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2-Hour Guided Snowshoe Walk on Tromsoya Island in Tromso
"After a slow morning - we start at 10am. Meet your guide in central Tromsø to start your tour. Hop inside a comfortable minivan or coach and travel into the snow-laden countryside and hills of Tromsøya Island. On arrival listen to a brief introduction strap on your supplied snowshoes and follow your guide at a steady pace. Relish the sensation of walking easily over the snow with your snowshoes. During the one and a half hour walk you crunch over sparkling flat terrain and gentle hills and pad through crisp snow that surrounds the tranquil spruce and birch forests. There are several stops planned along the way to admire the scenery and take photos. Hot blackcurrant drink and lefse — sweet Norwegian cake are served on route. return to central Tromsø to finish your tour roam around the city or rest before your you head out again to watch the Auroras."""
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Drive a Husky Sled in Tromso
"Two guests share a sled with 5-7 dogs. You will be given all the necessary safety briefs and instructions so no previous dog sledding experience is necessary. Our professional guides lead the group in their own sleds. After a ride out in the No prepared with reindeer meat broth and vegetables is just what the body needs. We serve the meal in our camp around the fire (vegetarian meal available on request).Good physical condition is required. No need to be an athlete just able to move without problems or injury. After the trip we bring you back to the Radisson BLU Hotel.""""Love speed and excitement? Join up with your own team of racing huskies to learn dog sledding. You will have your own sled to drive along with a friend and can switch in the middle of the ride. With about four kilometeres of dog sledding you also get to meet our 350 four legged friends up close and spend some time with the puppies."
From NOK1,690.00
 
Husky Sledding Ride from Tromso
"With a 2:1 guest to guide ratio everyone will have a sled driven by our professional mushers. We stop for photos half way on the track. After a ride in the Norwegian winter a hearty meal of Bidos prepared with reindeer meat broth and vegetables is just what the body needs. We serve the meal in our camp around the fire (vegetarian meal available on request). Order of dogsledding and Dogyard visit may change. Warm clothes and boots are included we recommend bringing a good scarf or snow goggles if it is snowing heavily. The trip runs in all normal weather conditions. In case of cancellation due to lack of snow or extreme weather you are offered rescheduling a different activity or full refund.After the trip we bring you back to the Radisson BLU Hotel."""
From NOK1,690.00

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Interesting town to walk around

It is a utilitarian town made up of services and buildings designed to weather arctic conditions. However, it is the most accessible town on Spitsbergen Island. Piping is insulated and above ground....
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Mining city

Longyearbyen has been founded 100 years ago (1906) as a mining town - and that is what it is all about! Until recently the coal mines were the main employer and the major income, but now this has...
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Longyearbyen Webcams

If you are fond of seeing what it is like in Longyearbyen, there are several webcams there. But you better be aware of the fact that during winter time you might not really see much, since it is dark...
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out on deck of the ship in Magdalena Bay

Get propperly dressed - not like this diningroom-steward Michael Globetrott , who simply ran on deck to take a few pics, while he actually should have served the afternoon-tea...On my picture:...
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don't expect a tidy town !

Do not expect a tidy town with linear and asphalted streets, most of the year the streets are frozen and covered with snow, putting asphalt on them would not make a lot of sense. Be carefull, when...
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houses built as a series

Even the houses look a bit different, most of them will be pre-constructed in Europe and finally set togeather here in Svalbard, to serve as temporary living quaters of the workers in the mines. I am...
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There is NO townsquare in Longyearbyen

Do not expect a regular town-square or a system of streets in the city of Lonyearbyen - it is all a bit different, and it all serves the purpose to be able to survive the hard , cold and almost dark...
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pipelines

All pipelines are made above the ground - I have NO idea , why, but maybe it has to be constructed like that, because the ground is frozen permanentely already in a depth of 1 meter. The wooden...
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The cable-car

Across almost all of the bay in Lonyearbyen you will see a large mining-cablecar.Here on my pic you see the cable-car's end at the mining-station. In fact I seldom saw that cablecar in operation, so...
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stay close to the village

Take a walk in town, but DO NOT walk far away from the settlements, because polarbears are dangerous and may smell you from a big distance already, a long time ahead, before you are able to see them...
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a tiny, but rather polular postoffice

Post your postcards in the tiny little postoffice in the centre of Longyearbyen. You will pass by this little hut, when you walk from the cruiseship to the centre of Lonyearbyen. Stamps will be from...
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Longyearbyen-bay, where the cruiseships anchor

Look out for the unspoiled nature in Longyearbyen-bay, that is the large bay, where the bigger cruiseships will anchor, because only the smaller ships may dock in the port. There is no public road...
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Bj?rnoya - the bear island

on the way to Spitzbergen we always passed Bj?rnoya / The Bear-island. It was an old station for whale-hunters at the end of the 19th century, but now it is uninhabited, except for a few...
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Skjaeringa, Postboks 17, Longyearbyen, 9171, Norway
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"Longyearbyen - the northernmost city of the world"
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"paradise or in the middel of nowhere"
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