The world’s northernmost fjord-cruise, with MS Langøysund and MS Billefjord
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We set course towards Billefjorden and the Nordenskiöld 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. This fee is payable onboard.)
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
*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.
Remember to bring cash. Payment by card is not possible in Pyramiden.
Payment with cash or credit card is possible onboard.
Minimum number of pax: 8 fully paying.
Welcome aboard – The worlds northernmost fjord-cruise!
|Adults (67+) (Spring)
||NOK 1,900.- per person
|Adults (67+) (Summer- Autumn)
||NOK 1,650.- per person
||NOK 2 200.- per person
||NOK 1,950.- per person
|Children 2-15 (Spring)
||NOK 1,100.- per person
|Children 2-15 (Summer- Autumn)
||NOK 1,000.- per person
Cancelation, date changes and fees:
We offer free cancelation, or date change, within 4 hours of reservation being made.
For cancelations or date changes made after the 4 hour free cancellation period, the following terms and fees applies:
Cancelation of any number of guests up to 22 days prior to originally scheduled departure: Fee of NOK. 100,- per person canceled.
Cancelation of any number of guests between 21 and 8 days prior to originally scheduled departure: Fee of 50% of the price per person canceled.
Cancelation of any number of guests between 7 and 0 days prior to originally scheduled departure: No refund.
Date change made up to 48 hours prior to the originally scheduled departure: Fee of NOK 100,- per person on the reservation
Date change made less than 48 prior to the originally scheduled departure: Fee of NOK 500,- per person on the reservation
Once a date change is made, the reservation is no longer eligible for a refund.
Reservations that are canceled, or changed, less than 4 hours prior to scheduled departure, are considered “no show”, and not eligible for a refund.