From Longyearbyen we follow the coast all the way to Barentsburg. While cruising you have the opportunity to gaze at the scenic landscape, and enroute to Grumant you can observe the stunning wildlife display. Once in Barentsburg we will have 1h 30min with local guide, afterwards we continue our tour towards Longyearbyen where we make a stop for those who disembark and embark and continue our tour towards Pyramiden. From Longyearbyen, the voyage takes you through the majestic Billefjorden, and onwards to Pyramiden we make a stop at Skansenbukta and Nordenskioldbreen.
Sightseeing tour with Arctic Explorer AS, Longyearbyen - Barentsburg - Longyearbyen - Pyramiden - Longyearbyen, for travelers who enjoy comfort, effectiveness and experience.
From Longyearbyen we follow the coast all the way to Barentsburg. While cruising you have the opportunity to gaze at the scenic arctic landscape. While astonished by the orchestra of birds at Grumant, we continue towards Barentsburg, the Russian capitol of Svalbard, where the statue of Lenin still looks down on you, and the few hundred citizens who inhabit the city.
During the trip, our guide on board will describe the scenery, and enlighten you in great detail about Barentsburg – to ensure that you arrive in the city well prepared to explore the town. After your 1h 30min with local guide in Barentsburg, we continue our tour towards Longyearbyen where we make a stop for those who disembark and embark and continue our tour towards Pyramiden. From Longyearbyen, the voyage takes you through the majestic Billefjorden, and onwards to Pyramiden.
We will during the trip make a stop in Skansenbukta and at the spectacular glacier, Nordenskioldbreen. In this part of trip you have the opportunity to observe distinct arctic wildlife, and be sure to look out for whales, walrus, seals and polarbears in a surely magnificent landscape, containing an incredible industrial heritage. During this scenic trip, the staff on board the boat will guide you through the surroundings, and enlighten you about Pyramiden - so that when we finally arrive you are well prepared to explore the abandoned Russian coal mining settlement all with a local guide.
Arriving in Pyramiden a local english speaking guide will take you for a walk to explore Pyramiden. This abandoned magic Soviet ghost town is a once in a lifetime experience and we are pretty sure the stories and bulidings will make an impression. Bring your passport for a russian stamp, and norwegian kroner i cash for buying of local products in the hotel and souvenirs in the museum. EUR and RUB are valid as well.
This trip can be enjoyed either from the deck on the outside of the boat, or if you prefer, from inside the vessels warm and cosy saloon, surrounded with panoramic windows. Either one of these preferences will mesmerize you with the fascinating sceneries, occurring in front of your very own eyes.
It is strongly advised to dress in warm and windproof clothing. We do have a limited supply of thermic overall suits on board, which you can borrow if you do get cold. On board you will also find a kiosk, where you can buy something to clench your thirst, or subdue your hunger with a expedition meal.
Included in the trip is pic-up and drop-of with bus at your hotel in Longyearbyen, english speaking guide on board, local guide in Barentsburg and Pyramiden. Hot coffee, tea and biscuits and winter overalls.
Level of dicciculty 1. Suitable for all.
09:00 Departure Longyearbyen
10:15 Arrival Barentsburg
11:45 Departure Barentsburg
13:00 Arrival Longyearbyen
13:30 Departure Longyearbyen
16.00 Arrival Pyramiden
18:00 Departure Pyramiden
19:30 Arrival Longyearbyen
Adults - 2900,- NOK
Child (2-14 years) - 1450,- NOK
Child (0-2 years) - free
Info: Due to different ice- and weather conditions we may not be able to go close to the glacier and dock in Pyramiden. This will not effect the price in any way