Sarkofagen: Hike between glaciers and mountains
with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions
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
Days: Everyday except Mondays and Thursdays
From: 09:30 and 17:00 on Sundays
Duration: 6 hours
Price: NOK 1180
Demanding Level 3 of 5
Minimum participants: 2 persons
Maximum participants: 12 persons
Minimum age: 12 years
Included in the Price:
Transportation to/from the accommodation site, hot drinks, biscuits and guide with necessary safety equipment. You are welcome to bring your own lunch and please remember proper hiking shoes.