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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 - 371 reviews371 reviews

    Foxfonna sledding - Svalbard Husky

    Longyearbyen

    When the snow starts melting in the low land we move higher up to enjoy the remains of winter beautiful coat.

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 371 reviews371 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 854 reviews854 reviews

    Fossil hunting with polar dog - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    At the end of the Longyear valley, there are two glaciers, Lars Breen and Longyear Breen. Longyear Breen have over thousands of years eroded the mountains and pushed the rocks in to a huge moraine in front of the glacier. It is in these rocks we…

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 854 reviews854 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 331 reviews331 reviews

    Snowmobilesafari to Barentsburg - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for a trip to Barentsburg. Surrounded by a magnificent landscape with sharp peaks, Disney-like reindeer searching for fodder and our cute friend the little polar fox on the mountainside.

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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 - 331 reviews331 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 371 reviews371 reviews

    Arctic Dog Sledding - Svalbard Husky

    Longyearbyen

    The best way to experience the beauty and endlessness of the Arctic landscape is on a dogsled. During this time, the light has returned from the long polar night and everything is awake again. As always, our huskies are ready to run.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 371 reviews371 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 275 reviews275 reviews

    Insight into an Arctic sled dog's life: Polarnight adventure with dogsledding, lunch and slideshow - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an adventure in the Polarnight!

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 275 reviews275 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
  7. 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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    • 1 - Suitable for all
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 317 reviews317 reviews

    Bird Spotting Excursion, followed by Arctic BBQ - Spitzbergen Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    The summer season is owned by the birds. During those weeks we have a lot of bird species coming to Svalbard. They are all so wonderfull and deserve a special focus. Join us on a tour which puts the spotlight on those amazing creatures. If you are…

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    • 2 - Available for most

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    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Sightseeing and lectures

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 317 reviews317 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 531 reviews531 reviews

    Excursion by snowmobile to Tempelfjord - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Breathtaking trip to Tempelfjorden, where lies the magnificent Tunabreen glacier. A true Svalbard classic adventure !

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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 - 531 reviews531 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 609 reviews609 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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 609 reviews609 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 - 854 reviews854 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 - 854 reviews854 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 295 reviews295 reviews

    Polar night safari - hunting for the northern lights - Svalbard Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Join us by snowmobile to the beautiful scenery that surrounds Svalbard Longyearbyen, and let yourself be captivated by the unique blue light that characterizes the polar night.

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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 - 295 reviews295 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 130 reviews130 reviews

    Northern Lights cruise towards Barentsburg - 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 - 130 reviews130 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 44 reviews44 reviews

    Crossing the Adventfjord with kayaks - Spitsbergen Outdoor Activities

    Longyearbyen

    Peaceful tour in double kayaks crossing the Adventbay.
    The kayaks glides quietly amongst birds without disturbing them, with a range of steep mountains as background.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Kayak

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 44 reviews44 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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    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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 609 reviews609 reviews

    One of natures great events - The bird jumping in Trygghamna - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    Better Moments will offer you a chance to see Svalbard’s biggest bird event during the summer – The bird jumping. For just a few days in July, the chicks will jump from their nests on the huge bird cliff Alkhorne and we will be there to see them…

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    • 1 - Suitable for all

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    • Closed boat
    • Food
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 609 reviews609 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 531 reviews531 reviews

    Hiking Hiorthfjellet - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    long and hard all day trip with excellent view over Isfjord and Longyearbyen. We cross Adventfjorden by dinghy and we visit the historical Hiorthamn. The first part is easy walk. The Greenland dogs enjoy the trip and carry a part of the equipment.…

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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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    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 531 reviews531 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 331 reviews331 reviews

    Isfjord safari to the bird cliffs at "Fuglefjella" and to Hiorthamn - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    A short boat trip out into the Isfjord, between Longyearbyen and the Russian settlement of Barentsburg, you will find the Bird Mountains. Join us on an exciting open boat tour which combines birds and wildlife with the island’s interesting history.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Open boat

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 331 reviews331 reviews
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