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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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    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 - 253 reviews253 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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 253 reviews253 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 629 reviews629 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
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    • Snowmobile

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 629 reviews629 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 - 335 reviews335 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 902 reviews902 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 - 902 reviews902 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 903 reviews903 reviews

    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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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 903 reviews903 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews

    Hiking trip Isfjord Trek - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Four days along the south coast of Isfjorden and Sassenfjorden. The trip starts from Longyearbyen and follows the coast via Deltaneset and Diabas. In the middle of the summer we witness hectic life on the bird cliff whereas the end of the summer…

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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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews

    Hiking Nordenskjpldtoppen - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Long all day trip with beautiful view. The trip starts at Taubanesentralen in Longyearbyen. After ca 45 minutes we arrive on the plateau (400 masl). We follow the plateau, together with nice Greenland dogs. The view over Longyearbyen is wonderful.…

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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 - 569 reviews569 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 320 reviews320 reviews

    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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 320 reviews320 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 253 reviews253 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
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 253 reviews253 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 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 - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 254 reviews254 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews

    Hiking trip Skansbukta Basecamp - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Skansbukta Basecamp is built on the north side of Isfjorden between giant stony castles. We overnight in small tents at the camp mounted by the coastline. In six days we plan to visit historical sites of the area and among others an abandoned…

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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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 253 reviews253 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
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    • Tent accomodation

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 253 reviews253 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews

    Hiking Lindholmhøgda - 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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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

    Hiking Hiorthfjellet - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    long and hard all day trip with excellent view over Isfjord and Longyearbyen. We cross Adventfjorden by dinghy and we visit the historical Hiorthamn. The first part is easy walk. The Greenland dogs enjoy the trip and carry a part of the equipment.…

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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 - 569 reviews569 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 59 reviews59 reviews

    Winter hike with visit in ice cave - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on an adventurous hike to the ice cave at Larsbreen glacier. Experience the architectural wonders formed by glacial meltwater channels. We enter a world of ice far beneath the dark sky.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Ice cave

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 59 reviews59 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 - 569 reviews569 reviews
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