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Svalbard Spitsbergen

Mountain Skiing in Nordenskiöld Land with Snowmobile

  • sjøområdet, Spitsbergen
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Discover Svalbard with ski and snowmobile

The day begins with pickup from your hotels and transport down to our headquarters. Here we give a briefing about the upcoming trip and the route choices, before we dress in warm snowmobile touring equipment and load our other equipment onto the snowmobile sledges. Within the area around Longyearbyen lie several mountain ranges and glaciers with great slopes and superb views over the surrounding area making for excellent skiing, we drive to different areas depending on up-to-date snow and weather conditions. In the absence of ski lifts we use our snowmobiles to ensure that we can make the most of the time and slopes that we have. We expect to return early-evening after an expedition lunch out in the nature, with coffee and other refreshments provided. If time allows then we will ski a couple of extra slopes on the way back. Our friendly and professional guides have all the experience and drive to make this an unforgettable experience, while remaining safe in such a wild and unforgiving environment.

We recommend that everyone drives their own snowmobile; this is easier than driving with a passenger. This trip is dependent on weather and ice conditions, especially early and late in the season, as well as a minimum number of participants.

 

Included:

Transport to and from your hotel

Touring snowmobile and fuel

A snowmobile suit, boots, mittens, helmet, goggles and balaclava

An expedition lunch, hot drinks and biscuits

An avalanche beacon

Search and Rescue Insurance

A local and experienced guide with a snowmobile and safety equipment

 

Recommended:

We recommend you wear warm clothing

On colder days an extra set of gloves as a liner to our mittens

A mid-layer consisting of a sweater and pants in fleece or wool is advisable

Down jackets, or other heavily insulated clothing, are not recommended beneath the snowmobile suit

Our snowmobiles do not have a storage compartment, so a small backpack could be useful for cameras, extra jackets, and other small items

 

Essential:

A base-layer of wool or an equivalent is essential

A valid driving license for a car or motorcycle must be carried during the whole trip

Passengers must be at least 12 years of age

We consider this to be a physically demanding trip for guests under 16 years of age

Duration: Approximately 8-10 hours (1.5-4 hours driving time/5-7 hours skiing)

 

Extras (must be requested before the trip begins):

Rental of ski package (includes skis, boots, poles and skins) for 500 NOK per person

Rental of avalanche backpack (includes spade, avalanche probe and 35L backpack) for 200 NOK per person


  • Last Updated:
  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

General

Age limit
  • 12 years
  • 14 years
Season
  • Winter

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Guided trips
  • Safari
  • Snowmobile
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Snowmobile trips
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Wildlife safaries
  • Snowmobile safari
Winter activities
  • Alpine skiing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Snowmobile trips

Facts

Season
Winter
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Spitsbergen, Norway
The latitude and longitude
78° 13' 21" N / 15° 39' 54" E
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