A body of water with a mountain in the background

Longyearbyen Pre-Program

On this tour, you’ll experience the very best of Svalbard. Beautiful Arctic landscapes, birds, walrus, and great white glacier fronts.

  • Cruise on an enclosed hybrid-electric powered boat
  • Explore the scenery of the Isfjord.
  • Enjoy walrus sightings.
  • Savor hot drinks and fresh sweet buns in front of a great white glacier.
  • Season

    Available all Year

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Min. passengers

    2

  • Booking Code

    LYRPRE22, LYRPRE23

  • From

    $ 865

Planned Pre-Program itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Longyearbyen

After arriving on a scheduled flight to the Longyearbyen airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at a hotel in Longyearbyen, including breakfast

Day 2: Walrus safari to Borebukta Bay

After breakfast, you can enjoy some free time exploring the city before the excursion starts from your hotel. Begin your adventure with a short transfer to the harbor. Before you board the enclosed hybrid-electric powered boat, you’ll receive safety instructions for the trip. Enjoy the cruise along the Isfjord and admire the beautiful Arctic landscapes and the animals that cross our way. Once we arrive at Borebukta, we’ll spend time watching for walrus. The walrus is perhaps the most fascinating animal in the Arctic. They are very curious, and if we’re lucky, we may get to see them up close.

In Borebukta, we’ll use the electric motor to drift in complete silence. This allows us to watch for and admire the wildlife without disturbing it. We’ll serve a snack on the trip, including hot drinks and sweet buns fresh from the bakery.

You’ll return to the pier and be transferred back to your hotel, where your program ends.

Please note: Walruses are wild animals and sightings are not guaranteed.

Practical information

Included:

The price includes an economy-class flight between Oslo and Longyearbyen, including current taxes and charges, a transfer from the Longyearbyen airport to your hotel, one overnight hotel stay in Longyearbyen (including breakfast), and a four-hour guided excursion boat ride, in English, and with a snack.

Not included: Dinner and gratuities.

Remarks/requirements:

  • This tour is available as a Pre-Program in combination with cruises starting in Longyearbyen.

  • It is suitable for all guests in good health. It is easy with some walking.

  • For guests with limited mobility, participating is by request.

  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to six weeks before departure.

  • This program is only available if booked on an MS Fram voyage