Northernmost community by boat



Ny-Alesund - Worlds northernmost civilian and functional settlement and home to the northernmost post office in the world

Ny-Alesund, is situated among calving glaciers, islands, breathtaking fjord landscapes and dramatic mountain peaks. Now and then they also get polar bears near or in the city.

This trip is conducted by either us, or one of the other quality companies we work with on Svalbard.

This is an intense and exciting boat trip – it brings you deep into the wild, perhaps further into the wilderness than you have ever been before.

It is a good chance to see a lot of wildlife on this trip. If you are lucky, you might end up seeing countless birds, walruses, seals, reindeer, Arctic foxes, and maybe even one or more polar bears, the king of the Arctic.

We include most of what you need on this trip to Ny-Ålesund. You can save a lot of money not buying expensive winter clothes, and other things you maybe don't even need back home.

Øystein, the owner of the company, says: "After spending 25 years exploring this amazing country by car, skis, sea kayak, cycling, sailing, and hiking, I know where and how to place you in the middle of the greatest experiences. We bring you to the right spot at the right time."

We offer ecologically sustainable and responsible tours. Travelling in small groups is an essential part of the ecotourism concept, as small groups have lesser impact on nature and will not disturb the wildlife unnecessarily.

Our trips are approved by the official Tromso tourist company, Visit Tromso, as well as the official travel company to Norway, Visit Norway.

DESTINATION: City of Ny-Alesund, island of Spitsbergen on Svalbard, Norway.


WHEN: 15th May until 15th September, on request

PRICE: NOK 4,490 (around EUR 472) per person.

LIFE LASTING DEPOSIT: Is not valid on this trip.

PICK-UP: At your hotel from 07:45 in the city center on Longyear city.

At your place, earliest at 07 pm, but it can be later if the wind, current, and waves are challenging.

Normally up to 12 guests per group. A small group allows more freedom in terms of walking around on the boat. But we can take bigger groups on request, then in separate boats.

- Pick up at your hotel
- Transport to the boat
- Lunch
- Warm drinks
- Guided tour in Ny-Alesund
- SAR-insurance
- Snacks

- Accommodation
- Flight
- Tripod for camera
- Warm mittens (Do not wear gloves, since the fingers are separated and get cold.)
- Hats
- Wool socks (Do not wear cotton socks!)
- Personal travel insurance

- Warm undergarments, preferably wool. (Cotton is not recommended!)
- Either a thick sweater, a very small down jacket, or similar. (An important mid-layer)
- A scarf or similar
- Warm mittens (Do not wear gloves, since the fingers are separated and get cold.)
- A warm hat
- Wool socks (Do not wear cotton socks!)


Each day, just before departure, we contact meteorologists at the official weather station to get accurate information, in order to know the weather details.

We know people all around the area. They are important in our search for wildlife. We also use webcams, weather satellites, other tour operators, and all our other boats in different areas have contact with each other.

To keep you safe, all guides and skippers have the correct certificates, and are trained well.

Eat well before the trip, since we sometimes eat late. We also have food for vegetarians. It is recommended to bring 1-2 meals extra, since the trip can last around 11 hours.

You fly from Oslo or Tromso to Longyearbyen, which is the biggest settlement on Svalbard.

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Walruses on Poolepynten
Walruses on ice
Ny-Alesund harbour

Ny-Alesund coal train
Ny-Alesund post office
Roald Amundsen
Chinese stays here
Polar bear mum and cub

Polar bear mum and cubs
Polar bear having lunch on a whale carcass
Polar bear on ice

Arctic fox cubs playing
Arctic fox eating a bird it just caught
Reindeer beneath Alkhornet
The amazing bird cliff of Alkhornet

Sailboat anchored at New London
Glacier and sea kayaker
Glacier and sea kayaker
Glacier and a rib

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