The war in Ukraine

People from multiple nations live closely together in Svalbard; we are neighbours, friends, family, work colleagues and classmates.  We have guests from all over the world. We want peace not war.

Henningsen Transport & Guiding AS is therefore not taking part in any form of sanction or boycott towards our neighbours in Barentsburg. We will continue our Fjordcruise departures towards, including docking in, Barentsburg.

It is our clear understanding that sanctions against Russian businesses in Svalbard primarily will have a negative effect on the local population in Barentsburg and not on the Russian administration in Moscow.  If future sanctions should be applied towards Russian businesses, inclusive of those on Svalbard, they should be decided on a national level – not local. 

We are going to live and work together in Svalbard throughout these severely hard times, even after the acts of war in Ukraine is behind us. A boycott of Trust Arcticugol's tourist industry will neither hit the right target, nor create stability and good relations at present or for the future.

Basing our stand on a human aspect, it is our wish that the people-to-people relationship between the Russian and Ukrainian people of Barentsburg and the local population in Longyearbyen will continue as normal as possible. Together we unite through meetings between people, nature, the return of the light, compassion and hope for the future.

Fjord-Cruise towards The Esmark Glacier & Barentsburg


Adult (14+)
NOK 2200
Child (2-13)
NOK 1400
Children under 2 yrs: Free | Group rates available upon request


Bus pickup
10 hours
Norwegian, English


Click to select traveldate and complete your reservation.
By making a reservation for this Fjord-cruise, HTGs terms and conditions are accepted. (see below)


We set out crossing Isfjorden towards Ymer Bay, and the Esmark Glacier. With vast opportunities to experience the arctic wildlife, keep your eyes open and look for whales, seals and a plethora of birds. And if we are really lucky, a Polar Bear might be roaming around by the glacier.
The guide on board the ship will tell about the history of Longyearbyen, glaciers, arctic wildlife, and possibly also a “polar tall tale” or two…

We will dock in Barentsburg, where the English speaking Russian guide is waiting to take us on a tour of the city.  If time allows, it will be possible to explore a little on your own, before the ship takes us back to Longyearbyen again. In Barentsburg you will find a post office, a souvenir shop as well as a local brewery.

On our way back to Longyearbyen, we will pass by the abandoned Russian coal mining installations in Coles Bay and Grumant, as well as making a slow pass by the bird cliffs.

Henningsen Transport & Guiding wish you welcome aboard - The worlds northernmost fjord-cruise!




8:15am Bus pickup from airport/camping
8:30am Bus pickup from hotels/accommodation
9am Departure from Longyearbyen
1pm* Esmark glacier - Lunch
2pm* Arrival Barentsburg
4pm* Departure Barentsburg
6:30pm* Arrival Longyearbyen
*Above times depends on weather, wind, wildlifesightings and field drop off/pick up.


Henningsen Transport & Guiding AS
Org nr. NO 984 211 333
P.O.Box 353
9171 Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Tel: +47 4004 9171

Office hours (for email and phonecalls):
Mon-Fri, 2pm- 9pm

Reduced visiting hours during the boating season



Clear Sky
Wind: W at 3.6 M/S