A group of tourists on a e-bike tour of Longyearbyen in Svalbard

Longyearbyen by E-bike 

Hop on an electric bike to explore the best of Longyearbyen with ease. Learn more about the area’s mining past and get up close with local birdlife as you pedal silently through the rugged landscape.

  • Discover the highlights of Longyearbyen on an electric bike
  • Scout for local birds and other wildlife
  • Learn more about the area’s rich industrial heritage as you pedal across its network of mining roads
  • Season

    Summer (1 May – 30 Sep)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Min. passengers

    10

  • Max. passengers

    20

  • Booking code

    HRI-LYR8E

  • From

    174 €

Join a local guide on an invigorating tour of Longyearbyen by e-bike. Thanks to their electric motors, these bikes are more powerful and easier to use than regular bicycles, making them ideal for exploring the area’s unsealed roads.  

The tour begins in Longyearbyen, where you’ll learn more about the settlement’s history and unique character. From there, we venture towards Burmaveien, home to an abandoned coal cableway, and onwards to Vestpynten. This wild area is dotted with pristine lakes that serve as a seasonal haven for countless seabirds and waterfowl. Remarkably, even at a latitude of 78 degrees north, the birdlife and flora here are nothing short of extraordinary, especially between late May and early August.  

Our journey then heads east into Adventdalen (the Advent Valley), where we can see glimpses of the Longyearbyen’s raison d’être – mining. The roads here were mostly constructed for the mining industry, and the occasional passage of colossal coal-laden trucks creates a striking contrast against the serene Arctic backdrop, echoing the history of Svalbard and Longyearbyen’s industrial heritage. 

Practical information 

  • Languages: English and Norwegian. 
  • Wheelchair accessible: No. 
  • Age limit: 14 and over