Panorama tour by Bike | 1,5h

In short: Easy, Short, Beautiful scenery, History.

On this trip we bike on “Burmaveien” an old gravel road in the mountain side towards the airport, which a long time ago was one of the most important roads of Longyearbyen. We will have a beautiful view over the landscape with our fjord, mountains and early settlements. There will be many opportunities to see signs of and hear about the history of Longyearbyen and the local flora and fauna. There will be many opportunities to take great pictures!


Fitness: Very little fitness required. If you can ride a bike, you can do this!

We equip you with helmets, googles and balaclavas. Dress for some physical activity and bring something warm to wear in case you get cold.

  • Season: June – October and on special request
  • Group size: 1 – 4 Adult + 2 Children
  • Duration: about 1,5 hours
  • Price: NOK 450,- / participant

 

FatBike – Biking to Endalen and Mine 5 | 4h

In short: Easy to ride, Flora, Geology, Mining History, World War II.

On this trip you will get a good introduction to many interesting topics here on Svalbard on a relatively longer but very easy bike trip. There will be gravel road all the way and only a slight uphill in the end of the trip up to Mine 5. If you wish to test the bikes it would be possible to continue or ride parts of the trip in the riverbed.

We start in Longyearbyen at your hotel and ride out into Adventdalen. We will pass the dogyards where we can see Eider Ducks until end of June and the Polar Bear Sign. Then we continue past the lake “Isdammen” until we reach the old airport. Here we can experience some World War II history and walk down to the wreckage of an old Luftwaffe airplane. Then we head into Endalen (One-Valley) where we can investigate a part of the coal transportation system and discover many different plants. You can even have a look at what we call “Svalbards only forest” in the Tundra. At the end of the road we will find Mine 5, a now silent evidence of the once prospering coal mining activity on Svalbard. Finally, we return the same way as we came.


Fitness: Little fitness required. If you can ride a bike for some hours, you can do this!

During the trip we offer hot drinks and biscuits. We equip you with helmets, goggles and balaclavas. Dress for some physical activity and bring something extra warm to wear during the stop.

  • Season: June – October and on special request
  • Group size: 1 – 4 Adult + 2 Children
  • Duration: about 4 hours
  • Price: NOK 850,- / participant

 

FatBike – Bike’n Barbecue in Bear Valley | 4h

In short: Food and coziness, Easy to ride, Seaside, Scenic views, Mining History.

On this trip you will experience beautiful views and our most scenic remains of the coal mining history. We will share stories of our life in the arctic at the bonfire which will stay with you as real souvenirs from your visit. Biking on this tour will be easy but can be adjusted to everyones ability. There will be one steeper uphill section in the beginning of only about 400m length. It is possible to bike parts of the trip at the beach.

We start in Longyearbyen at your hotel and bike to the old “Taubanesentralen“. From here we will continue on the old road “Burmaveien” which offers great views and invites for telling anecdotes. At the end of Burmaveien we can spot the Global Seed Vault, pass our horse centre and head towards another massive relict of the past industry, the “Titan” crane. Along the sea we continue past bird lagoons and the campsite towards a lighthouse, where we will find a bonfire area. While eating you will have time to chat with your local guide or listen to the waves and the fire. On the way back we will follow the main road where you can spot sea birds and enjoy some small waterfalls. Food is included in the price and will be barbecue sausages and a simple salad. If you have food allergies or requests, please point that out in the order.


 

Fitness: Little fitness required. If you can ride a bike for some hours, you can do this! If all participants agree, parts of the ride can be done along the beach and in a dirtbike racetrack which requires good balance.

During the trip we offer hot drinks and food from the barbecue. We equip you with helmets, goggles and balaclavas. Dress for some physical activity and bring something extra warm to wear during the stop.

  • Season: May – October and on special request
  • Group size: 1 – 4 Adult + 2 Children
  • Duration: about 4 hours
  • Price: NOK 900,- / participant

 

FatBike – Bike’n Action in Bear Valley | 4h

In short: Action, Seaside, Scenic views, Mining History.

On this trip you will get to really try what the FatBikes actually can do for you. This trip is designed for experienced mountain bike riders. We put the focus on giving you the opportunity to challenge you and the bikes within your capabilities. Along the way you can experience beautiful views and our most scenic remains of the coal mining history.

We start in Longyearbyen at your hotel and bike to the old “Taubanesentralen“. From here we will continue on the old road “Burmaveien” which offers great views. At the end of Burmaveien we can spot the Global Seed Vault. Here it will also be possible to ride in an old dirtbike racetrack. We then pass the horse centre and head towards a massive relict of the past industry, the “Titan” crane. From here we can bike along the beach where you want to have those fat tires in the loose gravel and bumpy rocks. Depending on the tide we will crawl back up on the road to continue into Bjørndalen (Bear Valley) where the road itself gets more bumpy. In the hillsides it will be possible to crawl up and speed down old mining roads entirely made of loose rocks and we continue until we reach a part of Mine 3. From here it will be possible to continue a bit further into the valley where we can play with the bikes in the hillside. To get back to town we will bike back trough Bjørndalen and take the main road to Longyearbyen.

The trip itself is quite similar to Bike’n Barbecue in Bear Valley and it is possible to add features of the other product if all participants agree.


Fitness: Good fitness required. You should have mountain biking experience.

During the trip we offer hot drinks and cookies. We equip you with helmets, goggles and balaclavas. Dress for some physical activity and bring something extra warm to wear during the stop.

  • Season: May – October and on special request
  • Group size: 1 – 4 Adult + 2 Children
  • Duration: about 4 hours
  • Price: NOK 850,- / participant

FatBike on Snow – The Guide’s Choice

In short: Always the best of the day to ride in the snow.

FatBikes with their huge tires and the low pressure in them are perfectly made to ride in the snow. The weather changes constantly here on Svalbard and so do the snow conditions. To get out in the snow where it is fun we offer you „The Guides Choice“.
After meeting up with the guide in front of the Radisson Blu Hotel, you will get to know where the trip is going that day and what to expect. In that way we can adapt most flexible to the conditions and make sure that you get a good experience of high arctic biking.
Since we offer our trips in intimate group sizes, we will be able to adapt to your wishes. Be it action, beautiful pictures (FatBiking under the northern lights…) or maybe to experience the peace and silence you can find in this landscape.

You should always bring some spare clothes to put on during stops. Please read our section about clothing at www.FatBikeSpitsbergen.com to make sure you stay warm.

We will equip you with Helmets, Balaclavas, Lamps and Goggles (if needed).


Fitness: Moderate fitness required. If you can ride a bike for some hours and sometimes uphill, you can do this!

During the trip we offer hot drinks and biscuits. We equip you with helmets, goggles, lamps and balaclavas. Dress for some physical activity and bring something extra warm to wear during the stop.

  • Season: December – May and on special request
  • Group Size: 1 – 4 Adults + 2 Children
  • Duration: about 4 hours
  • Price: NOK 900,- /participant