Return of the sun

2 days snowmobile trip to Isfjord Radio

passenger 6,990
per driver 9,990 nok
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Return of the sun

2 days snowmobile trip to Isfjord Radio

After more than two months the polar night is slowly losing its grip and the days grow longer. On clear days the sky has different blue colors mixed with pink and purple shades. Suddenly the purple color finds its way to the nearest mountain and you feel you are experiencing one of the world’s most exiting changes. From this moment light is revealing the landscape rapidly, searching to fill every valley with light. This is defenately the most beautiful time of the year!

Day 1

Our guide will meet you in the reception at your hotel at 10 am. You will get information about the snowmobiles, clothing and the programme for the next few days. We head out into the winter landscape and travel in direction of Cape Linnè and Isfjord Radio. We make a number of interesting stops along the way. Expedition lunch is eaten outdoors. If the weather and snow conditions are favourable, we ride through Barentsburg; the Russian settlement on Svalbard. Our hosts at Isfjord Radio will welcome you and show you to your comfortable rooms. Before dinner we will meet for an aperitif and celebrate the suns return over the horizon after several months of darkness. Three-course dinner at Isfjord radio. Accommodation in double rooms at Isfjord Radio.

Lunch & Dinner included
Isfjord Radio

Day 2

Breakfast is served from 08:00. After a substantial breakfast, it is once again time to head into the beautiful landscape of Svalbard. The guide chooses the day’s route depending on the weather and snow conditions. We ride through beautiful landscape in white, blue and pink variations. Hopefully we see the suns first glimpse over the magnificent nature of Svalbard. Arrival in Longyearbyen during the afternoon.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Summary

Price: nok 9.990,- per driver / nok 6.990 per passenger
Departures: 17-18.2. & 24.-25.2.2018
Start at: 10:00 am
Minimum: 4 persons / 3 snowmobiles
Age limit: 15 years

What’s included & not included?

Included:
Activities, accommodation and meals according to the program.
Transport to and from accommodation
Warm clothing: Snowmobile suit, boots, gloves, helmet, goggles and balaclava
Snowmobile and fuel
Search- and rescue insurance

Not included:
Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, single room NOK 950 at Isfjord Radio, accommodation in Longyearbyen, CO2 investment of NOK 250, insurance NOK 175 per day.

Recommended equipment

Recommended clothing in the Arctic: Woolen underwear as the base layer, warm wool or flees trousers & sweater on the top, two layers of socks (thin & thick woolen socks), windproof layer on the top (spacious clothing is recommended since air is the best insulation),  gloves (wool is recommended), warm hat (wind proof), scarf or flees- tube

Good to have with you: Indoor shoes or extra woolen socks, Indoor leisure wear/ casual clothing for dinner, toilet articles, Sunglasses, Sunscreen (not based on water), Binoculars, Camera, Contact lenses (for those using glasses), Small bag/ backpack for personal equipment during the snowmobile trip, rest of your belongings you can leave to Basecamp Hotel.

Note

Driver’s license for car or motorcycle is required for driving snowmobile. Your driver’s license must be presented before the tour starts.

This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains. Pregnant women cannot participate on any snowmobile safaris arranged by Basecamp Spitsbergen. Basecamp takes no responsibility to any health issues, due to neglecting this advice.

In Spitsbergen, weather conditions can change quickly. We can meet heavy winds, snowstorms, thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the planed route, and this might lead up us not arriving to the planned destination. It can also mean that we need to use a different transportation style or accommodation than what was described in the program.

As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen’s efforts to be climate neutral, there will be an additional climate investment charge of NOK 250 per guest.  This is donated in its entirety to Basecamp Foundation’s forestry project in Masai Mara, Kenya. The trees bind CO2 and contribute to reducing the effects of emissions associated with our activities – and your travel.

Combine your stay with accommodation at the most unique hotel at Longyearbyen – Basecamp Hotel.

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