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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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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    • Hiking
  15. PT small group Bungee training - Svalbard Sports Adventure

    Longyearbyen

    Live like a local and join us for a workout with Longyearbyen`s personal trainer. Feel that you live in another place for a little while!

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Hiking
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  16. 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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    • Hiking
  17. 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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  18. Expedition to the cabin among glaciers: 3 days hiking adventure with dogs - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic cabin in untouched, silent Tverrdalen. The only way to get there in the summer is by foot. This trip provides a very special opportunity to experience the Svalbard wilderness in all its splendor joined by our furry 4 legs 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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