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Sarkofagen – on foot in the realm of the glaciers

We’re picking you up from the hotel and driving to Nybyen at the top of Longyearbyen. At Nybyen we prepare for the hike and start with crossing the meltwater river. Then we start ascending on the eastern slope of Sarkofagen. After a slightly steep part we are rewarded by relaxing walk along the slop on the moraine towards Larsbreen (glacier). After a while we’re getting to a final slope which will take us to the top of the mountain.

We’re arriving to the viewpoint and having a longer break followed by warm lunch and hot drinks. After lunch we start descending via Longyearbreen which is a different route then on the way up. We will be walking partially on the glacier. On the way down we’re having a spectacular view on the glacier and then on Longyear valley. We need to cross the meltwater river one more time on our way back to the car.

 The tour is a nice walk and not very difficult. The tempo will be adjusted after everyone’s fitness and level of agility. But we do recommend that you need to be somehow mobile. There are a lot of rocks in the beginning at it is wise to wear hiking shoes preferably with ankle support and it’s recommended to have a wind proof jacket. The first layer should be fleece or wool. You’re going to get tracking poles and crampons if needed from us.

During the winter we will give you snow shoes and a headlight.

Please inform us if you have any food allergies prior, you’re booking. There is a maximum of 8 participants, and we need a minimum of 2 fully paying participants in order to be able to do the tour. Larger groups are possible upon request.

We do not recommend this tour for the smallest children and advise that the child must be at least 6 years old.

 Please bring a small backpack for your own utilities such as extra clothes, drinking water, snacks and camera.

  • Level of complexity:

    2 - Suitable for most
  • Number of guests:

    Min. 2 / Max. 8
  • Starting Time:

    09:00 (6 h) Every Day
  • Price:

    1.190 nok per adult
    790 nok per child (up to 12 years- minimum age 6 yrs)
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