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Blomsterdalen - Summit Hike and Global Seed Vault

Blomsterdalen - Summit Hike and Global Seed Vault

  • Details

    © Esther Cowen, Martin Fiala, Ingjerd Strømholt, Rikke Hoddø Steinbakk

    Difficulty level (out of 5)


    Minimum 2 (out of 8) participants:

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    • All year
    • 09:00am-13:00
    • Approx. 4 hours
    • Approx. 300 m elevation
    • 12 years*

    *Discount for children 12 - 14 years.

    This is a medium demanding hike.

    Price includes:

    • Transport round trip
    • Hot drink and biscuits
    • Headlamp if necessary
    • Guide with necessary safety equipment
    • Snowshoes/hiking poles if needed

    Recommend to bring:

    • Good, warm and worn-in hiking boots*
    • Warm clothes
    • Cold drink (preferably in a thermos as liquid can freeze to ice)
    • Camera
    • Warm jumper for the journey home and breaks
    • Backpack

    *If you do not have warm hiking boots, these can be rented for NOK 100.
    Bring your own packed lunch if necessary.

    Extra clothing and equipment: Arctica

  • Itinerary

    Join us on an exciting, culturally historic walk from mining to Svalbard's global seed vault.

    We pick up the guests at their accommodation and this tour starts by walking towards the top of Blomsterdalshøgda, which is located at approx. 320 meters above sea level.

    Here we get a great view of Adventfjorden and the surrounding area. We will see the cable car trestles from the mining era and towards Mine 3 - one of the closed mines on Svalbard.

    Our guide will tell you about Svalbard and about Svalbard's Global Seed Vault which is located inside the mountain. We will not enter the seed vault during this tour.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Clemr944, March 2024 - TripAdvisor:

    We went on the hike to Blomsterdalen and the Global Seed Vault. Great experience overall. Our guide was amazing, and we had the opportunity to take a retired sled dog with us on the trip. It's a short hike, but you will likely be sweating, since there is a rather steep part. Some physical competency is required.

Accommodation in Svalbard.
Book accommodation at Gjestehuset 102

*Discount of 10 % is given on accommodation at Gjestehuset 102 with purchasing at least one multi-day activity from us. Code: SWE10

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