Northern Lights Snowmobile Trip in Svalbard

Organized by Better Moments
This offer is very popular 108 people recently chose this activity

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 5 hrs
Spoken languages: English, Norwegian, Swedish, German
Cancellation policy: strict More info
Opening seasons:
  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Activity description

Drive a snowmobile around the great snow plains of Svalbard by night on the prowl for the iconic Northern Lights!

Svalbard is located up halfway between the North of Norway and the North Pole, in the Arctic Ocean. This island, famous for its polar bears and great glaciers, offers ripe opportunities for sightings of the aurora borealis throughout the Winter months. 

During this exciting snowmobile trip, you will be guided by local experts who know the best spots for the Northern Lights, also known as the polar lights. You will leave the light pollution of Longyearbyen and make way for the desert plains of the island on the search for the best conditions for Northern Lights sightings. Whether it be on your individual snowmobile or two-by-two, get ready to glide through untouched valleys, with nothing to light your path but dancing green flames and starlit snow!

Your experienced guides will go the extra mile in order to give you the best Northern Lights experience. That means there won't be a fixed route, and you will explore the island in a completely unique path. The experts do all the research necessary to ensure a maximum chance of sightings, tailoring their itinirary based on the most recent Northern Lights and weather forecast.

If you select the dinner option, your adventure will begin at a traditional Gamme, which are indigenous Sami cabins in the plains. There, you will enjoy a delicious 3 course meal by the light of a big fireplace - although you and your guides will continue to keep an eye out for potential Northern Lights. Bellies full, you will then venture onto the Snowmobiles to continue your search. 

 

Offers

1
Snowmobile | Without Dinner
Read more
Activity requirements

It is recommended by the guide of this activity to wear a base layer in 100% wool, a mid-layer in wool, down or fleece and thick woollen socks. It is possible to bring a small backpack.

A physical valid driver’s license is compulsory. 

The minimum age for drivers is 18. The minimum required age for passengers is 12.

Special terms

You can choose to purchase an optional snowmobile insurance policy for NOK 200 from the guide of this activity. With this option, you will be insured in any case of accident. If you wish to share a snowmobile as a driver and passenger, then you only need the insurance for one person. 

This guide has 6 snowmobiles available. In case you are booking as a group, please be aware that there can be only 6 drivers. Each snowmobile can fit the driver and passenger. The driver and passenger can switch through during the activity.

Pick-up locations (to specify upon booking):

Radisson BLU Polar hotel
Basecamp Hotel
Gjestehuset 102
Coal Miners Cabin
Funken Lodge
Cruise port
Mary Ann´s Polarrigg
Svalbard hotel – Polfareren
Svalbard hotel – The Vault
Tourist Information center

Do not forget to bring
  • Gloves
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Driver's license
  • Thermal underwear
  • Thermal fleece
  • Wool socks
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

5 hrs

Meeting point:

Pick-up or Svalbard Tourist Information (see special terms)

Included:
  • Snowmobile
  • Suit
  • Shoes
  • Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Mittens
2
Snowmobile | Dinner
Read more
Activity requirements

It is recommended by the guide of this activity to wear a base layer in 100% wool, a mid-layer in wool, down or fleece and thick woollen socks. It is possible to bring a small backpack.

A physical valid driver’s license is compulsory. The guide will control the driver’s license and will refuse participation if the driver’s license is not valid in Svalbard. No refunds will be given due to an invalid driver’s license.

All drivers must be 18 years old or more. The minimum required age for passengers is 12.

Special terms

You can choose to purchase an optional snowmobile insurance policy for NOK 200 from the guide of this activity. With this option, you will be insured in any case of accident. If you wish to share a snowmobile as a driver and passenger, then you only need the insurance for one person. 

This guide has 6 snowmobiles available. In case you are booking as a group, please be aware that there can be only 6 drivers. Each snowmobile can fit the driver and passenger. The driver and passenger can switch through during the activity.

Please let us know any dietary requirements upon booking.

Pick-up locations (to specify upon booking):
Radisson BLU Polar hotel
Basecamp Hotel
Gjestehuset 102
Coal Miners Cabin
Funken Lodge
Cruise port
Mary Ann´s Polarrigg
Svalbard hotel – Polfareren
Svalbard hotel – The Vault
Tourist Information center

Do not forget to bring
  • Gloves
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Driver's license
  • Thermal underwear
  • Thermal fleece
  • Wool socks
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

5 hrs

Meeting point:

Pick-up or Svalbard Tourist Information (see special terms)

Included:
  • Snowmobile
  • Suit
  • Shoes
  • Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Mittens
100% secure payments
by credit card or Paypal

Meeting point

Pick-up or Svalbard Tourist Information (see special terms) Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
30 days
Cancellation between 10 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
10 days
Cancellation 10 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule

Reviews

Average rating
4.9 / 5
  • (4)
Excellent
Very good
Average
Poor
Terrible
  • 5 / 5

Much more than expected!Although the Norther light was not visible due to the snow storm, but the local fauna was spotted. The snow storm made the trip so exciting, we felt like we were explorers in a pristine world.

  • 5 / 5

Northern Lights excursion on snowmobiles in Svalbard

  • 5 / 5

organis3d and well planned

  • 4.5 / 5

Snowmobile