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Svalbard SVALBARD

Arctic Time Machine, snowmobile tour to Pyramiden, 3 days - Grumant Arctic Travel Co.

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A total 3-day immersion into the most extraordinary region of Svalbard — Pyramiden and its surroundings. You will go by snowmobile past the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier to reach "the Arctic time machine" and open-air museum, Pyramiden.

A total 3-day immersion into the most extraordinary region of Svalbard — Pyramiden and its surroundings. You will go by snowmobile past the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier to reach "the Arctic time machine" and open-air museum, Pyramiden.

With its fascinating historical background and preservation in 1998, Pyramiden now becomes alive again and gives a one-of-a-kind experience and chance to see how life was here in the 20th century. Besides, you will not only explore the town itself but also visit one of the most peaceful and picturesque bays of Svalbard.

Travel through time and enrich your imagination with outstanding landscapes and cosmic reliefs!

About the tour:
- Total snowmobiling distance: 330 km
- Norwegian or English-speaking guides will accompany you throughout the whole tour from start to finish
- Departures every Friday 

The price includes:
- Transfer: Transfer to/from your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen
- Accommodation: 2 nights in the hotel Pyramiden (TWIN/DBL accommodation)

Meals
- 2 Breakfasts
- 3 Set Lunches (set meal in the restaurant or field lunch during the snowmobile trip)
- 1 Set Dinner in the restaurant

Activities
- Guided tour around Pyramiden
- Snowmobile rental (Ski-doo Expedition 600 E-TEC/ Lynx Commander 600 E-TEC), fuel
- Rental of winter overalls, boots, gloves, and a helmet
- Guide services
- Insurance covering search and rescue, evacuation costs in case of emergency

Program:

Day 1. Longyearbyen - Adventdalen - Sassendalen – Nordenskiöld glacier - Pyramiden
​​​​​The day starts at 09:00 in the morning when your guide will pick you up from your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen and bring you to the expedition center Russkiy Dom in Longyearbyen for a briefing on safety, snowmobile instructions, and equipment fitting. The adventure begins, and you will depart to legendary Pyramiden. On the way, you will reach a wonderful place that makes you feel tiny in this huge world – the massive Nordenskiöld Glacial Wall, one of the signature sights of the archipelago. Field lunch is served on the way. Upon arrival and check-in at the hotel in Pyramiden, you will have warm dinner in the hotel restaurant where you can relax watching documentaries about Pyramiden in the lounge zone. Overnight in the hotel in Pyramiden.

Day 2. Snowmobile trip to Skansbukta
This day is dedicated to the surroundings of Pyramiden. After breakfast you will head to Skansbukta – a bay with a rich history and magical natural views. Lunch is served on the way or in the hotel restaurant upon arrival. Once you’re back in Pyramiden, there will be a guided tour around the town with a visit to well preserved buildings such as the Canteen, Swimming pool and restored Culture House. In the evening you will have a chance to try the Soviet Menu with a-la carte dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Overnight in the hotel in Pyramiden.

Day 3.  Pyramiden – Nordenskiöld glacier - Sassendalen - Adventdalen - Longyearbyen
If the weather permits, after breakfast, our guides will offer one of the snowmobile short trips or a walking tour in the surroundings of Pyramiden so that you can enrich your exploration of the Northern Isfjorden area. Lunch is served on the way or in the hotel restaurant. After a visit to the post office and souvenir shop, you will drive back to Longyearbyen to see more of the true Arctic wilderness. Upon arrival, it is time say goodbye and your guide will offer a transfer to your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen.

On Svalbard, weather conditions change quickly, so that is why for the safety and comfort of our guests, the tour program might be changed in regard to the itineraries and destinations.

For booking and details, please see: https://www.goarctica.com/arctic-time-machine

 

A valid driver’s licence for car or motorbike is required to drive a snowmobile in Svalbard. Remember to take it with you on the tour. The passenger does not need to have a driver’s licence.


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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

General

Age limit
  • 14 years

Outdoor Activities

Hiking
  • Multi-day (one or more days)

Price

Description Price*
Adults 10,590.00 Driver
Adults 7,500.00 Passenger
* Price from

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Duration
3 days
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