Darkness Exposed

This is a half day trip where your drive your own snowmobile from Longyearbyen and out in the Arctic wilderness. On this trip there is also a chance that you will experience the northern lights.

4 hours
Min. 3 participants
Warm drinks
Min. age 8

Passenger 990
per driver 1,890 nok
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Darkness Exposed

Half day winter adventure on snowmobile

Join us for a snowmobile trip through the dark polar night on Spitsbergen. In the wilderness it’s just you and surrounding mountains. Faint light peeking over the mountains gives you idea of the south, rest of the world is filled with the arctic polar night .

Program

Experience the darkness of the Polar night from a snowmobile, driving through valleys, getting out of town and into the arctic wilderness. The guide meets you at your hotel and we drive to our expedition centre were the guide tells you more about the coming trip, safety rules and give you a lesson in how to drive a snowmobile. You will get all the essential equipment you need to keep you warm and enjoying the day ahead. And off we go. The darkness seams endless and the arctic silence is overpowering. We plan a route based on the conditions. Our goal is to experience the magic of the polar night, the excitement of snowmobile driving, hopefully see some wildlife, and find a nice spot with a view. We stop during the trip and enjoy a hot drink and some biscuit.

Mon, Thu 5PM
Tue, Fri 10PM
Warm drinks included
Snowmobile safari

Summary

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 requires minimum two snowmobile drivers without passengers. We may also need to change the number of drivers and passengers in the group. This is in terms of safety reasons.

INCLUDED

4 hours snowmobiling adventure with arctic nature guide.
Transport to and from your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen.
Warm clothing: Snowmobile suit, boots, gloves, helmet, goggles and balaclava.
Snowmobile and fuel.
Search- and rescue insurance for Svalbard.

NOT INCLUDED

Flights, airport shuttle, accommodation in Longyearbyen.

GROUPS

Would you like to have your board meeting, conference event, incentive group, private guiding or even a kick-off event in the middle of the true Arctic? Let us know and we will tailor your trip!

Note

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.

Combine your stay with accommodation at the most unique hotel at Longyearbyen:

Basecamp Hotel

At the heart of Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, lies the home of the modern arctic trappers. See the walls covered with driftwood, sealskins and objects that illustrate the past and present of life in the Arctic.

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: 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 at your hotel.

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