Top 10 Things to do in Svalbard, Svalbard

May 14, 2022 Concepcion Newsome

Discover the best top things to do in Svalbard, Norway including Magdalena Bay, Magdalenefjord Svalbard, Svalbard Brewery, Svalbard Museum, Pyramiden, Svalbard Kirke, Snowmobile Safari Svalbard, North Pole Expedition Museum, Gruve 3, Galleri Svalbard.

1. Magdalena Bay

Norway
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5.0 based on 27 reviews

Magdalena Bay

Reviewed By leo4fiji2016 - Battle, United Kingdom

Filming aboard a tender boat from the cruise ship MS Azerbaydzhan owned by the Black Sea Shipping Company

2. Magdalenefjord Svalbard

Norway
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5.0 based on 23 reviews

Magdalenefjord Svalbard

3. Svalbard Brewery

Seaside area. Blue and grey storage building Pb 624, Longyearbyen 9171 Norway +47 458 18 181 [email protected] http://svalbardbryggeri.com/
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5.0 based on 86 reviews

Svalbard Brewery

During a visit at Svalbard Bryggeri you will hear about how Svalbard Bryggeri became a reality, how former coal miner and pilot Robert Johansen got the idea about establishing his own brewery on the northern most settlement, Longyearbyen Svalbard, and what would be required to implement the dream. You will taste five different beers brewed on 2000-year-old glacier water from Bogerbreen.

Reviewed By DNP2014 - Copenhagen, Denmark

The tour as others have mentioned is really just a tasting, but it takes place in a bar overlooking the equipment so you're killing two birds with one stone. It was a really fun experience thanks to the high energy host Brianna and the fact that the beer is awesome. Thoroughly recommended as a way to spend a couple of relaxing hours after an excursion.

4. Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171 Norway +47 79 02 64 90 [email protected] http://www.svalbardmuseum.no/
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4.5 based on 1,299 reviews

Svalbard Museum

The exhibition presents fragments of Svalbard's 400-year history and describes factors that help support life and the activities taking place here, which together reveal the close relationship between sea and land, nature and cultural history.

Reviewed By GlbTrotterGirl

Svalbard museum is a small but very informative place. You can learn a lot about the geology of the island, the animal types and histocal facts of Svalbard archipelago. It has a nice and welcoming environment and if you want to take it easy for a couple of hours you can easily do it there

5. Pyramiden

Noraway, Svalbard, Pyramiden Billefjorden, 9179 Norway +47 906 08 470 [email protected] http://www.goarctica.com
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4.5 based on 238 reviews

Pyramiden

With a fascinating historical background and after being preserved in 1998, Pyramiden is now our Arctic time-machine back to USSR, a piece of land surrounded by magnificent natural landscapes with mountains and valleys. Here you will have a unique chance to immerse into the atmosphere of the Soviet period, visit buildings well-saved after this time, hear the stories of then and now, and even see a movie screening in the northernmost film stock cinema via refurbished original cine-projectors. Anyone who has spent in Pyramiden at least a couple of hours makes a point in this place's extraordinary essence. Today the town "frozen in time" is open and it grows as a tourist location with a cozy hotel and restaurant where the interior has been kept in original decorations from the Soviet period. In 1995 and 2018 King Harald V and Queen Sonja visited Pyramiden and came by the restaurant for a short coffee break.

Reviewed By thomasbP7284II - Taarnby, Denmark

This was my fourth stay in Pyramiden-and this place get better for each time I come there!. And-now there is 4G coverage in Pyramiden (Telenor network),so those that does not own a satphone Can get a more safe and comfortable stay there. The hotel has expanded its restaurant and bar-so it Can handle even more guests. And there is now also a café at the culture building where you Can enjoy coffee,tea,beer from Barentsburg-and of course Vodka!. The Cinema has also re-opened after 20 years-so now it is also possible to watch a movie there. The rooms in the hotel are all fully renovated-and even better than the ones in Longyearbyen-and the price for staying there is a bargain compared to what you pay in Longyearbyen. I never get tired of visiting this place-it is pure magic!. Try to get the permission to rent a rifle at the Sysselmannen homepage-and rent one before you go to Pyramiden.Then you Will have the full Freedom to Explore this wonderfull place!!!.

