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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 guide on board the boat will guide you through the surroundings, and enlighten you about Pyramiden -  so that when we arrive you are well prepared to explore the abandoned Russian coal mining settlement all with a local guide.  During the trip we make at stop at Skansenbukta and come up-close with the Nordenskioldbreen glacier, which presents the chance to view the enormous blue walls rising up from the sea. 

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

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

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. 

On board you will also find a kiosk, where you can buy something to eat and drink

We will during the trip make a stop in Skansenbukta and by the spectacular glacier, Nordenskioldbreen. Be sure to look out for whales, walrus, seals and polarbears.

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.

After a couple of hours in Pyramiden a local bus will bring you to the quay and the journey back to Longyearbyen takes 1,5 hours.

Included in trip:

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

Level of difficulty 1. Suitable for all.


13:30 Departure Longyearbyen

16:00 Arrival  Pyramiden

18:00  Departure Pyramiden

19:30  Arrival Longyearbyen



Longyearbyen – Pyramiden – Longyearbyen 

Adults - 1700,- nok 

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

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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS


  • Adapted for disabled
  • Toilet for disabled persons
Effort level
  • Easy
  • Summer

Outdoor Activities

  • Boat trips
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

Opening hours

May 10, 2018 – Sep 23, 2018:
Daily: 1:30 PM–7:30 PM
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Effort Level
7 hours
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