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Svalbard Spitsbergen

Darkness Exposed - Basecamp Spitsbergen

  • +47 79024600
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Join us on a snowmobile adventure through the Arctic polar night. As soon as we drive away from Longyearbyen and into the darkness, our chances of observing the northern lights increases. When exploring Svalbard this time of the year you will see a faint light peeking over the snow-covered mountains, giving you the idea of a life in the south.

The guide will meet you at the hotel when the adventure starts. From here on we proceed to Basecamp Expedition Center for information, briefing and distribution of snowmobiles and warm thermal clothes. The guide will inform you about safety, show you how to handle your snowmobile, and introduce you to the route of the day. The route is always depending on weather and snow conditions. The aim of the adventure is to experience the magical polar night, the fun of and mastering snowmobile driving, and to search for the best viewing point. We stop to take pictures along the way and refresh ourselves with warm drinks.

- 4-hour snowmobiling adventure with arctic nature guide
- Transport to and from your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen
- Warm clothing: Snowmobile suit, boots, gloves, helmet, goggles and balaclava
- Snowmobile and fuel
- Search- and rescue insurance for Svalbard

Agelimit: 8 years old accompanied by an adult

Note: Driver’s license for car or motorcycle is required for driving snowmobile. Your driver’s license must be presented before the tour starts. This trip requires minimum three snowmobile. We may also need to change the number of drivers and passengers in the group. This is in terms of safety reasons.

This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains or pregnant women. This is due to safety for your safety and wellbeing, and Basecamp Explorer can unfortunately not to take responsibility for health problems if this advice is neglected.

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Outdoor Activities

  • Guided trips
  • Safari
  • Snowmobile
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Wildlife safaries
  • Snowmobile safari
Winter activities
  • Snowmobile safari

Opening hours

Dec 1, 2019 – Feb 15, 2020
Tue Fri 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Mon Thu 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
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Description Price*
Per person 990.00 Passenger
Per person 1,890.00 Driver
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4 hours
Green Travel
The Darkness Exposed - Basecamp Spitsbergen has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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