Fodor's Expert Review Gruve 3
Longyearbyen Fodor's Choice
Opening in 1971, this coal mine was abandoned in 1996 with all the old equipment still in place, making Gruve 3 the ideal place to learn more about the history of coal mining in Svalbard. Tours last three hours and venture deep into the main tunnel. You'll also get the chance to wear authentic uniforms, including overalls, helmets, headlamps, and gloves. No need to drive, as tours pick you up at your hotel.