Snowmobilesafari to Barentsburg - Hurtigruten Svalbard

Type:Snowmobile

P.O.Box 548, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 61 00

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Two persons looking towards the sun
  • Two persons looking towards the sun
  • A tour group that has parked their snowmobiles in a row
  • Persons driving snowmobiles into Barentsburg underneath pipelines
  • Two persons in Barentsburg with buildings and Barentsburg church in front of them
  • A person taking photos of the Lenin statue in Barentsburg
  • Three persons driving snowmobiles beneath a pink sky
  • Road sign that says "Barentsburg" written in cyrillic characters
  • Persons driving snowmobiles up a hill

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Season (7 Feb 2022 - 16 May 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday08:30 - 16:30

About

At the moment, this tour focuses mainly on nature experiences on the way to and around Barentsburg, and does not include a longer stay in the settlement. We reserve the right to change this with short notice.

Barentsburg. A small coal mining town west of Longyearbyen, surrounded by unique mountain landscapes with pointed peaks. This tour offers a unique mixture of culture and spectacular scenery. 

A unique Arctic gem
The number of inhabitants varies between 400-500, depending on the season, but the settlement still offers impressive service. There is a kindergarten, school, hospital, and a supermarket which receives fresh food once a month. The mining operations is still active, which makes the town extra special and interesting.

Although the destination of the tour is Barentsburg, we will only drive through the settlement. We eat our own expedition lunch along the way. Our own guide will tell you about the history and life in town.

Svalbard wilderness
The drive from Longyearbyen itself is varied and exciting. Through the valley Todalen and westwards you will encounter a beautiful landscape through open valleys and narrow passages, constantly surrounded by Svalbard's unique mountains. If the weather permits, we will drive via the glacier Longyearbreen on our way home. Overlooking Longyearbyen, you get one last photo motive before we head back home.

Included
- Transfer from hotel/accommodation place in Longyearbyen
- Warm drinks and biscuits
- Expedition lunch outside
- Snowmobile suit, shoes, gloves and helmet to use during the tour
- Tour leader with weapons and safety sled
- Rescue insurance

Practical information
- Minimum number of participants: 2
- Distance: 130km
- Age limit: 14 years

Drivers’ licence
A valid driver’s licence for car or motorbike is required to drive a snowmobile. Remember to take it with you on the tour.

Recommendations
We recommend that you dress in warm woollen underwear, warm outer pants and a solid woollen jumper under the snowmobile suits you will loan from us. We also recommend that our guests have extra clothes in a backpack, for example an extra jumper, woollen hat and mittens.

Pregnancy
Longyearbyen Hospital advises pregnant women to not participate in snowmobile and dog sledding tours, as a blow to the stomach or fall may pose a risk of injury to the mother or unborn child.

Possible changes
We reserve the right to change the route of the tour for safety reasons should the weather or snow conditions require it. This will not be grounds for a change in price. The participants agree to follow the tour leader’s directions and instructions. The tour leader will not drive with a passenger.

Alcohol
The ‘Veitrafikkloven’ or Road Traffic Act applies on Svalbard. Driving under the influence of alcohol is not permitted.

Language
Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions you understand. To participate on one of our excursions, it is required that you speak and understand English or one of the Scandinavian languages.

Safety
Your safety is our priority. Even if you have experience in winter sports, the Svalbard environment is different to that many might have been in before. Taking a tour with a guide who knows the local conditions is the safest way to explore the area outside of Longyearbyen. As a participant on a snowmobile tour, it is important that you follow the guide’s directions underway. This is both for your own safety, and that of the group. Weather and snow conditions are the big factors on Svalbard, and we reserve the right to change the route or destination to one that is safest for you and the group.

Hurtigruten Svalbard’s guides have different backgrounds and experience, but what they all have in common is that they come to work to ensure you will have the best and safest tour. Some have taken the Arctic Nature Guide study, others are certified mountain guides, glacier guides or authorised Svalbard guides who have taken the Svalbard Guide Opplæring (SGO - Svalbard guide training). SGO study includes fundamental requirements for safe travel on Svalbard, as well as education about tourism, field safety and an understanding of environmental and cultural values. In addition our guides take part in internal training and exercises through the year.

Facilities

Grading

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

Facilities

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Snowmobile
  • Toilet

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Per personNOK3,195.00 driver
Per personNOK1,595.00 passenger

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Age limit

  • 14 years

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 8 hours

Grading

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

Language

  • English
  • Norwegian

Season

  • Sunny winter

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Snowmobile
  • Toilet

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