Svalbard winter
Expedition #1

Dates March 02 - 06 2020

SVALBARD WINTER EXPEDITION #1 2020

Exploring Svalbard by snowmobile

In March you literally feel the Arctic environment on your body. The cold, the wind, the silence and the light... It is amazing. You might think this is a bit extreme and already think about how freezing cold it will be? It will, but you will be so occupied about the experiences that you probably forget that. And on this tour we do day trips and go back to Longyearbyen every evening. During the days it can be minus 30 celsius or below sometimes. On days with higher temperatures the wind usually increases and creates the chill. Everyone with normal good health can do an expedition like this.

We will have focus on searching for wildlife, finding landscapes and following the light for photographic opportunities. We will be accommodated in Longyearbyen and do day trips out from there. We will search for Arctic Foxes, Ptarmigans and Svalbard Reindeers during these days. We even look for Polar Bears and usually we will find them. It is very restricted about environment and approaching wildlife in Svalbard so we need to keep safe distances to Polar Bears, but with a big lense it is possible to have som good picture. You will experience the Svalbard winter like an adventure you never thought would be possible. This is the ultimate experience from the Arctic environment.

Please as us if you have any further questions about this tour on [email protected]

Dates: March 02 - 06 2020
Duration: 5 days
Guides: 2

Snowmobiles: All participants drive their own snowmobile.

5 available
NOK 50 000,-

Maximum participants: 6
Minimum participants: 5

Snowmobile logistics

SAFETY AND CLOTHING

At this time of the year Svalbard and the High Arctic conditions offer some really cold days. In days with good weather we will have cold conditions around - 20-30 degrees celsius. In days with bad weather we will have cold wind and snowfall. Safety is priority number one when sailing in the Svalbard environment, in winter we have even more focus on this. Clothing is important and all participants need 3 layers clothing under the snowmobile driving overall that we provide. We drive in a group and follow the advices from the tour leader. We stay together when we stop because of the Polar Bear danger. No-one can walk away from the group without being followed by one of the guides.

Your own clothing 

1. Long- thermal underwear
2. Socks: cotton socks worn under woolen socks
3. Trousers: loose-fitting, fleece, cotton or similar 
4. Shirt: Loose-fitting, high collar, cotton or similar 
5. Sweater: wool, fleece or similar
6. Balaclava

Clothing provided by us

1. Woollen socks
2. Shoes: at least one size larger than your usual size. Loose-fitting shoes keep your feet warmer!
3. Snowmobile overall
4. Mittens
5. Helmet

Have any questions?

If you have any questions or are wondering about something,
please feel free and do not hesitate to contact us at any given time.
We might be traveling some but will answer as fast as possible.

Travel Route

Itinerary

Svalbard is situated at about 80 degrees North, so we schedule the expedition in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions.

Day 0 We always recommend to arrive Longyearbyen at least one day in advance. We offer you a dinner in the evening. We pick up the swnowmobiles this evening.

Day 1 We meet after breakfast and do a snowmobile driving briefing before we drive out in the areas nearby Longyearbyen looking for wildlife and landscapes. This first day you will learn more about handling your equipment on the snowmobiles and how to drive safe. We stay out as long as it is light for photography.

Day 2-5 We can now do longer drivings. Depending on whether and ice conditions we will decide where to drive. In good weather we visit some of the fjords which is situated around 1-2 hours snowmobile driving from Longyearbyen. We spend our time out in the field and will have lunch there.

Day 6 We deliver the snowmobiles in the morning and end the expedition.

svalbard winter expedition

Ice frozen in a fjord

Blue ice from a glazier frozen in a fjord

svalbard winter expedition

Winter light Svalbard

Early morning. Van Mijen fjord, Svalbard

Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox sleeping

Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox in strong wind

photo tours

Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox and sunset in early April

Svalbard Reindeer

Feeding on the tundra

Svalbard landscapes

From Adventdalen nearby Longyearbyen in early morning

Polar Bear

Coming from the sea ice in the evening

Svalbard landscapes

The light is constantly changing in the Arctic environment

Svalbard Ptarmigans

Early morning nearby Longyearbyen

Svalbard Ptarmigan

Backlit situation in Adventdalen

Booking Information

Booking Inquiry for Svalbard Tour

Registration: You register by submitting deposit payment of NOK 20.000 to the bank account.

Bank account: 1503.71.05543

(IBAN: NO15 1503 7105 543 BIC/SWIFT: DNBANOKKXXX)


Bank address:
DNB NOR Bank Stjørdal, Kjøpmannsgata 13, 7500 Stjørdal, Norway

Please send your tour reservation from the Booking page and we will send you the booking form on email. Send in the completed reservation/booking form together with the payment and your booking will be confirmed.

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