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Svalbard Spitsbergen

Experience Svea and the mighty Van Mijenfjorden - Xarctic

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Welcome to Svea, an area with wild arctic nature, mining history, trappers' history, animal life and a lot more! This boat trip starts in Longyearbyen at 0730 in the morning. We pick you up at your preferred location and bring you the the boat "Vargen".  The boat is a 50ft former Swedish coastguard boat and are built for the Baltic seas rough conditions and fits perfectly in the Arctic. 

Welcome to Svea, an area with wild arctic nature, mining history, trappers’ history, animal life and a lot more!

This boat trip starts in Longyearbyen at 0730 in the morning. We pick you up at your preferred location and bring you the the boat “Vargen”. 
The boat is a 50ft former Swedish coastguard boat and are built for the Baltic seas rough conditions and fits perfectly in the Arctic. 
We sail out Isfjorden and cross over to Bellsund where the majestic Van Mijenfjorden meets us. We will always take our time to look for wildlife and our guide will tell stories about Svalbard’s history from when it was discovered by Wilhelm Barentz in 1596 and up to more recent days. 
We will arrive Svea and the mining community in good time before 1800 when the dinner will be served in the cafeteria. After dinner you are free to take a look around, but remember to follow the guides instruction. 
You can also visit the mine but it has to be booked in advance. A guide will take you deep in the mountain and they’ll you about the mines history and a miners life. 
In the evening you can enjoy refreshing drinks in the cozy bar. 
Accommodation is in “Låven» where the miners used to live. The rooms have a private bedroom, small living room and a private bathroom. 3g Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.
The next day we eat breakfast in the cafeteria before we start on the way back to Longyearbyen. If the weather is good and other conditions allow us to we will visit a glacier in Van Mijenfjorden before we are heading back to Longyearbyen. We will be back at 1900 Sunday night. Lunch will be served along with hot and cold drinks on the boat both ways. 
Svea Svalbard also offers guided tours in the mine for 1000 NOK per person. This tour has to be booked in adcvance.

Svea is surrounded by beautiful mountain, glaciers, fjords and valleys. The majestic scenery invites you to find the pure  Arctic serenity when visiting us.
Svalbard's largest rivers have their outlets in the Van Mijenfjorden, all this fresh water gives the fjord low salinity. From the north comes Reindalselva flowing into Kaldbukta and from the east comes Kjellstrøm river mellowing out into Braganzavågen. 
Two glaciers glide into the fjord, Fridtjovbreen northwest of Akseløya and Paula Breen is easily seen from Sveas harbour on a clear day. 


Minimum 4 persons on this trip.
 


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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

Price

Description Price*
Adults 5,995.00 Per person
Children 4,796.00 Per person
* Price from
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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