Join our adventure along the west coast of Spitsbergen. On our way we will pass mining settlements, run down trappers’ stations and modern scientific installations.
In Svalbard we meet our neighbors in the east when driving west. 60 kilometers from Longyearbyen we’ll find Barentsburg among other places which we’ll pass through. The trip takes us through grand valleys and along the beautiful coast of Spitsbergen. The terrain is relatively easy to drive and our experienced guides will adapt the trip also to those who are new to snowmobiles. We will drive in terrain that has throughout history been used by trappers, whale hunters, miners and scientists, and still is. This will be a snowmobile trip back in time to when the world was divided between east and west.
Barentsburg can be reffered to as the “little Russia” of Svalbard. As we enter Barentsburg you can still read “Our goal – communism!” written with large letters. We will take a break in Barentsburg and a walk trough the city. Be aware that we will not access any of the cities facilities or buildings, and there will not be possible to purchase any souvenirs or any other things during the time we spend in the Russian settlement.
We will do several stops on our way to talk about the nature and historical remains that we encounter. This also provides us with good opportunities for taking pictures. During the day we will also find a nice place to sit down and enjoy a homemade soup for lunch that we brought from Longyearbyen. If weather and time permits, we will also a short stop at Colesbay.
Information regarding tours with any form of connection to Russian state-owned companies in Svalbard
Owing to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the related violations of international law and human rights, an extraordinary general meeting in Visit Svalbard has decided that all products, tours, services or other offers with any form of connection to the Russian state-owned companies in Svalbard, will be removed from Visit Svalbard’s platforms.
This specific activity does not have any economic ties to Russian state-owned companies in Svalbard, and is therefore still available on visitsvalbard.com.
For more information, see the media release from Svalbard Tourism Council and Visit Svalbard: https://en.visitsvalbard.com/visitor-information/news/trust-arcticugol-excluded-from-the-svalbard-tourism-council
“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
“Comfortable clothing, a new snowmobile, a knowledgeable entusiastic giude, Franka, and just driving a snowmobile made a great unforgetable day way above all my expectations.”
– Jespercederholm on TripAdvisor
Click the image below for an approximate map of the planned route
Participants that are driving is obliged to ensure that their driver’s license is valid in Svalbard. Please contact the responsible authorities in case of any questions. The guide will control the driver’s license and will refuse participation from driving if the driver’s license is not valid in Svalbard. No refunds will be given due to an invalid driver’s license.
We require a minimum of 2 persons on this trip. Minimum age is 12 years. Contact us directly for alternatives.
Please let us know if you have any food allergies or restrictions.
For this trip we offer an optional snowmobile insurance of NOK 200 which you can choose to add to your booking. In case you have an accident with your snowmobile, then you will not have to pay a deductible to cover the damages (up to NOK 6000). If you want to share a snowmobile as driver and passenger, then you only need the insurance for one person!
- Monday, Wednesday and Fridays
09.02.2024 – 24.05.2024
- Pick up at the hotel at 08:30
- Duration 9 hours
- Approx. 130km
- Lunch included
- Driver NOK 3590,-
Passenger NOK 2590,-
Optional insurance NOK 200,-