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Summer hike to Trollsteinen with view to Longyearbyen with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Trollsteinen - Hike to the Iconic Summit

  • Details

    © Martina Aronne, Valentin Schuh, Menachem Mendel Fischer, Chris König

    Difficulty level (out of 5)


    Minimum 2 (out of 8) participants:

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    • All year
    • 09:00am
    • Approx. 7-8 hours
    • Approx. 750 m elevation
    • 16 years

    Medium to demanding hike.

    Price includes:

    • Transport round trip
    • Headlamp in the dark
    • Warm lunch and warm drink
    • 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.

    Extra clothing and equipment: Arctica

  • Itinerary

    The mountain ridge forms a horseshoe around upper edges of the Larsbreen glacier, with a huge rock balancing on the highest point of the ridge itself. Characteristic and towering 850 meters above sea level, it is no wonder why this mountain got its folklore name Trollsteinen (the Troll Rock).

    With solid snowshoes (if the terrain demands it) and a headlamp in the dark, we head towards Larsbreen and the top of the glacier before taking a well-deserved break with an expedition lunch.

    We enjoy the silence of our natural surroundings, keep a steady pace allthewhile exposed to the elements as we hike upwards. Up on the ridge itself and the mountain top of Trollsteinen, the view is absolutely fantastic with its unique scene of contours across the arctic landscape depending on the time of year and exposure to sunlight.

    We return the same way down the glacier, and enjoy an area that is protected from motor traffic meaning complete peace and quiet.

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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