The route lies in the picturesque Mimenvadallen alongside Mimervaelva. We pass the Goose Lakes - a fresh water basin which is the main source of water for Pyramiden. We will get familiar to the unique engineering solution because of which the lakes are full-watered all the year round. We continue our trip upwards and soon have a fabulous view on wide canyons of two valleys - Tordallen and Odindallen. Guide serves a delicious lunch. On the way back we can admire the top of Pyramiden Mountain against spectacular glacier Nordenskiøldbreen.
Hiking tour to the top of Pyramiden Mountain
Duration: 5 - 7 hrs
Length: 10 km
Depending on the pace and physical conditions of the group in whole
Radial exit with the ascent of Pyramiden Mountain (937 m), at the foot of which the settlement of the same name is located.
We start our tour from the hotel. After 1 km hiking we climb up the slope with spectacular views on the settlement from one side and to the Billiefjord Bay and Nordenskiöld glacier on the other.
The further path goes straight along the ridge on large stones in some places. Next, we climb the steep scree through the rocky ledges. For your ease metal stairs installed in two spots. If there is no low cloud cover (which is quite often) you will see a panoramic view of 360 degrees from the top. Regardless of the weather conditions, you can write your name and impressions in the summit’s logbook kept here in an iron safe. Here, at the top, we will spend some time, relax and after a well-deserved picnic head back.
690 Nok/pers 1-3 pax - 2500 Nok/group
to the water station near Goose Lakes
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hrs
Length: 5-6 km
The route lies in the picturesque Mimenvadallen alongside Mimervaelva. We pass the Goose Lakes - a fresh water basin which is the main source of water for Pyramiden. We will get familiar to the unique engineering solution because of which the lakes are full-watered all the year round. On the way back we can admire the top of Pyramiden Mountain against spectacular glacier Nordenskiøldbreen.
250 Nok/pers 1-3 pax - 990 nok/group
Hiking tour to the top of Yggdrasilkampen
Duration: 6 - 8 hrs
Length: 13-16 km
Table Mountain is the second name of Yggdrasilkampen Mountain given to it by the residents of Pyramiden settlement for its wide plateau on steep walls, flat as table.
The original name of the mountain, which can be found on maps, derives from the name of the World Tree or Tree of Life. Norsemen envisioned the universe as Tree of Life.
On the descent the route crosses the summit plateau and enters the glacier Jotunfonna. The glacier was named after the giants of Norse mythology. Norsemen believed that the giants lived on the cold stone edges of earth and were the predecessors of the gods and people. You walk on the glacier along the meltwater streams that come through the ice.
The glacier ends with an observation point on Blue lake.
A 10 km walk to Petunia Bay is an excellent way to get acquainted with the surroundings of the legendary mine.
The tour starts at the hotel. We pass the former coal storage and enter the serpentine road with a view to the port and a frozen conveyor belt of the coal loading system. Step by step, a panorama of the harbour, consisting of Mimer, Petunia and Adolf bays opens up. On the opposite shore of the harbour you see the wall of the majestic Nordenskiöld glacier. Above it, the Lomonosovfonna glacial plateau merges with the sky. The turning point of the route is a house, which, until recently, served to scientists. Next to it, almost at the edge of the sea, three metal towers, used for oil exploration, look into the sky. We make a stop near the house, relax and have some tea. If weather conditions permit, we can walk right along the coastline on our way back.
390 Nok/pers 1-3 pax - 1300 nok/group
Hiking tour to Odin Mountain (includes tour to Goose Lakes)
Duration: 5 - 6 hrs
Length: 11 km
The route includes a path to mountains Odin and Freya which are named after the supreme Norse god and his wife. You see bizarre hills looking like stone towers as well as fossils from the Devonian period of the Paleozoic on mountain slopes at the height of 600-700 meters. Moreover, you spot fossilised seashells, coral pieces and tree trunks in grey rock formation which were silt long ago.
The path leads to the summit of Odin mountain or Odinfjellet in Norwegian. Odin mountain is a long narrow ridge. The panoramic view from the top of Odinfjellet to surrounding mountains, valley and glaciers is just breathtaking.
The tour starts from Goose Lakes - a source of fresh water for the Pyramiden settlement. The lakes are remarkable because of their system of maintaining the permafrost in the wall of the artificial dam. You can get to the lakes on foot or by ordering a transfer.