Tour is organised in cooperation with and on behalf of Hurtigruten Svalbard
Pyramiden Arctic Fjord Cruise
May - October
- Adult price
Guided tour Pyramiden
Chance to see exciting wildlife
A view of the Nordenskiöldbreen glacier
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.
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.
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.
Time & Duration
12:45 - 20:30 (7-8 hours)
Pickup by your hotell at Svalbard
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 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