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Hiking

Longyearbyen is surrounded by majestic mountains. There are many guided hikes to choose between, from reaching summits to exploring valleys. Some are short and suitable for everyone, while others are more physically demanding. No matter which hiking trip you choose, you are assured of a fantastic experience with an experienced guide and wonderful views.

You can combine a hiking trip with a photographic expedition or what about exciting fossil hunting? You can find 60-million-year-old plant fossils in Svalbard, which make a great souvenir to take home. Your guide will gladly inform you about Svalbard’s history and geology during a biscuit and drinks break in the detailed terrain. Learn more about the flora and fauna and take a closer look at various rock formations. On some hikes, you will be joined by pack dogs, while other hikes include a visit to Longyearbyen’s dog yards.

From the top of the popular Plateau Mountain (400 metres above sea level), you can enjoy a panoramic view of beautiful Longyearbyen, while if you choose to join a guided hike to Blomsterdalshøgda you will see the famous Global Seed Vault. If you choose a slightly longer hike to Trollsteinen, you will have the opportunity to cross a glacier and explore a fascinating moraine landscape. You can also choose a hike that concludes with a delicious dinner or lunch around an open fire.

In the wintertime, you can also choose snowshoeing. Join us on a guided snowshoeing trek across a frozen glacier landscape and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Another option is going on a snowshoeing trek in the Polar Night to chase the Northern Lights, an evening activity you will never forget. If you want to experience walking on a glacier, you can put on snowshoes and visit an ice cave.

No matter which hike you choose, don’t forget to wear suitable footwear and bring your camera!

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 46 reviews46 reviews

    Glacier and mountain - Spitsbergen Outdoor Activities

    Longyearbyen

    This trip combines the spectacular experience of visiting a glacier and hiking up a barren mountain. It is a nice hike for those who have some trekking experience and want to learn about glaciers. The glaciers we go walking on do not constitute any…

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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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 46 reviews46 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews

    Hiking trip to Sarkofagen (winter) - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Medium hard hiking trip with a nice view over Longyeardalen. You don’t need to be in good physical condition, but happy for walking and staying outdoors in the snow. You need good mountain shoes and warm clothes. The trip starts at Nybyen and…

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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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews

    Sarkofagen: Hike in glaciers and mountains - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Explore a fascinating glacier world close to town with meltwater channels, mountains and moraines.

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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
    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 46 reviews46 reviews

    Fossil hunting - Spitsbergen Outdoor Activities

    Longyearbyen

    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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 46 reviews46 reviews
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    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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 335 reviews335 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 335 reviews335 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
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    • Open boat

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 335 reviews335 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews

    Seed to summit: Hike to Blomsterdalen and the Seed Vault - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an exciting historical hike from the days of coal mining to The Global Seed Vault on Svalbard.

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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
    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews

    Prins Karls summer expedition 9 days: Hike on the west coast of Spitsbergen - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    On the central west coast of Spitsbergen Prins Karls Forland forms an 86 km long and 11 km wide island. This is an island of contrasts, with alpine peaks, sharp green fields of grass and barren stone deserts side by side. In this gorgeous landscape…

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    • 5 - Demands above average physical fitness, high level of physical activity over an extended period in uneven terrain

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
    • Tent accomodation

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews

    Foxfonna: Hike from the summit and explore glaciers and mountains - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    This hike takes you to a place far away from the town to the real silence of the arctic. Expect a completely different place than on our other hikes!

    After pickup we drive out in Adventdalen, leaving the settlement behind us. We pass by a lot…

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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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 335 reviews335 reviews

    Follow the Trappers' Footsteps - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Imagine life as a trapper in Svalbard: the loneliness, the challenges of a beautiful but harsh landscape.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 335 reviews335 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews

    Wildlife Wintercamp 3 days: Hike with snowshoes and overnight in tent - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    If you have a strong passion for nature as well as for the Arctic, surely you will want to try to immerse yourself completely in Svalbard, without distractions “Only by immersing completely will you be able to hear his voice” everything will be…

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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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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Tent accomodation

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews

    Lindholmhøgda: Hike to panorama view (459 masl) - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    We drive to the dog yard and start the hike following the cableway inwards Adventdalen.  The hike, which is popular among locals, continues by the valley and the edge of Lindholmsfjellet. The edge can be experienced as a bit steep. On the top of…

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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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 884 reviews884 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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 884 reviews884 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews

    Arctic Challenge: Hiortfjellet – hike and kayak - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    The Arctic Challenge. We kayak across the fjord before we start climbing to the summit of Hiorthfjellet at 1000 meters.

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    • 5

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
    • Kayak

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews

    Hiking Sarkofagen - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 629 reviews629 reviews

    The Arctic Dream - A two day hike along the Icefjord - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen


    On this 2-day hiking trip we will explore the arctic nature surrounding the Isfjord, hike along the coast and up into the valleys. Get ready for breath-taking views.

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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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 629 reviews629 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews

    Hiorthamn: Nature hike to a historical mining settlement - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an exciting adventure, out of town to an old historical mining settlement. If we are lucky, and the night is clear, we can see nature's own magical lights: The northern lights.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews

    Arctic camp: Hike with a night outdoors - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Would you like to stay one night in tent, outside town and get an experience you can keep for a lifetime? Come with us, and our guides will show you the tricks to have a comfortable night under the arctic sky.

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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
    • Tent accomodation

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 59 reviews59 reviews

    Mountain Scrambling - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    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

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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
    • Hiking

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 59 reviews59 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews

    Trollsteinen: Hike crossing the glaicer to the peak - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    At the highest point of a ridge there is a huge rock tower. This can be seen from town, and for many locals in Longyearbyen, this mountain peak is defined as a classic mountain hike - either by foot or by skis. This place truly earns its name -…

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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