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Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen

Snowmobiling in Spitsbergen

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Duration

5 Days

Prices Start from

$2,604pp (ex. flights)

Suitable for

Couples Romantic/Honeymoon Adventure Traveller Solo Traveller Photographers

Journeys through the Arctic wilderness on a snowmobile, travelling through stunning landscapes and staying at one of the most unique lodges in the world.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Lilac Flowers, Spitsbergen 1

Arctic Wilderness

Witness truly remote wilderness while walking hundred of miles from humanity.

Snowmobiling, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard 2

Go Snowmobiling

Drive atop remote glaciers, mountains and frozen fjords on an exclusive snowmobile trip.

Streets of Pyramiden on Svalbard 3

Explore Pyramiden

Visit the abandoned Russian coal settlement of Pyramiden, known as the ghost city of Svalbard.

Polar Bear, Churchill, Canada 4

Polar Bears

Look out for polar bears and other little seen wildlife in their natural Arctic habitat.

Why we like it

This snowmobiling adventure, which is comprised of up to eight hours of glacial valley and frozen fjord driving each day, passes through unspoilt scenery that includes Temple Mountain and Templefjorden. Encountering basking seals en route to the most northern commercial lodge in the world, spend nights in a truly isolated hideaway with spectacular views over the edge of a glacier.

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Spitsbergen on your wishlist? Talk to our experts about tailoring this trip for you.

  • Day 1

    Oslo - Longyearbyen

  • Day 2

    Snowmobiling: Longyearbyen - Isfjorden

  • Day 3

    Snowmobiling: Isfjorden

  • Day 4

    Snowmobiling: Isfjorden - Longyearbyen

  • Day 5

    Longyearbyen - Oslo

Day 1

Oslo - Longyearbyen

Day 2

Snowmobiling: Longyearbyen - Isfjorden

Polar Bears

Drive over glaciers, mountains and frozen fjords that are miles from civilisation looking out for polar bears.

Day 3

Snowmobiling: Isfjorden

Nordenskiold Lodge, Spitsbergen

Stay at the most northern commercial lodge in the world, it is a remarkable place to experience true wilderness.

Day 4

Snowmobiling: Isfjorden - Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen by night, Spitsbergen

Spend time in Longyearbyen, a small mining town and the administrative centre for the Svalbard archipelago.

Day 5

Longyearbyen - Oslo

More details

Snowmobiling, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Snowmobiling, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Svalbard
Nordenskiold Lodge, Svalbard
Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Svalbard
Nordenskiold Lodge, Svalbard

Snowmobile to Nordenskiöld Lodge

A true expedition lodge with no running water or electricity, Nordenskiöld Lodge is only accessible by sled or snowmobile in the winter months. Since this is the most northern commercial lodge in the world, it is a remarkable place to experience true wilderness.

Northern Lights, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Northern Lights, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Svalbard
Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Svalbard
Ice Climbing, Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen
Ice Climbing, Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen

Explore the Arctic Wilderness

Drive over glaciers, mountains and frozen fjords that are miles from civilisation, crossing an inhospitable white and blue landscape. If the weather and ice conditions are favourable, head out to the abandoned Russian mining town of Pyramiden. This once thriving historic town was evacuated in 1998, and since the Russians took nothing with them when they abandoned the city everything remains as it was back then.

Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen
Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen
Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Svalbard
Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Svalbard

Journey North

Drive through unspoilt scenery, stopping en route for an expeditionary lunch in the middle of the Arctic wilderness. While navigating north towards the glaciers in Olav V land, you may even catch a glimpse of a polar bear. In the afternoon, arrive at a remote lodge and soak up the magical scenery before dinner and a traditional sauna session.

Accommodation

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

Nordenskiold Lodge £££££

  • Spitsbergen

Located on the shores Isfjorden, at the edge of the blue glacier, is Nordenskiold Lodge – a five-bedroom true expedition lodge with no running water or electricity. There is a traditional sauna to enjoy after a long cold day on the ice. During the summer months, it is possible to reach the cabin on foot or by boat (two hours to Longyearbyen harbour). In winter it is only accessible by sled or snowmobile. Activities from the lodge include climbing the glacier, skiing, and days exploring by dog-sled, visiting abandoned mining towns such as the ghost town of Pyramiden just a few miles away.

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Basecamp Hotel £££££

  • Spitsbergen

Basecamp Hotel is set in the middle of Longyearbyen and is furnished with driftwood from a Russian settlement to give the feeling of a Spitsbergen hunter’s cottage. Breakfast is served around a long table in The Travellers Club, while the Cognac Attic, with its glass ceiling, is flooded with arctic light. The lodge is bed and breakfast only, but the town is home to a selection of restaurants ranging from coffee houses serving Italian dishes to gourmet meals at a Huseta.

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What can I say – Sue knew everything there was to know about Spitsbergen. The number of options can be overwhelming, but from my first conversation with Sue I knew we would be pointed in the right direction.

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Travel Expert: Sue

Sue knew how important it was to me to spot polar bears and did everything she could to ensure we had the best chances possible. We were even lucky enough to see Arctic foxes and walruses.

Destination: Spitsbergen
Travel Expert: Sue

Thank you, Sue, for arranging our family snowmobiling trip, which was simply out of this world. We left with memories to last a lifetime.

Destination: Spitsbergen
Travel Expert: Sue

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

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