May - Oct
Join us on a boat trip to the mighty Tuna- and Von Post Glacier in the heart of the Tempelfjord. Along the way we will pass ‘Villa Fredheim’, the home of the old local legend Hilmar Nøis. We also make a stop at the beautiful bird cliff Diabas, where we will get a close view of its thousands of nesting birds. On the north side of Sassenfjorden a fantastic view of the mountain Tempelfjellet awaits. All of this whilst seeing the glacier in the distance getting closer and closer.
The trip starts by rounding Revneset outside Longyearbyen, to then head east towards Tempelfjorden. We travel with our brand-new closed hybrid boat «Kvitbjørn». This 14.9-meter-long boat is very comfortable, with a modern design and innovative hybrid engine. After approximately one hour we find ourselves in the Tempelfjord where we approach the glacier. At the glacier, we will use the boat's electric motor to get a completely silent propulsion. This gives us the unique opportunity to experience the nature and wildlife without disturbing.
Tunabreen has an incredibly beautiful glacier front that takes the breath away from many. The beautiful blue color is a contrast to the otherwise brown landscape and mountains. The Tunabreen glacier is one of the glaciers on Svalbard that are in surge, so if you are lucky you can witness large masses of ice that detach from the glacier and fall into the sea. Followed by a big bang and a few waves, this is a powerful nature experience. If the glacier has calved a lot in the last 24 hours, there will also be a lot of ice in the water in front of the glacier. From them we can hear pop sounds from thousand-year-old air bubbles bursting.
• Transport from/to accommodation
• Boat driver and guide with necessary safety equipment
• Hot drinks and buns fresh from the bakery (cinnamon bun, etc.)
Participants must bring warm clothes, hat, and mittens, as we will spend time out on the deck.
We do not recommend this tour if you are pregnant or have back problems
2 - Suitable for most