Join us for a 3 day snowmobile adventure that really is a balm for your soul. Travel through the arctic scenery, experience the arctic silence and discover a hotel at the end of the world. Top off your adventure with a menu from one of the best kitchens on the island.
At 10:00 am our guide will pick you up from your hotel. You will have good time to sit down with the guide, talk about the coming trip, possible routes and needed equipment. After the meeting we will give you warm clothing, like the overall and winter boots, and then head to the snowmobiles. After a lesson for snowmobile driving and safety issues, you will head out to the wilderness and towards Kapp Liné and Isfjord Radio. You will enjoy an expedition lunch on the way surrounded by the Arctic silence and the vast white landscape. Depending on the weather and snow conditions, our guide will choose the day’s route to Isfjord Radio. Before the evening you will arrive to Isfjord Radio, our remote boutique hotel and the last frontier before Greenland. Here our staff will warmly welcome you to the luxurious hotel and serve you a delicious 3-course meal. If you are up to it, you can even try a warm sauna and quick swim in the Arctic Ocean – a true sing for Polar Adventurer. What a way to finish an adventurous day!
Breakfast is served from 08:00. After a substantial breakfast, it is time to head into the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen. Our guide chooses the day’s route depending on the weather and snow conditions. If the weather is good, we go southwards to Fritjof glacier. If we are lucky we might even see the King of the Arctic, the polar bear, hunt for seals on the ice. Expedition lunch served in field. In the afternoon we return to the radio station and have some time to relax before dinner.
Breakfast is served from 08:00. After a substantial breakfast, it is time to head into the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen once more. The guide chooses the day’s route depending on the weather and snow conditions. If the weather is good, you can have a chance to visit the Russian mining town Barentsburg, which is a home for some 400 persons. Explore the life of an isolated Arctic town and visit some Russian buildings. Here you can really feel the history of Spitsbergen. Arrival in Longyearbyen during the afternoon.
Note: Driver’s license for car or motorcycle is required for driving snowmobile. Your driver’s license must be presented before the tour starts. The passenger does not need to have a driver’s licence.
This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains. Pregnant women cannot participate on any snowmobile safaris arranged by Basecamp Spitsbergen. Basecamp takes no responsibility to any health issues, due to neglecting this advice.
In Spitsbergen, weather conditions can change quickly. We can meet heavy winds, snowstorms, thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the planed route, and this might lead to us not arriving to the planned destination. It can also mean that we need to use a different transportation style or accommodation than what was described in the program.
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