Foxfonna: Start from the summit and explore glaciers and mountains

This hike starts up on Gruve 7 mountain and is in the opposite area of ​​our other hikes.

All our guests are picked up at the city's hotels before we get ready for departure. Guide checks that you have remembered to bring the clothes and equipment needed for such a hike.

On the way to our starting point for the hike, we drive through Adventdalen which has a lot of interesting history from Longyearbyen's urban community until today. For example, our original airport where the Norwegian airline Braathens SAFE landed directly on the tundra when it was frozen, the lake where we get our drinking water from, several old coal mines etc.

If necessary, we use snowshoes up to today's resting point where we can enjoy the silence and a well-deserved rest with hot drinks and expedition lunch. Enjoy the view of the mountains opposite such as Operafjellet, Helvetiafjellet, etc. as well as the areas like Breinosa, Foxfonna, Gilsonryggen and towards Nordenskiöld land.

The trip is moderately demanding as we drive up Gruve 7 mountain before the hike further up the mountainside starts.

Bring a day trip backpack where you have personal belongings like a sweater or similar for breaks and returns, binoculars, camera, water, as well as assigned equipment for today's expedition trip.

Remember solid, worn in mountain shoes for this trip!  Be dressed for being outdoors the whole day, in potential wind and cold.

On the way back, we pick up rubbish that shows up on our way. SWE has a spotlight on sustainability and nature conservation.

If you need clothes or equipment, you can visit the sport shop Arctica at Lompen shopping centre.

Reasonable accommodation at

Alternative hike  Bird mountain close to Bjørndalen

Minimum participants:  2 persons

Maximum participants: 8 persons per guide


Periode: February-October
Tidspunkt: Kl 10:00
Varighet: 7 hours
Pris 1: NOK 1335
Pris 2: Demanding Level 3 of 5
Pris 3: Children minimum 10-15 years old Summer and 12-15 years old winter

Transport from accommodation, snowshoes will be provided if needed, warm expedition lunch, warm drinks, Arctic nature guide with security equipment.

Children minimum 10-15 years old Summer and 12-15 years old winter

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