Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Longyearbyen. For airport returns, please send us a request prior to your scheduled booking.
First part of the tour will take place in the outside facility where machines and equipment were left behind when production stopped. You will then be taken into a tunnel of the mine that was excavated in the 70s. In the mine you can see the entrance to the old seed bank as well as the Arctic World Archive.
During your visit you are given the option to crawl in one of the narrow mining shafts and experience the rough working conditions the miners experienced on a daily basis.
Wear a miners helmet and headlamp as you start your mining adventure (unfortunately, due to the coronavirus our guests are not given the option to wear a miners coverall). Dress well for the visit as the facility’s temperature is close to the outdoor temperature. A warm jacket, preferably woollen layers, gloves, hat, scarf and good shoes are recommended.
We require minimum 2 guests to hold a tour.
Age limit: 12 years old.
n.b. From 11 March at 6am, it is mandatory to wear a face mask in public spaces in Longyearbyen. The rule also applies to Gruve 3 and will continue until 7 April.