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Ice Fjord safari towards Coles Bay - Hurtigruten Svalbard

  • P.O.Box 548, Spitsbergen
  • +47 79026100
  •  /  km From You

Join us on a fun boat trip to Coles Bay! Here we will go ashore and explore the old historical buildings from the mining operations back in the 1900s.

In the 1900s Coles Bay was one of the largest mining towns in Svalbard. More than one thousand people worked and lived there. Today the small town is abandoned, and the houses are left behind to rot.

On this trip we go ashore in Coles Bay, where we will walk around to explore the old buildings and look at the traces of a bygone era. There are 10-12 larger buildings in the area and several ruins. The area also has a rich flora, including cloudberries which otherwise is extremely rare in Svalbard.

If the weather is good, we light a fire on the beach and have a small barbeque before returning to Longyearbyen.
The duration of the trips is 5 hours. Age limit: 14 years.

Welcome on board!

Included in the trip:
- Transport from/to accommodation
- Loan of floating suit
- Boat driver and guide with necessary safety equipment
- Hot drinks, biscuits, and a light meal

Participants must bring warm clothes, a hat and mittens.

This tour is not recommended for those with back problems or who are pregnant.

Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions you understand. To participate on one of our excursions, it is required that you speak and understand English or one of the Scandinavian languages.

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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS


Age limit
  • 18 years

Outdoor Activities

  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

Opening hours

May 18, 2022 – Sep 11, 2022
Mon Wed Fri Sun 1:00 PM–6:00 PM
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Description Price*
Adults 1,495.00 Per person
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