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Where is Svalbard?

Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean located about 1,000 km north of mainland Norway. The largest island is called Spitzbergen and the main city is called Longyearbyen.

How do I get there?

Both Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Norwegian have direct routes to Longyearbyen Airport from the Norwegian capital of Oslo and from the city of Tromsø every day throughout the year.

Book with SAS here.

Book with Norwegian here.

Where can I stay?

There is a wide range of accommodation available in Longyearbyen.

See an overview and book hotels or hostels here.

In addition, there is an excellent campsite right next to the airport, which you can book here.

Do I need to bring my passport?

Yes. You need to bring your passport even if you are a Norwegian or an EU citizen.

Do I need a visa or other permits?

No. No visa or other paper work is needed.

What is the weather like?

In summer, average temperatures are usually between -3°C and -10°C / 27°F-14 °F. Technically, Svalbard is an Arctic dessert, and summers are usually clear and perpetually sunlit, but it does rain/sleet from time to time, and storms can be harsh. So be come prepared for anything.

In winter, temperatures are usually between −15°C and −30°C / 0°F and -20°F. The winter on Svalbard us normally dry and cold with ferocious storms starting in October.

What do I need to bring?

If you are joining a single day trek, we recommend a good pair of boots and a warm jacket.

If you are joining a multi day trek or a course, you need to bring your own basic equipment. See the list here.

What can I buy in town?

There are several well-stocked outdoor outlets where you can purchase all common brands of equipment, provisions and fuel you will need. In addition, there is a single well-stocked super market, where you can purchase food and goods. If in doubt about the availability of something you need, do not hesitate to ask.

What means of payment can I use?

You can book and pay your trek right here on the website. If in doubt or if you experience any problems, do not hesitate to ask. Stores in Longyearbyen accept all common credit cards, Norwegian Kroner, US Dollars and Euro.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

"Trekking in the summer night"
"Morten is very friendly and contactable guide. He take care about each participant on the track. I felt absolutely save with him. It is very important on Svalbard! Because you can't travel around without rifle. Amazing views from the plateau are guaranteed. This trek was an absolute pleasure. Thank you!"

"Trekking the Troll Stone Mountain"
"My wife and I decided to do a hike whilst in Svalbard and came across and small company called Svalbard Trekking. Our guide was an absolute champ, bursting with knowledge and really friendly. Had such a great time and the views from up there were second to none."