MS Bard - Wildlife and Glacier cruise - Hurtigruten Svalbard - Photo Thomas Griesbeck
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Wildlife and Glacier Cruise

Difficulty level
Suitable for everyone
6.5 hours
Age limit
0 years
May - Oct
We are proud to present a sustainable alternative for exploring the fjords of Svalbard. Join a trip with the hybrid-electric catamaran MS Bard! The trip takes you through magnificent landscapes, to Billefjorden and the glacier front of Nordenskiöldbreen.

A bus will pick you up and take you down to the harbour, where MS Bard is waiting. The conditions on Svalbard change a lot throughout the year, and a tour under the midnight sun in May will be different from when the polar night approaches in October. Whatever the season, you can expect unique experiences in beautiful Svalbard nature.

You will travel with the hybrid electric catamaran MS Bard. The engine and propellers are specially designed to minimise the noise and vibration. This not only takes you closer to nature; More importantly, the surrounding wildlife is less disturbed by our presence.

Early in the season, parts of Billefjorden may still be covered in ice. By the use of only the electric motor, we will then silently follow the ice edge where the opportunity to see wildlife is great! Here we will also enjoy the beautiful glacier front of Nordenskiöldbreen. In addition, we will see the ghost town Pyramiden from a distance and drive by Skansbukta, a bay with a lot of interesting history.

The boat has a contemporary, Norwegian design that contributes to the serene experience on board. You are free to move on several outdoor decks or enjoy the views from inside, through massive panoramic windows. Comfortable lounges are available outside as well as indoors. On board you will find a café and bar with a diverse selection of snacks and drinks. On this tour, you will be served a delicious vegetarian lentil soup.