On this trip you really get to experience the Arctic wilderness. We visit Hilmar Nøis' former trapper station at Fredheim, where he spent 26 of his 38 winters on Svalbard.
Join us on a journey into the untouched wilderness of Svalbard. Our destination is Templefjord, a fjord steeped in history and overlooked by the Temple mountains. Here we drive onto the surface of the sea ice, and observe the beautiful glaciers to be found at the head of the fjord. Both Vonpostbreen and Tunabreen are famous for their blue ice, and being in the presence of such beautiful natural phenomena is a true privilege. Our next stop before our return journey begins is Brattlidalen, a hidden valley formed by water. Here we have the possibility to visit our “lavvo”, a tent in the traditional Sami style, where we can eat lunch if the weather conditions meant we did not eat in front of the glacier or at another view point.
We can see wildlife such as Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes or seals. This is an excellent introduction to snowmobile touring; 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.
Transport to and from your hotelTouring snowmobile and fuelA snowmobile suit, boots, mittens, helmet, goggles and balaclavaAn expedition lunch, hot drinks and biscuitsSearch and Rescue InsuranceA local and experienced guide with a snowmobile and safety equipment
We recommend you wear warm clothingOn colder days an extra set of gloves as a liner to our mittensA mid-layer consisting of a sweater and pants in fleece or wool is advisableDown jackets, or other heavily insulated clothing, are not recommended beneath the snowmobile suitOur snowmobiles do not have a storage compartment, so a small backpack could be useful for cameras, extra jackets, and other small items
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
Total distance: Approximately 150km
Total driving time: Approximately 5 ½ hoursPickup: At your hotel at approximately 08:30, every day