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Longyearbyen: Hybrid-Electric Catamaran Cruise to Pyramiden

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

Longyearbyen: Hybrid-Electric Catamaran Cruise to Pyramiden

From US$ 255.27 per person

Visit the ghost town Pyramiden and marvel at Nordenskiöld Glacier on a hybrid-electric catamaran cruise from Longyearbyen. With panoramic views, an expert guide, and an underwater camera and hydrophone to discover marine life, this is the way to explore.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Norwegian
Pickup included
Please be ready at your selected pickup point on time. The driver is not able to wait for latecomers. Pickup is only included from the 4 listed locations.


  • Explore the abandoned buildings of Pyramiden with a local guide
  • Cruise across Isfjord and admire panoramic views from the catamaran
  • Visit Nordenskiöld Glacier and be amazed by the sound of the ice
Full description
Take a cruise to Nordenskiöld Glacier and visit the abandoned town of Pyramiden on an eco-friendly catamaran trip, with lunch included. Get picked up and drive to the harbor to board the boat. See the highlights and listen to expert commentary as you speed across Isfjord towards the ghost town. Arrive at Pyramiden and take a guided tour of this unique town, abandoned in the 1990s. Visit the swimming complex and other interesting buildings to get a sense of what life was once like. Head back to the boat and sail towards the glacier in complete silence. Listen to the ice as it pops and crackles in the water, before heading back towards Longyearbyen. Along the way, learn about wildlife beneath the surface, with a hydrophone to listen for whales and an underwater camera.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide onboard the catamaran
  • Guided tour of Pyramiden
  • Drinks and extra snacks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please note, early in the season the fjord may still be covered with ice, meaning a visit to Pyramiden and the glacier is not possible.
  • In these cases, the ship will follow the ice edge, allowing you to look for wildlife such as seals, and perhaps even a polar bear.
  • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase aboard the catamaran.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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A very good excursion, well worth the cost! Comfortable and nice way to move around, nice and knowledgeable staff who could tell you about places we passed and also answer follow-up questions that came afterwards. The guide in the Pyramid was really interesting, an experience! At the Nordenskiöld Glacier, we were lucky enough to see a polar bear with two cubs, which really counts as a very positive bonus!

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September 13, 2021

The catamaran was clean, spacious and comfortable. The guides were professional; biologists and knew birds and animals. Getting to know the Pyramids was more interesting than I expected. Lunch was served on the outward journey, there was no possibility to dine on the return journey and there was little hunger.

July 26, 2021

Helt topp på alle måter:)

August 20, 2021

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