1. Brim Explorer
  2. Svalbard boat tours
  3. Pyramiden Arctic Fjord Cruise
Highlights
  • Guided tour Pyramiden

  • Chance to see exciting wildlife

  • A view of the Nordenskiöldbreen glacier

Tour is organised in cooperation with and on behalf of Hurtigruten Svalbard

P1

Take in the wildlife, history & glaciers of Svalbard

We will pick you up at 12:45 from your hotel in Longyearbyen and drive towards the pier just outside town. Here we will get on board for our boat tour to the ghost town of Pyramiden. Get comfortable in one of our two saloons with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. From the moment we depart, you will be surrounded by magnificent views and tales of polar adventures which our guides will share. We will make a small detour to Skansenbukta where we can admire the waterfall in the summer followed by a view of the Nordenskïold glacier.

P2

Experience Pyramiden ghost town

Upon arrival in Pyramiden, you will be welcomed by a few local guides that still live in this town and you will receive a 2-hour tour of the ‘ghost town’. Traditionally a mining town, it was abandoned in the ’90s and is now maintained by the 2 dozen people that still live here. During its peak, the town was thriving with over 1000 people lived in Pyramiden and living standards were quite high compared to other places in the Soviet Union. Upon the closure of the mine, the community left immediately, leaving behind many items in the abandoned buildings. You’ll get to visit the old cultural centre, the dining hall and the old swimming pool. The town now has a renovated hotel where you can stay the night.

P3

Cruise home in the midnight sun

Around 18:00 we will depart from Pyramiden and start our journey back to Longyearbyen. Between May and August, you’ll have daylight on your return as the Midnight sun is present. We will serve you a light meal that is included and you can order a drink in our onboard café. It’s the perfect time to sit back and enjoy the stunning landscape, mountains and wildlife around us. With luck, we'll be able to some wildlife such as seals, walruses, polar bears or even some dolphins or whales amongst the many species of birds. We will dock back in Longyearbyen around 20:30 and drive you back to your hotel.

Tour Info

  • Time & Duration

    12:45 - 20:30 (7-8 hours)

  • Meeting point

    Pickup by your hotell at Svalbard

  • Group size

    8 - 130

  • Season

    May 2021 - October 2021

  • Important things to note

  • Cancellation policy

  • Safety measures for Covid-19

    Staff and guests adhere to local and national rules.

  • Electric use

    Generally about 10% of this tour is on our electric engine

Inclusions & facilities

  • Pick up at the accommodation

  • Norwegian & English speaking guide

  • Guided tour of Pyramiden (when docking is possible)

  • Light vegetarian lentil soup for lunch

  • Free tap water

  • Fully licensed bar with drinks for sale

  • Warm indoor saloons

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Toilets

Price

  • Adult (14+)

    1950 NOK

  • Child (0-13)

    975 NOK