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Polar City Break

Polar City Break

Longyearbyen, where extraordinary is ordinary

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Polar City Break

Sign with a polar bear, Photo: Jarle RøsslandLongyearbyen is a tiny international polar town located inconceivably far north. We often refer to Longyearbyen as an Arctic metropolis, probably because it’s so packed with great experiences and exciting people that come and go from all around the world, on all sorts of business. The international feel to Longyearbyen is reinforced by the fact that this tiny Norwegian metropolis is home to people from around 50 different countries. It’s an authentic, harsh polar town with a rich history, easy access to amazing nature-based outdoor experiences and a comfortable social life filled with cultural offerings indoors. In other words, Longyearbyen is one of the places on earth everyone should visit during their lifetime – and we mean visit at least once!

A different city break - take a trip to Svalbard
 

Polar city break, Photo: Jens JuulUnder Polar City Break, we have gathered experiences and options suitable for guests wishing to spend most of their time in Svalbard, in and around Longyearbyen. We are talking about social gatherings, excellent dinners and pleasant days in a place with a difference. Furthermore, you will appreciate the peculiarities you find in a place which, strictly speaking, is further north than people can live.

Inspiration for your polar city break
 

We have made a list over 10 movies and books that will make you want to visit Svalbard. If you enjoy good food, you should read about why Longyearbyen is a mekka for foodies. Did you know that reindeer roam the streets of Longyearbyen? Svalbard reindeer are urban and wild! Meet Olaf Storø - a local artist inspired by the Arctic light. Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world's largest secure seed storage, and can be found in the permafrost close to town. 

"The art of making things cosy is Norway’s most important and representative contribution to world culture.” – Author Knut Faldbakken

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  1. Longyearbyen

    2-course Trapper's Dinner.
    Basecamp Trapper’s Station is situated about 10 km from the edge of Longyearbyen in Bolterdalen housing 90 Alaskan huskies trained for mushing. Here you can see and feel how trappers lived in the wilderness hunting seals...

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Sightseeing and lectures
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    An easy hike takes us up on the moraines in front of the Longyear glacier. The fossil location is a very senic place next to blue ice in between high spectacular mountains.You will see 60 million years old plant fossils from the time with dinosaurs...

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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
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    Better Moments #1 TripAdvisor 2016

    On Svalbard, the location and conditions are ideal for spotting the Aurora Borealis. Our competent snowmobile guides know the best places for watching this mystical phenomenon. To make this magical experience...

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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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    LONGYEARBYEN PANORAMA - UNDER THE ARCTIC EVENING SUN
    Few things in the world can match feeling the Arctic evening 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...

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Snowcat
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    LONGYEARBYEN PANORAMA - SNOWCAT RIDE WITH A VIEW

    Board our impressive new snowcat and prepare for an exciting tour with a view, as your knowledgeable guide takes you into the wilderness. This tour begins on your hotel doorstep!
     

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Snowcat
  6. Longyearbyen

    Svalbard Museum is a museum of natural and cultural history. Our ambition is to provide broad and comprehensive knowledge of history and nature in the Arctic. Svalbard Museum presents a modern exhibition in a traditional form, with models,...

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    Come along for an amazing tour around Longyearbyen in our restaurant bus, under the magical midnight sun.

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    • Sightseeing and lectures
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  8. Longyearbyen

    Russia Express to Pyramiden
    Join us on a fast trip to Pyramiden, in our 46 foot Princess Riviera.

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    • Closed boat
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    A medium hard hiking trip with a nice view. We start at Nybyen and continues through an amazing landscape of glacier and moraine until we arrive at Sarkofagen. We return to the glacier of Longyearbreen in an easy terrain. We also cross the glacier...

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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
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    See & Explore are based in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. On this daytime, and limited tour, up to 3 persons, will we offer you a perfect and genuine wildlife experience from our Arctic environment and we are only using the close areas, in and around...

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    • Hiking
    • Photo safari
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    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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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Snowcat
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    Longyearbyen from fundation to nowadays: How to live in a remote and inhospitable place. A 2h30 entertaining stroll around Longyearbyen with arctic meal.

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    Get away from town and enjoy an atmospheric evening on the Arctic tundra at our wilderness camp.

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    Join us on a trip to Ny-Ålesund, a former mining town and gateway to the Arctic. This was the starting point for famous explorers’ race to the North pole. Roald Amundsen, known as the first person, to reach both to the South- and North pole, used...

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    • Closed boat
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    Join a small, exclusive group of guests on a closed rib boat to the Russian ghost town Pyramiden and the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier.

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    • Closed boat
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    Are you curious about the coal mining industry in Longyearbyen and the history behind why some men decided to reside here more than 100 years ago? Join us on a tour into coal mine nr. 3 and get a feeling of the working conditions of a coal miner in...

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    • Mine visit
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    Get a chance to see the Northern Lights on our comfortable bus with a drink and some peanuts by your side! Together with our equipment and tour guide, you will hunt for the Northern Lights on our bus as well as learn a bit about the sky above...

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    • Sightseeing and lectures
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    Our fossil hunt is a really nice way to spend a free morning or afternoon; one of the advantages of Longyearbyen is we have such fantastic nature right at our doorstep. We walk from Nybyen up onto Longyear glacier, one of the two glaciers located...

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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
  19. Longyearbyen

    We bring you out to the local wildlife in and around Longyearbyen. At this tour, is limited up to 8 persons. Our primary focus, on this tour, is the Arctic fox, Svalbard rock ptarmigan, Svalbard Reindeer, Little auk and to find the good views for...

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    • Hiking
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  20. Longyearbyen

    On two wheels, you can explore an incredible diversity of environments on our 25 kilometer bicycle trail.

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    • Biking
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