Coal Mine 3 Visit - Gruve 3 AS

Type:Mine visit

9170, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 48 10 06 40

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A group of guests with head lamps and helmets on, walking through a mine passage on a guided tour
  • A group of guests with head lamps and helmets on, walking through a mine passage on a guided tour
  • An intersection where multiple mine passages cross paths inside Mine 3
  • Guests on a guided tour of Mine 3 lifting and feeling the weight of mine pistons/pillars that were used there
  • A guest on a guided tour of Mine 3 having a look at the forge inside the mine
  • Guests on a guided tour of Mine 3 being shown around the mechanical workshop in the mine
  • A group of guests with head lamps and helmets on, walking through a mine passage on a guided tour
  • A group of guests with head lamps and helmets on, walking through a mine passage on a guided tour
  • Guests on a guided tour of Mine 3 with helmets on that have gotten the chance to crawl through the mine tunnels where miners worked in the past
  • Guest on a guided tour of Mine 3 with a helmet on that has gotten the chance to crawl through the mine tunnels where miners worked in the past
  • A group of guests with head lamps and helmets on, walking through a mine passage on a guided tour

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Available

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 30 June 2025)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday09:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

About

Step into the history of Longyearbyen and its extensive coal mining industry. During this tour you will experience the life of a miner and explore equipment and machinery from Gruve 3’s days of production.

The coal mining industry laid the foundations for settling at such high latitudes and eventually allowed Longyearbyen grow into the – in many ways colourful – town it is today.

Sharpen your ears and prepare for a historical and exciting tour into one of Longyearbyen’s coal mines.

NB!
We require minimum 2 guests to hold a visit.

Age limit: 12 years old.

Transport: Pick-up and drop-off at your chosen hotel/guesthouse in town. Drop-off at the airport can be arranged, however must be confirmed with us prior to your scheduled booking due to luggage space in the car/bus).

Clothing/equipment: Helmets and headlamps are handed out to all our guests. Additionally, you are given the option to wear a miner’s overall and crawl on the low height the miners experienced on a daily basis.
The facility and mine are cold. Dress for the outdoor temperature. Warm jacket and pants, wool, warm shoes, gloves and hat are recommended.

Languages: Norwegian/Scandinavian and English. Be aware that most tours are held in English. NB: Translation from group leaders only possible on private group tours.

Physical requirements: This tour suits most people with a normal physical fitness. Guests must be capable of walking 1,5 km in relatively rugged terrain. Unfortunately, the mine is not accessible to wheelchair users.

Venue hire: We have a venue available to hire for your private events. A venue hire can be combined with a mine visit. Contact us directly for a quote.

Facilities

Grading

  • 2 - Suitable for most

Facilities

Symbols

  • Mine visit

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK950.00 per person
Children 12 - 15 yearsNOK600.00 per person
Senior 67+ yearsNOK700.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Duration

  • 3 hours
  • Half day

Grading

  • 2 - Suitable for most

Language

  • English
  • Norwegian

Season

  • Northern light winter
  • Polar summer
  • Sunny winter

Symbols

  • Mine visit

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