Barentsburg visit on Arctic cruise
An active Russian mining town with some great visitor points
Information about Barentsburg
An active Russian mining town on the hillside of Grønfjorden, that has fallen on hard
times, and it can look bleak and stark.
But it is a great place to walk around with the Soviet architecture. There is a hotel, a souvenir shop, a museum, and recently, with more investment, a brewery. Most of the cruises do not visit, but it is easy to see on a clear day sailing in or out of Isfjorden. It is a popular day trip from Longyearbyen, and you could even stay overnight.
Interesting facts about Barentsburg
There is a mural of forest on one of the walls to remind people of home. They also put on Russian shows at the cultural centre!
Pictures of Barentsburg
Possible Activities in Barentsburg