Visit in Ny-Ålesund with the hybrid boat Kvitbjørn - Hurtigruten Svalbard

Type:Boat trips

P.O.Box 548, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 61 00

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A bust of Roald Amundsen in Ny-Ålesund
  • A bust of Roald Amundsen in Ny-Ålesund
  • Multi-coloured buildings in Ny-Ålesund
  • A building in Ny-Ålesund with a post box on the wall
  • Persons standing on a hill with mountains, a glacier and a fjord in the background
  • A dog sitting outside a building in Ny-Ålesund
  • A boat (MS Kvitbjørn) sailing across a fjord with mountains in the background
  • A red building in Ny-Ålesund
  • A bust of Roald Amundsen with a building in the background
  • Yellow buildings in Ny-Ålesund
  • An old locomotive in Ny-Ålesund
  • A person standing in front of the post office building in Ny-Ålesund

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Season (6 June 2022 - 29 Aug 2022)
DayTimes
Monday08:00 - 19:00

About

On this trip we sail with the closed hybrid boat Kvitbjørn. This is a large and comfortable boat that is led by its own captain and with a guide on board. The boat is equipped with a hybrid engine solution, it is 14.9 meters long and very comfortable with modern solutions. The trip up to Ny-Ålesund normally takes about 4-5 hours, and we'll serve a meal and something to drink after arriving there.

We sail the boat out of Isfjorden, and after a couple of hours we are on our way north in Forlandssundet in the direction of Kvadehuken and Kongsfjorden. If the sea is calm and we have plenty of time, we may also stop at Poolepynten to look for walruses.

Ny-Ålesund is considered to be the northernmost settlement in the whole world. The town was originally established for coal mining, which was the main activity until 1962. After a major accident, the mine was closed and Ny-Ålesund has since been a base for important research.

Ny-Ålesund is also an important place for the history of the Norwegian polar expeditions. It was here that Roald Amundsen landed his airship "Norge" on his way to the North Pole in 1926. You can still see the high mast that the airship was moored to during his stay.

Participants must bring warm clothes as well as a hat and mittens as we will spend some time out on the deck.

Before the trip, you must sign a condition form / passenger list to participate in this activity. You can request to get the terms sent to you before the trip.

Please note that this is a long trip, the total distance traveled will be about 200 nautical miles and the trip takes around 11-12 hours.

Minimum age of participation: 14 years

Language
Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions 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

  • Closed boat
  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Sightseeing and lectures
  • Toilet

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK4,990.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Age limit

  • children - 14 years

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 11 hours

Grading

  • 3 - Average physical fitness

Season

  • Polar summer

Symbols

  • Closed boat
  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Sightseeing and lectures
  • Toilet

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