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Longyearbyen is a small Arctic metropolis with many activities for enthusiasts of history, art, gastronomy and photography.

Don’t be fooled by the population. Longyearbyen has more attractions and opportunities than most larger cities.

You don’t even have to travel out of town for exciting tours and activities. You can experience this right in the heart of Longyearbyen all year round. Join a sightseeing tour and experience Longyearbyen in a nutshell. Visit the exciting Arctic museum, experience the gallery with art from Svalbard, see our little church and stop at the majestic aerial ropeway junction building and admire the view of the Hjortfjellet mountain on the other side of the fjord.

Arctic Tapas is an exciting alternative to dining at Longyearbyen’s restaurants. As well as being served delicious food, you will be driven around in Longyearbyen to learn about the settlement’s exciting history.

There are many exciting walking tours on offer. Do you enjoy photography? Join a photo safari to the nearby mountaintops and take photos you can share with your friends back home. Perhaps you would prefer a guided walk to learn about Longyearbyen’s unique history and the journey leading to the community we have here today? There are many options. What about combining sightseeing with a visit to one of the dog yards just outside Longyearbyen? Nothing warms you more than a hug from a husky!

By the way, did you know that we wish to be an environmentally-friendly and sustainable destination? Visit Polar Permaculture for an introduction to Arctic farming.

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  1. An Arctic cooking course and sightseeing of Longyearbyen - Polar Permaculture

    Longyearbyen

    Are you up for a truly unforgettable experience that combines the town of Longyearbyen , Polar Permaculture, Arctic Farming, and one amazingly tasty and fresh meal to cap it all off? If you’d like to get a true taste of what the Arctic has to offer…

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  2. Longyearbyen City Walk - Rana Itinerans

    Longyearbyen

    From fundation to nowadays : how to live in a remote and inhospitable place : a 2h30 entertaining stroll around Longyearbyen

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  3. 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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  4. FatBiking from easy to sportive - FatBike Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for two half-day fatbike trips with information about history, mining and nature.
    Difficulty level adaptable to your fitness

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  5. Out with the Midnight Sun - Arctic Tapas

    Longyearbyen

    Come along for an amazing tour around Longyearbyen in our restaurant bus, under the magical midnight sun.

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  6. Longyearbyen City Walk with Arctic Meal - Rana Itinerans

    Longyearbyen

    Longyearbyen from fundation to nowadays: How to live in a remote and inhospitable place. A 2h30 entertaining stroll around Longyearbyen with arctic meal.

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  7. Try FatBiking on a historic road - FatBike Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    In short: Easy, Short, Beautiful scenery, History.
    On this trip we bike on “Burmaveien” an old gravel road in the mountain side towards the airport, which a long time ago was one of the most important roads of Longyearbyen.

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  8. Longyearbyen in a nutshell - sightseeing with the local expert - Svalbard Buss og Taxi

    Longyearbyen

    2 hour round trip to see the area around Longyearbyen and the driver will tell the story of how this society was built up while watching parts of the wonderful nature of Svalbard.

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  9. Stroll, Discover & Lunch | an excursion with a culinary topping - Spitzbergen Adventures

    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…

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  10. All in one - Sightseeing, Husky Visit & Scenery - Discover Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    As soon as the nights start to get dark enough, it is sometimes possible to see beautiful displays of the Aurora Borealis. So whenever there is Northern lights activity and the sky is clear, we will take you to good locations from where we can…

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  11. Barbecue on the shoreline - FatBike Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    On this trip you will experience beautiful views and our most scenic remains of the coal mining history. We will share stories of our life in the arctic at the bonfire which will stay with you as real souvenirs from your visit.

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

    Longyearbyen

    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…

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  13. 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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  14. Hunting the Northern Lights- a comfortable bus ride into the polar-night - Arctic Tapas

    Longyearbyen

    Get a chance to see the Northern Lights on our comfortable bus with a drink and some peanuts by your side! Together with our equipment and tour guide, you will hunt for the Northern Lights on our bus as well as learn a bit about the sky above…

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  15. Sightseeing in Longyearbyen and visit with an arctic farmer - Polar Permaculture

    Longyearbyen

    Enjoy An In-Depth Tour of Our Arctic Garden and See Many Important Sites in Longyearbyen!

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  16. The exclusive Northern Light chase - Spitzbergen Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Come with us to chase the northern light. We pick you up from your hotel and will get into a comfortable minibus.

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  17. Treasure and Scavenger hunt in Longyearbyen - Rana Itinerans

    Longyearbyen

    Looking for some fun while learning about the place? These games add some challenges to your stay and can be done at any time. 

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  18. Taste of Svalbard - Arctic Tapas

    Longyearbyen

    For the first time in a long time heals the Svalbard! Join us on a tour of Longyearbyen where you get an insight into the food and beverage traditions here in the north, as well as hear stories about what has been eaten and drunk in Svalbard through…

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  19. Share the Expert’s Knowledge on Svalbard - Rana Itinerans

    Longyearbyen

    Various topics explained in 45min by competent specialists.

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  20. All in one - Sightseeing, Bird watching and Husky Visit - Discover Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Depending on the preference of the group, we can prioritize and spend either more time sightseeing and stopping for photos, or bird watching, or if it is your wish, even take a little Tundra walk to discover Svalbards Flora during the short Arctic…

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