Sommer Adventureon a snowmobile

Join our summer adventure for a unique combination of hiking and snowmobiling. This trip offers the perfect opportunity to relish stunning views around Longyearbyen and witness an island slowly awakening from its hibernation.

We kick off our adventure with a briefing at our Explorers’ Club to prepare you for the journey. Following that, we’ll head to our starting point, Nybyen, and embark on a one-hour hike up to the Longyear glacier. The excitement builds as we navigate small streams and rocky terrain. Once atop the glacier, you’ll receive an introduction to snowmobile driving.

Covering a distance of 4 km on the glacier, we’ll reach the pass at 600 meters above sea level. From this vantage point, a breathtaking panorama unfolds, offering stunning views of Longyearbyen and the Fardalen valley. Fardalen, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, is renowned as the local snowmobilers’ “playground.” Amidst this scenic beauty, we’ll savor a delightful lunch and warm drinks.

Reinsdyrskalle, Svalbard

Autumn snowmobile, Svalbard

Descending from the glacier takes approximately 30 minutes of driving, bringing us back down to explore millennia-old moraine areas on foot. If the ground is devoid of snow and luck is on your side, you might come across a fossil or two.

To ensure your comfort, we recommend wearing warm and windproof clothing. If you don’t have high mountain boots, you are welcome to borrow snowmobile boots from us.

“We found some beautiful fossils of leaves. We saw reindeer, an arctic fox and several types of birds.”
– Melissa B on TripAdvisor

“We had a family of 9, starting at age 7. Our guide was great with the kids. The hike was very educational and fun. Snowmobiling on the glacier was mind blowing.”
– Vishal K on TripAdvisor

“I was a bit nervous but our guide took her time to help me feel comfortable, after a short ride up to the top of the hill we took in the stunning views and ate a yummy sandwich.”
– Katy G on TripAdvisor

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! 

  • 01.06.2024 – 30.06.2024
  • Pick up at the hotel at 10:00
  • Duration 5 Hour
  • Average physical fitness required, not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)
  • Driver NOK 2190,-
    Passenger NOK 1590,-
    Optional insurance NOK 200,-

Longyear glacier on snowmobile, Svalbard
Longyear morene, Spitsbergen