May - Sep
Combine comfort and efficiency on our electric bike tour, enabling you to see a range of Longyearbyen's sights while getting close to nature. The birdlife is at its best during the summer months, and silently moving through the wilderness will bring you close to the action. Electric bicycles are the perfect way to explore the sealed and unsealed roads around Longyearbyen.
Ever felt like you had superpowers? The thought may well occur as every press on the pedal gives you an extra jump forwards. A tour around Longyearbyen will give you a good introduction to the town, before the tour continues towards Burmaveien and then towards the Point in the west. In this area, a number of locals have cabins, and many seabirds and waterfowl come here to search for food in the seasonal lakes. Despite being at 78 degrees north, the birdlife and flora here is unique and impressive. On this tour you will look out for many species of birds.
We will turn the bikes eastwards, and make our way into Adventdalen, the ‘Advent Valley’, to take a look at the inland birds and other wildlife, as well as the original industry here in Longyearbyen - mining. There are 44 kilometres of road here, most of which were built for the mining industry, and every now and then the giant trucks filled with coal fly past us on the road. This makes for a massive contrast to the peaceful Arctic landscape which surrounds us otherwise. A little sign of the history of Svalbard, and the industrial heritage of Longyearbyen.
Your bicycling adventure ends back in Longyearbyen, filled with rich cultural and wilderness experiences, and with rosy red cheeks from the fresh Arctic air. Thanks to the electric motor on the bicycles, we will reach many of the highlights of Longyearbyen on this half day tour. This is a comfortable and fun way to experience the Arctic, getting close to nature from the seat of your bike.
Participants are personally responsible for any damage to the bicycle. We use solid electric bicycles which are perfect for the rough and loose terrain, giving you the perfect combination of grip, comfort and stability.
Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions you understand. To participate on one of our excursions, it is required that you speak and understand English or one of the Scandinavian languages.
3 - Average physical fitness