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Svalbard Spitsbergen

Hybrid-driven speedboat to Barentsburg - Hurtigruten Svalbard

  • P.O.Box 548, Spitsbergen
  • +47 79026100
  •  /  km From You
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Hurtigruten Svalbard and Brim Explorer launches a hybrid-driven speedboat to roam the Arctic waters. With our new vessel you can join an exciting and more environmentally friendly boat trip to the exciting Russian settlement of Barentsburg.

Hurtigruten Svalbard and Brim Explorer launches a hybrid-driven speedboat to roam the Arctic waters. With our new vessel you can join an exciting and more environmentally friendly boat trip to the exciting Russian settlement of Barentsburg.

Close to nature in an environmentally friendly way
The boat MS Bard has the greenest technology available on the market to day. This is in line with the other developments in Hurtigruten such as  launching MS Roald Amundsen, the world's first hybrid-driven cruise ship in 2019, and rebuilding their existing cruise ships to run on large battery packs, natural- and biogas - made from organic waste. Svalbard is known for its Arctic silence, and with the silent electric catamaran you will experience this in the absolutely best possible way. The boat is emission-free when it runson electricity, and we are very proud to be able to introduce this type of transport in Arctic waters.

A little piece of Russia
Barentsburg with its 450 inhabitants is Svalbard's second largest settlement. The mining community is located on the beautiful Grønfjord, and is operated and owned by the state-owned Russian mining company Trust Arcticugol. There are coal-fired power stations, hospitals, hotels, schools, kindergartens and cultural and sports buildings. Although there is still mining in the city, tourism is building up to become the most important industry to day. It is fascinating to visit Barentsburg, and it is an experience to combine untouched nature with Russian culture.

Unique experiences
The conditions in Svalbard change a lot throughout the whole year, and a trip to Barentsburg during the midnight sun in May will be different from when the polar night approaches in October. Whatever the season, you can expect unique experiences in the beautiful nature of Svalbard.

The boat is equipped with modern design and innovative technological solutions such as underwater microphones and underwater drones, creating a unique platform for exploring the sea, nature and wildlife beneath, as well as over water.

Practical information
MS Bard is one of the first sightseeing boats in the world to run full-day power tours, specially designed for its purpose. When the boat goes over 10 knots on the transport stages to Barentsburg and Pyramiden, a hybrid solution with brand new, fuel-saving technology enters. When the boat approaches glaciers, wildlife or settlements, it will run silently on 100% electricity.

Included in the price
- Pick up at the accommodation
- Boat trip to Barentsburg with guide on board.
- Guided tour of Barentsburg.
- Light dish
- All necessary safety equipment


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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

Outdoor Activities

Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)

Opening hours

May 1, 2020 – Oct 31, 2020
Daily: 3:30 PM–8:00 PM
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Price

Description Price*
Adults 1,590.00 Per person
Children under 14 years 795.00 Per person
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Duration
5 hours
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