HIKE: Discovering Blomsterdalen and Seed Vault area
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. 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 peak. If weather permits, we will have incredible view. Be sure to bring your camera!
During the tour, our guide will give information and you will see Mine 3 and the Global Seed Vault from the outside, which is 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.
As our groups are international, our tours are guided in English.
This trip is suitable for:
Age limit: 12 years
Level: 3 of 5
The ascent and descent is a reasonable gradient. No previous experience needed. The tour lasts about 4 hours.
What to bring/wear:
Solid warm hiking boots, extra warm clothing, drinking water (in thermos as this can easily freeze to ice), a camera, an extra sweater to wear during breaks and on the way back, and a backpack with space for this.
If you do not have warm boots, you can rent a pair for NOK 100,- If the snow conditions demand, we use snowshoes or do alternative hike.
During this hike we will serve a warm drink and snacks. Bring extra food if needed.
Extra equipment and clothes:
Book your stay at Gjestehuset 102
The owner and gründer Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions, Arne Kristoffersen, was in group planning and establishing area for the Seed vault (no 2 from left)
Phone: +47 79 02 22 22
Change of program:
Program of the trip may alter during the trip depending on weather changes and the size of the group.
Price: NOK 1080.
Minimum 2 persons.
Included in the price: Transportation to/from the accommodation site, hot drinks, biscuits and a guide with necessary safety equipment.
Season: All year round
Days: see activity calendar
Starting times: 09:00
Duration: 4 hours
Children min. age 10-15 years old summer / min. 12-15 years old winter