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Svalbard Hike to Platåfjellet for panorama view of Longyearbyen with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Platåfjellet - Local’s Favourite: Hike to Panorama View

  • Details

    © Rikke Hoddø Steinbakk, Martin Fiala, Håkon Daae Brensholm

    Difficulty level (out of 5)


    Minimum 2 (out of 8) participants:

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    • All year
    • Morning tour: 10:00-13:30 
    • Evening tour: 17:00-20:30
    • Approx. 3,5 hours
    • Approx. 350 m elevation
    • 12 years*

    *Discount for children 12 - 14 years

    This is a moderately demanding hike.



    Price includes:

    • Transport round trip
    • Spikes or snowshoes
    • Hot drink and biscuits
    • Guide with necessary safety equipment
    • Headlamp/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 for a trip up Platåfjellet (424msl), with a great view of Longyearbyen. The tour starts at the cableway central at the foot of Platåfjellet. We go up to the cairn and, if conditions permit, we continue a short distance further onto the plateau.

    The walk is sometimes more steep, but still suits most people in average shape. At the top, a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding countryside awaits. In the dark, we use headlamps, unless the moon illuminates our path. If we're lucky, we'll experience the magical northern lights.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Li S, March 2024 - TripAdvisor:

    I visited Svalbard in the summer a couple of years ago and done this exact hike with Svalbard Wildlife, and knew I had to re-book for my winter trip.

    Th guide (Philip) picked me up bang on time, and took us to their HQ for a safety briefing, and to get ‘geared up’ I bought a lot of the gear required, but some people rented some extra thermal boots (100 NOK I think). We drove to the setting off point.

    I know everyone has a differing fitness level, so it is hard to judge, but this is a TOUGH climb! We were in a group of six, there were some Skandinavians in our group that didn’t struggle – but myself, who had physically trained for this trip, and a couple of fellow 20-something Brits really struggled. We made it, and the guide was fantastic, stopping regularly for us. But it was not like a hie in the peaks!

    The view from the top was incredible and worth the climb. Philip invited us for hot drinks and biscuits which is a lovely touch, and also helped everyone with photos. He also showed us a how to safely slide down!

    100% recommend. Great experience, great guide.

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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