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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 - 569 reviews569 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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 253 reviews253 reviews

    Ice Cave: Hike to explore the ice cave - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Under the glaciers at Svalbard you find a frozen world: A world filled with ice that have been shaped during summertime by melting ice and snow through the melt water channels.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
    • Ice cave

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 253 reviews253 reviews
  3. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 286 reviews286 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 - 286 reviews286 reviews
  4. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 629 reviews629 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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 629 reviews629 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 27 reviews27 reviews

    Try FatBiking on a historic road - FatBike Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    In short: Easy, Short, Beautiful scenery, History.
    On this trip we bike on “Burmaveien” an old gravel road in the mountain side towards the airport, which a long time ago was one of the most important roads of Longyearbyen.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Biking
    • Sightseeing and lectures

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 27 reviews27 reviews
  6. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 335 reviews335 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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 335 reviews335 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 59 reviews59 reviews

    Winter hike with visit in ice cave - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on an adventurous hike to the ice cave at Larsbreen glacier. Experience the architectural wonders formed by glacial meltwater channels. We enter a world of ice far beneath the dark sky.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
    • Ice cave

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 59 reviews59 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 199 reviews199 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 - 199 reviews199 reviews
  9. 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 - 303 reviews303 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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 303 reviews303 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 629 reviews629 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
    • Food
    • Handicap-friendly
    • Toilet

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 629 reviews629 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 379 reviews379 reviews

    Ice cave with dogs - Svalbard Husky

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for a spectacular full day sledtrip!

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Ice cave

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 379 reviews379 reviews
  13. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 629 reviews629 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 - 629 reviews629 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 27 reviews27 reviews

    Barbecue on the shoreline - FatBike Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    On this trip you will experience beautiful views and our most scenic remains of the coal mining history. We will share stories of our life in the arctic at the bonfire which will stay with you as real souvenirs from your visit.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Biking
    • Food
    • Sightseeing and lectures

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 27 reviews27 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 46 reviews46 reviews

    Ice cave trip - Spitsbergen Outdoor Activities

    Longyearbyen

    Glacier hike 2,5 km uphill to an amazing ice cave. This cave is worth every step to get there. The hike itself is a senic route between steep mountains.

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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
    • Ice cave

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 46 reviews46 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 253 reviews253 reviews

    Ice Cave Challenge: Glacier hike and climbing in an ice cave - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Go deeper and explore the ice cave where everyone else turns around! We'll take you down to the ice cave's melt water canals with ice axes and ropes geared for ice climbing.

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    • 3 - 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Ice cave

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 253 reviews253 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 303 reviews303 reviews

    Northern Lights Safari by Snowmobile - 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 - 303 reviews303 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 894 reviews894 reviews

    Dog sledding on wheels - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    When the snow starts melting at the beginning of June,we start using dog carts instead of sledges. At this trip you drive a 3 person cart with 8 huskies in front.Our guide will help you harness the dogs and drive in front of you with his own team…

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 894 reviews894 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews

    Maybe Aurora Borealis? Dog sledding- with overnight at dog yard - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

    Longyearbyen

    Dogsledding with an overnight in a hut by the dog farm. The silence will reign all night, depart from possible interruptions by an amazing concert from our dogs. On this trip we will use dog wagons until the snow arrives.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 286 reviews286 reviews

    Mountain dog sledding - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    In the mountains the snow remains longer. We go dogsledding 400 m above sea level enjoying the beautiful view over Adventdalen and the surrounding mountains.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 286 reviews286 reviews
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