Rowboats have been used on Svalbard since the early 1900s, when the hardy hunters used them to visit their stations and move pelts and supplies from place to place. On this tour we will use modern row boats, but still fell like Arctic pioneers as we cross the Adventfjord. Two or three people will be in each boat, with a guide in a separate boat for safety reasons.
The trip across the fjord is around 3 kilometres, before we arrive at the abandoned settlement of Hiorthhamn. From here we will take the steep and stony path up to the entrance to the mine "Sneheim", at 582 metres. The climb is a challenge suited to the fit, but views from the mine entrance are formidable. As we explore the remaining buildings the guide will share the history of the mine and the area, and we will enjoy a light lunch and drinks.
Please call us on if you wish to book this excursion. Please note this excursion is not bookable as part of our regular Spitsbergen voyage itineraries. It is only applicable to our land-only packages or holidays.