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 pass by the mighty bird cliffs situated in Bjørndalen and the historical abandoned Russian mining town of Grumant. Isfjorden is teeming with marine wildlife during summer, and we are constantly 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 harbor to the main street of this distinct town with its colorful houses in a naked landscape. You will have 1,5 hours to explore the town on your own before heading even further west, to Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel.
At Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel the hosts will greet us upon arrival, and a warm 2-course lunch awaits. The old radio station has been transformed into a boutique hotel with a unique gourmet kitchen far into the arctic wilderness. This isolated outpost is home to the local wildlife, such as the walrus, fox, reindeer and polar bears.
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel