Barentsburg (Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
08:58 22 Jul 2017

Coordinates
78.07862 N, 14.22247 E

  Port Map

Barentsburg lies on an inlet of the Isfjorden on the Spitsbergen island's west coast. This is the main Russian community on the island. Here cruise ship passengers can enjoy wandering around the settlement and traditional folklore performances. Barentsburg is the Svalbard's second-largest settlement, with population of around 500 (mostly Russians and Ukrainians). here is also the Barentsburg Pomor Museum presenting Arctic flora and fauna and archeological objects found in the permafrost. The museum is open by special arrangement and in the summer only. Among the "amenities" is the athletic complex with a heated seawater swimming pool.Barentsburg (Spitsbergen, Norway) cruise port

Barentsburg is an important scientific research centre. Every summer here arrive scientists from Russia and elsewhere. There are a meteorological observatory and a cosmic rays station, both operational year-round. The settlement is named after Willem Barents. This is a coal mining town owned by Russia's Arktikugol company since 1932.

Svalbard Archipelago has all three islands - Spitsbergen (largest), Nordaustlandet and Edgeoya. It is located north of the Arctic Circle, about midway between mainland Europe (Norway) and the North Pole. Svalbard cruises are among the Norway's most popular ship travel destinations - together with Norwegian Fjords (along the country's coastline). In Svalbard, tourism have become an important industry, heavily supported (popularized) by "University Centre in Svalbard" and "Svalbard Global Seed Vault".

Svalbard islands were first used as whaling bases (17th and 18th centuries), then were abandoned. At the beginning of the 20th century started coal mining operations, and several permanent settlements were established. In 1925, Svalbard was officially incorporated into the Kingdom of Norway. Today, Norway's Store Norske and Russia's Arktikugol are the only mining companies there. Instead of roads, the only transportation between the settlements is via aircrafts, boats and snowmobiles. Svalbard Airport (at Longyearbyen) serves as main gateway.

The list of Svalbard settlements (all located on the Spitsbergen island) include Longyearbyen (main and largest), Barentsburg (Russian mining community), Ny-Ålesund (research station) and Sveagruva (aka Svea, Norwegian mining community). Svalbard is the world's northernmost settlement with a permanent civilian population. There are other settlements farther north, but they are all populated by rotating groups of researchers.


Highlights: Spitsbergen, Russian settlement, Isfjorden

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Port Barentsburg cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Barentsburg, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Saturday
1 July, 2017
MS Nordstjernen(departing at 01 Jul)
Wednesday
5 July, 2017
MS Fram(departing at 05 Jul)
MS Nordstjernen(departing at 05 Jul)
Saturday
8 July, 2017
MS Nordstjernen(departing at 08 Jul)
Wednesday
12 July, 2017
MS Nordstjernen(departing at 12 Jul)
Thursday
13 July, 2017
MS Fram(departing at 13 Jul)
Saturday
15 July, 2017
MS Nordstjernen(departing at 15 Jul)
Wednesday
19 July, 2017
MS Nordstjernen(departing at 19 Jul)
Friday
21 July, 2017
MS Fram(departing at 21 Jul)
Saturday
22 July, 2017
MS Nordstjernen(departing at 22 Jul)
Wednesday
26 July, 2017
MS Nordstjernen(departing at 26 Jul)
Saturday
29 July, 2017
MS Fram(departing at 29 Jul)
MS Nordstjernen(departing at 29 Jul)