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Adventure weekend in Barentsburg -Svalbardbooking.com

  • Sjøområdet, Spitsbergen
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Join with us on an exciting and unforgettable two day snowmobile trip to Barentsburg. Witness spectacular nature, Svalbard's unique wildlife and Barentsburg, an active Russian coal mining town with a unique atmosphere.

Join us on a snowmobile journey through the wilderness to the Russian settlement of Barentsburg. This town has the second largest population on Svalbard, a coal mining community of around 500 people.

INCLUDED IN THE OFFER

2 nights at Svalbard Hotel/ Svalbard Hotel Elvesletta in a shared double/twin room.

2 days trip to Barentsburg

Transport to and from activities

Food described in this offer

PRICE

NOK 12.490,- per person in a shared double/twin room.

PROGRAM

FRIDAY

Arrival in Longyearbyen

Both SAS and Norwegian have flights to Svalbard

There’s a shuttle bus that can take you to Svalbard Hotel

SATURDAY

Kl. 7:00 – 10:00: Breakfast at Svalbard Hotell

Kl. 9:30: Snow mobile safari to the Russian settlement Barentsburg, ready to have a night there. The first day we’ll start with transport from the hotel, and down to our premises by the shore. Here you’ll receive all you need from warm clothing, safety equipment and information before driving into the wilderness. We’ll drive through the valley, and there will be many stopping point to take pictures and enjoy the views. Before we get to Barentsburg we’ll pass Grønnfjorden and the Grønnfjord glaciers in the background. Barentsburg is the second biggest settlement on Svalbard, and has about 450 residents living there all year around. The Russians bought Barentsburg from the Netherlands i the 1930’s. Today, Barentsburg is the only remaining settlement on Svalbard. The people living there is mainly from Russia and Ukraine. Barentsburg is mainly an «Company Town», and primarily focus’ on mining and tourism. Barentsburg has an historical Atmosphere, with a statue of Lenin on the top of a hill watching over his people. Barentsburg has their own hospital, museum, hotel, school, kindergarten and gym. In the earlier days they even got their own greenhouse and barn with pigs.

SUNDAY

After breakfast we’ll use the early hours to look around town, visit the museum, souvenir store, the craftcenter or even just look around on the impressing buildings. The guide will take you around and answer your questions you may have. After lunch, we’ll prepare to og back to Longyearbyen. We’ll follow the coastline to Colesvalley, before moving further in to the mountains closer to Longyearbyen. Well have our last stop on the top of the Longyear glacier, before we drive the last bit down to Longyearbyen. We recommend all our guests to drive their own snow mobile, since it’s much easier to drive without an passenger. All our winter activities is weather permitting, and needs a minimum of 2 participants on two snow mobiles.

We’ll be back in Longyearbyen in the afternoon, where you’ll check- in at Svalbard Hotell.

MONDAY

Kl 7:00-10:00: Breakfast at Svalbard Hotell

Check- out and departure from Longyearbyen.

INCLUDED IN THE SNOWMOBILE TRIP

Transport to and from hotel

Snowmobile with fuel

Clothing: Full snow mobile suit, shoes, mittens, helmet, goggles and facemask(balaclava)

Hot lunch, hot drinks and biscuits

Accommodation, lunch. Dinner and breakfast in Barentsburg

Qualified guide with all necessary safety equipment

Seach and safety Insurance

RECOMMENDED

Woolen clothing to have under your scooter suit

Thin, woolen gloves to have under the bigger mittens

Thick, winter jacket for everyday use.

Our snow mobiles does not have an storrage opportunity, so we reccomend you to bring a small back pack for private stuff.

IMPORTANT

Woolen clothing

Driver’s License for car, motorbike or snowmobile

Total distance: about 250 km / 155 miles

Minimum participants in total: 2 persons

Extra (Needs to be booked before departure): beertasting Krasnyi Medved (Red Bear) brewery for 70 NOK pr. person (18 y/o limit)

TERMS AND CONDITION

The offer is valid if booking at sales@svalbardbooking.com

This offer is valid from February until May 2018 in some weekends

This offer is valid for a shared double/twin room

Allergies needs to be informed about when booking

This trip is dependent on weather and snow conditions

Contact us for booking: salg@svalbardbooking.com or call +47 79 02 50 00


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General

Accessibility
  • Access for wheelchairs
Age limit
  • 12 years
  • 14 years
  • 6 years
Discount
  • Group
  • Group price/discount
Effort level
  • Easy
Season
  • All year
  • Summer

Accommodation

Hotel facilities
  • Conference facilities

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Caving
  • Guided trips
  • Safari
  • Snowmobile
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Snowmobile trips
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Wildlife safaries
  • Snowmobile safari
Winter activities
  • Alpine skiing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Snowmobile trips

Plan Your Trip

Getting here
  • Parking
Services
  • WiFi

Taste Norway

Restaurant & café
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Facts

Duration
1 night, 2 days
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