Autumn adventure on a snowmobile

In autumn, the snow is first to return on the mountain tops and up on the glaciers. When this happens, it is time for us to hike up, get on our snowmobiles and start having fun.

We will start with a briefing at our Explorers’ club to get you ready for the trip. After that we will drive up to Nybyen where the tour starts, with a one hour hike up to the Longyear glacier. The hike is not very hard but the terrain is quite rocky. It gets adventurous when we must cross and jump over some small streams. Up on the glacier, you will get an introduction to snowmobile driving.

We will drive 4 km up on the glacier before we reach the pass (600 meters above sea level). From the top, we will have a stunning view over Longyearbyen at the north, and the valley, Fardalen, to the south. Fardalen is surrounded with snow-covered mountains and is known as the “playground” for all local snowmobile drivers. We will have lunch and coffee while we enjoy the view from the pass.

We will recommend wearing warm and windproof clothes. If you don’t have high mountain boots, you can borrow snowmobile boots from us. Be aware that the first part of this trip is a hiking trip, normally we get to drive snowmobiles 30 minutes of the total time.

We require a minimum of 2 persons on this trip. Minimum age is 12 years. Contact us directly for alternatives.

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 1890,-

(Passenger 1290,-)
Optional Insurance NOK 200

  • We will be starting in Autumn 2019, when the snow returns!
  • Pick up at Hotel 09:00
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Average physical fitness required, not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

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“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


“Our very knowledgeable guide told us lots of interesting facts about the flora and fauna of Svalbard and we even fossicked for fossils. We found some beautiful fossils of leaves.”
– Melissa B on TripAdvisor


“Excellent service and skilful guides. Here you will be well taken care of.”
– olejorgens on TripAdvisor