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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. 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.

  2. Longyearbyen

    Join us for an adventure as we head back to the beginning of the Russian coal mining era! Coles Bay may be lesser known than Pyramiden, but not less exciting. In this bay you will find many abandoned buildings that all have an exciting history.

  3. Longyearbyen

    Join us for a trip to the summit of Platåfjellet at 424 meters above sea level with a great view over Longyearbyen.

  4. Longyearbyen

    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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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....

  7. 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...

  8. Longyearbyen

    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...

  9. Longyearbyen

    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!

  10. 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...

  11. Longyearbyen

    We drive to the dog yard and start the hike following the cableway inwards Adventdalen.  The hike continues by the valley and the edge of Lindholmsfjellet. The edge can be experienced as a bit steep. On the top of Lindholmhøgda you will get a...

  12. Longyearbyen

    Short hike up on the Plateau Mountain. The steep hike takes you up to a fabulous view over sea, village and mountains.

  13. 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.

  14. 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...

  15. Longyearbyen

    Join us for a relaxing walk through our town. The guide will give you insides about the history of Longyearbyen, how everything started and what you see around you. The tour ends at Kroa a cozy resaurant, loved by the locals. We will serve you a...

  16. 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...

  17. Longyearbyen

    Dickson Land is situated on the north side of Isfjorden, between Billefjorden and Dicksonfjorden. In six days we will also visit many historical sites, among others Pyramiden.

  18. Longyearbyen

    In autumn, the snow is first to return on the mountain tops and up on the glaciers. When this happens, it is time for us to hike up, get on our snowmobiles and start having fun.

  19. Longyearbyen

    This combined trekking and glacier trip starts in Nybyen. We walk up to the foot of the glacier and start the glacier trekking crossing the Lars glacier. We head towards Trollsteinen (Troll Mountain). A light meal is served.
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  20. 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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