I'm going on a cruise with the m/v explorer and flight times are such that I'll land the night before it leaves. This gives me until 3pm on a friday and then after disembarkation from about 10am until the next morning to occupy myself in Longyearbyen.
I've had a quick browse around at things to do and a couple of options caught my eye.
1) Hiking out to find fossils - anyone done this? worth it?
2) going to find the polar bear sign at the edge of town - (I know, I know) where exactly is it and how far a walk is it? Still safe if unarmed?
3) Is there anywhere within easy and safe walking distance to see the glacier etc
4) the minibus tour taxi that takes you around - looks a bit meh but willing to be convinced!
Is there anything else I'm missing that I can realistically achieve? I'm not interested in a zodiac trip anywhere as I'm sure I'll have my fill of those when on the cruise.