Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active
Kid Friendly: No. The kids should be able to walk for themselves for a few kilometers.
Maximum travelers: 7
English (fluent), Norwegian (fluent)
Walk up to the glacier and start hunting for your fossils
During the years Longyear glacier have moved a lot of fossils down towards the morains quite close to Longyearbyen. After a short hike we can find these 60 million years old plant fossils. This is the only place on Svalbard where you are allowed to bring the fossils home.
Afterwards we can head for one of the mountain tops nearby, starting the hike with spikes on the ice of Longyear glacier.
After a very short drive we will start the hike up towards Longyear glacier. The hike is about 1, 5 km. Right below the glacier ice it is a place with many fossils. Here we can look around, relax and have a drink. After finding some fossils we can choose among the closest mountains. Sarkofagen, Trollsteinen and Nordenskioldtoppen are all good possibilities. We choose a mountain after the time available and the fitness level of the group.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel, Cruise ship port, Airport
End location: Hotel, Cruise ship port, Airport
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
The duration of the trip can be adjusted after the wishes and fitness levels of the participants
Car or taxi for a short way, then on foot.
Transportation, something hot to drink, snack, spikes for walking on the glacier.
Warm clothes, good hiking boots and something to drink.