A historical travel along the west coast of Spitsbergen - Better Moments

Type:Snowmobile

9170, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 400 95 965

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Abandoned buildings out in the wilderness of Svalbard
  • Abandoned buildings out in the wilderness of Svalbard
  • Our route to Barentsburg from Longyearbyen and back again
  • A snowy landscape in a blue light with a snow-covered cabin in the foreground
  • Snowmobile tour group out in the field at dusk
  • Guests and a guide standing in front of a line of snowmobiles during a break on a trip. A snow-covered landscape in blue light lies in the background.
  • Barentsburg in the wintertime
  • Snowmobile tour group out driving
  • A guide on a snowmobile followed by a guest
  • Guests and a guide standing behind a line of snowmobiles during a break on a trip. A snow-covered landscape in blue light lies in the background.
  • Snowmobile tour group driving through a valley
  • A lonely Svalbard reindeer

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Season (5 Feb 2022 - 20 May 2022)
DayTimes
Monday08:30 - 17:30
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
ThursdayClosed
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday - SundayClosed

About

Join our adventure along the west coast of Spitsbergen. On our way we will pass mining settlements, run down trappers’ stations and modern scientific installations.

In Svalbard we meet our neighbors in the east when driving west. 60 kilometers from Longyearbyen we'll find Barentsburg among other places which we'll pass through. The trip takes us through grand valleys and along the beautiful coast of Spitsbergen. The terrain is relatively easy to drive and our experienced guides will adapt the trip also to those who are new to snowmobiles. We will drive in terrain that has throughout history been used by trappers, whale hunters, miners and scientists, and still is. This will be a snowmobile trip back in time to when the world was divided between east and west.

 

Information regarding tours with any form of connection to Russian state-owned companies in Svalbard
Owing to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the related violations of international law and human rights, an extraordinary general meeting in Visit Svalbard has decided that all products, tours, services or other offers with any form of connection to the Russian state-owned companies in Svalbard, will be removed from Visit Svalbard’s platforms.
This specific activity does not have any economic ties to Russian state-owned companies in Svalbard, and is therefore still available on visitsvalbard.com.
For more information, see the media release from Svalbard Tourism Council and Visit Svalbard: https://en.visitsvalbard.com/visitor-information/news/trust-arcticugol-excluded-from-the-svalbard-tourism-council

 

Barentsburg can be reffered to as the “little Russia” of Svalbard. As we enter Barentsburg you can still read “Our goal – communism!” written with large letters. We will take a break in Barentsburg and a walk trough the city. Be aware that we will not access any of the cities facilities or buildings, and there will not be possible to purchase  any souvenirs or any other things during the time we spend in the Russian settlement.

We will do several stops on our way to talk about the nature and historical remains that we encounter. This also provides us with good opportunities for taking pictures. During the day we will also find a nice place to sit down and enjoy a homemade soup for lunch that we brought from Longyearbyen.  If weather and time permits, we will also a short stop at Colesbay.

Important information:
- Valid driver liscense for car or snowmobile required
- Trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

Included in price:
- Scootersuits, mittens, shoes and facemask
- Pickup and drop-off at hotel
- Lunch with hot drink
- Guide with safety gear
- SAR insurance

Facilities

Grading

  • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is recommended. Long day trip through some rugged terrain.

Facilities

Symbols

  • Food
  • Snowmobile

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Per personNOK3,090.00 driver
Per personNOK2,090.00 passenger

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Activities

  • Guided tour

Duration

  • 1 day

Grading

  • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is recommended. Long day trip through some rugged terrain.

Language

  • English
  • Norwegian

Season

  • Sunny winter

Symbols

  • Food
  • Snowmobile

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