Northernmost community by boat

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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.

EXCITING TRIP
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.

WILDLIFE
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.

ALL INCLUSIVE
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.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
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."

ECOTOURISM
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.

APPROVED BY...
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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Easy

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.

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

SIZE OF GROUP
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.

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

NOT INCLUDED
- 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

BRING WITH YOU
- 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!)

METEOROLOGIST SUPPORT

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

BIG NETWORK
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.

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

FOOD:
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.

HOW TO GET THERE:
You fly from Oslo or Tromso to Longyearbyen, which is the biggest settlement on Svalbard.


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Gallery

Walruses on Poolepynten
Walruses on ice
Ny-Alesund harbour
Ny-Alesund
Ny-Alesund

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
Seal
Seal

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

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

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Join us on this wonderful trip to one of the most remote places on earth, to the kingdom of the polar bear, the Arctic island of Svalbard. The Arctic landscapes, and all the wild animals you will encounter on this 10 days sailing expedition, will give you stories to tell for decades.

10 days / May to late August / NOK 44,000 (around EUR 4,627)