Nordenskiöldtoppen Trekking - Poli Arctici

Type:Hiking

9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 48 28 03 67

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A dog standing on top of a mountain
  • A dog standing on top of a mountain
  • Two dogs on their way down from a mountain peak
  • The Longyear Valley seen from above
  • A herd of reindeer on top of a snowy plateau
  • Mountains covered by low clouds and mist
  • A dog in mountainous terrain with a glacier in the background
  • View from Nordenskiöldtoppen towards Isfjorden

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Season (17 June 2022 - 2 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00

About

This is the tallest mountain in the vicinity of Longyearbyen (1051m above sea level), and on a clear day has the best views around! If you are looking for a challenging day hike through varied terrain with spectacular views of Longyearbyen and the surrounding mountains, Nordenskiöldtoppen is the hike for you!

Depending on the conditions, our route starts either at the historical Cable Car central station (Taubanesentralen) or from Sverdrupbyen. Whenever possible, we hike together with our Greenland dogs, but sometimes they are out working on a longer trip standing guard for polar bears!

During this hike, we will observe characteristic local flora such as the Svalbard Poppy, encounter Svalbard Reindeer, and learn about geological formations.

After a ~45-minute hike uphill through a narrow valley with nesting Little Auks, we transition on to the maze-like moraine of the Platå Glacier. From here, the route continues climbing and follows a small ridge. We are surrounded by sweeping views that you won’t soon forget!

The last part of the route just before the summit is quite steep. At the summit you’ll be rewarded by spectacular scenery with beautiful fjords, rugged peaks, and deep valleys. As we enjoy a warm meal together, feel the sensation of accomplishment while enjoying the breath-taking summit views over Isfjorden and Longyearbyen. Near the summit there is a historical weather station where we can seek shelter when it's windy.

After lunch, we will descend along the western ridge if conditions permit to gain a different perspective. Then, we descend back to Sverdrupbyen, the oldest part of Longyearbyen, where we’ll conclude our adventure for the day.

We also have a several-day trekking tours. One of them is this 4-day hike with overnight stay in our wilderness cabin, Krekling Lodge: https://www.poliarctici.com/activities/opera-trek-with-krekling-lodge

Age limits: Minimum 10 years, maximum 70 years
Minimum number of participants: 4 persons

Facilities

Grading

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

Facilities

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Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK1,390.00 per person
Children 10 - 13 yearsNOK1,000.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 8 hours

Grading

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

Language

  • English
  • Norwegian

Season

  • Polar summer

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  • Food
  • Hiking

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