Join us on a beautiful trip into an ice cave. A rare opportunity to explorer one of the worlds frozen wonderlands. Be a glaciologist for some hours and experience the wonders of being deep inside a glacier. By the use of snowmobiles we head for the Longyear glacier. At the glacier we descend into an overwhelming world of icicles and crystals. The incredible shapes are formed by the melting of water during the summer months. Children will enjoy this adventure. It is not for those who have claustophobia, back- or mobility problems. Includes clothes, headlamps and hot drinks/snacks. Minimum of 1 participants.
The tour starts when we pick you up at your hotel and bring you to our facilities. Here we will give you a short safety briefing and then you’ll get equipment for the trip. We dress up in scooteroveralls, big winterboots, mittens, facemask, and helmets. After an instruction in scooterdriving we head of towards the glacier two and two on the scooters. Now the adventure starts. We drive the snowscooters up the valley, through the glaciermoraine and up on the Longyear Glacier. After about 5 kilometers of driving we reach the big igloo that covers the entrance of the icecave. When you enter the igloo you’ll be surprised of the relatively warm air that meets you. The heat comes from the inner of the glacier that is actually warmer than the outside in normal winters. In here we get headlamps and make ourselves ready to descend into The Frozen Wonderland.
After descending some meters down a ladder we find ourselves walking on the bottom of what is a meltwater tunnel in the summertime. Now in the wintertime we are in a magical frozen world of icicles and sparkling crystals. It is impossible not to be amased when you find yourself surrounded by more than a thousand year old ice. We will go deeper in the glacier and spend about an hour exploring this wonderland.
There will be enough time to take photos and admire the various ice formations before we head back up into the igloo where we’ll have a hot drink and a snack before we take the ride down the glacier. While driving back to civilization we’ll have the chance to see Aurora Borealis when it is still dark and if the conditions are favourable and we’ll have a magnificent view of the town and the surrounding mountains in the light season.
Children will enjoy this adventure. It is not for those who have claustophobia, back- or mobility problems. If you do not have a drivers license you’ll be passenger on a snowscooter. All participants holding a valid drivers license to either car, motorbike or snowscooter will get the opportunity to drive snowscooter at least one way.
Age Limit: 8 years, Children under 8 years pleas contact us for booking.
A valid driver’s licence for car or motorbike is required to drive a snowmobile. Remember to take it with you on the tour. The passenger do not need to have a driver’s licence.