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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. Longyearbyen

    Join us on the Arctic nature “Husky-walk”, our eco friendly trip. A fun and easy hike with Huskies & a simple meal.

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  4. Longyearbyen

    We embark on historical adventures with powerwalks and activities inspired by those who supervised the cableway. Give your experience of Longyearbyen an extra dimension by following the "kibb`s" journey through the cableway network in Longyearbyen,...

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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  5. 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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  6. Longyearbyen

    We start by moving towards the mountain Sarkofagen. On each side of this colossus, we have some exciting glacier systems with morraines and meltwater channels. We will explore these as we make our way to the top of Sarkofagen at 500 meters above sea...

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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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  7. 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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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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  8. Longyearbyen

    Join us for a daytrip on snowshoes, where you can experience the tranquility
    and breathtaking scenery of the Arctic nature in the polar night.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most.

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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  9. Longyearbyen

    This hike goes over Longyearglacier or Larsglacier depending on wheather and group conditions. The hike to the entrance of the ice-cave is about 2 hours.

    On clear days we enjoy the views in several directions, and of course we hope for strong...

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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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  10. Longyearbyen

    This is the trip for those who wish to take a different hiking trip in the breath-taking nature in Spitsbergen. Join our experienced guide on a daytrip on the mountains around 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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  11. 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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    • 3 - Demands average physical fitness. Not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

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  12. 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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  13. 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...

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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. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Longyearbyen

    Depending on the weather forecast, we drive into Adventdalen or Bjørndalen. Here we park the car.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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  18. 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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  19. Longyearbyen

    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!

    After pickup we drive out in Adventdalen, leaving the settlement behind us. We pass by a lot...

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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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  20. 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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