Boundless Arctic (express), snowmobile tour to Barentsburg, 2 days - Grumant Arctic Travel Co.

Type:Expedition

9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 94 13 01 28

A person driving a snowmobile
  • A person driving a snowmobile
  • Two persons standing on a mountain peak looking out across a fjord
  • The moon shining over Barentsburg with Barentsburg Church in the foreground
  • A mountain covered by snow
  • Northern Lights shining above a fjord
  • Dogs pulling a dog sled
  • A group of guests visiting the mine in Barentsburg
  • Benches with a view towards northern lights shining in the background
  • The buildings in Barentsburg in wintertime
  • View from Longyearbreen down towards Longyearbyen
  • A person cuddling with a dog

Book Tickets Online

Available

Season (19 Jan 2022 - 1 May 2022)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Wednesday09:00
ThursdayClosed
Friday09:00
Saturday - SundayClosed

About

The extraordinary is closer than you think! Come and get it. Extend your Svalbard experience with a short 2-day trip to a place without bounds — Barentsburg, a Russian settlement with an active coal mine where tours are allowed and a husky kennel with a lot of the Northern sled dog breeds.

Here, right next to the North Pole you can taste delightful food made from local products and immerse yourself into the Arctic lifestyle.

It’s the warmest place in Svalbard where you simply melt with the hospitality and live through the traditions of the locals.

About the tour:
- Total snowmobiling distance: 140 km
- English-speaking guides will accompany you throughout the whole tour from start to finish

The price includes:
- Snowmobile rental (Lynx Commander 600 E-TEC), fuel
- Rental of winter overalls, boots, gloves, helmet, balaclava
- Guide services
- Insurance covering search and rescue, evacuation costs in case of emergency

Transfer: Transfer to/from your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen

Accommodation: 1 night in the hotel Barentsburg (TWIN/DBL accommodation)

Meals:
- 1 Breakfast
- 2 Set Lunches
- 1 Set Dinner
- Beer tasting

Activities:
- Guided tour around Barentsburg
- Excursion in the ArtArctic Gallery

Program:
Day 1. Longyearbyen – Todalen – Skiferdalen – Grøndalen – Barentsburg
The day starts at 09:00 in the morning when your guide will pick you up from your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen and bring you to the expedition center Russkiy Dom for a briefing on safety and snowmobile instructions, and equipment fitting. The adventure begins, and you will depart to Barentsburg, a coal mining settlement in the West where you will explore the variety the Arctic can offer.

Upon arrival, warm lunch is served in the hotel restaurant and then you will go for a guided tour around the town to hear the stories of then and now and will follow the historical way from Willem Barents' discoveries to the present-day on an excursion to the ArtArctic Gallery. To summarize the impressions of the day after the excursion you’ll head to the first brewery in Svalbard – Red Bear Bar to taste local beer and have dinner.

Overnight in the hotel in Barentsburg.

Day 2. Barentsburg – Colesdalen – Fardalen – Longyearbyen
This day there is an option to visit the mine of Barentsburg, an active coal mine where tours are allowed with a guide. After breakfast, there is an opportunity to visit Barentsburg Husky Center. You can even try yourself as a real musher there and go dog sledding along the shore of Grønfjorden. You may also visit a souvenir shop and post office with interiors in the style of the XIX-XX centuries and send a postcard from the 78th parallel north. After lunch in the restaurant, you will drive a snowmobile back to Longyearbyen and upon arrival, it is time say goodbye and your guide will offer a transfer to your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen. 

In Svalbard, weather conditions change quickly, so that is why for the safety and comfort of our guests, the tour program might be changed in regard to the itineraries and destinations.

For booking and details, please see: https://www.goarctica.com/boundless-arctic-express

A valid driver’s licence for a car or motorbike is required to drive a snowmobile. Remember to take it with you on the tour. The passenger do not need to have a driver’s licence.

Facilities

Grading

  • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is an advantage. Day trip through some rugged terrain.

Facilities

Symbols

  • Bed accomodation
  • Food
  • Snowmobile
  • Toilet

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
PriceNOK7,000.00 driver
PriceNOK4,650.00 passenger

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Age limit

  • 12 years

Duration

  • 2 days
  • several days

Grading

  • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is an advantage. Day trip through some rugged terrain.

Language

  • English
  • Russian

Other accommodation

  • accommodation - Barentsburg Hotel

Season

  • Northern light winter
  • Sunny winter

Symbols

  • Bed accomodation
  • Food
  • Snowmobile
  • Toilet

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      9
    • Very Good
      0
    • Average
      0
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0

    Recent Reviews:

      Visit Svalbard Eco-Lighthouse

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss

      Don't Miss