Things to do in Svalbard

Svalbard has more to offer than its majestic nature! Many different activities are to choose from which will surely satisfy your adventurous soul.
Activities that relate to the unique history of the whole archipelago, and up to modern times. Whether you are the very active type or the opposite, there is surely one that will fit you.

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Summer & Winter

Boat Trips

You should choose to go on a boat trip if you want to see and explore the majestic, wild, and untouched nature of the Arctic! There are several offers of trips that let you explore Isfjorden, see glaciers, and visit neighboring towns.

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Summer & Winter

Coal Mine Visit

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?

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Dog Sledding

During the trip you will experience the power of the dogs and their passion for running, all while traveling through the wide-open Arctic. You might even have the chance to see other wildlife such as reindeer or foxes wandering by.

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Summer & Winter

Expeditions

Svalbard offers multi-day expeditions in both summer and winter. Such trips provide a close-up experience with the wild and untouched Arctic, including a rich animal and bird life right outside your tent.

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Summer & Winter

Hiking

Longyearbyen is surrounded by majestic mountains. There are many guided hikes to choose between, from reaching summits to exploring valleys. Some are short and suitable for everyone, while others are more physically demanding. No matter which hiking trip you choose, you are assured of a fantastic experience with an experienced guide and wonderful views.

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winter

Ice Cave Visits

Have you ever wondered how it feels like to be in an ice cave? Svalbard is covered with 60% glaciers, which also meant it is home to various ice caves. Several tour companies offer activities going to these majestic locations with different ways to get there.

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summer

Kayaking

On a kayak trip, you will get closer to a nature experience and master a thrilling and traditional form of arctic travel. The trip will be led by experienced kayak guides within our safe boundaries, and is thus suitable for anybody with a spirit of adventure.

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Adventdalen by Eirik Lillehugo
winter

Northern Lights Adventures

Seeing the Northern Lights is, for sure, one of everyone’s entry on their bucket list. Once a dream for you will become a reality when you pay a visit up here between October until February, where we experience total darkness all over Svalbard — making it easier for us to catch these magical lights!

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Summer & Winter

Photo Safari

Do you have a passion for photography? Then you should join in on some of the exciting Photo Safari Tours, that will take you on a scenic discovery journey were photography is in the focus!

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Reindeer in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Summer & Winter

Sightseeing and Lectures

What greater way can you start a new adventure in an unfamiliar place than having an introduction to it? Sightseeing and lectures are undoubtedly the best choices for you- learning the history and background of Longyearbyen and Svalbard, in general, will make you appreciate the island better.

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winter

Ski Adventures

Longyearbyen is surrounded by majestic mountains and wonderful nature. The opportunities for ski trips are many and varied, from short trips in gentle terrain through to demanding ski touring challenges across moraines and up to mountain peaks.

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Snowmobile Adventure
winter

Snowmobile Adventures

Do you want to experience the same adventure of driving a snowmobile and exploring places like the majestic nature to the east coast and see amazing sights like icebergs, old trappers’ huts, glaciers, and Arctic animal life? We share the same feeling! Indeed a mixture of an adventurous and fun way to get around.

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