The day starts early at 8AM when your guide meets you at your hotel in Longyearbyen. We drive straight to the harbour and embark on your vessel for the day, ISFJORD-EKSPRESSEN.
We head out in Isfjorden and make our first stop by the birdcliff outside Bjørndalen and Grumant, an historical abandoned Russian mining town. The wildlife in the fjord is rich during summer and we are on the lookout for arctic birds, walruses, seals, belugas or bigger whales, or even the polar bear.
The journey continues to Barentsburg, an operative Russian mining town with around 400 inhabitants, including the one and only cat in Svalbard. 270 steps will lead you from the harbour to the main street of this distinct town created with colourful houses in a naked landscape. You have two hours explore the town on your own before heading even longer west, to Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel.
At Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel the hosts will greet us as we arrive, and a warm 2-course lunch awaits. The old radio station has been transformed to a boutique hotel with a unique gourmet kitchen far into the arctic wilderness. This is the untouched home to walrus, fox, reindeer and polar bears, and you are welcome to visit.
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel