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From the dock there are 270 steps up to the centre of town and the statue of Lenin (always in the centre of any town apparently). We were given a guided tour of the town by Victoria, who came from Moscow (around 450-500 people still...More
While in Barentsburg, you go on a walk around the town showing the buildings. Old Russian/Soviet mining town. We stopped off at the museum to have a look around. As other people state it has a limited exhibits, but still worth a visit
Went to Barentsburg with Henningsen Transport and Guiding, on the M/S Langoysund.
The landscape during the trip is beautiful, the ship stops at Esmark glacier to serve lunch and then on to Barentsburg. Here we had a 35-40 minutes guided tour and then free to...More
In the special environment of Spitsbergen this is a somewhat special place with a complete different culture (Russian) which reflects everywhere - buildings, people, industry etc. It seems odd to get coal here and transport it all the way to civilisation, this activity seems very...More
This place on Svalbard is a must-see when you come to Svalbard.
It is very interesting to meet another culture besides the Norwegian,and to feel the Russian culture and hospitality.
The Hotel is totally renovated and many buildings in Barentsburg as well.
It is a...More
We have visited both Pyramiden and Barentsburg and for me, I would Pyramiden is much worthy the money.
Both Pyramiden and Barentsburg are Russian mining sites; since Pyramiden is already abandoned, you can go around and see more thing than in Barentsburg since Barentsburg is...More
Spitsbergen Travel offers day trips to Barentsburg by ship daily from Longyearbyen. The full day excursion includes a visit to the Esmark Glacier, a meal and costs 1550 Nok. In Barentsburg you have a 1 hour guided tour then one hour free time. In this...More