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Svea

Svea

Where industrial meets beautiful

Svea

Svea is a colorful old mining community 40 km south of Longyearbyen. In the heyday of coal mining in the 1980's, up to 350 miners worked in Svea. In 2017 the Norwegian government decided to close down the operations in the mines. The lack of industrial activity provides a new and unique opportunity to visit what was earlier a closed community.

During the visit to historical Svea, you will be able to gain an insight into day to day life in this isolated outpost, and enjoy a hearty lunch in the messhall. Mine visits and guiding is possible to arrange.

Jarle RøsslandPlease note that Svea is still an industrial area and that means a quick safety training is required upon arrival. This also means that drop in visits are not allowed. You will have to visit Svea on an organized tour, with snowmobile in wintertime.

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  1. Longyearbyen

    We head south. Away from Longyearbyen and towards Svea in Van Mijenforden - we'll be in the kingdom of the polar bear and visit an outpost for coal mining. The adventure begins.

  2. Longyearbyen

    Join us for a tour to the norwegian mine Svea, which is the last norwegian mining town on Svalbard. Svea is located near Svea bay and Braganzavågen inner most the Van Mijenfjord. 
    The town was until the 1. october 2016 the main base for coal...

  3. Longyearbyen

    For the first time ever, tourists on Svalbard can experience the historical coalmine society of Sveagruva. Join us on a 2-day snowmobile trip to the remote mining town Svea!

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