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Longyearbyen: Cruise to Billefjorden & Nordenskiöld Glacier

1. Longyearbyen: Cruise to Billefjorden & Nordenskiöld Glacier

Take a cruise to Nordenskiöld Glacier on an eco-friendly catamaran trip, with lunch included. During the trip, your knowledgeable onboard guides will share the history of the area with you, and point out sites of interest and any wildlife they may spot along the way. See the highlights and listen to expert commentary as you speed across Isfjord towards the ghost town. Once you have entered the Billefjord, scenic highlights will be seen from the ship, including the picturesque Skansbukta, the ghost town of Pyramiden, and the towering mountains carved by prehistoric glaciers. With the hybrid electric capacity of the ship, you will be able to sail in complete silence in glacial areas, or if there are wildlife sightings. At the Nordenskiöld Glacier, you can listen to the ice as it pops and crackles in the water, before heading back towards Longyearbyen. Along the way, learn about wildlife beneath the surface, and feel free to ask the onboard guide team any questions you might have.

Svalbard: Isfjord Cruise in a Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

2. Svalbard: Isfjord Cruise in a Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Discover stunning views of Isfjord and look for local wildlife on this cruise aboard an eco-friendly hybrid-electric catamaran. Spread out on two indoor decks with panoramic windows or brave the elements on one of the three outdoor decks. Be picked up from the comfort of selected hotels in Svalbard and hop aboard a climate-controlled van. Take in views of the countryside as you transfer to the charming town of Longyearbyen. Hop aboard the ship MS Bard and begin your fjord adventure.  Listen to a short safety briefing from your guide. Sail along with no set destination on a trip that is always unique. Look for fulmar birds, whales, and seals. Have the chance to watch the captain at work on the above deck.  Lave Longyearbyen behind and head into the Isfjord and the captain will decide the destination based on wind, waves, and wildlife. Keep your energy up with the option to purchase a selection of snacks and drinks from the onboard café and bar.  Head back to Longyearbyen at the end of your cruise and board the bus which will return you to your pickup point. 

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What people are saying about Svalbard and Jan Mayen

It was an absolutely amazing trip. We were fortunate to be sharing the hybrid catameran with only 8 fellow travelers so it was a totally relaxed trip. We were lucky enough to see a family of polar bears eating a whale. Just impressive. In addition, smaller lectures were held again and again during the trip. The staff was very friendly.

Absolut empfehlenswerte Tour. Die Tiere und die Eisstücke im Wasser haben mir sehr gut gefallen. Der Guide namens Fred war auch super. Er hat mit großer Begeisterung über die Region erzählt. :D

Great tour with amazing views. Competently explained and accompanied. The food was good, the drinks available were perfectly adequate. A total of 6 hours at the highest level. Any time!

Exciting journey, very nice and competent guide and crew. Our whole family very much enjoyed this trip, we have seen whales and walruses.

❤️️Captain knows where the animals is. It was an excellent tour!