Fjord and Bird Watching Boat Tour to the Nordenskiöld Glacier from Longyearbyen

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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 7 hrs
Spoken languages: Norwegian, English
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: strict More info
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Activity description

Join this boat trip along the Isfjord in the direction of Pyramiden and Nordenskiöldbreen: get up close to puffin nests, glaciers, and beautiful sea views!

This 7-hour boat tour will take you down the fjords of Svalbard on a tour of some of the archipelago's most sought-after wildlife, geological features, and cultural hubs.

The main goal of the trip is the visit to Nordenskiöld Glacier in Billefjorden. Along the way, you will also sail by the sheltered bay of Skansebukta, as well as the mining town of Pyramiden. Weather and season permitting, you'll also cruise to some of Svalbard's top nesting spots for many bird species, including puffins, Arctic guillemots, little auks, and plenty of gulls. Your guide will indicate where to point your binoculars to catch a closer glimpse of the ecosystem in which these Arctic birds live. 

Don't look up into the sky for the entire journey though, as plenty of surprise visits are possible from under the waves. Indeed, anything from seals to whales, or even walruses may pop up to the surface to say hello.

Lunch, hot drinks, and snacks will be served on board as you cruise the waters and you'll learn more about the island's many inhabitants. Hop aboard and join the experience!

Course of events

Please note that the exact duration and itinerary of the activity is weather-dependent.

Activity requirements

- Please let us know any dietary requirements upon booking.

- A minimum number of 4 participants is required for this activity to take place. 

- Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 


Special terms

- Wild animals are unpredictable; we cannot guarantee that you will see them during this activity. From mid-September onwards, most of the birds will have migrated. 

- This activity is weather-dependent. If the weather does not allow for the activity to take place, we will contact you to reschedule or receive a full refund. 

  • Hot drinks, lunch and biscuits
  • Guide
  • Safety equipment and rescue insurance
  • Transport to and from accommodation
  • Life vest
Do not forget to bring
  • Thermal underwear
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Adapted, warm, windproof outer layer
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Meeting point
Pick up at your accommodation in Longyearbyen Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
30 days
Cancellation between 10 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
10 days
Cancellation 10 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
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Very good
  • 5 / 5

The router was arranged so good. The schedule ran smoothly. The guide lady explain every detail of the village history and explained why the glaciers collapse. We saw the collapse of the glaciers.