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Day trips by tour boat in Summer

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Day trips by tour boat in Summer

There are many different companies offering boat day trips. Your experiences and opinions on these trips would be greatly appreciated. We have noted that many offer trips to Pyramiden/ Skansbukta or Esmarkglacier/Barentsburg. Your comments would be appreciated.

If you have participated in other day tour activities that you found interesting and good value for the money, we would like to know about that as well. We will be travelling to the Svalbard in July.

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1. Re: Day trips by tour boat in Summer

We went with Svalbard Wildlife Service last years.


That was OK. Personally I think these tours are a little bit boring.

The trip to Pyramiden/Skansbukta was probably the one I liked best.

I heard from other people that the trip to Coalmine nr. 3 was good.

However the best thing you can do is to get away from people and take a wildlife camp for three or four days. Svalbard Wildlife Service do trips like that as well.

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2. Re: Day trips by tour boat in Summer

Thanks for your response. Neither one of us have camped before and wondered if we would be able to handle the sleeping conditions. We are 50 and the back doesn't adjust too well to cold ground. We don't think the hiking would be a problem.

Did you do the camping trip or know of anyone who did?

We have also been concerned that we might be bored on the boat trips. We are not boaters and found that our three hour trip on one of our local lakes (with beautiful scenery) had us ready to leap off and swim to shore.

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