This amazing boat trip will take you all the way up north to the former mining town Ny-Ålesund, commonly known as the gateway to the Arctic. Many famous adventurers started their expeditions from here, for example, Roald Amundsen, who was the first person to explore the North and the South Pole.
You will be picked up from your hotel for this day trip and brought to the harbour where you start the adventure. After a brief safety instruction, it's time to head out to Isfjorden and continue up north.
During the journey through Forlandssundet, you'll pass Poolepynten which is a famous spot for a local walrus colony during the summer months. If the weather conditions are good, you will have a short stop here in order to take a closer look.
You'll continue your journey for another 3-4 hours until you get to Kongsfjorden. You might get the chance to see the "Tre Kroner". These are three rocks which stick out of the great Kongbreen glacier. The locals call these rocks Nunataks.
Once you arrive at Ny-Ålesund, you will go ashore and discover the town and its history. See the original mast where Roal Amundsen was waiting on his excursion to set off to the North Pole.
During the guided tour, you can get your passport stamped, send postcards from the northernmost post office in the world or simply get some souvenirs from a small shop. After the tour, you will have lunch in the town.
The Guide of this tour recommends wearing long woollen underwear, an insulating layer and an additional wind and waterproof shell layer.Special terms
The guide requires a minimum of 5 people on this trip. That means that there need to be at least 5 individual bookings for this activity.
Please be aware that the guides of this tour can never guarantee to see wildlife. However, it's a popular spot for walruses and your experienced guides for this tour will make sure you get an authentic and unique experience out there in the Arctic! Also, the final destinations can change due to weather conditions. Unfortunately, the weather forecasts are never 100% reliable within this region, therefore, be prepared that the route might be flexible.
The only locations the instructor can pick up in Longyearbyen is as follows:
Radisson BLU Polar hotel
Coal Miners Cabin
Mary Ann´s Polarrigg
Svalbard hotel – Polfareren
Svalbard hotel – The Vault
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