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Gruve 3

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Gruve 3

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Veg 706 Store Norske Spitsbergen Kullkompani, Longyearbyen Norway
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3-Night Svalbard Adventure
4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

3-Night Svalbard Adventure

3 Nights exploring Svalbard, one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas, it's known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes. <br><br>Here you will experience activity like 5 hours snowmobile safari (with a chance to upgrade it to 10 hours!), 4 hours dog sledding trip, also visiting cool places like Eiscat Radar, Global Seed Vault and Coal Mine no. 3 and some more iconic landmark. Departure every Sunday, 10 Jan; 7 Feb to 11 April 2021
$1,441.24 per adult
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Jekre wrote a review Aug 2020
Gardermoen, Norway7 contributions
The trip to the Gruve 3 became an interesting and educational trip, mostly because of Wolfgang, a knowledgeful and nice guide with the touch of a little extra. Thank you for the experience.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Daliee wrote a review Jul 2020
Norway5 contributions3 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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junior1707 wrote a review Feb 2020
Schorndorf, Germany43 contributions11 helpful votes
The Guide gives you a good overview about the story of coalmining in the past century. Crawl into the cave of the black gold and listen to stories about coal, workers and the changing time of industrial and ecologic thinking
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Zoltán P wrote a review Jan 2020
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Visited the mine as part of the organised tour and it was one of the best surprises during my stay on Svalbard. To start with, it wasn't just a visit to the mine. We got a proper introduction of the history (which is quite interesting), got some ideas about the miner's life and technology (may sound dull for some, but I promise you will enjoy it). The place has a hint of post-apocalyptic feel as the mining practically stopped in the middle of the day and left as-is, giving a better glimpse into the life in the mine, only the miners are missing. The old seed vault and the Arctic World Archive are further bonuses. If you want, you get the chance to crawl into a section of an actual coal seam. You should only do it if you have no issues crawling into narrow places, but if it's ok for you, it's something you would not want to miss. (Be prepared to get some coal dust and dirt. You will be literally laying on top of coal.) In the section allowed to visitors, the height is ranging between about 70cm and 50cm. Probably the best surprise was our guide, Hild, who is knowledgable, funny and witty. @Hild: Thank you for making our stay so much better! :) Be prepared that this is an arctic mine, and the seed vault is here for a reason. The mine is freezing. Walls where a lot of people move around are covered with ice.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Lollan wrote a review Jan 2020
Gothenburg, Sweden19 contributions4 helpful votes
Had the luck of having Ragnhild as the guide on our tour! She was knowledgable and fun at the same time. She told us the mining history of Svalbard with a twinkle of her eye. Excellent! Would recommend anyone going to Longyearbyen and Svalbard going on this tour
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Date of experience: January 2020
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