May - Oct
Made for the future - join us today! During the summer of 2021, Hurtigruten Svalbard and Brim Explorer launches a hybrid-electric catamaran to roam the Arctic waters. With our new vessel you can join an exciting and more environmentally friendly boat trip to the exciting Russian settlement of Barentsburg.
Barentsburg is with its 450 inhabitants Svalbard's second largest settlement. The mining community is located on the beautiful Grønfjord, and is operated and owned by the state-owned Russian mining company Trust Arcticugol. There are own coal-fired power stations, hospitals, hotels, schools, kindergartens and cultural and sports buildings. Although there is still mining in the city, tourism is building up to become the most important industry. It is fascinating to visit Barentsburg and it is an experience to combine untouched nature with Russian culture.
The conditions in Svalbard change a lot throughout the year, and a trip to Barentsburg during the midnight sun in May will be different than when the polar night approaches in October. Whatever the season, you can expect unique experiences in beautiful Svalbard nature.
The boat is equipped with modern design and innovative technological solutions such as underwater microphones and underwater drones, creating a unique platform for exploring the sea, nature and wildlife beneath, as well as over water.
Between April and August there is midnight sun on Svalbard. In the evenings the sun shines weaker than during the day and gives a beautiful, calm orange light. The mountains and surroundings glow with the sun and create an incredibly beautiful interplay.
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