Foxfonna: Hike from the summit among glaciers and mountains - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Type:Hiking

Vei 608, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 22 22

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Two persons standing on a glacier looking at the view
  • Two persons standing on a glacier looking at the view
  • Lunch break in the snow
  • Eight people seen from a distance hiking up the mountain
  • Three persons hiking through the snow
  • Snowcovered mountains in blue and pink pastel colours
  • Guide with rifle hiking on the mountain

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Season (15 Feb 2023 - 4 Oct 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

About

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 of interesting sites – the ice dam, old airport, mine 5, 6 and 7, the Eiscat radar station. Definitely worth a stop to take a look at! The drive takes us to the end of the road next to Eiscat.

Equipped with solid snowshoes, if needed, we proceed to the glacier plateau on Foxfonna, where we will take a break to enjoy a hot lunch. From there, we have a scenery that will make you understand the meaning of the word ice cap – just glacier wherever you look! 
We will return the same way down the glacier.
OBS! During summertime, we do not use snowshoes on the stones and on the glacier = ice. We hike most of the time in normal mountain terrain with stones before we reach the glacier. 

You need a backpack with extra warm jacket (down jacket f ex) and water for the hike. Be dressed for being outdoors the whole day, in potential wind and cold. Remember good hiking boots! 

Included:
Transfer from accommodation, snowshoes, poles, lunch and guide with neccesary safety equipment. 

 

Facilities

Grading

  • 3 - Demands average physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

Facilities

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  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Hiking

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK1,375.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Activities

  • glacier hiking

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 7 hours

Grading

  • 3 - Demands average physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

Season

  • Polar summer
  • Sunny winter

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Hiking

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Awards

  • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse

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