Summer in Svalbard

Excursions in the far North

Summer in Svalbard is a mystical and golden destination filled with desolate landscapes and powerful energy. With infinite sunlight, summer is the perfect time to explore the power of the North.

Coles Bay Day Excursion  

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 A desolate railway transport in the far North.

Colesbukta is a bay at the southern side of Isfjorden, in Nordenskiöld Land at Spitsbergen, Svalbard. The bay is about 4.5 kilometer wide. A railway for coal transport was earlier operated between Grumantbyen and shipment facilities in Colesbukta (wikipedia).

On this tour, we will meet in the harbor of Longyearbean at 09:00 where Duen III, your magical boat will be waiting for you with heating and warm coffee & tea on board. At 09:15, we will set sail towards Coles Bay which will take around 2 hours depending on the weather.

Upon arriving (around 11:30), the crew will safely take you into shore on the RIB boat where you will then be able to explore this desolate coal mining town where the crew will set up a small picnic to enjoy the view while on shore*. You will have until 14:30 to explore this 4.5 kilometer island.

After heading back on board, the Duen III will sail back to Longyearbean where you will arrive back at the harbor at 16:30.

*weather dependent, otherwise snacks will be on board.



Sveabreen Day Sail

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Up close and personal with icebergs. 

On this active trip, you will be able to learn how man the deck while your captain teaches you the ropes (pun intended) on how to sail the beautiful Duen III. Sveabreen is a 3.5 hour sail from Longyearbean, and once arriving you will anchor in the bay where you will be able to take the dinghy in small groups around the floating icebergs. While out exploring, lunch will be prepared on board and sail back to Longyearbean around 15:00.

09.00 Duen III is open for guests

09.15 departure from LYR

We will arrive back to shore at 19:00

36 Hour: Pyramidan Sail to Explore Weekend Trip

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Sail. Dinner. Hot Tub. Glacier. Explore.

Pyramiden is a Russian settlement and coal mining community on Located on the archipelago of Svalbard, Pyramiden is a russian settlement and coal minding community that has been closed since 1988. The closest settlements to this abandoned city is Longyearbyen (50 kilometers south), and Ny-ålesynd (100 kilometers to the west).

On this 36 hour tour, you will have the opportunity to explore this desolate place while enjoying the view from a comfrtable and warm sailing ship, Duen III.

The Schedule:

Friday, 14:00: Duen III opens up for the arrival of guests exploring for the weekend. After everyone is comfortable and unpacked in their cabin, we will have a quick safety briefing and set sail to Pyramiden where you will be able to learn the sailing basics up on deck.

We will arrive around 19:00 where dinner will be served as the anchor is dropped for the evening. If the weather is on our side, we will fire up the hot tub and sail alongside Nordenskjoldbreen, one of Svalbard’s most impressive glaciers.

Saturday, 08:00: Breakfast will be served onboard where we encourage guests to make their own snack packs for the day since we will be on shore for quite sometime. We will enter the abandoned city at 09:00 after a Polar Bear safety briefing (it is mandatory that guests stick close to the crew and guides while on shore).

Once we meet our official guide in the area, we will be able to tailor and personalize the day depending on the groups specific desires. We have the chance to have a detailed tour around the settlement, or go on a hike to a nearby mountain.

Duen III will depart at 15:00 where we will arrive back in Longyearbyen at 20:00.

Svalbard 10 Day Expedition 

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Experience the top of the world.

The mystery of Svalbard has recently become of interest to the world’s top adventurers and arctic enthusiasts of our planet.  With climate, population and exploration at the forefront of many conversations from top environmentalists and scientists, explorers are seeking uninhabited lands to venture off to while respecting the environment in which they are traveling in. During this 10 day adventure, we will have the opportunity to witness magical moments only few people in the world can speak about.

Why travel to Svalbard: We have crafted this route because we are modern explorers and seek to find unique spots that others may not have the ability to know about. We want to share these special places with our fellow travelers to help the world become aware of these gems of our very own planet. Svalbard is 15 degrees from the North pole, and with more wild animals populating the island than humans it is one of the only places in the Arctic that humans can explore while being so desolate.



The Yacht

Meet Duen III

Meet Duen III. A CT 65 designed by the world renowned American designer, Robert Perry. Duen III was born in 1987 and was built for the Arctic conditions of the North. She has a sturdy build with a thick hull and pilot house, along with a spacious, classic wooden interior with three different seating areas. She has five heated cabins (1 double berth cabin and 8 single berths in 4 cabins) for the guests that travel with us. Each room has its own toilet and shower.

  • Year Built: 1987
  • Length: 23 Meters
  • Height of Masts: 20 Meters
  • Type of Rig: Ketch Rig
  • Engine: 215 HP Perkins Engine, Bow Thrustor


The Sleeping Quarters:  Duen III has 6 heated cabins, each with a private bathroom and shower for your own comfort and privacy. With 3 different style of cabins, you are able to choose the room that will be most comfortable on your journey.

The Eagle’s Nest:

35,000 NOK Per Person (2pp cabin)

The Polar Bear’s Den: 

30,000 Per Person (2pp cabin)

Snapshots from these tours

What other Pukka Travelers are saying: 

“The Atmosphere was just Phenomenal” 

“This experience was magnificent, the luxurious boat, activities and atmosphere was just phenomenal.”

– Alhasan, Saudia Arabia 

“One of the most amazing trips I’ve done”

“By far one of the most amazing trips I’ve done. We got to see the northern lights, Humpback whales, Killer whales.”

– Paul, England

“Amazing Crew & Unforgettable experience” 

“We loved Pukka so much, we went back on their boat the same day! The crew was the friendliest they come, the boat was cozy and the adventure was unforgettable.”

– Nan F, Australia 

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