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Snowmobile safari to Isfjord Radio, at the rim of the west coast - Basecamp Spitsbergen

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Explore the Arctic wilderness on a 3-day snowmobile trip to Isfjord Radio. Discover Svalbard's impressive coastline and let us show you the hidden gems. Check in at Svalbard's most exclusive location and experience the sensational kitchen.

In wintertime the snowmobile is your vehicle far out to the wilderness in Svalbard. Bravely situated between the alpine Greig mountain and the Arctic ocean you will find Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel. At the rim of the west coast you are checking into more than a hotel; you are checking into the heart of Svalbard. This destination is the ultimate place to look out for wildlife, as well as the last northern light before sunshine brightens up the winter nights. The likelihood of crossing paths with Svalbard’s impressive fauna increases every minute you spend outside civilization. Use three days to explore the beautiful vast landscape together with your Arctic Nature Guide. Come home to a warm and comfortable place to stay, where your hosts have prepared everything needed for a happy ending to a memorable day.

Day 1
10am: Pick up at your hotel/ guesthouse in Longyearbyen.

When all participants are gathered, we continue to Basecamp Expedition Centre for general information and safety routines. You will also receive your snowmobile and warm winter clothes. The drive to Isfjord Radio is about 90-100km. The exact mileage varies depending on route choices. Duration is about five hours, depending on route, weather, snow conditions and stops along the way. We usually arrive at Isfjord Radio around 3-4pm. When settled in your room you will find time to relax and explore the hotel's amenities. At 8pm we invite you for a tasty homemade dinner. Kindly advise any allergy information before the trip.

Day 2
8-10am: Breakfast.

This day is at your disposal together with the guide and expedition lunches are packed for the day. We are the lucky ones to visit hidden gems far away from civilisation. Nothing beats the feeling of driving through the magnificent Arctic landscape. Enjoy the sensations in the silent moments and when observing the view you will always wish to return to. Arrive home to Isfjord Radio after an adventurous day. Warm up in the wilderness sauna situated on the cliff, and simply enjoy life in the Arctic. Dinner is served in the dining room at 8 pm.

Day 3
8-10am: Breakfast.

After a good night's rest and breakfast, we head back to civilization. We usually find time to visit Barentsburg, a small Russian mining town, on our drive back to Longyearbyen. About 435 inhabitants live in Barentsburg, as well as Svalbard's only cat. We stop for lunch sometime during the day, before ending the journey where it started, at the Basecamp Expedition Centre. When clothes and equipment are delivered, approximate 4pm, the guide will drive you back to your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen.

- 3-day snowmobile adventure with Arctic nature guide
- Accommodation in a double room at Isfjord Radio
- Dinner, breakfast and lunch both days
- Pick up by the guide at your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen
- Outer layer for snowmobiling: Thermal snowmobile suit, extra warm winter shoes, large leather mittens, balaclava and helmet
- Snowmobile and fuel

Additional charges
Snowmobile insurance NOK 175 per snowmobile per day (included in the listed price)
CO2 and environmental investment NOK 250 per person (included in the listed price)
Personal consumption and equipment, drinks for dinner and bar, as well as private travel insurance
Optional single room supplement at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel
Accommodation in Longyearbyen before and after the trip

As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen's efforts to be climate neutral, we are adding a CO2 and environmental investment to our overnight trips. The amount is donated in its entirety to good projects that contribute to a sustainable future at our destinations.

This tour is not suitable if you are pregnant or is you are suffering from back pain. The notification is for your safety and Basecamp Explorer will take responsibility for health problems if this advice is neglected. Pack only what is needed for this trip, as luggage must be carried on your own snowmobile. We recommend a waterproof backpack of around 35-42 litres. Other luggage can be stored at the hotel when you are exploring.

Driver's license for car or motorcycle required for snowmobiling. This must be presented to the guide before departure. Any snowmobile ride on Svalbard needs at least two snowmobiles without passengers for the trip to be carried out. This is for safety reasons, and if a snowmobile stops, we must have space enough to bring everyone home. We reserve the right to change the number of passengers and passengers in the group if necessary.

In Svalbard, the weather conditions change rapidly. We can encounter strong winds, blizzards, thick fog, cracks and a lack of snow or ice. This means that in some cases we must make changes to the planned itinerary. This may mean that we do not arrive at the planned destination or adjust/ change departure or return times to Longyearbyen. It might also mean that we must use a different type of transport or accommodation than that described in the program.


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