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Barentsburg
SIGHTSEEING & HIKING

Please note that venturing beyond Barentsburg requires strict adherence to safety protocols. It is essential to carry appropriate safety equipment such as a suitable gun and signal gun, and be proficient in their use. We highly recommend arranging guided tours for sightseeing or hiking trips, as guides not only ensure your safety but also enrich your experience with fascinating Arctic tales.

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HIKING TOUR Olaf Mountain

Olavsvarden - 520 m high cairn on the summit of Grønfjordfjellet.

Embark on a captivating hiking tour up Olaf Mountain offering prime opportunities for capturing breathtaking photographs and witnessing the mesmerizing Aurora Borealis (possible during polar night ). At 520 meters above sea level, pause at a scenic viewing point to behold panoramic vistas of Barentsburg, Grønfjord, and the majestic Greenland Sea coastline. Savor a hot beverage as you immerse yourself in the region's rich history and Arctic allure. 

In winter, this tour transforms into a snowshoe expedition (depending on snow condition).

 

Trail grade: SAC - Т2 (White-red-white), FjordNorway - Blue/Medium

Duration: 2.5-3 hours, 7,5 km

4+ persons - 210 nok/person

1-3 persons - 700 nok/group

SIGHTSEEING TOUR
to Cape Heer

Embark on a captivating coastal tour, where the path goes near an old unused reservoir, remnants of a Norwegian warship's cannon, an old cemetery and an active Russian helicopter station. Following the coastline, we gradually reach Cape Heer and Selisbukta. From this part of the trail, soak in stunning views of the picturesque Isfjord, renowned for its abundant wildlife. Immerse yourself in the wild and grandeur of nature, with opportunities to spot seals, walruses, reindeer, and Arctic foxes.
Indulge in sandwiches and a warm beverage as we traverse this remarkable landscape. 


Trail grade: SAC - Т2 (White-red-white), FjordNorway - Blue/Medium


Duration: 3-4 hours, 9-12 km


4+ persons - 400 nok/person
1-3 persons - 1100 nok/group

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SIGHTSEEING TOUR
to Cape Finneset

In translation from Norwegian, "Finneset" means "a good place," and indeed, such a location holds significance in the Arctic. Once home to a whaling factory, the first radio station of the archipelago, and the administration office of the Governor of Svalbard, Finneset bears witness to a rich history. Today, remnants of these past endeavors remain, including traces of the whaling station, serving as a reminder of the area's heritage.

Trail grade: SAC - T1 (Yellow), FjordNorway - Blue/Medium


Duration: 1.5-2 hours, 5 km


4+ persons - 210 nok/person
1-3 persons - 700 nok/group

Photos from the hiking

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