Ursus Maritimus – King 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.

Click here for a map of approximate route

We require a minimum of 2 persons on this trip. Minimum age is 12 years.

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! 

NOK 3890,-

Passenger 2890,-
(Optional Insurance NOK 200)

  • From 11.02.2023 – 20.05.2023
  • Pick up at Hotel 08:00
  • Days Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (Sunday until 19.03.23)
  • Duration 10 hours, Distance approx. 180 km 



A mother and her cub playing on the sea ice A mother and her cub in the midnight sun a hungry polar bear feeding on a ringed seal Polar bear sniffing for dessert, Spitsbergen Better Moments in front of the Königsbergbreen, Spitsbergen Svalbard Across Ulverbreen Spitsbergen Svalbard Plowing through fresh snow The sun in march from Rabbotbreen Icebergs drifting in the sea Preparing lunch in front of Köenigsbergbreen warm coffee on the sea ice Sunrise in march, nordmannsfonna spitsbergen Svalbard Watching the sunset Sunset in March during a Snowmobile trip on Svalbard Snowmobile, glacierfront, svalbard Brefront Tempelfjorden, Svalbard Twilight in Sassendalen, Svalbard Debrief at Kuhaugen - Better Moment's event venue

“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