Svalbard Sports & Outdoors

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Svalbard Sports & Outdoors

  • Svalbardhallen

    Svalbardhallen is the new big sportshall located in Longyearbyen. Also with squash-, spinning- and fitnessroom. And Swimming pool and sauna. Entrance cost NOK 50.

  • Svalbard skimaraton

    Svalbard Turn is arranging Svalbard skimaraton. The cross country ski race is held near Longyearbyen, the ”capitol” of Svalbard. It is the worlds northernmost cross country ski race. It gives you 42 km in classic stile and goes through the artic nature. All participants must be dressed and equipped to deal with different weather conditions....

  • Football on Svalbard

    Football is the most common popular sport in Norway, and Longyearbyen has three football pitches; 1 "ballbinge", an enclosed area for children's football, and 2 small football pitches for plays and training, one larger than the other. They are all located behind the Longyearbyen school. They play during winters on a good snow cover and during...

  • Kayaking in the Artic Ocean

    Having experienced Antarctic kayaking several years ago, I decided to splurge for kayaking on the Artic cruise. The scenery was not quite as spectacular as Antartica and there were just too many opportunities for wildlife viewing to spend my time kayaking. Save the $350 and fund a kayak trip to a more spectacular place rather than the Artic .

  • he northernmost marathon at 78° north

    As almost everything else in Spitsbergen, this marathon has the attribute of being the northernmost marathon of the world! It is usually held in June and only the toughest people (men and women) run it! So, if you are out for superlatives, this is your thing!When we were there we watched them run both marathon and half marathon and boy, did I...

  • Alpine skiing

    There is a ski lift just across the road from the longyearbyen school. Operating times are uncertain. Closes when there is avalanche danger (frequently). Randonee skiing may be more adviceable, plenty of slopes here.

  • Skiing

    There is a small alpine skiing run close to the Longyearbyen school, but I didn't see it in operation of late. Avalanche danger may have put it out of action.Cross-country skiing doesn't seem very popular, the explanation may perhaps be that there isn't that much snow, and it certainly isn't stable - it blows away very quickly. Very cold snow is...

  • The Svalbard Sports Hall

    The sports hall just up from the downtown area has a swimming pool and ball courts for a variety of indoor sports. Much used during the dark season, it is mainly set up for locals, but both short- and long term visitors amy also make use of the facilities. Enquire in your hotel reception.

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