Ny ÅlesundThe northern most town in the world

Embark on our day trip to Ny-Ålesund, a historic former mining town and a gateway to the Arctic. This quaint settlement also served as the launchpad for renowned explorers in their race to the North Pole. Notably, Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach both the South and North Poles, utilized Ny-Ålesund as his base during his 1926 expedition to the North Pole aboard the Airship NORGE. Explore the rich history and significance of this Arctic outpost with us.

We’ll pick you up from your hotel and escort you to the harbor, where our awaiting boat and captain will be ready. Following a safety briefing, we’ll set sail north through Forlandssundet, passing Poolepynten, a renowned walrus habitat. If the timing aligns, we may make a brief stop to observe these remarkable creatures. After a 3-4 hour journey, we’ll arrive at Kongsfjorden. On clear days, the impressive “Tre kroner,” three nunataks protruding from the stunning Kongbreen glacier, may come into view. Kongsfjorden often features icebergs calved from the immense surrounding glaciers, creating a picturesque landscape.

Amundsen in Ny-Ålesund

Upon reaching Ny-Ålesund, we’ll disembark to discover this charming and historic town. Our exploration will include a visit to the mast where Roald Amundsen tethered his Airship while preparing for the North Pole expedition. You’ll also have the opportunity to send postcards at the northernmost post office. Following the guided tour, there will be time for souvenir shopping at the northernmost shop in the world. Before our return journey to Longyearbyen, we’ll seek out a picturesque spot to savor our lunch.

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– JessicaS31 on Tripadvisor

“Our guide Nora and our captain ‍✈️ Hans gave us so many moments to remember for Life. The trip lasted 12 hours and every minute was amazing.”

– johanekenstierna on Tripadvisor

“We saw a lot of wildlife and this trip was well worth the lengthy boat ride. I would absolutely use Better Moments again!”

– RH1205 on Tripadvisor

Important information

Better Moments has the right to change the route and destination of the trip due to the weather conditions. The weather forecast is never completely reliable in the areas we are travelling in, therefore like on all other boat trips, we always want to go out and see for ourselves if we can reach our destination. In case the weather prevents us form getting all the way, we will spend the day in the beautiful Isfjorden, visiting glaciers and searching for wildlife. 

We require a minimum of 8 persons on this trip. The minimum age is 6 years.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies or restrictions.

  • 02.05.2024 – 29.08.2024
  • Pick up at the hotels at 08:00
  • Duration: 12 Hours
  • Average physical fitness required, min. age is 6 yeas
  • Lunch included
  • NOK 4990,-

Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard