Summer Adventure on a snowmobile

Tour description:

On this hiking trip you will also get to drive snowmobiles on the Longyear glacier. We start with a 30 minutes’ brief in our private explorers club. Here you have to show your driving licence and we will give you a helmet. After that we’ll drive up to Nybyen, where the tour starts with a hike up to the Longyear glacier. The hike is not very hard but the terrain is quite rocky and we have to cross and jump over some small streams, so it might be a challenge for some. When we reach the glacier, we will teach you how to drive and handle the snowmobile.

We will drive 4 km up on the glacier before we reach the pass (600 meters above sea level). From the top we will have a stunning view over Longyearbyen at the north, and the valley, Fardalen, to the south. Fardalen is surrounded with snow-covered mountains and is known as the “playground” for all local snowmobile drivers. We will have lunch and coffee while we enjoy the view from the pass.

After ca 30 minutes driving, when we are back down from the glacier, we will walk down in the moraine areas. Here you have the chance to find some really nice fossils. This, however, requires that there is no snow on the ground. Normally the moraine is snow free from mid-June until October.

Even if its summer, we will recommend you to wear warm and windproof clothes. If you don’t have high mountain boots, you can borrow snowmobile boots from us.

Better Moments operates with a maximum of 6 snowmobiles on our daily trips. If you are more than 6 drivers, please contact us on and we will help you book a tailored trip instead.

We require a minimum of 2 persons on this trip.

NOK 1690,-

(Passenger 950,-)
  • From 01.06.2017 – 30.06.2017
  • Trip starts 09:00
  • Duration 4 hours

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