Tour is organised in cooperation with and on behalf of Hurtigruten Svalbard
Barentsburg Morning Cruise
May - October
- Adult price
Chance to see exotic wildlife
Visit the Russian town of Barentsburg
Hybrid boat tour through Arctic landscapes
Morning tour to Barentsburg
At 08:00 you will be picked up from your hotel and be driven to the pier outside Longyearbyen where we will board our hybrid-electric ship. Our destination is Barentsburg, with about 450 inhabitants the second largest settlement on Svalbard. Along the way our guides will share their knowledge and stories about interesting sites such as the bird cliffs and other abandoned settlements.
Svalbard’s little Russia
Around 10:00 we will arrive in Barentsburg, a fascinating Russian mining town in the beautiful Grønfjord. While Svalbard is Norwegian sovereignty, it is the Svalbard Treaty that gives signatory countries the right to mine in Svalbard. This has resulted in a Russian town with Norwegian postcode and phone numbers. The town is fully functional with hospital, schools, cultural and sport buildings, hotels and bars. Tourism is growing here and you will be welcomed by the local guide and receive an hour walking tour which ends in the local staple bar for a drink.
Unique wildlife encounters
Once back on board, we will set sail back to Longyearbyen. Get some binoculars from our guides as well and keep an eye out for one of the many animals we can encounter. Next to an abundance of birds, we can sometimes see the Svalbard reindeer, Beluga whales, seals and walruses. While scouting for wildlife in one of our warm panoramic lounges, you can order some lunch and a drink at our on board café and enjoy the stunning arctic landscape. Upon return in Longyearbyen you will be brought back to your hotel.
Time & Duration
08:00 - 13:15
8 - 130
May 2021 - October 2021
Important things to note
Safety measures for Covid-19
Staff and guests adhere to local and national rules.
Generally less than 10% of this tour is on our electric engine
Inclusions & facilities
Pick up at your accommodation
Norwegian & English speaking guide
Guided walking tour of Barentsburg
Cafe with food & beverages for purchase
Free tap water
Fully licensed bar with drinks for sale
Warm indoor saloons