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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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    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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    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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    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 - 63 reviews63 reviews
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    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
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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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 - 282 reviews282 reviews

    Fuglefjella: Hike through Bjørndalen to the birds cliffs - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Near the the fjords, through the open valleys and on the mountains we will discover birds nesting during summertime. We will be on the highest bird mountain in the area with a beautiful view over Isfjorden.

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 282 reviews282 reviews
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    Foxfonna Hike - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Come and see Advendalen and the surrounding mountains from a bird’s
    eye view!
    The trip is a total of roughly 7 km and takes about 7 hours and includes lunsj&hot drink.

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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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    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 - 282 reviews282 reviews
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    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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 282 reviews282 reviews
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    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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    • 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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    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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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 282 reviews282 reviews
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    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 - 282 reviews282 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 47 reviews47 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 - 47 reviews47 reviews
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    Evening hike Plateau Mountain - Spitbergen Outdoor Activities

    Longyearbyen

    Short hike up on the Plateau Mountain. The steep hike takes you up to a fabulous view over sea, village and 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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 47 reviews47 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 402 reviews402 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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 402 reviews402 reviews
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