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High-speed boat trip to Pyramiden - Arctic Explorer AS

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From Longyearbyen, the voyage takes you through the majestic Billefjorden, and onwards to Pyramiden. 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 for this trip.   On the return part of the trip we come up-close with the Nordenskioldbreen glacier, which presents the chance to view the enormous blue walls rising up from the sea.  P.S. please note that you may enjoy a one day round trip to Barentsburg and Pyramiden by buying single tickets to each of the destinations.

Sightseeing tour with Arctic Explorer AS, Longyearbyen - Pyramiden - Longyearbyen.

From Longyearbyen, the voyage takes you through the majestic Billefjorden, towards Pyramiden. 

In there a local guide will take you for a walk for about 1h45min. To explore Pyramiden you have to follow a local guide, and to be able to walk at least 2km. If you like to buy something in Pyramiden's bar you have to bring cash with you. 

Before or after visiting Pyramiden we pass by glacier just across the fjord, how close we get depend on the day.

This trip can be enjoyed either from the outer deck or from inside the vessels warm and cozy saloon, surrounded with panoramic windows. If you are interested in wild life a good idea is to bring your own binoculars.

It is strongly advised to dress in warm and windproof clothing. Wind can become stinging cold even in summer. If you have trouble with motion sickness a good idea is to take medication at least 1h before the trip.

On board you will also find a kiosk, where you can buy something to clench your thirst, or subdue your hunger with a “Real Turmat”.

Included in trip:

Pick up from hotel in Longyearbyen, english speaking guide on board, local guide in Barentsburg, hot coffee, tea and biscuits, limited amount of winter overalls, life jackets.


13:30 Departure Longyearbyen

15:15 Arrival  Pyramiden

17:00  Departure Pyramiden

17:15 Arrival Nordenskioldbreen

17:35  Departure Nordenskioldbreen

19:30  Arrival Longyearbyen


Longyearbyen – Pyramiden – Longyearbyen 

Adults - 1700,- nok 

Child (2-14 years) - 850,- nok

Child (0-2 years) - free


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