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Fjordsafari to Isfjord Radio and Barentsburg - Svalbardbooking.com

  • Postboks 538, Spitsbergen
  • +47 79 02 50 00
  •  /  km From You
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Join us for an exciting and speedy open boat fjord safari past the Russian city of Barentsburg, on to the beautiful Kapp Linnè and Isfjord Radio.

Join us for an exciting and speedy open boat fjord safari past the Russian city of Barentsburg, on to the beautiful Kapp Linnè and Isfjord Radio.

Barentsburg is the second largest settlement on Svalbard, with about 400 inhabitants. Russians bought Barentsburg from the Netherlands in the 30s. The total population of Barentsburg, Grumant and Pyramiden combined, once made the majority of residents on Svalbard. Today Barentsburg is the only remaining Russian settlement. The people who live and work here are mostly from Russia or Ukraine. Barentsburg is a "Company city", and is primarily engaged in mining and some tourism. The settlement was razed during WW2. Nevertheless there is a lingering historic atmosphere, with Lenin at the top of the hill looking overlooking his people. Barentsburg has its own coal power plant, hospital, museum, hotel, school, kindergarten and culture and sports center. In addition they have pig barns and greenhouses. We will visit Barentsburg for a tour and we have the opportunity to buy souvenirs before heading to Isfjord Radio.

Some days we might visit Isfjord Radio before Barentsburg for lunch.

At the outermost part of Isfjorden, at Kapp Linnè, we find the station Isfjord Radio, about 90 km from Longyearbyen and without any road access.

Previously this was the hub for all telecommunication services to the mainland, but this function is now replaced by broadband connection. Isfjord Radio was first etsablished in 1933, but was destroyed during the evacuation of Svalbard in 1941. The station was not rebuilt until after the war.

A delicious hot lunch is served before we return to Longyearbyen.

 

Included:

Transport to and from hotels

Floating suit, life west, shoes, gloves, googles and balaklava

Search- and rescue insurance

Guide with boat, fuel and safety equipment

Lunch

 

Own clothing:

WollsocksInner layer: Wool

Mid layer: Sweater in fleece or wool and windproof pants

Pickup: At hotels about 08:30

Min. age 12 year

 


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General

Accessibility
  • Access for wheelchairs
Age limit
  • 12 years
  • 14 years
Discount
  • Group
  • Group price/discount
Season
  • All year
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter

Accommodation

Hotel facilities
  • Conference facilities

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Boat trips
  • Caving
  • Guided trips
  • Hiking
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Safari
  • Sea fishing
  • Sleigh ride
  • Snowmobile
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Snowmobile trips
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Wildlife safaries
  • Snowmobile safari
Winter activities
  • Alpine skiing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Sleigh ride
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Snowmobile trips

Plan Your Trip

Getting here
  • Parking
Services
  • WiFi
Facility Info
  • AV-equipment
  • Meeting facilities
  • Video/computer projector
  • Whiteboard
  • Wireless Internet

Facts

Duration
10 hours
Season
Summer
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Spitsbergen, Norway
The latitude and longitude
78° 13' 21" N / 15° 39' 54" E
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