Sarkofagen Trekking - Poli Arctici

Type:Hiking

9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 48 28 03 67

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A dog walking along the plateu on the mountain Sarkofagen
  • A dog walking along the plateu on the mountain Sarkofagen
  • The mountain Gruvefjellet and the remnants of the mining facility Mine 2 on a cloudy day
  • A meltwater channel on a glacier
  • A person cuddling with a dog at the peak of Sarkofagen
  • A person walking along with three dogs on a glacier
  • The mountain Sarkofagen seen from above
  • The mountain Sarkofagen and Longyear Valley seen from afar
  • A glove on top of a rock with visible fossils inside of it
  • The view from the mountain Sarkofagen towards Longyearbyen
  • A shallow meltwater channel on top of a glacier
  • Persons hiking on top of the plateau on Sarkofagen
  • A dog resting at the peak of Sarkofagen
  • Sarkofagen, engelsk

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Season (7 Mar 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 14:30

About

This is one of our most popular hiking trips that explores the spectacular backyard of Longyearbyen and offers a stunning view of the city and surrounding mountains.

Our hike starts from Nybyen where we will immediately cross the braided stream flowing from the glaciers farther up the valley.

After crossing the stream, we will traverse the moraine of Lars Glacier along a maze-like path of rocks and permafrost. This is a classic type of Svalbard landscape with varied views of Longyearbyen, historic mining infrastructure, and the surrounding mountains.

While the climb is challenging at times, you are rewarded by stunning views from the summit of Sarkofagen (513 meters above sea level). At the summit, we will enjoy a snack and a warm drink while admiring the fantastic views all around us.

On our way back, we’ll walk through several small canyons before crossing onto the Longyear Glacier. As we walk down the glacier, it's possible to search for plant fossils preserved in sedimentary rocks from the early Paleogene period.

The route continues down along the meltwater river from Longyear Glacier towards the old road from Longyearbyen, where our trip ends.

On this hike, we will experience wonderful scenery, discover cultural heritage, and learn about Svalbard’s natural history.

We also have multi-day trekking tours. One of them is this 4-day hike where we visit Barentsburg: https://www.poliarctici.com/activities/west-coast-trek-with-visit-to-barentsburg

Age limits: Minimum 6 years, maximum 75 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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  • Food
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Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK950.00 per person
Children 6 - 13 yearsNOK650.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Duration

  • 5 hours
  • Half day

Grading

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

Language

  • English
  • Norwegian

Season

  • Polar summer

Symbols

  • Food
  • Hiking

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