Mountain Scrambling - mountain hike from Longyearbyen - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

Type:Hiking

Postboks 316, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 46 00

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Guide with dog, jumping over a riverbed
  • Guide with dog, jumping over a riverbed
  • A person standing at the summit, looking out on the Adventfjord
  • Birds jumping from the cliffside
  • Little auk, sitting on a rock looking in to the camera
  • Saxifraga
  • White Saxifraga
  • Guide with rifle
  • Person standing on rocks with dirty hikingboots. 
Only the shoes are visible in the picture

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Season (29 May 2023 - 1 Nov 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

About

You will meet our guide at 10:00 at your hotel. It’s time to explore the close by mountains of Longyearbyen. We start the hiking from the old cableway station, hiking upwards until we reach the top of Plateau Mountain. From the top you will get a spectacular view over the city, the surrounding mountains, Adventfjorden and Isfjorden. We follow the mountain range and make a longer stop with warm drinks and snack on the way. We go back down again by the Longyear glacier, walking the last bit back to town on the road. This trip is suitable for anyone with normal physical condition.

This hike goes into unrouged terrain without roads and tracks. You should be able to move in varied terrain such as grass slopes, boulders, and moraines safely and independently. Depending on the route, we might even cross the rivers coming from the glacier. Be prepared for a steep hike in the beginning of the trip, but when we reach the plateau the view is worth all the sweat to reach the top.

Pack a daypack (about 20-35 litres) with extra snacks, packed lunch, drinking bottle with water (min. 5 dl) and extra layers of clothes. Wear steady and water resistance hiking shoes. Put on a comfortable outdoor pant with wool underwear underneath. On the upper body we recommend wool underwear and windproof jacket. Bring extra layer of wool and a thin down jacket or similar. You will get warm and sweaty on the hike and it is often chilly on top. Remember a warm hat, buff and warm windproof mittens or warm gloves.

Minimum number of participants: 4 persons

Language:
Safety is our top priority during our trips. It is necessary for you to be able to communicate in English or a Scandinavian language if you want to join our excursions. The tour language (English or a Scandinavian language) will be chosen based on the group's language skills

Can't find suitable dates or do you have special requests for your trip? Contact us at spitsbergen@basecampexplorer.com for alternative dates and tailor made adventures.

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
  • Hiking

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK1,490.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Activities

  • Guided tour
  • hiking
  • mountain hiking

Age limit

  • children - 10 years old

Duration

  • 5 hours
  • Half day

Grading

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

Season

  • Polar summer

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Hiking

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