4 Days/3 Nights
Daily April 1-September 30
Longyearbyen is the gateway to the Arctic. The Norwegian administrative center is a small community with about 1,700 inhabitants. Here you can explore both the beautiful nature in the more civilized part of Svalbard as well as the exciting history by visiting historical places and the Svalbard Museum.
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Round trip economy class airfare to Longyearbyen from Oslo
3 nights at the first class Radisson SAS Polar Hotel with private facilities
Choice of one day tour: Barentsburg, Pyramiden or Tempelfjord tour-depending on weather and availability.
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Additional nights in Longyearbyen available
Barentsburg Tour: Visit the Russian mining community Barentsburg where an English speaking guide will give you a briefing. You will have some time to explore on your own. You will spend approximately one hour and a half in the settlement near the Gronfjord. On the way there you will take part in a photo safari along the bird cliffs and in Coles Bay. On the return journey you will cross the Isfjord to the mighty Esmark Glacier. You will need to dress in warm, windproof clothing.
Pyramiden day tour: On this boat trip you will get to visit the close by Russian mining town of Pyramiden. The town was abandoned in the summer of 1998, however the buildings and infrastructure is still intact. Once there, an English speaking guide will tell you about the story of the once busy mining town. On your way towards Billefjorden and Pyramiden you will pass the Tempelfjorden with a view towards the magnificient cathedral like Tempelfjellet. It is difficult not to be impressed by the special layered mountain formations along the Billefjorden. Further in the Billefjorden you will visit the Nordenskiold Glacier. Bring warm and windproof clothing.
Tempelfjord tour: You will enjoy a panoramic tour to the mighty glacier face of the Tuna/Von Post Glacier at the innermost reaches of the Tempelfjorden. The tour passes Fredheim, where the famous hunter Hilmar Nois lived. Along the way pass the impressive Tempelfjellet with its vertical mountain walls. Dress in warm and windproof clothing.