PYRAMIDEN HIKING EXPERIENCE

The landscapes of the northern part of Isfjord are characterized by attractive rocky peaks, high mountains, a large number of fossils, picturesque waterfalls, a diverse landscape and panoramic views. This area is perfect for the travelers that are fond of hiking who want to discover the unspoiled and hidden places of the most mysterious corner of Svalbard without giving up comfort. 
During the day, the height differences can be significant. This is a classic glacial terrain with wide valleys, moraines, rocky slopes and shallow wide rivers. 
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Starts every Saturday

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5 days of hiking

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For experienced hikers

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Comfortable hotel accommodation

TRAVEL DATES IN 2021:

26.06 - 03.07

03.07 - 10.07

10.07 - 17.07

17.07 - 24.07

24.07 - 31.07

31.07 - 07.08

07.08 - 14.08

14.08 - 21.08

21.08 - 28.08

28.08 - 04.09

04.09 - 11.09

11.09 - 18.09

18.09 - 25.09

TOUR PRICE PER PERSON:

... NOK / person

Extra charge for accommodation in SINGLE rooms in Pyramiden:

... NOK / person

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfer from/to the airport or your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen

  • Boat transfers to/from Pyramiden

  • Accommodation & Meals

  • Guide services

  • Insurance covering search and rescue, evacuation costs in case of emergency

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Flight to/from Longyearbyen

  • Bar drinks or a-la carte orders beyond the tour program

  • Souvenirs

  • Individual travel insurance

  • Additional services (Kayaking, Sauna, Cinema)

 
 
 

DAY 0. FRIDAY

  • Arrival to Longyearbyen on one of the SAS or Norwegian daytime or evening flights from Oslo. Hotel Check-in (self-booked).

Longyearbyen is the capital of Svalbard. It is the northernmost populated area with more than 2000 inhabitants, 50 nationalities. Longyearbyen was founded in 1906 by John Longyear and named after him further on. This is a town with a particular temper that has been loved by adventurers, explorers, fans of the North and wilderness.

DAY 1. SATURDAY

Arrival to Pyramiden

  • 08: 30 Transfer from the hotel to the port.

  • Sea voyage on a comfortable ship from Longyearbyen to Pyramiden with a stop near the Nordenskiöld glacier (duration about 5 hours).

  • Grill lunch on board the ship near the glacier wall.

  • Arrival in Pyramiden.

  • Accommodation in the Hotel Pyramiden.

 

Guided tour around the town of Pyramiden with an immersion in the era of Arctic development during the period of developed socialism. The settlement has been perfectly preserved to this day and now life is being revived in it by the caring hands and warm hearts of the polar people of the 21st century. Visit the well-preserved buildings of the canteen, school and kindergarten, swimming pool, Palace of Culture with a cinema projection room and a film storage room.

  • The screening of the film with the old restored Soviet film projectors. 

 

The darkened hall, the characteristic noise of the old film projector and the analog image immerse the audience in the atmosphere of the last century. Two film projectors have been restored in Pyramiden, and the number of preserved films reaches 2000. In the fall of 2018, the first film screening took place, although a few years ago this seemed impossible.

  • Dinner in the hotel restaurant 

  • Overnight in the Hotel Pyramiden
     

The Nordenskiöld Glacier is the hallmark of Svalbard, one of the most beautiful glaciers on the archipelago and definitely the most famous. The tongue of the glacier turns into a plateau with an area of about 600 km2, and its wall is striking in its height and color. The rumble of breaking ice can be heard from the Pyramiden. Along the way, there is a high chance of encountering whales and polar bears.

Pyramiden is a settlement located at the bottom of the mountain and named after it. It was founded in 1911. It's a town located in between mountains, the huge glacier and moraine. In 1956 the settlement started coal production and in the 1970s-1980s a perfect socialism model system was built. In 1998 Pyramiden was preserved but its infrastructure arranged in the Soviet period has come down to us. Anyone who has spent at least a couple of hours in Pyramiden makes a point in this place's uniqueness. Today the town is open and it grows as a tourist location. A boiler house, hotel, restaurant and film stock cinema have been renovated. Pyramiden attracts not only tourists but also film directors, journalists, free riders and bloggers from all over the world.

DAY 2. SUNDAY

Table Mountain with the Jotunfonna glacial plateau.

The length of the route: 13-16 km.

Duration: 6-8 hours
Category: 3
Fjord Norge AS: Red - Challenging
Swiss Alpine Club (SAC): Т3 - Challenging mountain hiking (White-red-white)

 

  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

  • Walking trip to the Table Mountain Yggdrasilcampen.

 

Yggdrasilkampen also known as Table Mountain was named after the World Tree Yggdrasil from Scandinavian mythology. Climbing this mountain is not easy, but the views are worth it. From the edges of this plateau, you can enjoy views of the settlement, Mount Pyramiden, the surrounding glaciers and the impressive river valley Mimir. The route includes a long scree climb, crosses the top of the plateau and comes out on the Jotunfonna Glacier. where you will find cracks, caverns and gullies. Then you will go to the observation point, with a view of a house on the Blue Lake, and then descend to the road where you will be picked up by a bus to get back to the settlement.

This route has been actively used for several years and enjoys well-deserved popularity due to its diversity - a mountain climb with beautiful panoramas, rocky and overgrown tundra, and a glacier with moraine lines.

  • Lunch box on the route

  • A la carte dinner in the hotel restaurant

  • Overnight in the Hotel Pyramiden

DAY 3. MONDAY

Mount Odin and Waterfalls Valley

Route length: 17-22 km. Duration: 6-8 hours
Category: 3
Fjord Norge AS: Red - Challenging
Swiss Alpine Club (SAC): Т3 - Challenging mountain hiking (White-red-white)

On the route there are stone scree, so it is recommended to take reliable hard shoes and trekking poles.

  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

  • Hike to Odinfjellet


A simple circular route to the picturesque summit of Mount Odin, named after a Norse god. From the artificial Goose Lakes that serve as a source of water for the settlement, you will begin a technically simple climb to the top of the mountain. Along the way, you will see ancient fossils, as the valley and the summit were under water for ages. After climbing to the top, you will cross the glacier to the cliff at the 40-meter-high Sjursethfossen waterfall, where you will have a long stop for lunch. Then, after a short scree descent into the Odindalen valley, you will come out on a light rocky tundra back to the lakes.

 

  • Lunch box on the route

  • A la carte Dinner in the restaurant

  • Overnight in the Hotel Pyramiden