RIB boat safari to Alkehornet birdcliff and Esmark glacier

Min. age 12
Min. 4 persons
per person 2,690 nok
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alkehornet birdcliff and esmark Glacier

A wide fjord opens at 78°N on the west coast of Spitsbergen. Looking north you will see the distinct sailing mark Alkhornet. Looking south you will find Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, your home far away from home. Isfjorden is a gigantic fjord complex with cultural monuments from all of Svalbard’s historical periods.



From Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel at Kapp Linnè we embark on our Polarcirkel-boat for a five-hour open RIB boat safari on the north side of Isfjorden. Our destinations are Trygghamna and Ymerbukta.

In Trygghamna we will meet the eye-catching landmark Alkhornet, a large bird mountain surrounded by a lush and beautiful landscape. Historically, Trygghamna is a known as a sheltered bay. This is where seamen found rest after a rough sailing in the Arctic seas. We continue our cruise to Ymerbukta, where the scenic Esmark glacier dives into the bay. As we float between small icebergs in the green glacial water you can hear the ice crackle.

Lunch included
Tue,Thu, Sat
5 hours
Min. 4 persons
Lunch included
This trip starts at Isfjord Radio



5-hour RIB boat safari with Arctic nature guide
Lunch and warm drinks

physical requirements

This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains or pregnant women. This is due to safety for your safety and wellbeing, and Basecamp Explorer can unfortunately not to take responsibility for health problems if this advice is neglected.


Safety is our top priority during our trips. It is necessary for you to be able to communicate in English or a Scandinavian language if you want to join our excursions. The tour language (English or a Scandinavian language) will be chosen based on the group’s language skills.


After booking your 3- or 4-day adventure to Isfjord Radio, add this adventure to your cart before check out. Follow the link below to find our summer overnight trips to Isfjord Radio:

Clothing and equipment

Despite Svalbard’s northern location, the archipelago has a relatively mild climate compared to areas at the same latitude. During the summer, the average temperature in Longyearbyen is 5°C. There is little rainfall, but fog and low cloud cover are not uncommon. Even though there is not much rain, the ground is often damp due to snowmelt. The weather in Svalbard can change rapidly, and local variations can be significant, so it’s better to bring too much clothing than too little.

Recommended clothing in the Arctic is always a woollen the base layer on the body, with a warm wool or flees sweater as mid-layer before topping it with a set of wind and waterproof jacket and trousers. On this trip, we provide a flotation suit for you to wear on top. If you tend to freeze easily, we recommend a pair of warm mid-layer pants and down jacket. A warm hat, buff, steady and waterproof hiking boots, woollen socks, warm mittens wind stopper on top is your key accessories in the Arctic. In the summer the sun shines around the clock and it is smart to bring sun protection and sunglasses. When you explore in Svalbard, we recommend bringing a backpack with space for a drinking bottle, snacks and room for extra layers of clothes.

Day trips from Isfjord Radio

Join your Isfjord Radio guide on one of our favourite tracks along the old radio poles of the station given three optional route and activity alternatives. The hike will be approximately 10-16 km long depending on route.

Mon-Thu and Sun
6 hours
Min. 4 participants
Lunch, coffee/tea & snacks
Min. age 10
Min. 4 persons
per person 1,690 nok

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