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Svalbard Spitsbergen

Fjordsafari to Pyramiden and Nordenskiöldbreen - 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 to the Russian ghost town Pyramiden and the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier. Pyramiden was once one of the largest settlements on Svalbard, with about 1000 inhabitants. It was a good place to live, with school and kindergarten, hotel, restaurant and various other facilities.

Join us for an exciting and speedy open boat fjord safari to the Russian ghost town Pyramiden and the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier. Pyramiden was once one of the largest settlements on Svalbard, with about 1000 inhabitants. It was a good place to live, with school and kindergarten, hotel, restaurant and various other facilities.

In the late 90s the town was abandoned and it is now more like a historical "document" where it lies at the head of Billefjorden. All the buildings and many technical installations still remain. Inside the houses everything is like it was when it was abandoned and it is not difficult to imagine the place teeming with activity.

The guide gives us a tour in the Pyramiden and we enjoy our expedition lunch outside before we head back to Longyearbyen. On our way back we drive up to the majestic Nordenskiöldbreen. The front of the glacier is one of the most spectacular on Svalbard. It is very likely you will get to see several animals, unique to the Arctic environment, while we drive to and from Pyramiden.

Note! Early in the season it may be too much ice in Billefjorden to reach Pyramiden by sea.

 

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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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

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
8 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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