|Season (24 Feb 2021 - 5 May 2021)|
A 5-day Arctic adventure in Svalbard free of worries! No need to plan your trip, as we have already done it for you! Combine the joy of freedom while snowmobiling across the island while thinking about the stories of Arctic discoveries in the past.
Over 5 days, you will not only visit the three settlements: Barentsburg, Longyearbyen, and Pyramiden, but also have a trip dedicated to Svalbard's pioneers and see the trappers’ settling place of the XVIII century and radio station from the 1930s.
Follow the origins of Svalbard at a perfect pace!
About the tour:
- Total snowmobiling distance: 550 km
- Norwegian or English-speaking guides will accompany you throughout the whole tour from start to finish.
- Departures every Wednesday
Included in the price
Transfer: From/to the airport or your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen
- 2 nights in the hotel in Barentsburg (TWIN/DBL accommodation)
-1 night in the guesthouse Russkiy Dom (Longyearbyen, 2-person accommodation)
- 1 night in the hotel Pyramiden (TWIN/DBL accommodation)
- 4 Breakfasts
- 5 Set Lunches (set meal in the restaurant or field lunch during the snowmobile trip)
- 2 Set Dinners in the restaurant
- Beer tasting
- 3 guided tours around the settlements (Barentsburg, Longyearbyen, and Pyramiden)
- Snowmobile rental (Ski-doo Expedition 600 E-TEC/ Lynx Commander 600 E-TEC), fuel
- Rental of winter overalls, boots, gloves and a helmet
- Guide services
- Insurance covering search and rescue, evacuation costs in case of emergency
Day 1. Longyearbyen – Todalen – Skiferdalen – Grøndalen – Barentsburg
When you arrive at the airport in Longyearbyen by one of the day flights, our guides will meet you and drive you to the expedition center Russkiy Dom for lunch, briefing on safety and snowmobile instructions, and equipment fitting. The adventure begins, and you will depart to Barentsburg, a coal mining settlement where you will live through the traditions of locals and explore how various the Arctic is. Upon arrival, warm dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant Rijpsburg, and you can relax in the cozy interiors with a hot drink. Overnight in the hotel in Barentsburg.
Day 2. Barentsburg – Linnevatnet – Isfjord Radio – Russekeila – Festningsodden – Barentsburg
This day there is an option to visit the mine of Barentsburg. After breakfast, there will be a snowmobile trip to follow the trails of the real pioneers and explorers of the Arctic to the remote weather and radio station constructed in the 1930s and trappers’ settling place of the XVIII century. Lunch is served on the way. Upon arrival in Barentsburg, you will go for a guided tour around the town to hear the stories of then and now, from Willem Barents's discoveries to the present-day. Afterwards, you will taste beer brewed locally on the water from the glacier lake and have a-la-carte dinner in the brewery and restaurant Red Bear. Overnight in the hotel in Barentsburg.
Day 3. Barentsburg – Colesdalen – Fardalen – Longyearbyen
After breakfast, as an option, you are welcome to visit Barentsburg Husky Center "Norddogs 78". You can even try yourself as a real musher and go on a dog sledding trip along the shore of Grønfjorden. You may also visit a souvenir shop and Norwegian post office with the interiors in the style of the XIX-XX centuries and send a postcard from 78th parallel north. After lunch in the restaurant, you will drive a snowmobile to Longyearbyen, where there will be a guided tour and a-la-carte dinner in one of the local restaurants. Overnight in the guesthouse Russkiy Dom.
Day 4. Longyearbyen – Sassendalen – Lomonosovfonna – Nordenskiöld glacier – Pyramiden
After breakfast, the big journey awaits to legendary Pyramiden. On the way, you will reach a wonderful place that makes you feel tiny in this huge world – the massive Nordenskiöld Glacial Wall, one of the signature sights of the archipelago. Field lunch is served on the way. Upon arrival, there will be a guided tour in Pyramiden. With a fascinating historical background and after being preserved in 1998, the town is now an Arctic time machine and an open-air museum that brings you back to the USSR. Warm dinner is served in the hotel restaurant where you can relax watching documentaries about Pyramiden in the lounge zone. Overnight in the hotel in Pyramiden.
Day 5. Pyramiden – Nordenskiöld glacier – Lomonosovfonna – Sassendalen – Longyearbyen
If the weather permits, after breakfast, our guides will offer one of the snowmobile short trips in the surroundings of Pyramiden so you can enrich your exploration of the Northern Isfjorden area. Lunch is served on the way or in the hotel restaurant. After a visit to the post office and souvenir shop, you will drive back to Longyearbyen to see more of the true Arctic wilderness. Upon arrival, it is time to say goodbye and have a-la-carte dinner in one of the restaurants in Longyearbyen.
A valid driver’s licence for 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.
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/svalbard-stories
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Per person||NOK17,990.00 driver|
|Per person||NOK9,990.00 passenger|
Prices may be subject to change.