Longyearbyen is the administrative centre of Spitsbergen - the largest of the Svalbard islands. This former mining city is a fascinating place to stroll around. The parish church and Svalbard Museum are both interesting attractions. The landscape may appear barren, but it is home to more than 100 species of plants. Early evening, the ship leaves Isfjorden. You might see the first minke of the voyage. You sail to Trygghamna in the evening, and you will see the remains from a 17th century English whaling base, as well as an 18th century Pomor hunting camp, which you may visit the following morning.