Nov - May

6 hours

Inside the Svalbard glaciers there is an underground world of grottos carved out by the summer melting water. In this magical world of ice, you will walk in the narrow passages and study the ice formations and crystals.

About the ice grotto

The hike starts in Nybyen and up to the glacier, a two-hour trip, covering 350 high meters. Before entering, we will provide you with safety equipment like helmet, spikes and head light.The trip is moderately difficult, some mountain hiking and some crawling in the cave can be expected. The trip does not fit for guests with back problems, claustrophobia or poor physical shape.

Hiking - Included in the price

  • Transport from/to accommodation
  • Snowshoes (if needed)
  • Helmet, head light, crampons
  • Something warm to drink and biscuits
  • Guide with necessary safety equipment

Practical information regarding all hiking trips

This hike takes you through terrain that is at times steep and/or uneven, and is fairly challenging. Participants should be relatively fit, and it is an advantage if you are used to mountain hiking. Hiking shoes are required, and gaiters can be an advantage as there may be rotten snow in the area. We will use snow shoes if required.

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.


Age limit

12 years


4 - Good physical fitness

Minimum number of participants



6 hours

Nov - May

6 hours

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