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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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    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
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    • Sightseeing and lectures

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 347 reviews347 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 347 reviews347 reviews

    Sarkofagen - on foot in the realm of the glaciers - Spitzbergen Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    We will pick you up at the hotel you're staying at and drive to Nybyen where we prepare for the hike and start on the ascent of the eastern slope of Sarkofagen. We'll have a longer break followed by a warm lunch and hot drinks on the top, after…

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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 - 347 reviews347 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 347 reviews347 reviews

    Bjørndalen walk with BBQ -Experience for everyone - Spitzbergen Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Bjørndalen is a place which offers you several characteristics from Svalbard in one location. The surroundings offer both impressive mountains, fjord and wildlife. You will find everything in one valley. You can spend hours in this valley and keep…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Food
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 347 reviews347 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 313 reviews313 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 - 313 reviews313 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 66 reviews66 reviews

    Autumn family adventure - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Bring your family or friends on a 4-day autumn adventure with us. Accommodation at Basecamp Hotel, fall in love with Svalbard's magical nature while hiking the Plateau Mountain and enjoy a dog sledding trip on wheels.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 66 reviews66 reviews
  6. Historic hike in Adventdalen - Polar Cruising Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Welcome to Polar Cruising - a historic hike to Adventdalen the Valley. This is the ultimate experience for you who want to experience Svalbard's history and nature.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Food
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    • Sightseeing and lectures
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 692 reviews692 reviews

    Summer adventure on a snowmobile - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen


    Our summer adventure will give you a great combination of hiking and snowmobiling on Svalbard. On this trip, you will enjoy the beautiful views around Longyearbyen and of an island slowly awaking from hibernation.

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    • 3 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Through some rugged terrain.

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    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Snowmobile

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 692 reviews692 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 692 reviews692 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 - 692 reviews692 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 313 reviews313 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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 313 reviews313 reviews
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    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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 313 reviews313 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews

    Nordenskiöldtoppen Trekking - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    This challenging day hike is a local favourite. Climb to the top of the highest peak near Longyearbyen (1051m above sea level) for an unforgettable adventure and the best views around!

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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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 350 reviews350 reviews

    The lodge among glaciers: 3-day hiking adventure with dogs - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic lodge in the untouched Tverrdalen. The only way to get there in summer is by foot. This trip provides a unique opportunity to experience the Svalbard wilderness in all its splendor, joined by our furry 4-legged friends.

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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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    • Bed accomodation
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 350 reviews350 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 313 reviews313 reviews

    Platåfjellet: Hike to the view point with panorama of Longyearbyen - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for a trip to the summit of Platåfjellet at 424 meters above sea level with a great view over 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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 313 reviews313 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 313 reviews313 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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 313 reviews313 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 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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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 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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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 526 reviews526 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews

    Hiorthfjellet Trekking - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Take the path less travelled by and join us for an unforgettable day-long hike to the top of Hiorthfjellet Mountain! The summit of Hiorthfjellet provides stunning views of Longyearbyen and the Adventfjord.

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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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews

    Sarkofagen Trekking - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Explore Longyearbyen’s backyard by hiking to the top of Sarkofagen, a high point overlooking town. Then, descend from Sarkofagen by hiking across the Longyear 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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    • Food
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 66 reviews66 reviews

    Mountain Scrambling - Basecamp Explorer 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 - 66 reviews66 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews

    Lindholmhøgda Hiking - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    The hike starts from the dog yard just outside of Longyearbyen. From there, we ascend the hill and follow the ridge for ~1.5 hours to an elevation of 457 meters.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Hiking

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 670 reviews670 reviews
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