Barentsburg – Meet our Russian comrades in the west

 

Heading towards the west coast of Spitsbergen, we will drive through terrain that trappers and miners have used for decades. This trip includes a longer stop in Barentsburg, where we will enjoy a Russian lunch at the hotel.

Barentsburg, Svalbard’s second largest settlement, lies 60 kilometers west of Longyearbyen. It is also known as «Little Russia», where a statue of Lenin watches over the town and its population. You will soon understand that here, not only the landscape is frozen, but also time. At Hotel Barentsburg, we will be served a Russian meal, followed by a tour around the settlement.

On our way there, we will experience the wild and stunning nature of Svalbard. We will drive through the narrow valleys, Bødalen and Todalen, before we get to the open valley, Colesdalen. If the conditions are good we will pass the abandoned mining town, Coles Bay, before we continue following the coast line to Barentsburg. On our way back, we will drive through the great Grøndalen. If the weather is nice, we can drive up to the glacier, Tavlebreen, and enjoy the view over Van Mijenfjorden. The trip continues up to the valley, Fardalen, and along the Longyear glacier down to Longyearbyen.


The route might change due to weather and driving conditions. We require a minimum of 2 persons on this trip.

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 3090,-

Passenger 2090,-
(Optional Insurance NOK 200)

  • From 04.02.2019 – 20.05.2019
  • Pick up at Hotel 08:30
  • Days Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Duration 9 hours, Distance approx. 130 km

 

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“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