Write a new entry in your travel diary! Join us on this fjord-cruise to Billefjorden, the Nordenskiöld glacier and Pyramiden - The arctic ghost town, with polar bears roaming the streets! Warm lunch and a guided tour of Pyramiden is included. Length of trip: aprox. 11 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 Billefjorden, the Nordenskiöld glacier and Pyramiden - The arctic ghost town, with polar bears roaming the streets!
Write a new entry in your travel diary.
We set course towards Billefjorden and the Nordenskiöld glacier. With vast opportunities to experience the arctic wildlife, keep your eyes open and look for whales, seals and a plethora of birds by the birdcliff of Diabas. And if we are reall 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)
If weather and ice-conditions allow, we will dock in Pyramiden, where the Russian guide is waiting. Armed with a rifle for polarbear protection, he greets us with a heartily: “Welcome to Russia!”
In Pyramiden polar bears might roam the streets, so it is important to stay together as a group while we explore the town together with the guide.
On our way back to Longyearbyen, we will pass by Skansbukta, where the guide will tell us about the tragic happenings at Svenskhuset (The Swedish house)
Schedule (* indicates approximate times)
8:30am Bus-transfer from hotel/accomodation
9:00am Departure from Longyearbyen
1:00pm* Nordenskiöld glacier - Lunch
2:00pm* Arrival Pyramiden
3:30pm* Departure Pyramiden
7:30pm* 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.
Remember to bring Norwegian kroner on this fjord-cruise. It is only possible to pay with cash (nok) in Pyramiden.
Due to the ever changing weather and ice-conditions in the area around Pyramiden and the Nordenskiöld glacier, we might not be able to get close to the glacier or dock in Pyramiden. This will not affect the price of the fjord-cruise, and is not a reason for any refund.
Minimum number of pax: 8 fully paying.
Henningsen Transport & Guiding wish you welcome aboard - The worlds northernmost fjord-cruise!