the beautiful Svalbard nature. Early in the season the Billefjord may still be covered by ice, and landing in Pyramiden will not be possible then. The boat will in this case instead - silently - follow the ice's edge where the chances for spotting wildlife are great! We will also enjoy the view of the very beautiful Nordenskiöld glacier.

Practical information
MS Bard is one of the first sightseeing boats in the world to run full-day electrical power tours, specially designed for its purpose. When the boat sails at speeds over 10 knots on the transport stages to Barentsburg and Pyramiden, a hybrid solution with brand new, fuel-saving technology kicks in. When the boat approaches glaciers, wildlife or settlements, it will run silently on 100% electricity.

Included
- Pick up at the accommodation
- Boat trip to Pyramiden with a guide on board. Guided tour of Pyramiden when landing is possible.
- Light dish (Soup from Restaurant Nansen)
- All necessary safety equipment

Facilities

Grading

  • 2 - Suitable for most

Facilities

Symbols

  • Closed boat
  • Sightseeing and lectures
  • Toilet

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Children under 14 yearsNOK990.00 per person
AdultsNOK1,950.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 6 hours

Grading

  • 2 - Suitable for most

Season

  • Polar summer

Symbols

  • Closed boat
  • Sightseeing and lectures
  • Toilet

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