Join our Summer Adventure to experience a great combination of hiking and snowmobiling. On this trip, you will get the opportunity to enjoy beautiful views around Longyearbyen and of an island slowly awaking from hibernation.
We will start our adventure with a briefing at our Explorers’ club to get you ready for the trip. After that we will drive up to our starting point Nybyen, with a one hour hike up to the Longyear glacier. It gets adventurous when we have to cross and jump over some small streams. Further, the hike is not very hard but the terrain is quite rocky. When we arrive up on the glacier, you will get an introduction to snowmobile driving.
After driving 4 km up on the glacier, we will reach the pass (600 meters above sea level). From the top, we will have a stunning view over Longyearbyen and the valley, Fardalen. Fardalen is surrounded with snow-covered mountains and is known as the “playground” for all local snowmobile drivers. While enjoying the view from the pass, we will have a nice lunch and warm drinks.
It takes about 30 minutes of driving to get back down from the glacier and ready to walk down into millennia old moraine areas. If the ground is snow-free and if you are lucky you can find a fossil or two.
We recommend wearing warm and windproof clothes. If you don’t have high mountain boots, you are welcome to borrow snowmobile boots from us.
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!
Optional Insurance NOK 200
- From 01.06.2023 – 30.06.2023
- Pick up at Hotel 10:00
- Duration 5 hours
- Average physical fitness required, not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)
“We found some beautiful fossils of leaves. We saw reindeer, an arctic fox and several types of birds.”
– Melissa B 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