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Longyearbyen

Return of the Sun - Basecamp Spitsbergen

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After more than two months the polar night is slowly losing its grip and the days grow longer. Join us on a 2 day snowmobile expedition to our boutique hotel at Isfjord Radio on the west coast of Spitsbergen.

After more than two months the polar night is slowly losing its grip and the days grow longer. On clear days the sky has different blue colors mixed with pink and purple shades. Suddenly the purple color finds its way to the nearest mountain and you feel you are experiencing one of the world’s most exiting changes. From this moment light is revealing the landscape rapidly, searching to fill every valley with light. This is definately the most beautiful time of the year!

DAY 1: After more than three months, the polar night is slowly losing its grip and the days grow longer. On clear days, the sky has different blue colors mixed with pink and purple shades. Suddenly the purple colour finds its way to the nearest mountain and you feel you are experiencing one of the world’s most exiting changes. Our guide will meet you in the reception of your hotel at 10 am. You will get information about the snowmobiles, clothing and the programme for the next few days. We head out into the winter landscape and travel in direction of Cape Linnè and Isfjord Radio. We make a number of interesting stops along the way. We serve expedition lunch in field. If the weather and snow conditions are favourable, we ride through Barentsburg; the Russian settlement on Svalbard. Our hosts at Isfjord Radio will welcome you and show you to your comfortable rooms. Before dinner, we will meet for an aperitif and celebrate the suns return over the horizon after several months of darkness.
3-course dinner and accommodation in double rooms at Isfjord Radio

DAY 2: Breakfast is served from 08:00. After a substantial breakfast, it is once again time to head into the beautiful landscape of Svalbard. The guide chooses the day’s route depending on the weather and snow conditions. We ride through beautiful landscape in white, blue and pink variations. Hopefully we will see glimpse of the sun in the magnificent nature of Svalbard. Arrival in Longyearbyen during the afternoon 

PRICE: NOK 8.990 per driver & NOK 5.990 per passenger 

DEPARTURE DATES: 18th & 25th of february

MINIMUM & AGE LIMIT: 4 persons/3 snowmobiles & 15 years 

INCLUDED:Activities, accommodation, meals, equipment and meal including the itinerary. 

IN ADDITION: Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, single room NOK 1000at Isfjord Radio, accommodation in Longyearbyen, CO2 investment of NOK 250, insurance NOK 175 per day. 

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 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 up 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.

Combine your stay with accommodation at the most unique hotel at Longyearbyen – Basecamp Hotel.


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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

General

Season
  • Winter

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Guided trips
Hiking
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
Winter activities
  • Dog sledge

Facts

Duration
Multiple Days
Season
Winter
Green Travel
The Return of the Sun - Basecamp Spitsbergen has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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Spitsbergen, Norway
The latitude and longitude
78° 12' 58" N / 15° 38' 3" E
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