Longyearbyen is surrounded by mountains raising from sea level to just above 1000 masl. Just a short approach will give us access to a great number of slopes and opportunities to get up to 1000 masl. On the map to the right, you can see the area we can pick from on a daytrip out from Longyearbyen.
Many of the mountains are granted with a breath-taking view of the surrounding landscape and the occasionally ice-covered fjords and some are in the snowmobile free area.
The guide meets you in the morning and you go together to our facilities for a briefing on weather, snow and avalanche conditions and we plan the day.
We will together make the plan for the day based upon the weather, snow, avalanche conditions and your experience. We never sell a certain mountain in advance because we always will try to find the best possible snow under safe conditions and suited to your wishes and abilities.
We do an equipment check before we head out for a fantastic experience in Svalbard’s wilderness.
The duration of the tour varies depending on the chosen route, but we plan for a full day.
Since we plan the trip together and that your experience and ability is guiding our plan for the day you don’t need much experience with ski touring, but you need to have normal good physical condition.
Why choose Arctic Adventures?
We offer custom tours for you and your group. When you book a tour with us, you'll get flexibility both where to go, when to start and how we will spend the day.
Our goal is to fulfill your dreams within the frames of safety.
We all love skiing!
We prefer to do this kind of tour when we have sufficient day light and maybe some sun this tour is available from March 25 to May 15. (earlier on request)
3500,-nok/participant, Min 2* and max 6 participants
Included in price
- Transportation to and from hotel
- A qualified guide with safety equipment
- SAR insurance
Equipment and rental
We recommend wearing woolen underlayers close to the skin, covered with one or two layers, and finishing with a shell cover, i.e. gore-tex jacket. In your backpack you should have your down jacket and insulating pants. You can see the packing list on the link below.
Ski and avalanche equipment can be rented. Avalanche equipment is 400 NOK pr day, ski equipment is 800 NOK pr day.
You need this:
- skis, poles, skins, and boots (can be rented)
- avalanche beacon, probe and shovel (can be rented)
- a backpack minimum 35 L, preferable 40 - 50L.
- warm clothing (wool), mid layers and shell/wind cover.
- down jacket /woolen sweater and preferably insulating pants
- mittens, gloves, buff and hat
- goggles and sunglasses
- ski helmet (can be rented)
- a cold bottle of water if you prefer
- a small sitting pad is nice to have
Arctic Adventures provide the following:
- safety equipment
- first aid kit
- food snacks, warm lunch and thermoses (this will be distributed among the participants)