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Longyearbyen: Hybrid-Electric Catamaran Cruise to Pyramiden

1. Longyearbyen: Hybrid-Electric Catamaran Cruise to Pyramiden

Take a cruise to Nordenskiöld Glacier and visit the abandoned town of Pyramiden on an eco-friendly catamaran trip, with lunch included. Get picked up and drive to the harbor to board the boat. See the highlights and listen to expert commentary as you speed across Isfjord towards the ghost town. Arrive at Pyramiden and take a guided tour of this unique town, abandoned in the 1990s. Visit the swimming complex and other interesting buildings to get a sense of what life was once like. Head back to the boat and sail towards the glacier in complete silence. Listen to the ice as it pops and crackles in the water, before heading back towards Longyearbyen. Along the way, learn about wildlife beneath the surface, with a hydrophone to listen for whales and an underwater camera.

Longyearbyen: Hybridelectric Catamaran Cruise to Barentsburg

2. Longyearbyen: Hybridelectric Catamaran Cruise to Barentsburg

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.


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What people are saying about Longyearbyen

A very good excursion, well worth the cost! Comfortable and nice way to move around, nice and knowledgeable staff who could tell you about places we passed and also answer follow-up questions that came afterwards. The guide in the Pyramid was really interesting, an experience! At the Nordenskiöld Glacier, we were lucky enough to see a polar bear with two cubs, which really counts as a very positive bonus!

The catamaran was clean, spacious and comfortable. The guides were professional; biologists and knew birds and animals. Getting to know the Pyramids was more interesting than I expected. Lunch was served on the outward journey, there was no possibility to dine on the return journey and there was little hunger.

A well organized and interesting tour. The boat trip is comfortable and the Pyramiden experience was well worth the effort.

Everything was very good. Nice people and the weather made the trip fantastic