Tertiary: Following the conference, excursions to the Tertiary succession of Longyearbyen are possible. In nice weather (likely at this time of the year) a walk up Nordenskiöldfjellet to 1050 m.a.s.l. is possible. You will see the entire Tertiary succession, with its very rich occurrence of leaves and plant fossils in the upper part. In nice weather you can see "half of Spitsbergen" from this mountain. If weather doesn't permit the mountain walk, we may study plant fossils at the Longyearbyen glacier or visit the lower Tertiary succession with old coal mine inlets.
These excursions are free, however you have to stay one additional day at the hotel.
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