Hike in a glacier landscape
5 hours including lunch
Available all year
Start of the challenging but interesting hike in Longyearbyen (Svedrupbyen)
According to weather conditions the guide decides whether the hike will go to the glacier with a look into the ice or if conditions are good maybe up on the mountainside for a birds eye view
Hot drinks and an expedition lunch will be served
Are you ready for a hiking adventure? This trip starts at the top of Longyearbyen, in Svedrupbyen. From here the guide will lead you through the glacial moraine, with rocks pressed up by the ice, and over small streams. When we arrive at the front of the stable and land-locked glacier, the tour can take different routes.
The guide will have studied the conditions and weather, and lead you on a challenging but interesting hike. Perhaps we will walk up onto the side of the glacier and look into the ice, or if conditions are good, we may head up the mountainside for a birds eye view.
This hike takes you through demanding, steep and uneven terrain, and participants should be fit and have good shoes. During the tour the guide will serve hot drinks and an expedition lunch, as you enjoy the Mars-like Arctic Landscape!
After your arrival back at the hotel, enjoy some time on your own leisure to explore the town of Longyearbyen before you will get picked up at your hotel at 17.30 for your transfer to the ship.
Remarks/requirements: Dress actively, but warmly with windproof outerwear, woollen layers and hiking boots
Walking information: Terrain includes loose rocks, streams that may need to be crossed and steep sections.
Wheelchair accessible: This excursion is not suitable for passengers with wheelchairs.
Note: Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions you understand. To participate on one of our excursions, it is required that you speak and understand English, German or one of the Scandinavian languages.
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