Longyearbyen is surrounded by mountains raising from almost 0 masl to just above 1000 masl. About 30 minutes of driving will give us access to a great number of slopes and plenty of opportunities to get up to 1000 vertical meters in a run. On the map to the right, you can see the area we can pick from on a daytrip with snowmobile from Longyearbyen.
Even though you shouldn’t expect to find the best snow in the world on Svalbard, the help of the snowmobiles and the many aspects of the slopes give us good opportunities to find the best snow available. Many of the mountains are granted with a breath-taking view of the surrounding landscape and the occasionally ice-covered fjords. The snowmobiles give us the opportunity to explore areas with little or no traffic, and 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.
You can drive your own snowmobile if you have a car, motorbike or snowmobile drivers license. We will make sure that you get good instruction and a safety brief before we leave. We will also provide you with the proper clothing for the transport. If you do not have a drivers license or feel very uncomfortable about driving, we can arrange for you to join as a passenger.
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 do an equipment check before you get equipment from us. An instruction in how to drive and we are ready to 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.
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)
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!
March 25 to May 15
5000,-nok/participant, Min 2* and max 6 participants
Travelling alone or you just want your private trip? Price is 8000,-nok for just one participant
Included in price
- Transportation to and from hotel
- A qualified guide with safety equipment
- Own snowmobile and all equipment necessary for driving
- 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 will get a snowmobile suit for your ride. 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 if available)
- avalanche beacon, probe and shovel (can be rented if available)
- 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 if available)
- 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)