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Classic Nature Adventures

Classic Nature Adventures

Amazing nature based experiences on your doorstep

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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.

Create a custom excursion program

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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 530 reviews530 reviews

    Hiking Nordenskjpldtoppen - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Long all day trip with beautiful view. The trip starts at Taubanesentralen in Longyearbyen. After ca 45 minutes we arrive on the plateau (400 masl). We follow the plateau, together with nice Greenland dogs. The view over Longyearbyen is wonderful.…

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    • 3 - Demands average physical fitness. Not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

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    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 530 reviews530 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 317 reviews317 reviews

    Snowmobile tour to Tempelfjord - Spitzbergen Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an exciting trip in beautiful nature, rich animal life and an amazing view towards the Von Post and Tuna Glacier.  On the way we will have several stops and your guide will explain what you have arround you. We will see a lot of…

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

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    • Food
    • Snowmobile

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 317 reviews317 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 331 reviews331 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 - 331 reviews331 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews

    Dog Sled Expedition - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

    Longyearbyen

    Join our polar heroes Barents, Nansen and Nobile on a full day dogsledding trip in Svalbard beautiful and exciting nature

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews
  5. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 129 reviews129 reviews

    Northern Lights cruise towards the ghost town Pyramiden - HTG

    Longyearbyen

    Write a new entry in your travel diary - with a chance to experience natures own spectacular light show. Length of trip is approximately 8 hrs, and a warm lunch is included.

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    • 1 - Suitable for all

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    • Closed boat
    • Food
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 129 reviews129 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 129 reviews129 reviews

    Evening-cruise towards Wahlenberg Glacier - HTG

    Longyearbyen

    Write a new entry in your travel diary, as you join us on The World’s Northernmost Fjord-cruise. Length of trip is approximately 6 hrs, and a warm supper is included.

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    • 1 - Suitable for all

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    • Closed boat
    • Food
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 129 reviews129 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 198 reviews198 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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 198 reviews198 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 331 reviews331 reviews

    Longyearbyen Panorama - under the midnight sun - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    LONGYEARBYEN PANORAMA - UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN
    Few things in the world can match feeling the midnight sun warming your face! This tour takes you to a fantastic viewpoint over fjords and mountains, where you can marvel at the light in the middle of…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Snowcat

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 331 reviews331 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 847 reviews847 reviews

    Foxfonna Hike - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Come and see Advendalen and the surrounding mountains from a bird’s
    eye view!
    The trip is a total of roughly 7 km and takes about 7 hours and includes lunsj&hot drink.

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    • 3 - Demands average physical Fitness. Not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 847 reviews847 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 609 reviews609 reviews

    Catching the light - Midnight sun - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    On this snowmobile trip, we will enjoy the surreal Midnight sun from the back of a snowmobile. Driving in the middle of the night, in broad daylight, is a special experience.

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

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    • Snowmobile

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 609 reviews609 reviews
  11. North Pole Expedition Museum

    Longyearbyen

    The museum recounts the heroic efforts made by pioneers to reach the North Pole at the turn of the last century. The purpose of the museum is to impart the history and importance of the North Pole expeditions have had in the Arctic. It is a point…

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    • 1 - Suitable for all
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 58 reviews58 reviews

    Arctic Mushing - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Explore Svalbard in the same way as the polar heroes Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. Dog sledding is also a true nature adventure amongst the locals in Longyearbyen. When traveling with dogsled you will reach the peaceful and majestic areas that…

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 58 reviews58 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 317 reviews317 reviews

    Snowmobile trip to Barentsburg - Spitzbergen Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for a trip to our russian neighbors in Barentsburg and cross snowcovered mountains and wide valleys. We GUARANTEE not more then 6 snowmobiles which will give you as guest the best possible service and time. Barentsburg is an extraordinary…

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

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    • Food
    • Snowmobile
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 317 reviews317 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 294 reviews294 reviews

    Snowmobile safari to Tempelfjorden with lunch in a lavvo - Svalbard Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on a journey into the untouched wilderness of Svalbard. Our destination is the Templefjord, a fjord steeped in history and overlooked by the Temple mountains.

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

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    • Food
    • Snowmobile

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 294 reviews294 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 530 reviews530 reviews

    Excursion by snowmobile to the East Coast - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    This trip lasts for about 10-12 hours and the main purpose of this trip is to experience the desert, high arctic east coast of Spitsbergen . The east coast has always been known for its hard climate, the numerous numbers of polar bears, the exciting…

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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 - 530 reviews530 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 58 reviews58 reviews

    Spot the dot - Wildlife boat safari - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on an open RIB boat fjord safari through the bright spring in Spitsbergen. In the wilderness it’s just you and surrounding mountains. Summer light revealing the treasures of the mountains and Arctic ocean. This is a half day excursion where…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Open boat
    • Photo safari

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 58 reviews58 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 530 reviews530 reviews

    Excursion by snowmobile to Van Mijenfjord - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    We start our journey driving into Adventdalen and then head south to Reindalen, one of the biggest and more impressive valleys on Svalbard (45 km long). We continue our journey by ascending the Slakbreen glacier and coming down Gustavdalen to reach…

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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 - 530 reviews530 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 244 reviews244 reviews

    Kayak in Arctic Nature - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    We will use the kayaks as transport to get closer to the nature and birdlife in the fjord. There are qualified kayak guides joining so everything the tour fits for almost everyone that want to experience this adventure. 

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    • 3 - 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Kayak

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 244 reviews244 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 331 reviews331 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 - 331 reviews331 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 275 reviews275 reviews

    Explore dogsledding on wheels, enjoy lunch and tundra hiking - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Explore the gorgeous tundra landscape in Adventdalen from a special-made wagon with solid breaks pulled by a husky team! Lunch, slideshow and a tundra hike included as well - a full day activity offer to explore the summer-Arctic at its best!

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding
    • Food

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 275 reviews275 reviews
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