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Snowmobile Holiday in Spitsbergen

Take in the breath-taking highlights of Spitsbergen during this four night winter holiday. Enjoy unique accommodation in the main town of Longyearbyen at Basecamp Hotel followed by an unforgettable three day snow mobile expedition. Travelling in a small group, you’ll see some of Spitsbergen’s vast glaciers, mountains and fjords and enjoy comfortable lodging and good food at the end of each day. This trip is available in March and April and offers the chance to view the Northern Lights after dark.

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

DAY 1:

Arrival in Spitsbergen. Transfer to your accommodation in the main town of Longyearbyen.

You’ll stay at the unique Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen – close to the town’s shops, bars and restaurants. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This cosy hotel lodge is decorated in a traditional trapper style with driftwood, sealskin and slate. Dinner is not included this evening.

DAY 2:

Today you’ll depart for your Arctic adventure! Your three day wilderness trip begins with a thorough briefing from your guide and safety instruction on how to drive the snowmobiles. Based on current weather and snow conditions, the guide will pick the best route for your tour.

You will drive through unspoilt nature and enjoy many stops along the way including a stop for lunch. You'll cross the frozen tempelfjorden and pass the famous Ship in the Ice lying next to the mighty Temple Mountain. This is the world’s only hotel in the ice accessed by snow mobile or sled. The journey to the ship travels through broad valleys, over snow-covered glaciers and passes the mountains that are so typical of Svalbard. You’ll continue driving further north towards the glaciers in Olav V land. Arriving at the Basecamp Nordenskiöld in the late afternoon, you’ll settle in to your comfortable room. Your base at Nordenskiöld Lodge is a true wilderness destination - a perfect place to enjoy the best of Svalbard and enjoy time to relax after an active day.

DAY 3:

After a hearty breakfast it's time to get back on your snowmobile and head out into the beautiful scenery of Spitsbergen. You’ll drive over glaciers, mountains and frozen fjords, miles from civilization in a landscape of white and blue. If the weather and ice conditions are favourable, you’ll head out to the abandoned Russian mining town of Pyramiden. You’ll enjoy a tour around the abandoned town which is now eerily silent. Before the evacuation, there were facilities including schools and even the world's northernmost swimming pool. The Russians took nothing with them when they left the city in 1998 and almost everything lies as it was back then.

During the afternoon, you’ll return back to the cabin for a sauna and dinner.

DAY 4:

After breakfast you’ll set out on the journey back to Longyearbyen with your guide with the chance to see yet more of this vast wilderness and perhaps a polar bear or two along the way. Overnight at Basecamp Hotel.

DAY 5:

Today it is time to bid farewell to Svalbard and transfer to the airport for your return home. You can alternatively extend your stay in Svalbard with extra nights and adventures, or elsewhere in Norway to customize your vacation.

Please note
You will need a valid driver's licence to drive the snow mobile. If you’d like to travel as a passenger (with one full paying passenger), the price is £1378 (excluding flights). Minimum age to participate in this vacation: 18 years. Please get in touch to find out more about departure dates, flight schedules and availability.

PRICE

From £1852 per person based on two people travelling (excluding flights)

£1852.00 GBP roughly converts to: 2,037 EUR | 2,426 USD

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.

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Price Includes

  • 2 night's accommodation at Basecamp Hotel including breakfast
  • 2 night snow mobile tour to Nordenskiöld Glacier by snow mobile including equipment, guidance, meals and accommodation at the cabin (includes single use snow mobiles)
  • Return airport transfers from Longyearbyen Airport


All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration

Price Excludes

  • Flights 
  • Evening meals on days 1 and 4

Additional Info

DATES

This trip has fixed departure dates

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Longyearbyen (LYR)

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