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Longyearbyen

Spitsbergen Expedition Lodge - Snowmobile Expedition - Spitsbergen Travel

  • Polarsenteret, Spitsbergen
  • +47 79026100
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The Spitsbergen Lodge Winter Safari is a 2 or 3 days long snowmobile trip with accommodation at our Spitsbergen Expedition Lodge. The Expeditionion Lodge has capacity for maximum 10 guests, and is a sheltered and comfortable base for exploring the Nordenskiöld Land area. The lodge has a perfect location in the pass between the valleys Adventdalen and Eskerdalen, and has a great view towards the Drønnbre-massif and Skolten, the highest mountain on Nordenskiöld Land (1.128 m.a.s.l.). The lodge has good facilities with a living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and toilet. Electricity supplies by aggregate.  At this location we're in the middle of the snowmobile area. We may plan routes towards the east coast of Spitsbergen, northwards to Pyramiden, Fredheim and the beautiful glaciers Tuna- and Von Postbreen. We can also explore the exciting mountain massif between the two fjords Adventfjorden and Sassenfjorden. The lodge is also a perfect base for ski trips in the Drønnbre-massif.

2 DAY WINTER SAFARI

We are kitted out and given an introduction in how to ride a snowmobile before setting off towards the lodge, located appr. 30 km from Longyearbyen. After a quick check-in at the lodge, we drive on towards Sassendalen, Fredheim and the magnificent and scenic Tempelfjorden. This fjord holds most of what Svalbard can offer; mighty peaks, spectacular glaciers facing into the sea, and an exciting history of past hunting and culture. We spend the afternoon exploring this fjord with all its element before returning to our warm and comfortable lodge where food and drinks are served.

On day 2 we're heading east. We aim to cross the huge glacier plateaus to arrive at the sea ice on the east side of Spitsbergen. Here we'll make a break to enjoy lunch en route, and to use our binoculars, looking for the King of the Arctic. If we are lucky, we may see polar bears on the pack ice. The tour itself is the goal, and we drive through mighty and varying landscapes. Return to Longyearbyen in the afternoon via the lodge where we pick up our luggage.


3 DAY WINTER SAFARI

Program as for the 2 days long trip, but during this 3 days long program, we also plan to visit the abandoned Russian mining town, Pyramiden, located in the north, next to the mountain Pyramiden and the glacier Nordenskiöldbreen.

The Russian mining town Pyramiden was abandoned in the summer of 1998, however the buildings and infrastructure is still intact. Over the years, things haven't changed, and the time apparently never moved. With its wide streets and well planned town structure the town bear witness to Soviet presence on the island in the 1970's and 80's. Here most things were organized for efficient coal mining, however also for a society ensuring the welfare and family life for the mine workers.

To get to this beautiful located town we have to cross Tempelfjorden, drive through wide valleys and across glaciers before we arrive at the sea ice at the innermost part of  Billefjorden where we also pass close to the mighty glacier Nordenskiöldbreen.


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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

General

Accessibility
  • Access for wheelchairs
Age limit
  • 12 years
  • 14 years
  • 18 years
Discount
  • Children
Effort level
  • Challenging
Season
  • All year
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
Target group
  • Kids & family

Accommodation

Hotel facilities
  • Bar
  • Breakfast included
  • Conference facilities
  • Dry cleaning available
  • Family-friendly
  • Fitness room
  • Free parking
  • Sauna
In-room facilities
  • Room service

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Bird safari
  • Boat trips
  • Caving
  • Glacier hiking
  • Guided trips
  • Guiding
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Safari
  • Snowmobile
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Snowmobile trips
Canoeing & kayaking
  • Kayaking
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Wildlife safaries
  • Birdwatching
  • Snowmobile safari
Winter activities
  • Alpine skiing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Dog sledge
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Snowmobile trips

Plan Your Trip

Getting here
  • Parking - free
Services
  • Family-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Pets not allowed
  • WiFi

Taste Norway

Norwegian cuisine
  • Local food
Restaurant & café
  • Fully licenced
  • Local dishes

Things To Do

Shopping
  • Grocery store
  • Souvenier shops
Theme park
  • Family-friendly
Facility Info
  • AV-equipment true
  • Flipchart true
  • Function rooms true
  • Meeting facilities true
  • Projection screen true
  • Projector true
  • Wireless Internet true

Facts

Duration
Multiple Days
Season
Winter
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Spitsbergen, Norway
The latitude and longitude
78° 13' 15" N / 15° 38' 45" E
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