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Raudfjorden is a fjord located in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, two Norwegian archipelagos located in the Arctic Ocean. The fjord is located on the west side of Svalbard, stretching from the northwest corner of the archipelago to the south of the island of Spitsbergen. The fjord is approximately 40 kilometers long and is surrounded by steep mountains, glaciers, and many small islands.

Raudfjorden is an important historical site in the area, being the site of many battles between the Dutch and the English during the whaling era. In 1613, the English whaling ship the Hopewell was attacked by Dutch whalers in the area. The Hopewell was eventually sunk in the fjord, and the remains of the ship can still be seen today. In 1614, the Dutch and English fleets clashed again in the fjord, resulting in the sinking of several Dutch ships.

Raudfjorden is also home to a variety of wildlife, including polar bears, walruses, and seals. The area is also a popular spot for bird watching, with species such as puffins, guillemots, and eiders nesting in the area. The fjord is also a popular spot for kayaking and fishing, with many species of fish such as cod, haddock, and halibut being found in the waters.

Raudfjorden is a beautiful and historically significant area in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, and its unique landscape and wildlife make it a popular tourist destination. Visitors can explore the area by kayak, boat, or on foot, and can also take part in activities such as fishing and bird watching. The area is also home to a variety of cultural sites, including the remains of the Hopewell shipwreck, making it a must-see destination for anyone visiting the area.

Excursion tips for a day in Raudfjorden

As a tourist in Raudfjorden in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, there is a wealth of activities to experience on a single day. Here are some of the top activities to enjoy:

1. Take a boat tour of the stunning fjords and glaciers.
2. Go on a guided snowmobile tour to explore the Arctic landscape.
3. Visit the old Russian mining town of Pyramiden.
4. Go on a guided hike to experience the beauty of the Arctic tundra.
5. View the incredible wildlife in the area, including polar bears, arctic foxes, reindeer, and more.
6. Visit the local Svalbard Museum to learn more about the history and culture of the region.
7. Go bird-watching to observe some of the rare birds of the Arctic.
8. Take a kayak tour of the fjords and bays to experience the beauty of the area from the water.
9. Go fishing for Arctic char in the fjords.
10. Take a scenic flight over the region to view the breathtaking landscape from above.

Experience Raudfjorden with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Raudfjorden. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Raudfjorden

Raudfjorden in Svalbard and Jan Mayen experiences a subarctic climate with cold winters and cool summers. Winter temperatures range from -12°C to -20°C and snowfall is common. Summers are cool and temperatures range from 0°C to 8°C. Spring and autumn are transitional periods with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 4°C. The area experiences 24 hours of daylight in summer and 24 hours of darkness in winter. Precipitation is generally low throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Raudfjorden

Our weather forecast for Raudfjorden helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 6.5 °C
min: 4.5 °C
19.1 m/s
24.5 m/s
97.7 %
0.0 m
97.8 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 6.0 °C
min: 4.2 °C
36.7 m/s
60.5 m/s
92.8 %
0.9 m
95.0 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 6.3 °C
min: 5.5 °C
36.0 m/s
55.8 m/s
85.1 %
0.1 m
93.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 6.9 °C
min: 5.5 °C
20.5 m/s
25.9 m/s
73.1 %
11.7 m
84.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 6.9 °C
min: 5.8 °C
12.6 m/s
15.5 m/s
80.5 %
1.1 m
88.6 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 6.7 °C
min: 5.7 °C
10.1 m/s
11.2 m/s
100.0 %
0.1 m
94.6 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 6.2 °C
min: 4.8 °C
28.1 m/s
37.4 m/s
83.6 %
0.1 m
94.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 6.2 °C
min: 4.1 °C
29.2 m/s
36.7 m/s
74.9 %
0.2 m
91.8 %
1,019 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 6.8 °C
min: 5.7 °C
25.3 m/s
34.2 m/s
88.6 %
0.1 m
91.8 %
1,020 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 6.3 °C
min: 5 °C
22.3 m/s
31.3 m/s
82.4 %
0.1 m
91.4 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 9.1 °C
min: 5.4 °C
15.5 m/s
20.9 m/s
95.7 %
11.1 m
79.9 %
1,015 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 11.1 °C
min: 6 °C
6.5 m/s
5.8 m/s
52.5 %
20.1 m
81.0 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 11.1 °C
min: 6.8 °C
4.0 m/s
5.0 m/s
29.8 %
13.1 m
77.8 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 6.6 °C
min: 4.9 °C
5.8 m/s
6.1 m/s
46.9 %
9.1 m
85.2 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 9.5 °C
min: 4.9 °C
10.4 m/s
8.6 m/s
78.8 %
5.2 m
83.8 %
1,005 hPa

Cruises to Raudfjorden

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Scheduled ship calls in Raudfjorden, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 12th 2025 Thursday, 12th of Jun. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 19th 2025 Thursday, 19th of Jun. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 20th 2025 Friday, 20th of Jun. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 26th 2025 Thursday, 26th of Jun. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 27th 2025 Friday, 27th of Jun. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Jul. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Jul. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Jul. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Jul. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Jul. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am

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Maritime AIS Data Raudfjorden

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