Skansbukta, Svalbard

Gorgeous cliffs and the chance to spot seabirds

Information about Skansbukta

Remains of a gypsum mine below spectacular and beautiful cliffs. In addition to the

cultural remains, including parts of a railway and a barge, it has an interesting flora due to the ‘mild’ location, deep inside Isfjorden.

Nearby cliffs, which go right down to the sea, are eroded into impressive shapes, and can be a great place to explore offshore in a Zodiac, the chance to see various seabirds that breed on the cliffs, with kittiwakes and four auk species including Puffins. It is a popular site for a combined landing and Zodiac cruise, and a ‘sail’ past on boats out from Longyearbyen that are visiting Pyramiden.

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Our trips to Skansbukta

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USD 3800

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USD 15000

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