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Hike into the frozen halls of the ice cave with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Ice Cave - Hike into the Frozen World

  • Details

    Difficulty level (out of 5): 


    Minimum: 2 participants

    • November - May
    • Morning tour: 09:30-15:00​
    • Evening tour: 16:00-21:30
    • Duration: Approx. 5 1/2 hours
    • 12 years*

    *Discount for ages 12 - 14 years old.

    The trip is moderately demanding, mountain hiking and some crawling must be expected. Not suitable for people in bad shape, with back problems or claustrophobia.

    Price includes:

    • Transport round trip
    • Snowshoes/hiking poles if needed
    • Ice cave equipment incl. headlamp
    • Warm lunch and drink
    • Guide with necessary safety equipment

    Recommend to bring:

    • Good, warm and sealed hiking boots*
    • Warm clothes
    • Cold drink (preferably in a thermos as liquid can freeze to ice)
    • Camera
    • Backpack

    If you do not have warm hiking boots, these can be rented for NOK 100.

    We serve a warm lunch. Bring your own packed lunch if necessary.

    Extra clothing and equipment: Arctica

  • Itinerary

    During winter, we find a frozen world of meltwater channels under Svalbard's glaciers. These channels form in the summer when snow and ice melt.

    We either go with or without snowshoes, depending on the conditions, from the parking lot. Up to 400 meters in elevation to the ice cave's entrance - depending on which glacier we choose, either Larsbreen or Longyearbreen. You should be in moderately good physical shape for the hike up.

    Once at the entrance to the ice cave, we dress up with helmets, spikes and headlamps before we go down into the cave. In here, we use time, so that you get to experience an underground world with halls, narrow passages and thick layers of great ice crystals.

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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