Fjord-cruise towards the Esmark glacier & Barentsburg

Arranged by Henningsen Transport & Guiding

The world’s northernmost fjord-cruise, with MS Billefjord

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We set out crossing Isfjorden towards Ymer bay, the Esmark glacier and then Barentsburg. With vast opportunities to experience the arctic wildlife, keep your eyes open and look for whales, seals and a plethora of birds. And if we are really lucky, a Polar Bear might be roaming around by the glacier.
The guide on board the ship will share about the history of Longyearbyen, glaciers, arctic wildlife, and possibly also a “polar tall tale” or two…

A warm lunch, straight from the barbecue, is served by the glacier.

Marinated whale meat, baked salmon and pork rib, is on the menu. Served with a pasta salad, rice and our own locally baked bread.
(If notified in advance, we will try to accommodate food allergies or other special diets. For special diets that include ingredients not on our normal menu, an additional fee of NOK 50,- applies. This fee is payable onboard.)

If weather and ice-conditions allow, we will dock in Barentsburg, where the English speaking Russian guide is waiting to take us on a tour of the city.

If time allows, it will be possible to explore a little on your own, before the ship takes us back to Longyearbyen again. In Barentsburg you will find a postoffice, a souvenir shop as well as a local brewery.

On our way back to Longyearbyen, we will pass by the abandoned Russian coal mining installations in Coles Bay and Grumant, as well as making a slow pass by the bird cliffs.

Schedule   (* indicates approximate times)
8:15am   Bus-transfer from airport/camping**
8:30am   Bus-transfer from hotel/accommodation**
9:00am   Departure from Longyearbyen
12:30pm*  Esmark glacier – Lunch
2:00pm*  Arrival Barentsburg
4:00pm*  Departure Barentsburg
6:30pm*  Arrival Longyearbyen

Generall info:

*The schedule above depends on weather and wind conditions, wildlife encounters, and drop-off or pickup of guests in the field.
**Bus transfer from: Airport/Camping, Coal Miners, Guesthouse 102, Spitsbergen Hotel, Svalbard Hotel-The Vault, Svalbard Hotel/Lodge, Basecamp, Radisson BLU,  Russkiy Dom, Mary Anns Polarrigg

Bring warm and windproof clothing, including a hat and mittens. Don’t forget your camera or binoculars!

Fully licensed bar. Waffles, snacks as well as some souvenirs can be purchased on board. Payment with cash or credit card.

Minimum number of guests for all trips is: 1 full paying guest, unless otherwise notified. Refund only if HTG is canceling the trip
No refund if weather and/or ice conditions makes it necessary to change the route, or if docking is not possible in Pyramiden or Barentsburg.
We recommend all guest to purchase a Travel Insurance. No refund in case of illness or flight/ship cancelations/delays
** A surcharge of NOK 50 is payable onboard for special meal options (Vegetarian/Vegan) that are available upon request


Adults: NOK 2300,- per person

Chidren (2-13): NOK 1500,-

Babies(0-1): Free of charge (Babies must registered in the reservation as well).

*Price does NOT includes the booking fee.

Refund for individual booking for this tour (1 to 19 people)

Into 22 days prior departure date: 95% refund.
From 21 to 8 days before departure date: 50% refund.
Less than 7 days before departure date: Is seen as a “no show” and no refund will be given.

Refund for group booking (20 or more people)

Into 91 days before departure, full refund

Free reduction of the number in the group of up to 30% (based on original number), up to 41 days before the originally planned departure.

Cancellation between 40 to 0 days before departure, no refunds.

For other eventualities, as for example illness or injures, covid-19 related, we recommend travel insurance.

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