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Visit to coal mine nr 3 - Gruve 3 AS

Type:Mine visit

9170, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 481 00 640

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Season (16 June 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00

About

Are you curious about the coal mining industry in Longyearbyen and the history behind why some men decided to settle here some 100 years ago?

Join us on a tour into Mine 3 and get a feeling of the working conditions of a coal miner in the last low-drifted mine in Longyearbyen. Mine 3 was in production between 1971-1996 and the working height was no more than 60-90 cm. Old-fashioned methods were therefore applied to extract the coal.

When production was stopped in Mine 3 in November 1996, all the machinery and equipment were left behind in the facility – none of it could be used in Mine 7 or Svea. You can expect an authentic tour into the facility located outside the mountain until we enter one of the main tunnels of the mine and walk 250 meters in. We will then continue into one of the side tunnels where the first seed bank on Svalbard is located.

Sharpen your ears and prepare for a historical and exciting tour into one of Longyearbyen’s coal mines!

Times: 9am and 1pm. Other times can be arranged for private group tours. We require a minimum of 2 people to hold a visit.

Transport: Pick-up and drop-off at your chosen hotel/guesthouse in town. Drop-off at the airport if requested.

Clothing/equipment: During the tour we will hand out coveralls, helmets and head lamps. Wear warm clothes as the facility’s inside temperature is close to the outside temperature. Warm jacket and pants, wool, warm shoes, gloves and hat are recommended.

Languages: Norwegian/Scandinavian, English, and German (May-August). Be aware that most of our tours are held in English. NB! Translation from group leaders only possible on private tours.

Physical requirements: This tour suits most people. However, there is limited accessibility for wheelchairs, but can be arranged parts of the tour with the assistance of a following guest.

Other: We have a venue available to hire for your private events. As part of the venue hire, we can organise a guided tour into the mine. For information/booking of venue, contact Håvar Fjerdingøy on havar.fjerdingoy@snsk.no or +47 482 76 183.

For questions or queries, contact us per email on gruve3@snsk.no or by phone +47 481 00 640.

 

Beschreibung auf Deutsch:

Interessierst du dich für den Bergbau in Longyearbyen und warum man sich vor über 100 Jahren genau hier angesiedelt hat? 

Komm mit auf eine geführte Tour in die Grube 3 und erlebe wie der Arbeitsalltag der Kumpels über und unter Tage damals aussah. Die Grube war von 1971 bis 1996 in Betrieb. Die Mächtigkeit des Flözes liegt in dieser Grube nur zwischen 60-90 cm weswegen man auf ältere Methoden und Maschinen zurückgreifen musste um hier abbauen zu können. 

Als der Betrieb 1996 eingestellt wurde hat man alles an Maschinen und Ausrüstung zurückgelassen, da es nicht mehr für die neueren Gruben mit mächtigeren Flözen gebraucht wurde. Dadurch ist es heute möglich den originalgetreuen Bereich der Tagesanlage zu erleben bevor wir auf den Spuren der Bergleute unter Tage einfahren. Glück auf!"

Facilities

Grading

  • 1 - Suitable for all (see more info in description)

Facilities

Symbols

  • Mine visit

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK690.00 per person
Child under 12yNOK350.00 per person
Senior (67y)NOK520.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Duration

  • 3 hours
  • Half day

Grading

  • 1 - Suitable for all (see more info in description)

Language

  • English
  • Norwegian

Season

  • Northern light winter
  • Polar summer
  • Sunny winter

Symbols

  • Mine visit

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