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Svalbard SVALBARD

Tour to the Barentsburg mine - Grumant Arctic Travel Co.

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The mine in Barentsburg is the northernmost one among all the Russian mines. On the mine tour you can see a war between man and nature, you can learn how the coal is being produced and transported onto the surface, and you can talk with a miner.

The mine in Barentsburg is the northernmost one among all the Russian mines.

Since the moment when the first coal was produced on Svalbard, mines here have changed massively: machines and mechanisms for the coal mining and transportation have been introduced and mine shafts have become wider. There’s only the miners’ labour which remains constant – exhausting work requiring non-human willpower and courage.

On the mine tour you can see a war between man and nature, mechanisms used to go deep into the ground and for mine reinforcement and collapse protection. You can learn how the coal is being produced and transported onto the surface. You can talk with a miner, a person who spends a big part of his life underground.  You can hear sounds of the underground mine core and feel a breath of the wind going up to the surface from the half-kilometer depth.

Coal Souvenir
To memorize the feeling experienced on the mine visit, you will get a real coal souvenir and take this atmosphere with you wherever you go. All is true and historic!

Certificate of Achievement
After the tour, you will get a certificate that confirms the visit to the northernmost Russian coal mine in the world.

All the certificates are indexed with a number, and tour participants’ names are listed in the particular record book. Thus, you will not only take part in the unique tour to the mine but also will become a part of history, the history of Barentsburg.

Safety
For the tour, we provide specialized equipment such as an overall that protects you from the dust, warm waterproof boots, protective gloves, a hard hat with a mining lamp, and a self-rescue device (a portable breathing device). Before the tour start, you go through the safety briefing prep and then confirm it acknowledged in a specific record book. Tours are guided by well-experienced miners. 

For booking and details please see: www.barentsburg.net/tour-to-the-mine


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General

Age limit
  • 14 years

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  • Multi-day (one or more days)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

Opening hours

Feb 1, 2021 – Nov 30, 2021
Daily: 8:00 AM–9:30 AM 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Sat Sun 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
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Price

Description Price*
Adults 450.00 Per person
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Duration
2 hours
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