Stargazing snowmobile safari

Every day
1,5 days
From snowfall-28.FEB
Min. 3 snowmobile drivers
Dinner & breakfast included
Trapper's Station
passenger 3,290
per driver 4,990 nok
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Stargazing camp

1,5 days polar night adventure with snowmobile and overnight in wooden teepee

Join us for a polar night adventure with snowmobile, accompanied by the stars perhaps dancing northern lights. Accommodation in a shared wooden teepee at Trapper’s Station.

Day 1

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 5 pm. You will have time to sit down with the guide, talk about the coming trip, possible routes and needed equipment. After the meeting we will give you warm clothing, like the overall and winter boots, and then head to the snowmobiles. Only the headlight from you snowmobile will be lighting the snow-covered mountainsides. We make a slow start to get used to driving the snowmobiles. After a short ride we arrive to Trapper’s Station, where we are welcomed by eager Alaskan Huskies. We meet the dogs and learn more about trapper’s history at Spitsbergen.

Dinner is served inside the warm trapper’s cabin where we share stories in an authentic athmosphere. Outside Longyearbyen we don’t have the light pollution, which give us a view to the polar sky and the stars sprinkled across. We also may experience the northern light dancing on the sky. Nights can be cold, but for that, we have warm expedition sleeping bags to keep you warm.

Pick up 5PM
Shared wooden teepee
Dinner included
Trapper's Station

Day 2

Wake-up and breakfast is served. Svalbard in one of the few places you can spot northern lights at daytime. After breakfast, we explore the area with our snowmobiles. Snack is served, and there will be interesting photo stops during the trip.

Return 1PM
Breakfast included

Summary

Minimum: 3 snowmobile drivers
Minimum age: 10 years

What's included

Activities, accommodation, meals, equipment and meals according to itinerary

What's not included

Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, accommodation in Longyearbyen, CO2 investment of NOK 250,-, snowmobile insurance NOK 175 per day.

Please note!

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 described in the program.

Recommended equipment

Driver’s license – You need to have a valid driver’s license with you if you are driving a snowmobile
Passport – You need to present your passport before entering Spitsbergen
Woolen underwear – One base layer of underwear next to your skin
Windproof mask or buff – To cover your face and neck from the cold wind
Thinner gloves and windproof hat – Thin gloves to handle your camera or eat lunch, hat to keep warm
Camera and binoculars – To capture the arctic memories
Indoor shoes – It is customary to take off shoes indoors and wear slippers instead
Small backpack – Waterproof or water resistant bag for personal items, like water, lunch and extra clothes when out on excursion

BASECAMP HOTEL

Basecamp Hotel is situated right in the heart of Longyearbyen, among restaurants, pubs, shops and the bank. It is absolutely Longyearbyen’s most amazing hotel decorated in traditional trapper’s style with driftwood, sealskin, pictures and objects that illustrate the past and current trappers’ life in the Arctic. Despite its rusticity, Basecamp Hotel offers high quality accommodation with a unique style!

TRAPPERS STATION

Welcome to our Wooden teepee type hut, the Gamme. Here you will sleep on reindeer skins and in sleeping bags around an open fire. There is no running water or showers at the station, but the outdoor toilet is heated for your comfort. Remember that the station houses our 90 Alaskan huskies which is our polar bear watch for the night, so you can expect some barking. Accommodation in the wooden gamme is on shared basis, max 10 persons per night.

CO2 INVESTMENT

As part of Basecamp 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. For more information, please visit: http://www.basecampexplorer.com/basecamp_foundation/climate

PASSPORT & VISA

Please remember that to travel to Svalbard all visitors need to go through the passport control. The identity of all travellers between Spitsbergen and the Norwegian mainland will be checked upon both arrival and departure. Please note that if you need a visa to arrive to Norway you will need another visa (double entry) to enter Norway again after your visit on Spitsbergen.

TO GET AROUND

In Longyearbyen city area, you can walk around on your own without polar bear protection. On both sides of the settlement there are polar bear sings marking edge of the city and reminding everyone to have a rifle before entering the wilderness. Do not wander past those signs without experienced guide and needed safety equipment. On all our trips, our guides will have the needed safety equipment including rifle. We will take care of your safety; you can just relax and enjoy the adventure.

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