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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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    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

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  2. Cruise welcome - Nature, wildlife and sightseeing - Snowfox Travel

    Longyearbyen

    We welcome you in Longyearbyen! This activity gives you both nature and sightseeing when you arrive in Longyearbyen.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    Fuglefjella: Hike from Bjørndalen to the bird mountain - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    The bird mountain entitled “Fuglefjella” is well-known for its bustling wildlife with sea birds like the little auk to guillemots, gulls and fulmars.

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  4. Guided phototour - Rana Itinerans

    Longyearbyen

    Do you dream of natural ice sculptures, mountains falling into the sea, wildlife, industrial features?
    We take you to the best spots fitting your interests, observing wildlife and will also be able to help you with some photography basics.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Hiking
    • Photo safari
    • Sightseeing and lectures
  5. Kids activities family tour - Rana Itinerans

    Longyearbyen

    Perfect for families or adding some fun to an easy hike for groups.
    This is a family tour combining interesting activities for both adults and kids.

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    • Hiking
    • Photo safari
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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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    • Food
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    Across Nordenskiöld Land - 5-day hiking expedition from Longyearbyen to Isfjord Radio - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Experience the midnight sun and summer in Svalbard on this hiking expedition across the beautiful Nordenskiöld Land.

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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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    • Bed accomodation
    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Food
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    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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    Platåfjellet: Local’s Favourite: Hike to Panorama View - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for a trip to the summit of Platåfjellet and get the beautiful panorama view of Longyearbyen, 424 metres above sea level!

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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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    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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 907 reviews907 reviews
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    Blomsterdalen: Summit hike and Global 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 - 505 reviews505 reviews
  12. Evening hike to the summit of Blomsterdalen and Seed Vault visit - Snowfox Travel

    Longyearbyen

    Ready to join us for an exciting evening hike to the summit of Blomsterdalen, next to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault? Learn more about this interesting and unique seed vault and experience the rich history of coal mining in this area of 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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    Sarkofagen - Local’s Favourite: Hike to the Glacier - 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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    Winter hike with visit in ice cave - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    The glaciers close to Longyearbyen is stretching from the towering summits of the nearby mountains. We will hike up in the hilly terrain by the foot of the glacier and soon discover the imposing meltwater channels forming the ice caves in Svalbard.

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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
    • Hiking
    • Ice cave

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews
  15. On the lookout for wildlife! Nature Hike through the valley of Bjørndalen - Snowfox Travel

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on this easy accessible, but stunning nature hike, which will take us through the beautiful valley of Bjørndalen.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    Private hiking tours - Backyard Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    We design special tours for families, hikers, and more experienced mountain scramblers. This product is customized for your group. Examples might be an easy hike with a bonfire, ridge rides or just a guide with rifle to accompany you.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Food
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    • Hiking
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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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    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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    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 - 400 reviews400 reviews
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    Trollsteinen: Hike to the iconic summit - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join the popular hike to the Trollsteinen, 850 m above sea level!

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