Guided tour
around Barentsburg

Join us to the exciting and informative guided tour round a small Russian mining community. With our local enthusiastic guide you can get familiar to Barentsburg rich and dramatic history from the Netherlands company NESPICO in 1920th until today’s community combined of Russian and Ukrainian people.


The tour is arranged in Norwegian/English.


Short tour - 40 min

< 4 pers     80 NOK/ pers

1-4 pers    400 NOK/ group

Extended tour - 1.5 hrs

< 4 pers    110 NOK/ pers

1-4 pers    500 NOK/ group

Guided tour
Visit to the Mine

Feel yourself a real miner!

It is the only operating coal mine in the world where you can get into with a tour. You can see a war between man and nature, mechanisms of getting into the ground depth and of mine reinforcement and collapse protection. You can learn how the coal is being produced and transported onto the surface. You can hear sounds of the underground mine core and feel a breath of the wind going up to the surface from the half-kilometre depth.


The tour is arranged in Norwegian/English.


Duration:  approx. 2 hrs


> 3 pers   450 NOK/ pers

1-3 pers  1 800 NOK/ group

Husky Center and dog-sledding

Guided visit to the husky farm with all breeds of sledge dogs used in the Russian Arctic. Have a great time socialising with our lovely dogs and puppies!! They love to have visitors and the sound of their greeting may last for a while.


You can also have a ride in komatik, an Eskimo sledge with wooden runners and crossbars.

In summer time you can go for the dog sledding on wheels along the shore of Grønfjorden to see ones of the most breathtaking views around. (5-7 km)


 Visit to the husky farm

  ≥ 4       80 NOK per person

  1-3        300 NOK per group

  Dog sledging

   690 NOK per person

Traditional Russian workshops in the handicraft center

In our Handicraft Center you will be warm welcomed by our ladies which are always glad to see you during workdays and it is also possible to discuss a visit on weekend days. They will tell you about history of the Center, will show what they are working on at the moment and share the basics of their handicraft during a workshop. There is also a little souvenir shop. 

Nowadays, in the Center we make hoodies, woolly hats and souvenirs for our shops in Barentsburg and Pyramiden. Anoraks and hoodies are also being sewed for some shops in Longyearbyen. Herewith, we give workshops referring to such Russian traditional crafts as Mezen painting and talisman dolls. 


Duration: approx. 2 hrs.

> 3 pers  150 NOK/ pers/ class

1-3 pers  600 NOK/ group/ class

Tours around Barentsburg surroundings

Enjoy the wild and grandiose nature around! Walruses, reindeers and Arctic foxes are our kind friends. So don’t forget to take camera with you!


Do you have just few days to spend in Barentsburg and willing to get familiar to Barentsburg surroundings? Join our short day activities. Whether you are a good walker or rather prefer boat safari or have planned to try snowshoes, we have something for everyone.