Seed to Summit: From the days of coal mining to the Global Seed Vault
NB Upgrade work is being done around Seed Vault and we can not go Close to the entrance. We are not allowed to visit inside the Vault.
Blomsterdalshøgda, just west of Longyearbyen, stands at 321 metres above sea level, and
overlooks Adventfjorden. In summer, its slopes are covered with many of Svalbard’s plants and
flowers, and in winter, it is transformed into a world of rock, snow, and ice. After a short drive
out of Longyearbyen, we will hike to the summit. Once atop the peak, and weather permitting,
we will be afforded incredible views of Longyearbyen and the incredible natural landscapes in
the area. Be sure to remember your camera!
Periode: The whole year
Dager: Tuesday and Sunday
Tidspunkt: 12:30:00 AM
Varighet: 4 hours
Pris 1: NOK 750
Pris 2: NOK 390 (10-15 years)
After descending from the summit, you will have the opportunity to pass by the Global Seed Vault,
one of the most unique places on Svalbard. Carved deep into the permafrost, the Seed Vault
preserves an incredible array of the world’s species of plants. Your knowledgeable guide will
share some insight about the Global Seed Vault and Svalbard’s important place in the world of
science and conservation.
NB Upgrade work is being done around Seed Vault and we can not go to the entrance. We are not allowed to visit inside the Vault.
The ascent and descent is a reasonable gradient. No previous experience needed. The tour lasts
about 4 hours. We serve something warm to drink and biscuits on the trip.
We recommend bringing something to drink, a small backpack. warm clothing and good hiking
boots. You can bring your own lunch if you want.