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Spitsbergen - Snowmobiling Adventure

Journey across the Arctic wilderness to Nordenskiold Glacier

5 days

from £2,050pp (excluding flights)

This snowmobiling adventure journeys through the Arctic wilderness, through stunning scenery and staying at one of the most unique lodges in the world.

  • Witness spectacular scenery and true Arctic wilderness
  • Spend three days driving across the ice on snowmobiles
  • Visit the abandoned Russian mining town of Pyramiden
  • Search for polar bear

Nordenskiold lodge

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.

Wildlife & Scenery

During this snowmobiling adventure, pass through unspoilt scenery including Temple Mountain and 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. 

2018 departures

Every Tuesday between 01 March and 15 May 2018

Minimum: 4 persons
Age limit: 18 years

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

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 2050 £ 495
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what is included

  • Internal Flights
  • International Flights
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • All accommodation and meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Voyage gratuities
  • All transfers

what is excluded

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Oslo

Fly Oslo to Longyearbyen overnight


You will be staying at Basecamp Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Snowmobiling to Nordenskiold Lodge
Meet with your guide in reception at 10:00 for a short briefing about winter clothing, snowmobiling and the program for next few days. Based on current weather and snow conditions, the guide will pick the best route for the journey. Drive through unspoilt scenery stopping for an expedition lunch before crossing the frozen Tempelfjorden and passing the mighty Temple Mountain. Navigate your snowmobiles further north towards the glaciers in Olav V land. Upon arrival at Nordenskiold Lodge later today, settle into your room and take time to soak up the magical scenery before dinner this evening.


You will be staying at Nordenskiöld Lodge, Full board

Day 3

Snowmobiling to Nordenskiold Lodge
After breakfast board your snowmobiles and head out into the beautiful scenery of Spitsbergen. Today, drive over glaciers, mountains and frozen fjords, miles from civilization in a landscape of shades of white and blue. If the weather and ice conditions are favourable, head out to the abandoned Russian mining town, Pyramiden. Visit this historic town which in days gone by, before it was evacuated in 1998 it was a thriving town, home to schools and even the world's northernmost swimming pool. The Russians took nothing with them when they abandoned the city and almost everything remains as it was back then. After lunch return to the lodge and a chance to try out the sauna before dinner.


You will be staying at Nordenskiöld Lodge, Full board

Day 4

Snowmobiling to Nordenskiold Lodge
After breakfast, it is time to return to Longyearbyen. Current weather forecasts and recent snow conditions will dictate the best route back. An expedition lunch will be taken in the middle of the Arctic wilderness and if really lucky you may even catch a glimpse of a polar bear before arriving in Longyearbyen later this afternoon.


You will be staying at Basecamp Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 5

Fly Longyearbyen to Oslo

Fly Oslo to London

Accommodation

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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Nordenskiöld Lodge

Nordenskiöld Lodge

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

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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.

Destination Experts

Our experts have unrivalled firsthand knowledge of Spitsbergen

Roxy Dukes, Travel Expert

"Roxy filled us with enthusiasm and came up with some great ideas for a trip. We liked the idea of a slightly 'off the beaten track experience' and some private bespoke activities and that's exactly what we've had. Thank you!"

"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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Sue Grimwood, Travel Expert

"It was tremendously helpful to be able to speak to someone who had been to Antarctica before - Sue had been on the ship we had booked, so was able to give us some very useful information. We felt that at every stage of the booking process that we were in safe hands. "

""I was uncharacteristically worried about this trip - neurotic some might say - and I was given 110% support and help with everything. I had been disappointed by not being able to get a space on the 2014 trip and so Sue was stuck with me for 2 years - a testament to her patience and professionalism. I was confident in Sue - she knows Antarctica and speaks from experience, that is worth a huge amount. Emails, which I would send were responded to almost immediately.""

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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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