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Three-Day Snowmobile Trip to Pyramiden -Svalbardbooking.com

  • sjøområdet, Longyearbyen
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Join with us on an exciting and unforgettable three day snowmobile trip to Pyramiden and Dicksonfjord. Witness spectacular nature, Svalbard’s unique wildlife and Pyramiden, an abandoned Russian mining town frozen in time.

Join with us on an exciting and unforgettable three day snowmobile trip to Pyramiden and Dicksonfjord. Witness spectacular nature, Svalbard’s unique wildlife and Pyramiden, an abandoned Russian mining town frozen in time.

Day 1

The first day begins with pickup from your hotel 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 clothing and load our other equipment onto the snowmobile sledges. We drive due north through some of the most breathtaking Arctic scenery that Svalbard has to offer; through glacial valleys, over glaciers, and on the frozen surface of the sea. We take various short breaks along the way, to warm up with a cup of coffee, or to visit an historic trapper’s cabin, or just to switch off the engines completely and enjoy the true silence that only the Arctic can deliver. We will arrive in Pyramiden late-afternoon and check in to our rooms at Hotel Tulipan. After we have settled in then it is time for a private guided tour of Pyramiden, and if possible we may even have access to some of the buildings. We eat a hot expedition lunch on the way to Pyramiden and take our evening meal at the hotel.

Day 2

On the second day we use our time well and drive westwards after breakfast towards Dicksonfjord. This involves driving in very varied terrain, and the mountains in this area are truly fantastic to see. Dicksonfjord is a true wilderness, although there is one trapper who makes his living off the land here. We hope to see wildlife on the sea ice, and this can be anything from seals or Arctic foxes up the King of the Arctic himself, the polar bear. We will eat a hot expedition lunch out in the nature, and take our evening meal at the hotel in Pyramiden once again. Day 3 – After breakfast we prepare for our return to Longyearbyen, which begins with a visit to one of the most impressive glaciers on Svalbard. Nordenskiöldbreen is a very active glacier, with a high glacier front, which often results in the famous glacial blue colour. We return to town using a 100km detour, driving over many different glaciers and arriving in the area well known as the home of the polar bears, the East Coast of Svalbard. This is a long and demanding trip but our guides will ensure that nothing is missed out. They 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

All meals, hot drinks and biscuits

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

Total distance: Approximately 400km
Minimum number of participants: 3 driversPickup: At your hotel at approximately 09:30 (return approximately 18:00 two days later)Difficulty: A relatively demanding tripDuration: 3 days


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Longyearbyen, Norway
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78° 13' 21" N / 15° 39' 54" E
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