A visit to coal mine number 3 NOK 640

A visit to coal mine number 3

Are you ready to enter an old mine full of memories from coal-dusted miners?

Life in coal mine number 3

20 years ago the coal miners went into the mountain looking for the black gold. How was it like to work in the mines at Svalbard? You can now get the answer by joining us for working day as a miner on Svalbard. We equip you with protective clothing and guide you safely through a walk deep in the mountain.

Our guide picks you up at the hotel. Coal mine number 3 is located near the airport and on our way we pass by the Global Seed Vault. We arrive the coal mine with a wonderful view over the Adventfjord.

Light at the end of the tunnel

We put on our suit, take our helmets and headlamps before we venture into the mine and our "work day" is starting. You can feel the humid and cold air in the hallway. Our guide talk about the coal mine production while you can hear sounds from the deep in the mountain. You will be told stories about the miner’s life in Svalbard, how they lived and about the community back in the days.


We end our trip with a highlight: Walking into the mountain. It's pitck-black dark here. All light is shut out. Now you know why you have a fully-charged headlamp. The darkness surrounds you, but in the distance there's light - at the end of the tunnel.


What's included:

  • Guided tour at coal mine number 3
  • Suit, helmet and headlamp
  • Transport to and from accommodation
  • Guide with emergency and safety equipment

Recommended equipment:

We recommend to wear warm clothes for this tour. The mine is not heated and the overall provided is a regular workers overall. Warm boots, woolen clothes, hat, and gloves are recommended.

Call +47 7902 6100 or book your trip
Price: NOK 640
NOK 640

Adult NOK 640
Children under 12 years NOK 320

2019-price: NOK 690,-


Approxmately 3 hours


Minimum 2 persons

Age limit

2 years

Difficulty level

1 - suitable for everyone
There is no wheelchair access on the tour 

We require from participants that they must understand English or a Scandinavian language.


All year.

call us +47 79 02 61 00

HURTIGRUTEN SVALBARD AS, P.O. Box 548, N-9171 Longyearbyen
Telephone.: +47 79 02 61 00 | Org.nr 951 251 579
Mail: info@hurtigrutensvalbard.com

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