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Svalbard Hike to Sarkofagen and glacier above Longyearbyen with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Sarkofagen - Local’s Favourite: Hike to the Glacier

  • Details

    © Rikke Hoddø Steinbakk, Ingjerd Strømholt, Martin Fiala, Kenneth Andersen, Chris König, Martina Aronne

    Difficulty level (out of 5)


    Minimum 2 (out of 8) participants:

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    • All year
    • 09:30-15:30
    • Approx. 6 hours*
    • Approx. 400 m elevation
    • 12 years

    *Discount for children 12-14 years old

    The trip starts in rough terrain. There is a moderate climb before we are at the top of the Sarkofagen. The trip is moderately demanding in terms of physical fitness. You don't need a lot of experience to take part in this tour.


    Price includes:

    • Transport round trip
    • Warm lunch and drink
    • Headlamp
    • 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 along the way
    • 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

    Sarkofagen is located to the south/west of Longyearbyen, between the two glaciers Larsbreen and Longyearbreen. The trip starts towards the mountain Sarkofagen, which is 500 meters high. We use snowshoes if the conditions demand it.

    Along the way, we will have the opportunity to either go on Larsbreen or Longyearbreen, depending on the conditions on the glacier and in the moraine landscape.

    At the top we enjoy the view of Longyearbyen and Adventfjorden.

    On the return trip, we often choose the opposite side to the route we chose up the mountain.

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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