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Get the best view of Longyearbyen

Get the best view of Longyearbyen

The most popular hike among locals

Local favourite - hike to Plateau Mountain

Get the best view of town!
Popular hike that locals do all the time. Remember to be safe and go organized.

400 meters about Longyearbyen is the Plateau Mountain «Platåfjellet». The route starts at the Cableway Central at Skjæringa. After the first 300 meters of climbing up a rocky path, you’ll find a cairn and a notebook you can sign to show others that you were here. Already at this point you’ll have a wonderful view of Longyearbyen.

After the cairn you continue up 100 meters more, to the Plateau Mountain. Here you might see some of Longyearbyen’s colourful flora, Svalbard reindeer and migratory birds. At the top of the climb you will be rewarded with fantastic views over Longyearbyen and the Isfjord, from 424 metres (1390 feet) over sea level. In the soft evening light you’ll enjoy the view of glaciers, valleys and surrounding mountains. It all makes up for the climb.

This hike heads through steep and uneven terrain, and participants should be in good physical shape.  Several of our activity providers offer this trip with a guide who will take care of your safety. Some trips take you up to the Plateau Montain and the same way back down. Others take you over the mountain, and down on the other side (this is a several hour trip).

Note that the Plateau Mountain is outside the safe area for polar bears.

  1. Join us for a trip to the summit of Platåfjellet at 424 meters above sea level with a great view over Longyearbyen.
    1. 21 May 201831 May 2019
    2. 3 Jun 201930 Dec 2019
  2. Short hike up on the Plateau Mountain. The steep hike takes you up to a fabulous view over sea, village and mountains.
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2019
  3. This is the trip for those who wish to take a different hiking trip in the breath-taking nature in Spitsbergen. Join our experienced guide on a daytrip on the mountains around Longyearbyen
    1. 1 Jun 201831 Oct 2018
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