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Northern Lights Snowmobile Trip in Svalbard

Northern Lights Snowmobile Trip in Svalbard

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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. We 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. Our 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

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Snowmobile without dinner
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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.

Participants that are driving is obliged t

Participants that are driving is obliged to ensure that their driver’s license is valid in Svalbard. Please contact the responsible authorities in case of any questions. The guide will control the driver’s license and will refuse participation from driving if the driver’s license is not valid in Svalbard. No refunds will be given due to an invalid driver’s license.

Special terms

All snowmobile drivers must bring a valid driver's license and you need to be at least 18-years old. If you don't have a valid license, you will not be able to drive the snowmobile. In Norway, there is a zero-tolerance for the influence of alcohol when driving a snowmobile.

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. The minimum required age for passengers is 12.

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.

The only locations the instructor can pick up in Longyearbyen is as follows:
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
  • Warm clothes
  • Gloves
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Driver's license
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

5 hrs

Meeting point:

Svalbard Tourist Information or please contact your instructor for a pickup from the other locations provided. Pickup locations are listed in the "special terms" under the activity description.

Included:
  • Snowmobile
  • Suit
  • Shoes
  • Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Mittens
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Snowmobile + Dinner
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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.

Participants that are driving is obliged t

Participants that are driving is obliged to ensure that their driver’s license is valid in Svalbard. Please contact the responsible authorities in case of any questions. The guide will control the driver’s license and will refuse participation from driving if the driver’s license is not valid in Svalbard. No refunds will be given due to an invalid driver’s license.

Special terms

All snowmobile drivers must bring a valid driver's license and you need to be at least 18-years old. If you don't have a valid license, you will not be able to drive the snowmobile. In Norway, there is a zero-tolerance for the influence of alcohol when driving a snowmobile.

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. The minimum required age for passengers is 12.

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 communicate any allergies of dietary requirements before the day.

The only locations the instructor can pick up in Longyearbyen is as follows:
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
  • Warm clothes
  • Gloves
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Driver's license
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

5 hrs

Meeting point:

Svalbard Tourist Information or please contact your instructor for a pickup from the other locations provided. Pickup locations are listed in the "special terms" under the activity description.

Included:
  • Snowmobile
  • Suit
  • Shoes
  • Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Mittens

Meeting point

Svalbard Tourist Information or please contact your instructor for a pickup from the other locations provided. Pickup locations are listed in the "special terms" under the activity description. Get directions

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Awesome experience!
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Northern Lights excursion on snowmobiles in Svalbard

lovely adventure full of adrenaline
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organis3d and well planned

Great activity. We had too little time to enjoy the northern lights when they finally showed. But over all a Great tour
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