|Season (13 June 2020 - 12 Sept 2020)|
Just within 2 days, you will visit one of the northernmost places in the world - Pyramiden.
With a panorama filled with the massive Nordenskiöld glacier, moraines, and mountain tops, the whole Arctic dream is mirrored in Pyramiden.
It was one of the most populated settlements in Svalbard in the late 20th century, and now you can easily get a feeling of the Soviet-style as the atmosphere and exteriors of the settlement have been accurately preserved.
Join us for 2 days and you will have an amazing boat trip across the fjords with the great scenic beauty around and an overnight stay in the most unique place on the archipelago, which is a real historical «document» and an incredible piece of nature.
Experience a change from your usual scenery and refresh your imagination.
To those who wish to discover the most extraordinary places in the world, you'll never find something likePyramiden elsewhere.
About the tour:
- Norwegian- and English-speaking guides will accompany you throughout the whole tour from start to finish.
- Departures every Saturday
- Small groups with no more than 6 persons in each group.
- Pick up at your hotel/guesthouse in Longyearbyen on day 1 and return on day 2
- Boat trips from Longyearbyen to/from Pyramiden
- Accommodation in the hotel Pyramiden (1 night)
- Breakfasts and lunches
- Guided tour around Pyramiden
- Movie show in the film stock cinema
- Rent of survival suite Helly Hansen and safety equipment incl. portable radio set, satellite phone, GPS-navigator, warning beacon, etc.
- Insurance covering search and rescue, evacuation costs in case of emergency
The day starts at 8:30 when our guides will meet you, pick you up at your hotel in Longyearbyen and drive to the expedition center Russkiy Dom ("Russian House"). You will go through the briefing prep of the safety and technique rules and will get into special suits for the boat trip. We will head to the harbour to our open RIB boat to travel to Pyramiden. Upon arrival, a warm lunch will be served in the hotel restaurant. And afterwards you'll go for a guided tour around the town and will visit the old “frozen” buildings. In the evening, there will be a movie show in the old cinema! A blackened-out cinema hall and the sounds of an old cine-projector will dip the audience into the atmosphere of the past century. The overnight stay will be at the hotel in Pyramiden.
After the delicious breakfast you will have time to join a short walking tour around the town and to visit the souvenir shop with one of the northernmost Norwegian post offices where you can send a postcard to your nearest and dearest from 78’40 Northern latitude.
Optionally, you can try out some of the possible day activities in Pyramiden (at extra cost): A bike trip to Blue lake, Trekking tour to the water station near Goose lakes or walking tour to Petuniabukta. That would be a fine option to get out of the settlement as well as get familiar with Pyramiden's spectacular surroundings, breathtaking landscapes and diversified reliefs.
After the warm lunch served in the hotel restaurant, we will head back to Longyearbyen by open RIB boats. Upon arrival, we will provide a transfer to your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen. Approximate time of arrival in Longyearbyen is at around 19:00.
In Svalbard weather conditions can change quickly, so that is why for the safety and comfort of our guests, the tour program might be changed regarding the itineraries and destinations.
For booking and details please see: https://www.goarctica.com/back-to-ussr-in-pyramiden-2days
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||NOK6,300.00 per person|
Prices may be subject to change.