Sarkofagen: Hike in glaciers and mountains

with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

  • Recommended Tour Operator

  • Environment-friendly company

The trip will start by hiking up the east side of Sarkofagen, 500 masl, by the glacier Larsbreen. Here, we will have a break allowing us to enjoy the view of Longyearbyen and Isfjorden, before the trip continues southwards down to the glacier Longyearbreen. We will pass a fascinating moraine landscape featuring rich vegetation and small waterfalls. Once we have reached Longyearbreen, we will follow the ice and the melting water channels down to the glacial deposits. Here, we will search for 60 million year old plant fossils, which we can pick and take home. The trip will start on rugged and rocky grounds where we will cross small rivers.

The elevation is moderate before we reach the top of Sarkofagen.

This difficulty level of this trip is medium with respect to the required physical condition of the participants. Prior experience with glaciers is not required. During the beginning and end of the year, we will use snowshoes because of the snow.

Remember to bring cold drinks and packed lunch. Good hiking boots is required.

Period: All year round
Days: Every day except Mondays and Thursday
Starts at: 09:30 and 17:00
Duration: 6 hours
Pris 1: 1050,- NOK (with children’s discount 12-15 years
Level: 3 of 5

Minimum participants: 2 people

Maximum participants: 12 people

Age limit: 12 years

Included in the Price: Transportation to/from the accommodation site, personal kayak clothing such as dry suit and life jacket, hot drinks, biscuits and a guide with necessary safety equipment.

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