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Longyearbyen

Fjord-cruise to Barentsburg and the Esmark Glacier - Henningsen Transport & Guiding

  • Postboks 353, Spitsbergen
  • +47 40049171
  •  /  km From You
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Write a new entry in your travel diary! Join us on this fjord-cruise to the Esmark glacier and Barentsburg - The Russian capital of Svalbard! Warm lunch and a guided tour of Barenstburg is included. Length of trip: aprox. 10 hours. Welcome aboard the world’s northernmost fjord-cruise in our 20th Anniversary season. (1997-2017)

The world’s northernmost fjord-cruise with MS Langøysund and MS Billefjord
To the Esmark glacier and Barentsburg - The Russian capital of Svalbard

Write a new entry in your travel diary.

We set out crossing the Isfjorden towards Ymer Bay, and the Esmark glacier. With vast opportunities to experience the arctic wildlife, keep your eyes open and look for whales, seals and a plethora of birds. And if we are really lucky, a polarbear might be roaming around by the glacier.
The guide on board the ship will tell about the history of Longyearbyen, glaciers, arctic wildlife, and possibly also a “polar tall tale” or two…

A warm lunch is served by the glacier.
Marinated whale meat, baked salmon and pork rib, is on the menu. Served with a pasta salad, rice and our own locally baked bread.
(If notified in advance, we will try to accommodate any food allergies or other special needs.)
Fully licensed bar. Waffles, snacks as well as some souvenirs can be purchased on board. Payment with cash or credit card (Visa and Mastercard accepted)

We will dock in Barentsburg, where the English speaking Russian guide is waiting to take us on a tour of the city.  If time allows, it will be possible to explore a little on your own, before the ship takes us back to Longyearbyen again. In Barentsburg you will find a postoffice, a souvenir shop as well as a local brewery.

On our way back to Longyearbyen, we will pass by the abandoned Russian coal mining installations in Coles Bay and Grumant, as well as making slow pass by the bird cliffs.

Schedule   (* indicates approximate times)
  8:30am    Bus-transfer from hotel/accomodation
  9:00am    Departure from Longyearbyen
12:30pm*  Esmark glacier - Lunch
  2:00pm*  Arrival Barentsburg
  3:30pm*  Departure Barentsburg
  6:30pm*  Arrival Longyearbyen

*The schedule above depends on weather and wind conditions, wildlife encounters, and drop-off or pickup of people in the field.

Bring warm and windproof clothing, including a hat and mittens. Don’t forget your camera or binoculars! Binoculars are also available for rent in the bar on the ship.
Fully licensed bar. Waffles, snacks as well as some souvenirs can be purchased aboard. Payment with cash or credit card (Visa and Mastercard accepted)

Minimum number of pax: 8 fully paying.

Henningsen Transport & Guiding wish you welcome aboard - The worlds northernmost fjord-cruise!


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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

General

Season
  • Summer

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Boat trips
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)

Taste Norway

Restaurant & café
  • Fully licenced
  • Grill/steakhouse
  • Vegetarian food

Facts

Duration
5-12 hours
Season
Summer
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Spitsbergen, Norway
The latitude and longitude
78° 13' 22" N / 15° 39' 43" E
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