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The Arctic climate in Svalbard requires you to bring along some extra equipment when heading out into the wilderness. Most people with some interest in outdoors activities may have the basics when it comes to outdoors equipment and clothing, and those interested in specialised activities such as ski touring or nature photography may have the specific gear required for this. But the nature in Svalbard has its own set of additional requirements when it comes to outdoors equipment that most people wouldn’t normally have nor need.

It’s important that the equipment is in order, especially concerning safety in the field, before venturing out on a trip. Due to limited phone reception in Svalbard, a satellite phone is often brought along on longer trips, as well as a GPS and emergency position-indicating beacon. Especially important is the equipment required to handle polar bear encounters, which should be brought even on short trips just outside of the settlements. While there’s a lot of equipment one must have, one doesn’t have to buy brand new equipment just for the sole purpose of experiencing Svalbard, and there’s a limit to what you can fit in your luggage!

Luckily there’s a range of businesses here in Svalbard that offer rental of various types of equipment which can come in handy and be needed when visiting and exploring. By renting in stead of buying, one is also acting with the environment in mind, as one can avoid having to buy equipment that will be required for just one single trip.

Be it skiing or hiking equipment, snowmobiles or cars, a camera, emergency communication or rescue gear that you may need, you should know that you’ll find all this and more available for rental here. In the overview below you’ll find information about the businesses offering rental services here in Svalbard and how to get in touch with them.

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  1. Sportscenteret Svalbard


    Welcome to Sportscenteret Svalbard!

  2. Svalbard Snøscooterutleie AS


    Svalbard Snøscooter Utleie AS opened in 1994 and today they sell snowmobiles, ATV, clothing and gear. Svalbard Snøscooterutleie AS has agency for Ski-Doo, Lynx og Arctic Cat.

    For snowmobile rental, please contact us using the following phone…

  3. Ingeniør G. Paulsen (IGP)


    Ingeniør G. Paulsen (IGP) is a snowmobile dealer and equipment store, located in Sjøområdet in Longyearbyen.

  4. Svalbard Tourist Information Office: Bike rental


    At the Svalbard Tourist Information Office in the centre of Longyearbyen we rent out city bikes for free in the summer season in order to make it easier to both get around in town, but also in order to make it easier to explore Longyearbyen.

  5. Arctic Autorent


    Arctic Autorent is the largest car rental company in Longyearbyen! We will provide you with excellent service and guarantee quick delivery, also on weekends and holidays. Experience spectacular scenery with our cars.

  6. Longyear 78°


    Longyear78 is an outdoors store located in the centre of Longyearbyen. Here you will find a broad selection of outdoors clothing and equipment, as well as the possibility to book various day tours.

  7. Svalbard Camera Rentals


    Svalbard Camera Rentals provides high quality equipment for photography enthusiasts. Ideal for capturing wildlife, the northern lights and landscapes. We have cameras, lenses, tripods, camera bags and accessories available for short or long term…

  8. Arctica AS


    Welcome to Arctica AS – the outdoor shop for active people.

    We have what you need for short or long expeditions which make you well prepared when you are going to explore Svalbards fantastic nature. In our shop you will find a wide selection of…

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