Svalbard Arctic Sport/Skandinavisk Høyfjellsutstyr: "Top quality sports gear for Svalbard" Top 5 Page for this destination Svalbard Shopping Tip by Saagar

Svalbard Shopping: 15 reviews and 17 photos

  Svalbard Arctic Sport
by Saagar
 
 

This shop specializes in high quality mountain/hiking/climbing/kayaking/ expedition/extreme sports gear, but will also supply anyone who walks in for a raincoat or mittens for cold hands...
The shop is linked to the Skandinavisk Høyfjellsutstyrs shop in Tromsø and Hemsedal. The emphasis is leaning toward heavy-duty gear on Svalbard.
The prices are about 10% off the mainland due to the tax-free status of Svalbard, but it remains a pricey shop.

What to buy: For fairly dry Arctic conditions like on Svalbard I am ready to recommend some Norwegian and Swedish brands anoraks, pants and the like made from cotton-polyester 65/35% mix textiles. I will refrain from naming them... The pure plastic stuff is uncomfortable and stiff in the dry winter cold.
You can stock up on your Arctic clothing and gear here if you come empty-handed, but perhaps call or e-mail first to ensure they have what you need.
They also rent rifles for polar bear protection at NOK 100/day.

What to pay: This is a pricy store on the mainland, but at Svalbard you get 24% off.

Address: Longyearbyen, "city centre"
othercontact: fax 79023295
Phone: 79023290
Theme: Sporting Goods

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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