Barentsburg – Meet our Russian comrades in the west


This snowmobile trip follows the west coast of Spitsbergen. We will drive through terrain that trappers and miners have used for decades. This trip includes a longer stop in Barentsburg, where we will be served a Russian lunch at the hotel.

60 kilometers west of Longyearbyen lies Svalbard’s second largest settlement, Barentsburg. On our way there, we will experience the wild and stunning nature of Svalbard. In Barentsburg, also known as «Little Russia», a statue of Lenin watches over the town and its population. You will soon understand that here, not only the landscape is frozen, but also time. At Hotel Barentsburg, we will enjoy a Russian meal, followed by a tour around the settlement.

On our way to Barentsburg, we will drive through the narrow valleys, Todalen and Bødalen, before we get to the open valley, Colesdalen. If the conditions are good we will pass the abandoned mining town, Coles Bay, before we continue along the coast line to Barentsburg. On our way back, we will drive through the great Grøndalen, and if the weather is nice, we can drive up to the glacier, Tavlebreen, and enjoy the view over Van Mijenfjorden. The trip continues up to the valley, Fardalen, and down to Longyearbyen by the Longyear glacier.

The route might change due to weather and driving conditions. We require a minimum of 2 persons on this trip.

NOK 3090,-

(Passenger 2090,-)
  • From 05.02.2018 – 21.05.2018
  • Trip starts 08:30
  • Duration 9 hours
  • Previous snowmobile experience recommended, long day trip.

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“Our guide was absolutely first class, extremely knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects from glaciers to the wildlife and took us on the most fantastic trip with breathtaking views…”                           – Erik W on TripAdvisor


“We had a fantastic snowmobile tour with Better Moments – they gave us indeed not only better, but wonderful moments.”                                                                                                                  – 349stephanie on TripAdvisor


“When we got some trouble with the snowmobiles they did everything they in their power to try to fix it. They worked so hard and had so much positive energy!”                                                              – audunaas on TripAdvisor