Daytrip to Isfjord Radio with visit in Barentsburg

Min. age 2
per person 2,250 nok
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FINAL FRONTIER

Experience magnificent Arctic scenery, bird- and wildlife, as well as a piece of history from Svalbard. Our destination is Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel which is situated at the outermost part of Isfjorden. Her you will experience majestic mountains, a rich wildlife in the summer and you can enjoy the view over the open Arctic Ocean. Hop on for an adventurous day in Isfjorden!

Program

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 around one hour to 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.

8AM-3.30PM
Lunch included
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel
Every Day
8AM-3.30PM
1.JUN-15.SEP
Lunch included
Isfjord Radio

Price information

What’s included?

Boat safari from Longyearbyen to Barentsburg and Isfjord Radio
Warm 2-course lunch at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, coffee and tea
Station walk and story telling
Transport between your hotel and the harbour in Longyearbyen
Guide with emergency and safety equipment
Search- and rescue insurance

What’s NOT included?

Personal travel insurance, drinks and personal spendings

Recommended equipment

Recommended clothing in the Arctic is always a woollen the base layer on the body, with a warm wool or flees sweater as mid-layer before topping it with a set of wind and waterproof jacket and trousers. If you tend to freeze easily, we recommend a pair of warm mid-layer pants and down jacket.

A warm hat, buff, steady and waterproof hiking boots, woollen socks, warm mittens wind stopper on top is your key accessories in the Arctic. In the summer the sun shines around the clock and it is smart to bring sun protection and sunglasses. When you explore in Svalbard, we recommend bringing a backpack with space for a drinking bottle, snacks and room for extra layers of clothes.

Note

In Spitsbergen, weather conditions can change quickly. We can meet heavy winds, snowstorms or thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the planned route, and this might lead up us not arriving to the planned destination. It can also mean that we need to use a different transportation style or accommodation than what was described in the program. We will always do our outmost to give our guests a great experience in the Arctic, but we must be aware that characteristics of the destination.

Extend your boat safari to an overnight adventure at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel. At summer time we have daily boat safaris from Longyearbyen to Isfjord Radio form 1. JUN to 30. SEP. Choose your excursions from the wildest hotel location at Svalbard. We do recommend two nights or more, to make sure you get into the right soft pace.

Please note that it is a wilderness hotel and to move outside the buildings you need the company of a staff member or guide with polar bear protection.

Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel

Included: Overnight in double room, 5-course dinner, two lunches and breakfast. Arctic Spa with polar bear guard for sea bath and sauna with a view.

FREE WIFI
FEB-SEP
22 rooms
All meals INCLUDED
WILDERNESS HOTEL
Starting from 2000 NOK
per person/ night

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