On this excursion you'll discover the ghost town of Pyramiden, complete with the world’s northernmost statue of Lenin. It's a powerful, brutally isolated town, with empty buildings and an obvious lack of life. While the sun shines over the stern, you'll sail north through the Isfjord and glide slowly past the Hatten bird cliff, where you'll see Brünnich’s guillemots swarm in and out in big flocks.
On the boat ride you'll cross the Sassenfjord and see the mighty mountain of Tempel guarding the entrance to the Tempelfjord and then you'll be right under the Nordenskiöld Glacier and its powerful walls of blue ice. It crackles and bangs and if you're lucky, may calve impressively for the photographers on board. Here you'll be served lunch from the barbecue on board while enjoying the incredible view.
You'll dock at the harbor in Pyramiden, where a Russian guide waits with a rifle on his shoulder. We'll explore Pyramiden but will be careful to stay together in a group for safety's sake: polar bears can turn up in the town.