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Longyearbyen: Hybridelectric Catamaran Cruise to Barentsburg

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Longyearbyen: Hybridelectric Catamaran Cruise to Barentsburg

From £172.76 per person

Visit the Russian side of Svalbard in an environmentally-friendly way with this hybrid-electric catamaran cruise. Stop to explore the town of Barentsburg, and enjoy panoramic Arctic views throughout the journey.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Norwegian
Pickup included
Please be ready at your selected pickup point on time. The driver is not able to wait for latecomers. Pickup is only included from the 4 listed locations. Please select at the time of booking.


  • Visit the Russian town of Barentsburg and see its traditional architecture
  • Take a cruise on a hybrid-electric catamaran with a knowledgeable guide
  • Admire the Arctic views of fjord and mountains through panoramic windows
Full description
Take an eco-friendly catamaran cruise from Longyearbyen to discover the Russian town of Barentsburg. After pickup, head to the harbor to board the boat. Sail into Isfjord as you keep an eye out for whales in the icy water. Listen to your guide's commentary as you pass through Grønfjord, to arrive at Barentsburg. Climb the stairs to the town and admire the traditional architecture of the chapel and the statue of Lenin. Stroll through the town and visit the brewery, stop at a handicraft center, or shop for souvenirs. Return to the harbor to board the ship for the trip back to Longyearbyen, passing under the bird cliffs of Fuglefjella. Listen to marine life with the boat's hydrophone, and watch the scenes below with an underwater camera. You'll be transferred back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase aboard the catamaran.
  • There are approximately 300 steps to reach the town of Barentsburg.
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4 August 2021

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30 October 2021

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