A historical travelalong the west coast of Spitsbergen

Embark on our captivating journey along the West Coast of Spitsbergen. Enroute, we’ll traverse historic mining settlements, explore remnants of trappers’ stations frozen in time, and encounter cutting-edge scientific installations. Join us for a unique exploration that weaves together the past, present, and future of this Arctic frontier.

In Svalbard, we encounter our eastern neighbors while heading west. Just 60 kilometers from Longyearbyen, we’ll pass through Barentsburg and other fascinating locations. Our journey unfolds through majestic valleys and along the scenic coast of Spitsbergen. The terrain is relatively easy, and our skilled guides will tailor the experience to accommodate even those new to snowmobiles. Traversing landscapes rich in history, once frequented by trappers, whale hunters, miners, and scientists, this snowmobile trip is a nostalgic journey to an era when the world was divided between east and west.

Known as the “little Russia” of Svalbard, Barentsburg proudly displays the slogan “Our goal – communism!” as we enter. During our break in Barentsburg, we’ll take a stroll through the city. Please note that we won’t have access to the city’s facilities or buildings, and there won’t be an opportunity to purchase souvenirs or other items in this Russian settlement.

We’ll make several stops along our route, delving into discussions about the surrounding nature and historical remnants, providing excellent opportunities for capturing memorable photographs. Amidst the day’s journey, we’ll discover a scenic spot to relax and savor a homemade soup for lunch, thoughtfully brought from Longyearbyen. Weather and time permitting, we might make a brief 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

“Lots of activities in Svalbard and this one was definitely one of the highlights of my week there”
– Kylie on TripAdvisor

Click the image below for an approximate map of the planned route

Important information

Important Information:

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 3790,-
    Passenger NOK 2790,-
    Optional insurance NOK 200,-

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