Ursus MaritimusKing of the Arctic

On this snowmobile trip we will go to the magnificent east coast, where the nature is untouched and the land frozen solid. We will experience a view that is hard to describe. You don’t want to miss this amazing experience.

About 3000 polar bears are living in and around Svalbard during the winter months. However, it is not easy to spot one of these fantastic animals. The best chance of seeing one is on the east coast of Spitsbergen. To get there we need to drive across glaciers and through one of the largest valleys of Svalbard. At the top of the glaciers we will stop to enjoy the view of Barents- and Edgeøya – two remote and uninhabited islands.

After a long, but easy ride on the snowmobile, we will arrive at the east coast. Here is the realm of the polar bears. Thus, we need to be on guard. We don’t have permission to track down polar bears, but if we use our binoculars we might get the opportunity to observe these majestic creatures from a safe distance.

Here, we will enjoy the deafening silence and the magnificence of nature. Huge icebergs and sea ice as far as the eyes can see and enormous glacier fronts advancing into the wide sea. This is Svalbard.

“amazing experience and better moments, really lives up to their name. If you visit Svalbard this is a must.”
– Flyer823847

“the tour to the east cost was amazing. GOT to see two polarbears”
– Nina K

“A snowmobile trip in march to the east coast. Really loved it! All friendly, great gear, all in top condition. And on top of it all.. we spotted three polarbears!” 
– Jeroen on Tripadvisor

“None of us had ever seen a snowmobile before but it was easy to get the hang of and our lovely and enthusiastic guide Franka made every second of our 10 hour trip an amazing experience.”
– Susiekenny1 on TripAdvisor

“Seeing polar bears in their natural habitat is amazing and something you can’t achieve without having an experienced guide.”
– Thomashunger on TripAdvisor

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

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! 

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
    10.02.2024 – 20.05.2024
  • Leave the hotel at 08:00
  • Duration 10 Hour
  • Approx. 180km
  • Lunch included
  • Driver NOK 4090,-
    Passenger NOK 3090,-
    Optional insurance NOK 200,-