Travel period: June 1 - August 18, 2022
Midnight sun, hiking, and vivid wildlife. Add a relaxing stay at one of the most unique hotels in Longyearbyen, where you feel at home from the moment you check in. This package offers any adventurous traveller a memory for life.
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The Coal Miners’ Cabins is the place for you who want to get an authentic experience of the mining period on Svalbard. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, combined with the immediate proximity to nature, makes this a popular place for travelers of all ages.
The hotel is located in Nybyen, Longyearbyen's small "suburb", within walking distance from the city center. When Mine 2 was opened in the 1940s, several two-storey barracks were set up to accommodate the miners. These same barracks now makes up the Coal Miners’ Cabins – although with a slightly better standard!
The guest rooms are split over three separate buildings. Not all rooms have private bathrooms, but they are cozy and comfortable. Each building has a kitchen and common areas that invite you to make new friends from all over the world. The reception is located in the main building, where you also find the breakfast canteen, several lounge areas, and a bar with a lovely selection of drinks and lighter meals.
Included in this package is a beautiful hike to the characteristic mountain Sarkofagen. The tour starts right outside the hotel, and it doesn’t take many steps until you are completely surrounded by untouched wilderness.
The first part of the route goes through the valley, direction the glacier Longyearbreen. The moraine landscape gives the impression of walking on the moon – and if the landscape is not alien enough, you might stumble across 60 million year old fossils here! The following glacier crossing is easy, and since there is a stable snow layer, it is not necessary to use ropes. Your guide leads the way, and you can enjoy the beautiful nature around you.
Well at the top, you get rewarded with magnificent views over mountains, glaciers and Longyearbyen from above. Here you enjoy a meal and drink, before you turn back down to the hotel.
Please note: This tour requires a fitness level above average, and is not recommended for people with reduced mobility. The hike goes through rough, steep and demanding terrain. More information about the tour here.
Are you tempted by more adventures? The selection of summer activities is extensive, and you can easily book them directly here on our website. Please note: Additional activities are not included in the package price.
For the summer of 2022, we can highly recommend a trip with our brand new hybrid boat Kvitbjørn. Near glaciers, wildlife or settlements, it runs silently on electric propulsion. This allows both wildlife and passengers to relax and enjoy the quiet nature. At higher speeds, hybrid propulsion is used; Both the electric motor and the diesel engine are used at the same time. This allows us to get up to speed whilst reducing the diesel consumption.
Explore the selection of tours with Kvitbjørn:
•22 days gives full refund or we will help you move the trip
•8-21 days gives 50% refund
•0-7 days gives no refund
Applies to the number of days before the trip starts.
Please note that additional costs may apply if the offer is no longer available, when changing the travel period.