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We set course towards Barentsburg and the Esmark 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 bird cliffs. And if we are really lucky, a Polar Bear might be roaming around by the glacier.
The guide on board the ship will talk about the history of Longyearbyen, glaciers, arctic wildlife, and possibly also a “polar tall tale” or two…
A warm lunch is served by the glacier.
Barbequed meat and baked salmon is on the menu. Served with a pasta salad, rice, and our own locally baked bread. A vegetarian option is available at the time of reservation, for an additional fee of NOK 50 per person.
We will disembark in Barentsburg, where the Russian guide is waiting to take us on a guided tour of the town. It may be time to explore a little on your own before the boat takes us back to Longyearbyen. In Barentsburg you will find a post office, a souvenir shop as well as a local brewery.
On our way back to Longyearbyen, we will pass by the abandoned Russian coal mining installations in Coles Bay and Grumant, as well as making a slow pass by the bird cliffs.
Schedule: (* indicates approximate times)
8:15am Bus-transfer from airport/camping
8:30am Bus-transfer from hotel/accommodation
9:00am Departure from Longyearbyen
12:30pm* Esmark glacier - lunch
2:00pm* Arrival Barentsburg – guided tour
4:00pm* Departure Barentsburg
6:30pm* Arrival Longyearbyen
*The schedule above depends on weather and wind conditions, wildlife encounters, and drop-off or pickup of guests in the field.
- 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.
- Payment with cash or credit card is possible on board and in Barentsburg.
- Minimum number of pax: 8 fully paying passengers.
Ice conditions early in the season may stop us from reaching Barentsburg. The fjordcruise will in such cases follow the ice edge and may be shorter than indicated in the above schedule. This will not affect the price paid.
We look forward to welcome you aboard, and we appreciate the opportunity to assist you in writing a new entry in your travel diary!