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Polar night safari - hunting for the northern lights - Svalbard Adventures

Type:Adventure

Sjøområdet, 9171, Longyearbyen
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  • Polarnattsafari

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Available

Season (1 Nov 2019 - 4 Feb 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 13:30
Saturday16:00 - 19:30
Sunday10:00 - 13:30

About

Join us by snowmobile to the beautiful scenery that surrounds Svalbard Longyearbyen, and let yourself be captivated by the unique blue light that characterizes the polar night.

Join us as we drive snowmobiles out of Longyearbyen, and into the polar night. At this time of year the sun never rises above the horizon, and the stars shine all “day” long. Our trip runs out into Adventdalen, away from the artificial light in town. We drive past the old airport of Longyearbyen where planes would land on skis using a runway flattened out on the snow. We drive over the frozen river delta to a natural phenomenon known to the Inuits as a “Pingo”. This lies around 20km away from town, and we stop and switch off the engines in order to fully appreciate the stillness of night in the Arctic. Hot drinks and stories are shared, often underneath the flickering magic of the aurora, before we head back to civilization again.

Our snowmobiles have a industry leading fuel economy and are therefore the one of the most environmentally friendly snowmobiles on the market.

Price includes:

Transport to and from your hotel

Touring snowmobile and fuel

A snowmobile suit, boots, mittens, helmet, goggles and balaclava

Hot drinks and biscuits

Search and Rescue Insurance

A local and experienced guide with a snowmobile and safety equipment

Recommended:

We recommend you wear warm clothing

On colder days an extra set of gloves as a liner to our mittens

A mid-layer consisting of a sweater and pants in fleece or wool is advisable

Down jackets, or other heavily insulated clothing, are not recommended beneath the snowmobile suit

Our snowmobiles do not have a storage compartment, so a small backpack could be useful for cameras, extra jackets, and other small items

Essential:

A base-layer of wool or an equivalent is essential

A valid driving license for a car or motorcycle must be carried during the whole trip to drive a snowmobile. The passenger does not need to have a driver’s licence.

Pickup: At hotels Mon-Thu, Sat: kl 09.00, Mon: kl 15.30, Fri, Sun: kl 14.30

 

Facilities

Grading

  • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Very easy and flat terrain.

Facilities

Symbols

  • Snowmobile

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Per personNOK1,690.00 driver
Also available as:
Per personNOK1,090.00 passenger

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Activities

  • snowmobile safari
  • snowmobile trips

Credit cards

  • Accept Card
  • American Express
  • BankAxept
  • Diners Club
  • Eurocard
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Duration

  • 4 hours
  • Half day

Grading

  • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Very easy and flat terrain.

Season

  • Northern light winter

Symbols

  • Snowmobile

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