Evening hike to the summit of Blomsterdalen and Seed Vault visit - Snowfox Travel
Ready to join us for an exciting evening hike to the summit of Blomsterdalen, next to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault? Learn more about this interesting and unique seed vault and experience the rich history of coal mining in this area of Svalbard.
Ready to join us for an exciting evening hike to the summit of Blomsterdalen, next to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault? Learn more about this interesting and unique seed vault and experience the rich history of coal mining in this area of Svalbard. We will make our way to the top of Blomsterdalshøgda at 320 meters above sea level, where we will have a stunning view over the local area, Adventfjorden, Isfjorden, and maybe even the glaciers on the other side!
We start our evening hike at 19:00 when our guide will pick you up from your accommodation. We drive up to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to see it from the outside (as entrance is prohibited). Here we will learn more about this unique vault, which is located deep inside the mountain. After exploring this area we will start our hike at the foot of the mountain, slowly hiking our way up to the summit.
On our way we will make sure to have enough short stops for us to enjoy the surroundings we are in, together with a warm drink and some sweets. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for possible wildlife, such as the Svalbard reindeer and the Arctic fox. Enjoy the beautiful view over the fjord Isfjorden, where you may even see multiple glaciers in the distance when the sky is clear. A short stop on the top will give us the chance to enjoy the evening sun or Northern lights and listen to our guide for some exciting stories about the rich history of Svalbard.
Our professional and dedicated guide, hot drinks and sweets, rescue insurance, emergency and safety equipment, transfer to and from your accommodation.
What to bring
We recommend that you bring: Sturdy waterproof hiking boots (above the ankle), hiking pants (soft shell), shell pants and jacket (wind and waterproof), base layers, warm hiking socks, insulating mid-layer, warm hat (like a beanie), warm mittens/gloves, comfortable day pack and a filled water bottle. If you can, wear woolen materials closest to your body.
Important to know
If we need to adjust our planned route due to safety reasons, we hold the right to do so.
There is no reimbursement if we need to. Our experiences require a minimum of 3 participants.
We reserve the right to refuse you joining our activity, if you fail to be well prepared clothing-wise, according to our “What to bring” section.
Your safety is our main concern.
This experience is not suitable for children under the age of 6 years. All under 18 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.
If you need to adjust your booking, let us know. If available, we gladly guide you on another day of your preference. However, if you need to cancel you need to notify us in writing.
Cancellation reimbursement: 22 days or more prior to departure: 95%, 21-8 days prior to departure: 50%, 7 or less days prior to departure: 0%.
We are not able to offer a refund due to route changes, sickness, cancelled or delayed flights or any other circumstance outside our control. We recommend you have a valid travel insurance.
Last updated: 09/22/2023
Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS