Coal Mine 3 Visit - Gruve 3 AS
Step into the history of Gruve 3 and Longyearbyen's coal mining industry.
Step into the history of Longyearbyen and its extensive coal mining industry. During this tour you will experience the life of a miner and explore equipment and machinery from Gruve 3’s days of production.
The coal mining industry laid the foundations for settling at such high latitudes and eventually allowed Longyearbyen grow into the – in many ways colourful – town it is today.
Sharpen your ears and prepare for a historical and exciting tour into one of Longyearbyen’s coal mines.
We require minimum 2 guests to hold a visit.
Age limit: 12 years old.
Transport: Pick-up and drop-off at your chosen hotel/guesthouse in town. Drop-off at the airport can be arranged, however must be confirmed with us prior to your scheduled booking due to luggage space in the car/bus).
Clothing/equipment: Helmets and headlamps are handed out to all our guests. Additionally, you are given the option to wear a miner’s overall and crawl on the low height the miners experienced on a daily basis.
The facility and mine are cold. Dress for the outdoor temperature. Warm jacket and pants, wool, warm shoes, gloves and hat are recommended.
Languages: Norwegian/Scandinavian and English. Be aware that most tours are held in English. NB: Translation from group leaders only possible on private group tours.
Physical requirements: This tour suits most people with a normal physical fitness. Guests must be capable of walking 1,5 km in relatively rugged terrain. Unfortunately, the mine is not accessible to wheelchair users.
Venue hire: We have a venue available to hire for your private events. A venue hire can be combined with a mine visit. Contact us directly for a quote.
Last updated: 08/14/2023
Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS