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Svalbard is great in hiking shoes!

Svalbard is great in hiking shoes!

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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. Panorama tour around Isdammen in Advent valley (summer) - Poli Arctici

    Easy and short trip suitable for most people. The trip starts by the dog yard in Longyearbyen, where in the summer there is a rich bird life. We follow the western and southern edge of the Isdammen, the lake that provides drinking with water. There...

  2. Seed to Summit: From the days of coal mining to the Global Seed Vault - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions


    Join us for an exciting historical hike from the days of coal mining to The Global Seed Vault on Svalbard.

  3. Fossil hunting - Spitsbergen Outdoor Activities


    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...

  4. Foxfonna: Start from the summit and explore glaciers and mountains - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions


    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!

  5. Customised Mountain Top-Glacier Day Hike with Pack Dog - Polardogs Svalbard


    Join us for a day hike around Longyearbyen’s mountain, glacier and tundra areas. We are joined by a big, happy and loveable sleddog who carries our supplies and provides good company on our trip.

  6. Summer adventure on a snowmobile - Better Moments


    Better Moments #1 TripAdvisor 2016

    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.

  7. The Arctic Challenge: Kayak and hiking to the summit of Hiorthfjellet - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions


    The Arctic Challenge. We kayak across the fjord before we start climbing to the summit of Hiorthfjellet at 1000 meters.

  8. Out of town: Experience the darkness and the light - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions


    Join us for an exciting adventure, out of town, into the polar night to feel the darkness and silence in Svalbard. If we are lucky, and the night is clear, we can see nature's own magical lights: The northern lights.

  9. Hiking Sarkofagen - Poli Arctici

    A medium hard hiking trip with a nice view. We start at Nybyen and continues through an amazing landscape of glacier and moraine until we arrive at Sarkofagen. We return to the glacier of Longyearbreen in an easy terrain. We also cross the glacier...

  10. Fossil hunting at Deltaneset -Hurtigruten Svalbard


    Do you know how life in the sea looked like 150 mill. years ago? Here on Svalbard you can see this with your own eyes becuse the animals living at that time are now fossils in our mountains.

  11. Fossil hunting with polar dog-Green Dog Svalbard


    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...

  12. Lens & Perspectice - the slightly different sightseeing tour with focus on Photos - Spitzbergen Adventures


    Join us for a tour outside the box. Amazing light conditions, great motives and time. Time you can use to take your perfect picture. The target for this tour is to take you on a scenic discovery journey were photography is our main purpose. We won't...

  13. Hiking trip Isfjord Trek - Poli Arctici

    Four days along the south coast of Isfjorden and Sassenfjorden. The trip starts from Longyearbyen and follows the coast via Deltaneset and Diabas. Thereafter inland through De Geer Dalen and Adventdalen. The route is various with a beautiful view.

  14. Panorama tour around Isdammen in Advent valley (winter) - Poli Arctici

    Easy and short trip suitable for most people. We head into the spectavular Adventdalen valley and walk along the frozen lake, Isdammen. Great panoramic views and historical sights.

  15. Multiday hike with packdog


    This is the extended version of the Foxfonna hike! We pick you up at your hotel and take you to our dog yard , which is located 10 km from Longyearbyen. Here our 4 legged friends will be waiting, eager to join us on the hike whilst helping to carry...

  16. Follow the Trappers' Footsteps - Hurtigruten Svalbard


    Imagine life as a trapper on Svalbard: the solitude, the hardships – and the beauty of this isolated part of the Arctic! Join us on a wandering into the Arctic tundra!

  17. Trollsteinen Hike


    Fantastic tour to Trollsteinen which is 850 meter above sea level. On the way up you will pass big and grand Mountains, you will cross the Lars glacier and get a fantastic view over Longyearbyen 
    The hike is through an area which is free for...

  18. Hiking Hiortfjellet - Poli Arctici

    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....

  19. Hiking Nordenskjøldtoppen - Poli Arctici

    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....

  20. Evening hike to Lindholmhogda - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions


    We will start the hike from the husky farm where we can see the dogs and the eider birds during the whole summer season. We will follow the path along the edge of the mountain and reach the summit of Lindholmhøgda. Breathtaking view of Adventdalen...

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