Tailor-Made Holiday

Spitsbergen - Snowmobiling Adventure

7 days

from £2,395pp

This is a four day snowmobiling adventure through the arctic wilderness staying in some of the most unique accommodations in the world.

  • Witness spectacular scenery and true Arctic wilderness
  • Spend three days driving across the ice on snowmobiles
  • Stay in isolated boutique hotels
  • Experience life as a miner in a distant mining town

Remote Lodges

The journey begins from Longyearbyen to the most northern commercial lodge in the world – Nordenskiold. Located on the edge of a glacier this wooden cabin is a truly isolated hideaway with spectacular views.

Stay at Basecamp Svea. Svea is the most northern working mining town in the world which has opened its doors to tourism. This is an extraordinary opportunity to experience what it might be like to live in a remote community. Formerly only miners and sub-contractors were allowed access.  Sleep in the barracks and dine with miners. 

Wildlife & Scenery

Continue to Templefjorden where you might encounter seals basking in the sun.  Days are spent with up to eight hours of driving through glacial valleys and across frozen fjords. 

Isford Radio Boutique Hotel

The arctic adventure concludes at Isford Radio, a former radio station it is now an extremely lovely boutique hotel.  What a location to arrive to after a hard day’s snowmobiling.  The arctic spa awaits followed by a three course dinner and a very comfortable bed for the night.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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what is included

  • All accommodation and meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All transfers

what is excluded

  • Gratuities


Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Oslo

You will be staying at Radisson Park Inn Airport Hotel, Breakfast

Day 2

Fly Oslo to Longyearbyen

The former mining town of Longyearbyen offers the Svalbard Museum and the North Pole Expedition Museum, both located close to The University Centre. The nearby Svalbard Gallery houses an interesting collection of artwork, maps, books and notes. Keen birders can make their way to the bay, a wonderful place to look for waders. A short stroll away is the infamous polar bear warning sign, while the tiny Svalbard Church is located on the far side of the valley.

You will be staying at Basecamp Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Snow Mobiling Day 1
This morning be met by your guide for a general briefing at the hotel and handing out of kit before heading out to the snowmobiles. Travel North to Nordenskiöld Lodge. The route goes through vast valleys and white glaciers. Stop for an expedition lunch on the way. Arrive to Billefjorden before dusk and find Nordenskiöld Lodge hidden at the foot of glacier moraine. Warm up in the sauna and enjoy dinner whilst looking towards the beautiful blue glacier face.

You will be staying at Nordenskiöld Lodge, Full board

Day 4

Snowmobiling Day 2
After a good breakfast, time to pack up and take to the snowmobiles for another adventurous day in Svalbard. Drive over the frozen Tempelfjorden where, on sunny days, seals can be seen basking in the sun rays on the sea ice. Continue to Sassen valley. Drive over glaciers and past majestic mountains through Rein Valley. Lunch is served on the way. In the afternoon arrive at the small mining town Svea. The evening meal will be in the canteen with the miners. Spend the evening in the local saloon with miners and hear the stories from this remote mining society and learn what it is to live in a remote mining town.

You will be staying at Basecamp Svea, Bed & Breakfast

Day 5

Snowmobiling Day 3
This morning take breakfast alongside the beautiful scenery of the frozen fjord, before starting the snowmobiles again and heading out into the white landscape. Today drive to the hotel Isfjord Radio that is located in the western most point of Isfjord. Lunch will be served en route in the beautiful Svalbard scenery and arctic silence. On arrival to Isfjord Radio staff will warmly welcome you and you may relax with some aperitifs in the library. Opportunity to try the arctic spa: warm sauna followed by a quick swim in the Arctic Ocean. Round off the day with a delicious three-course supper.

You will be staying at Isfjord Radio, Full board

Day 6

Snowmobiling Day 4
Climb aboard the snowmobiles one final time and turn for home. If the weather is good, it may be possible to visit the Russian mining town of Barentsburg. Arrive in Longyearbyen in the afternoon.

You will be staying at Basecamp Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 7

Fly Longyearbyen to Oslo

Fly Oslo to London


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Basecamp Hotel

Basecamp Hotel

The Trappers Lodge is in the middle of Longyearbyen and is furnished with driftwood from a Russian settlement to give the feeling of a Spitsbergen hunter's cottage....

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Isfjord Radio

Isfjord Radio

Basecamp Isfjord Radio is situated on the outermost part of the Isfjord on the beautiful Nordenskiöld coast framed by the majestic Svalbard mountains overlooking the open sea....

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Nordenskiöld Lodge

Nordenskiöld Lodge

Located on the shores Isfjorden, at the edge of the blue glacier, is Nordenskiöld Lodge....

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Basecamp Svea

Basecamp Svea

Svea Basecamp is a mining town which has opened its doors to tourism, providing food and lodging for those passing on their Arctic adventure....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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"Roxy created a wonderfully interesting route which was the basis for a super trip. She also chose lovely places for us to stay and interesting activities for us to participate in, introducing us to the idea of private guided experiences which we thoroughly enjoyed."

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