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Longyearbyen

Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway
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Cruises from Longyearbyen

Overnight cruises

photoHurtigruten offers Spitsbergen adventure cruises  during the sumer months. During the voyage, you'll see glaciers and arctic wildlife, visit the settlements of Barentsburg and Ny ┼lesund, and make shore landings in places that big cruise ships can't reach.

See our archived MS Nordstjernen cruise review, which includes a 114-page day-by-day photo diary.

Day and evening boat trips

The MS Lang°ysund operates day cruises to the Russian mining settlement of Barentsburg and the Esmark glacier, day cruises to Pyramiden and the Nordenski÷ld glacier, and evening cruises to the Tempelfjord and the Tuna- and Von Post glaciers. These normally run from June to September.

photoLocal trips by open boat are another possibility. See our article on a PolarCirkel boat trip (complete with flotation suit) to the bird cliffs of Fuglefellet.

Other cruising opportunities

photoIn a typical year, several dozen cruise ships, expedition ships, and icebreakers call at Longyearbyen during the navigation season. (I took this photo of a Cunard cruise liner when it was anchored off Longyearbyen.)

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