Summer Adventure on a snowmobile

Our summer adventure will give you a great combination of hiking and snowmobiling on Svalbard. On this trip, you will enjoy the beautiful views around Longyearbyen and of an island slowly awaking from hibernation.

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 warm drinks while we enjoy the view from the pass.

After about 30 minutes of driving, we are back down from the glacier and ready to walk down into millennia old moraine areas. If the ground is snow-free (between mid-June and October) you can find a fossil or two with a bit of luck.

We recommend wearing warm and windproof clothes. If you don’t have high mountain boots, you can borrow snowmobile boots from us.

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 1890,-

Passenger 1290,-
Optional Insurance NOK 200

  • From 01.06.2019 – 30.06.2019
  • 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)

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“We found some beautiful fossils of leaves. We saw reindeer, an arctic fox and several types of birds.”
– Melissa B on TripAdvisor


“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


“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