MODERNITY MEETS WILDERNESS

MODERNITY MEETS WILDERNESS

Longyearbyen is a strange mix of Arctic nature and modern technology. Here you can find both high speed internet and polar bears, right next to each other.

Longyearbyen is a combination of modern houses and old mining structures. You can see children walking to and from the school along with reindeer. You can sit with a cup of coffee using a highspeed internet connection, while others walk past with rifles. Spitsbergen is a place of contrasts.

Arriving by plane is really the only possibility when it comes to visiting Longyearbyen. It’s a roughly three hour flight from Oslo. Longyearbyen is located in small valley of Longyear, surrounded by mountains on three sides, with the Adventfjord on the fourth.

 

Photo by Karin Beate Nøsterud / VG

Photo by Karin Beate Nøsterud / VG

The first thing you see is this: the polar bear sing on both sides of the town

Photo by Karin Beate Nøsterud / VG

Center of Longyearbyen

Photo by VG
Huset, one of the most well known houses in Spitsbergen, with a very interesting and colorful history – and one of the best wine cellars in whole Scandinavia
Photo by VG
Old hospital stairs (sykehustrappa) is an important part of the sun festival (sulfestuke) – it’s the first Place where sun hits after several month of polar night
Longyearbyen Spitsbergen Autumn
Autumn colors in Longyearbyen – this time of the year was the inspiration for the towns color plans
Longyearbyen Spitsbergen Autumn
Mixture of old and New – mining meets the modern city
Longyearbyen Spitsbergen Autumn
Before the trucks they used the cable way to transport cole from the mines to the habour

Longyearbyen Spitsbergen Autumn
Longyear valley and the city of Longyearbyen, Advenfjorden and Hjortfjellet in the back
Longyearbyen Spitsbergen Autumn
The iron from the mine matches beautifully with the autumn colors of the nature.


Would you like to explore Longyearbyen and Spitsbergen?

This is a trip for those who would like to have a special day on foot in the grand Svalbard nature. Normal physics and no prior knowledge of snowshoeing is required.

Every Monday & Wednesday
5 hours
Polar Night Season
Minimum 2 persons
hot drinks included
per person 850 nok
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