Small Group Safari

Svalbard Snowmobile Safari

An adventurous snowmobiling expedition in Svalbard exploring the high Arctic and visiting the unique Ship in the Ice and Isfjord Radio.

Duration 5 days
Price From $2,350
When Feb - May
Destination Svalbard

Safari Overview

This safari explores the unique wilderness of Svalbard, starting in Longyearbyen, the capital of the Svalbard Archipelago. After a full briefing on how to use a snowmobile, you will ride out over glaciers, frozen fjords and Arctic mountains. During your extraordinary journey, keep an eye out for Arctic wildlife and you may even catch a peek of the ‘King of the Arctic’ - the mighty polar bear. Staying at the trapper themed Basecamp Hotel, the converted satellite station, Isfjord Radio, and a 100 year old schooner that has been frozen in the ice, this is an Arctic adventure that you will never forget!

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Drive your own snowmobile across the Arctic wilderness.
  • Stay over in the ‘ship in the ice’ and Isfjord Radio.
  • Watch for Arctic wildlife from the ground.
  • Discover unique Arctic landscapes.

This is a completely unique and exciting way to explore this stunning icy landscape at this time of year. 

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Longyearbyen

Today you arrive to Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard. On arrival, you will be taken by shuttle bus to your hotel where you can check in and get settled. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this charming city where you will find more snowmobiles than people!

Overnight: Basecamp Hotel

Day 2

Longyearbyen - Isfjord Radio

This morning you enjoy a hearty breakfast before meeting your guide for your snowmobiling adventure. Before you get to rev that engine for the first time, you are shown the ins and outs of your snowmobile, your means of transport for the next three days. After discussing routes and safety issues you are given an overall and winter boots and it is time for you to ride off into the Arctic wilderness.

Overnight: Isfjord Radio B, L, D

Day 3

Isfjord - Ship in the Ice

After a fulfilling breakfast, it is time to harness the dogs and head out for more Arctic exploration. As you stand on the frozen ice, the dogs are restless and raring to go. Explore the Arctic wilderness, searching for the best route for you and your dogs in a sea of white, keeping a lookout for elusive Arctic wildlife. Arctic fox, reindeer and even the mighty polar bear are among the animals that you may catch a glimpse of. As the evening rolls in you arrive at rustic Nordenskiöld Lodge overlooked by the majestic Nordenskiöld Glacier. Tie your dogs up for the night and feed them before heading into the warmth of inside and your own well-earned dinner.

Day 4

Ship in the Ice - Longyearbyen

After refuelling on breakfast, your last day of snowmobiling awaits. Should the condition be favourable, you will visit the beautiful blue Von Post Glacier. If you are lucky you will bear witness to the crash of the glacier calving. After enjoying some more white and blue Arctic landscapes, it is time to return Longyearbyen arriving in the afternoon. The evening is free to explore this fascinating former mining town.

Overnight: Basecamp Hotel B

Day 5

Depart Longyearbyen

This morning you check out of the hotel and say your goodbyes before taking the shuttle back to the airport in time for your international flight home.

Trip Details

SMALL GROUP SAFARI

This is a small group departure, but can also be tailor-made to your requirements. All passengers driving a snowmobile must have a valid driving licence. Accommodation varies from hotels to frozen ships in the ice and the safari is active.


 

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