HIKE: Discovering Hiorthhamn - a historical mining settlement

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Join us for an exciting adventure, out of town, into the polar night to feel the darkness and silence in Svalbard. If we are lucky, and the night is clear, we can see nature's own magical lights: The northern lights. From a distance, we will see lights from the only urban settlement in the Arctic.
If the weather permits it, we cross the frozen Advent river and head towards Hiorthamn. Hiorthhamn is an abandoned mining settlement located on the east side of Adventfjorden, across the fjord from Longyearbyen. This place served as a coal mining site from 1917 to 1921. This is one of the places on Svalbard with the highest amount of cultural heritage, and it’s an exciting place to visit where the raw nature of Svalbard meets the cultural impact of human activity in the Arctic.


 As our groups are international, our tours are guided in English. 


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This trip is suitable for:

Age limit: 12 years

Level: 2 of 5 

This is an easy hike which suits almost everyone. The landscape is flat, but you will still experience to walk on ice and snow on the Arctic tundra.

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:

Stop by Arctica - Høyfjellsspesialisten på Svalbard.


Book your stay at Gjestehuset 102





Email: info@wildlife.no
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.

Price includes:
Transportation to/from accommodation, snow shoes, headlamps, hot lunch, hot drinks, biscuits and guide with necessary safety equipment.

Season: November-February
Days: see activity calendar
Starting times: 10:00
Duration: 5 hours
Level: 2/5


Email: info@wildlife.no
Phone: +47 79 02 22 22

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