Snowmobiling through the Midnight Sun in Svalbard

Snowmobiling through the Midnight Sun in Svalbard

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: German, English, Swedish, Norwegian
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    strict 1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Longyearbyen (You will be picked up from your hotel) In "special terms" down, are the info where the guide can pick you up.
  • Opening seasons:
    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

Activity description

Svalbard is the most inhabited place on the planet, and besides its rich wildlife, fantastic snow landscapes, and ancient glaciers, it's known for the incredible phenomenon of the Midnight Sun. Between the summer months from April to July, the sun doesn't go down. There are even days with 24 hours of sunshine! Can you believe it?

During this exciting snowmobile trip, you will witness the surreal Midnight Sun from various spots out in the wild. Driving in the middle of the night, in broad daylight, will be a very special experience.

The tour will start in Longyearbyen and will lead you through the glistering, snow-covered landscape of Spitsbergen and its surroundings.

Your expert guides for this trip will decide on the perfect route for the day. They will make sure you get the best experience in the Arctic and can fully enjoy the stunning Midnight Sun.

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.

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. In case of an accident with your snowmobile, you will not have to pay a fee to cover the damages (the snowmobiles are insured up to NOK 6000). 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

  • Snowmobile
  • Suit
  • Shoes
  • Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Mittens
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothes
  • Gloves
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Driver's license
Meeting point
Longyearbyen (You will be picked up from your hotel) In "special terms" down, are the info where the guide can pick you up. Get directions


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