Fjord-cruise towards the Nordenskiöld Glacier & Pyramiden
Arranged by Henningsen Transport & Guding
The world’s northernmost fjord-cruise, with MS Langøysund and MS Billefjord
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We set course towards Billefjorden and the Nordenskiold glacier. With vast opportunities to experience the arctic wildlife, keep your eyes open and look for whales, seals and a plethora of birds by the birdcliff of Diabas. 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.
Early in the season, Billefjorden is often covered by the Arctic sea-ice and may only allow us to observe Pyramiden and the Nordenskiöld glacier from afar, and the cruise will follow the ice-edge for a fantastic opportunity to experience the magnificent Arctic wildlife that thrive and enjoy this area.
If weather and ice-conditions allow, we will dock in Pyramiden, where the Russian guide is waiting. Armed with a rifle for Polar Bear protection, he greets us with a heartily: “Welcome to Russia!”
In Pyramiden Polar Bears might roam the streets, so it is important to stay together as a group while we explore the town together with the guide.
On our way back to Longyearbyen, we will pass by Skansbukta, where the guide will tell us about the tragic happenings at Svenskhuset (The Swedish house)
Schedule (* indicates approximate times)
8:15am Bus-transfer from airport/camping**
8:30am Bus-transfer from hotel/accommodation**
9:00am Departure from Longyearbyen
1:00pm* Nordenskiöld Glacier – Lunch
2:00pm* Arrival Pyramiden
4:00pm* Departure Pyramiden
7:30pm* Arrival Longyearbyen
Adult: NOK 2300,-
Child (2-13): NOK 1500,-
Babies (0-1): Free of charge, and still counts as a passanger, so info details must be filled out on your reservation.
*Price does NOT includes the online reservation fee.
*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
Welcome aboard – The worlds northernmost fjord-cruise!
Difficulty:Suitable for all