MS Teisten is a small work boat owned and operated by Kings Bay AS. The boat is 31 feet long and equipped to do smaller scientific operations, transportation and survey in Kongsfjorden and Krossfjorden. Safety equipment is available on board (life raft, life belts and survival suits).
The boat, including captain, fuel and sampling equipment, can be rented by all scientists visiting Ny-Ålesund. Five passengers in addition to the skipper onboard is maximum capacity for sightseeing and transport. For scientific work the maximum number of passengers on board is restricted to four. It is also possible to rent a technician to have an field assitant on board.
Booking of Teisten should be done through RIS and as early as possible. NOTE! Bookings for April should be made before 31 January.
The boat can operate in Kongsfjorden and Krossfjorden in the main season: 1 May - 30 Sept. If you plan scientiifc work outside of the main season, please contact us before. Please note that the use in Sept-April might be impossible due to sea ice and bad weather.
An extra fee might be added to cover the cost of external skipper outside main season (depends also on number of hours booked - check with Kings Bay for more details).
For booking, details and specific questions concerning the equipment please contact the marine lab coordinator.
Note: Please see our detailed terms and conditions for booking and cancellation policies:
Boat use always depends on the weather and ice conditions, and Kings Bay AS takes no responsibility for cancellation due to unfavourable conditions at sea.
Both photos: Kings Bay AS
Due to Corona please contact us directly for questions regarding current open slots. Teisten is available, but we won't update the booking calender, because due to travelling restrictions booking may change very quickly.
Please check nevertheless with us. In rare cases it is also possible to cooperate with other groups. The booking gets updated at least every second week.