Classic Nature Adventures

Classic Nature Adventures

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Classic Nature Adventures

The fact that Svalbard is an outdoor recreation paradise is well known. However, many are surprised to learn that the nature-based experiences up here come in all types, shapes and sizes.

Great nature experiences right outside the city

Classic nature adventures are perfect for guests who like to be outside, nature enthusiasts and those who enjoy moving about and being active in beautiful landscapes. The best part of visiting Svalbard is that this Arctic wilderness starts virtually in the town centre and never ends. Just the thought of where you are on earth when you visit Svalbard is enough to make many people giddy with joy.

Up here, the North Pole is right around the corner from the pub. But you certainly don’t need to travel far from Longyearbyen to have amazing nature-based experiences. Piotr DamskiHalf-day and full-day trips enable you to see glaciers, tundra, animal life, majestic mountains and fjords. You will discover nice trails and exciting mountains you can explore right on the outskirts of town. Everything is there just waiting to be explored. All you need to do is throw yourself into it with the warm heart and clear head of an outdoor recreation enthusiast.

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Classic nature adventures include a wide range of guided excursions specially designed for nature and outdoor recreation enthusiasts who want an active Svalbard holiday without spending too many days. By choosing different types of activities and following the level of difficulty of each trip, you can create an excursion programme that is perfect for you and your travel companions.

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates

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    Longyearbyen Panorama - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for a lovely snowcat trip out from Longyearbyen.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Snowcat

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 386 reviews386 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 386 reviews386 reviews

    Hike from sea to summit -Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Hike with a view! This trip offers different experiences from what you can get close to Longyearbyen. We use open polarcircel boats to take us across the Adventfjord to Revneset, from where we’ll start our hike.

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    • 4 - Demands good physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (steep, slippery and uneven terrain)

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    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Open boat

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 386 reviews386 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 61 reviews61 reviews

    Arctic Treasures - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Experience the true Arctic Treasures around Templefjorden area. Enjoy the excitement of snowmobile driving and experience the arctic wildlife like seals, reindeer and polar bear. Last but not least we will reach the majestic glacier front of Von…

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    • 3 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Through some rugged terrain.

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Snowmobile

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 61 reviews61 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 645 reviews645 reviews

    Catching the light - Blue light with dinner - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    Driving through Svalbard’s landscape, in the twilight, is magical. The light will transform the white snow into soft blue and pink pastel colours, gently illuminating the mountains and valleys that have been covered by darkness since November. After…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. very easy and flat terrain.

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    • Food
    • Snowmobile

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 645 reviews645 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 271 reviews271 reviews

    Trollsteinen ski: Ski touring from the summit- Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on Trollsteinen Randonnèe. We start hiking through a fascinating landscape, before crossing the glacier on our way up the mountain ridge. A large and characteristic stone is located at the highest point, 850 meters above sea level.

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Skiing

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 271 reviews271 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 386 reviews386 reviews

    Hike to Sarkofagen - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Experience the unique Arctic landscape from the top of Sarkofagen. Surrounded by magnificent view in all directions, this is a hike not to be missed!

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    • 4 - Demands good physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (steep, slippery and uneven terrain)

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    • Food
    • Hiking

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 386 reviews386 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 322 reviews322 reviews

    RIB Safari Along the Ice Edge - Svalbard Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    A long and cold winter is coming to an end. The midnight sun shines high on northern sky. It's May, and spring has come to the Arctic. This is the month of the return of the birds to Svalbard. Snow is melting and the sea is breaking up. The fjords…

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Open boat

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 322 reviews322 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 316 reviews316 reviews

    Dogsledding on wheels - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Explore the gorgeous tundra landscape in Adventdalen from a special-made wagon pulled by a husky team!

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 316 reviews316 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 645 reviews645 reviews

    Catching the light - Aurora Borealis with dinner - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    Join our hunt for the Aurora borealis on snowmobile. On the way we will stop by our Gamme to enjoy a 3-course dinner together with our guide.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Very easy and flat terrain.

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    • Food
    • Snowmobile

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 645 reviews645 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 375 reviews375 reviews

    Walrus and the glacier front - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Enjoy one of the very best experiences in Svalbard: combining beautiful glacier fronts and perhaps the most unique species in Svalbard, the walrus. With its large tusks and distinctive appearance, it is an Arctic favorite. They may not be graceful…

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Open boat

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 375 reviews375 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 645 reviews645 reviews

    Walrus safari - Two tons of happiness - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    Experience Svalbard’s unique wildlife from up close! Everyday we use our closed and comfortable RIB boats to go to a well-known walrus colony. Here we do a landing on the beach. We will then have the opportunity to observe these funny and…

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    • 1 - Suitable for all

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    • Closed boat
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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 645 reviews645 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 645 reviews645 reviews

    When the light returns - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    The last few months Svalbard have been covered in darkness. Now, in the days before the sun is about to return, the twilight reveals the most amazing landscape. Be the first to discover endless valleys, tight riverbeds and high mountains, all of…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience, very easy and flat terrain.

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    • Snowmobile

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 645 reviews645 reviews
  13. Svalbard Brewery

    Longyearbyen

    Svalbard Brewery was established in 2011 and served it's first beers to locals and visitors in August 2015.

    Svalbard Brewery, established in 2011, brewed its first beer in August 2015. Six years of efforts to change the law from 1928, which…

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 216 reviews216 reviews

    Snowmobile to Barentsburg - Arctic Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    A breathtaking trip through changing landscapes, across a glacier and through valleys to our Russian neighbours in the west.

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    • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is an advantage. Day trip through some rugged terrain.

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    • Food
    • Snowmobile

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 216 reviews216 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 316 reviews316 reviews

    The Ultimate Svalbard Experience - Dog Sledding with Ice Cave Visit - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Together with our 45 eager huskies we will travel though the beautiful valleys in our local area and choose an ice cave to visit.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding
    • Food
    • Ice cave

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 316 reviews316 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 607 reviews607 reviews

    East Coast - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on this popular day excursion to the stunning East Coast of Spitsbergen.

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    • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is an advantage. Day trip through some rugged terrain.

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    • Food
    • Snowmobile

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 607 reviews607 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 386 reviews386 reviews

    Snowmobile to Tempelfjorden - A Glacier frozen into the ice - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    This is a great snowmobile trip through typical Svalbard nature. We drive through some of the large valleys to the banks of the Sassenfjord and to Villa Fredheim, the hunting lodge that once housed the famous hunter Hilmar Nøis.

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    • 3 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience, through some rugged terrain.

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    • Food
    • Snowmobile

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 386 reviews386 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 607 reviews607 reviews

    Speedboat to Tempelfjorden and Tuna Glacier - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Travel by speedboat to the heart of the Sassen-Bünsow Land National Park for a chance to explore the historic trapper cabin at Fredheim and to view the massive blue front of the Tuna Glacier.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Food
    • Open boat

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 607 reviews607 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 386 reviews386 reviews

    Snowmobile to Elveneset - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    This is the perfect trip for the snowmobile first timers. Even with a short distance to Longyearbyen, its still an amazing wilderness experience, with the arctic winter scenery and Svalbard landscape included.  

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    • 3 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Through some rugged terrain.

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    • Snowmobile

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 386 reviews386 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 607 reviews607 reviews

    Van Mijenfjorden - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Travel to one of the largest and most scenic fjords of central Spitsbergen where you will experience wildlife, endless valleys, and breath-taking glaciers.

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    • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is an advantage. Day trip through some rugged terrain.

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    • Food
    • Snowmobile

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 607 reviews607 reviews
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