RIB Boat Safari Along Ice and Glaciers from Longyearbyen

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 5 hrs
Spoken languages: Norwegian, English
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: strict More info
Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Get up close and personal with the icy rim of Svalbard and skid past incredible glaciers! Keep an eye out for wildlife along the way too!

Rigid inflatable boats (RIB) are the perfect way to discover the coast of Svalbard, as it allows you to get as close as possible to all the impressive ice formations along the way. In the springtime, the melting ice here sparkles in the Midnight Sun, and the newly thawed terrain makes space to explore the seas. 

On this tour, your guide will show you some of the coast's most interesting rock formations. Leaving the Isfjord, you will set off to the mountain range of the northwest, skipping over the waves against a beautiful backdrop. The silence there is an experience in itself, but if you're lucky, it might be broken by the noises of Svalbard's wildlife. Keep an eye out for a cheeky seal or discreet whale along the way! 

Lunch will be served during your excursion, along with snacks and hot drinks for the journey. Book now for an exhilarating RIB boat tour of Svalbard's stunning ice world! 

Course of events

Please note that the exact duration and itinerary of the activity are entirely weather-dependent. However, the Captain will always choose the best route, setting a course westward, towards Ymerbukta or Yoldiabukta.

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. 

- Pregnant people are not advised to participate in this activity.

Special terms

- Wild animals are unpredictable; we cannot guarantee that you will see them during this activity.

- 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
  • Boots
  • Floating suit, life vest, goggles
Do not forget to bring
  • Thermal underwear
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Balaclava
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Meeting point
Pick-up at your accommodations 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


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Fun, exciting, wow