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Private hiking tours - Backyard Svalbard

We design special tours for families, hikers, and more experienced mountain scramblers. This product is customized for your group. Examples might be an easy hike with a bonfire, ridge rides or just a guide with rifle to accompany you.

Do you find it hard to choose which hike you want? We offer all kinds of hikes for your group. Based upon your preferences and skills we can put together a trip for you.

We offer easy hikes to the mountains around Longyearbyen, family trips ending up with a bonfire, or more adventurous hikes such as a trip to Tenoren.

Our local certified guides will take care of your safety and comfort, and will be available to answer any question you might have about the nature and history around us.

Prices, the tour difficulty and program can vary depending on the different trips. Examples of different trips are listed below.

Practical information
In summer, the average temperatures are between +3°C and +8°C and the weather can change quickly, so don’t forget to pack warm clothing. In winter, the temperature may vary between -10°C to -20°C.

We'll meet you at your hotel, where you get to know the guide. Here we plan the day together and decide which hike may be best for you if we haven't already done so together beforehand.

Along the way, we might be lucky enough to encounter some wildlife such as Svalbard ptarmigan, reindeer, the Arctic birds, or the Arctic fox...

Our guides know the area well, and can also modify the plan along the way according to the weather conditions or your preferences.

- Options for half day tours include hiking to Platåfjellet (The Plataeu Mountain), Sukkertoppen (The Sugar top), Gruvefjellet (The Mine Mountain), Lindholmhøgda (easy hike for families) or Bjørndalen (for wildlife watching).
- Options for full day tours include hiking to Sarkofagen, Trollsteinen (The Troll stone), or Lars Hierta mountain. 

The trip includes:
- Transportation to and from the hotel
- A certified Svalbard guide with safety equipment.
- On half day tours hot drinks and snacks are included. 
- Lunch is included on full day tours. 

Packing list
- Hiking pants
- Shell jacket (water- and windproof)
- Hiking boots and warm socks (thin merino wool)
- Hiking underwear (long-johns and t-shirt)
- Down jacket or wool jumper
- Beanie and thin neck-gaiter
- Sunglasses
- Gloves
- Medium backpack (25L to 40L)
- Water flask
- Camera

Contact us if you have any questions or want to book a tour with us:
Tel: +47 988 02 283

Last updated: 11/28/2023

Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

Private hiking tours - Backyard Svalbard

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