Social Activities

Social Activities

The conference fee includes the following social activities:

Longyearbyen in a nutshell - sightseeing with a local expert - Tuesday evening

There will be sightseeing busses leaving from both Funken Lodge and Radisson Blu Polar with depature 17:30. Those staying at other hotels will need to get to one of these two hotels to take the buss. The busses will return to Radisson Blu Plar for the Receptioin.

Reception - Restaurant Nansen - Tuesday evening Drawing

Arctic wilderness evening in Camp Barentz - Wednesday evening

Experience an unique evening at Camp Barentz, a wilderness camp where you’ll be served traditional Norwegian cuisine and hear stories from Spitsbergen. Come away from the town and enjoy an atmospheric evening in the Arctic tundra. You will be collected from the hotel and driven to Camp Barentz in Advent Valley, our fantastic wilderness camp about 10km from Longyearbyen, located at the bottom of the Mine No 7 mountain. The area is filled with history from the coal mining period, the 2nd World War and science through the ages. The Svalbard reindeer is a common sight and sometimes the Svalbard ptarmigan also visits the valley. These animals can only be found on Svalbard. The hosts will welcome you inside, where the open fire crackles invitingly. A traditional Norwegian reindeer dish, bonfire coffee and cake will be served while you enjoy a presentation on our most famous residents, the polar bears, and hear our host’s stories from Spitsbergen.


Difficulty level: Suitable for most This is an indoor activity, however we recommend warm, comfortable outdoor clothing and warm shoes, as the floor can be a little cold. Please note that clothing may smell of smoke afterwards