Ice cave: Hike to explore the ice cave - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Type:Caving

Vei 608, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 22 22

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  • Several people walking inside an ice cave.
  • One person entering the ice cave
  • One person climbing in the ice cave.
  • The formations in the ice cave
  • The formations in the ice cave
  • A person admires the blue tones of the ice cave formations.
  • One person in the ending of the ice cave.
  • the formations inside the ice cave
  • A person walking inside the ice cave
  • The formations inside the ice cave
  • the formations inside the ice cave

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Available

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 May 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 15:00

About

Under the glaciers at Svalbard you will find another world, a world filled with ice that have been made in the summertime at Svalbard by melting ice and snow through the water melting channels.

We start from the top of town in Nybyen and walk up to the glacier.  After hiking uphill for ca 2 hours and covering 350 highmeters we reach the entrance to the cave. Here we will dress us with safety equipment like helmet, spikes and head light before we continue down to the cave.

Inside the cave we spend time to experience the underworld with halls, tight passages and thick layers of ice crystals.

The trip is moderately difficult, some mountain hiking and some crawling in the cave can be expected. The trip does not fit for guests with back problems, claustrophobia or poor physical shape.

In the ice cave we serve something warm to drink and biscuits and warm lunch is included. 

We recommend bringing a backpack with something to drink during the hike, extra warm clothes, extra space for gear (spikes, helmet and a headlamp) and solid hiking boots for winter conditions.

Minimum 2 persons.

Kids on request 

Important information
Age limit for participation on this activity: 12 years

Facilities

Grading

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

Facilities

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Hiking
  • Ice cave

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK1,310.00 per person
Children 12 - 14 yearsNOK1,160.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Activities

  • caving
  • glacier hiking
  • hiking - Snowshoes if loose snow/Benytter truger om løs snø
  • ice caving

Age limit

  • 12 years

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 5 hours

Grading

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

Language

  • English
  • Norwegian

Season

  • Northern light winter
  • Sunny winter

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Hiking
  • Ice cave

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Awards

  • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse

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