6. Svalbard Kirke

Longyearbyen 9171 Norway +47(0)79025560 [email protected] http://www.svalbardkirke.no
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4.5 based on 298 reviews

Svalbard Kirke

Reviewed By junior1707 - Schorndorf, Germany

the priest is very helpful and also has time to let you know more about the history of svalbard. a small walk worth doing

7. Snowmobile Safari Svalbard

Sjoomradet, 9171 Norway +47 79 02 46 60 [email protected] http://eng.svalbardbooking.com/Winter-Activities/Snowmobile-safari
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Snowmobile Safari Svalbard

Join us for a snowmobile safari to the closed Russian mining town Pyramiden, in the fjord of Billedfjorden. Pyramiden was previously the largest settlement on Svalbard with about 1500 inhabitants. The town was abandoned in 1998, but the buildings and infrastructure is still intact. We pass Tempelfjellet, a magnificent mountain formation, and the Nordenskiöld glacier. We have lunch outside in Pyramiden. On the way back home we take a coffee break onboard Noorderlicht, a Dutch sailing ship that is frozen in the ice of the Tempelfjord. Svalbard Booking is previously known as Svalbard Snoscooterutleie AS.

8. North Pole Expedition Museum

401-18 Post box 644, Longyearbyen 9171 Norway +47 957 35 742 [email protected] http://www.northpolemuseum.com/
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4.5 based on 363 reviews

North Pole Expedition Museum

Open every day from 9 am to 2 pm. The (formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum) museum is an expedition museum and the northernmost aviation museum in the world. The museum is about expeditions to the North Pole, departing from Svalbard. The emphasis is on the 'America', the 'Norge' and the 'Italia' expeditions. Several hours of the original expedition movies running continuously. The exhibitions is a collage between old newspapers, postcards, photos, plane models, several hours of original movie material, clothes, stamps, letters, telegrams and more. Open daily from February until September.

Reviewed By esterciao - Barcelona, Spain

A really interesting museum that you should visit at least one time while you are in Longyearbyen! It's the perfect place to visit when you are there, just to understand much better where on earth you have arrived to!! The museum displays the main expeditions taken to the North Pole departing from Svalbard and shows the incredible job of collecting high quality-material made by the people who founded this private Museum.

9. Gruve 3

Veg 706 Store Norske Spitsbergen Kullkompani, Longyearbyen Norway +47 79 02 52 00 http://www.visitsvalbard.com/?id=711124281&TellusProducts=1145991
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4.5 based on 74 reviews

Gruve 3

Reviewed By Daliee

After our 2nd visit to Svalbard, the tour in Gruve3 with Camilla stands out as a highlight. We got an authentically and well narrated story of the history of this mine, and Svalbard mining history combined with an awesome experience of the actual mine. The highlight being standing in total darkness and silence for a few minutes deep underground. Thank you very much!

10. Galleri Svalbard

Nybyen, Longyearbyen Norway +47 79 02 23 40 [email protected] http://www.gallerisvalbard.no/
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4.0 based on 72 reviews

Galleri Svalbard

Galleri Svalbard was established in 1995. The gallery displays the permanent art and culture collections from Kåre Tveter, The Svalbards Collection (arctic maps, books and money) and The Recherche Collection (litographies fra the expeditions in 1838 og 1839). The gallery also has art for sale and displays 7-8 new exhibitions a year. In our museum shop there is also a selection of gift articles and books with different art books, general literature about Svalbard and a selection of designer goods. Coffee, tea and various refreshments are offered in the Art Café. Right next to us is The Arts and Crafts Centre of Longyear, where local artisans exhibit their works.

Reviewed By morningsglory - Boulder, United States

I often take a liking to small, intimate galleries and museums, so this art exhibition was fantastic. They have a beautiful collection of studies on Arctic light and maps, and a space where you can purchase crafts from local artists. Admission was about 70 NOK, well spent.

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