Climbs 2
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 850m a.s.l

Trollstein, Spitsbergen. © GarethSL

Crag features

A popular mountain for hiking in summer and skiing in spring, easily accessible from Longyearbyen via Larsbreen glacier.

Summit ridge hosts the highlights with a short scramble/ climbing up to Mod to reach the highpoint.

Mountain location Information:

UTM33X: N8677150, E513350

UTM35X: N8702510, E240250

DD.DDDD: 78.1677°N, 15.5831°E

DDMM.MM: 78°10.06'N, 15°34.99'E

DDMMSS: 78°10'3"N, 15°34'59"E

Navigation Information:

Latitude: 78° 10' 9" N

Longitude: 15° 35' 20.1" E

Magnetic declination: 7° 3' EAST

Declination is POSITIVE

Inclination: 82° 11'

Magnetic field strength: 54773.8 nT


The Troll Stone, Troll (from Norsk folklore), a supernatural being/ ogre.

Approach notes

Easy access by foot, ski or snowmobile up Larsbreen (Lars Glacier) Trollstein is noticeable by its prominent stacked summit blocks.


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