Svalbard winter

Dates March 30 - April 05 2019


Exploring Svalbard by snowmobile

Have you ever camped out in a tent in the Svalbard winter wilderness? Thats what we are going to do during this expedition. You will literally feel the Arctic environment on your body. You might think this is a bit extreme and already think about how freezing cold it will be? It will, but you will sleep in a tent with heating systems that keep us pretty warm all night while sleeping or when we have the dinners. During the days it can be minus 30 celsius or below sometimes, but during sunny days it can be warm and comfortable to. 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. The two first days 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. From day three we travel out in the wilderness and use a tent camp and a cabin for sleeping and resting. You will experience the Svalbard winter like an adventure you never thought would be possible. This is the ultimate experience from the Arctic environment.

Dates: March 30. -  April 5. 2019
Duration: 7 days

2 available
NOK 50 000,-

Maximum participants: 6
Minimum participants: 4

Snowmobile logistics


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 to contact us at any given time.

Travel Route


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.

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 day we will also do a evening excursion.

Day 2 We meet after breakfast and drive out in the field and spend the day outside looking for wildlife.

Day 3-7 We drive out in the field day three and camp out in tents and a cabin. We will look for wildlife and landscapes for photography. 

Day 7 Arriving Longyearbyen in the afternoon. Deliver the equipment and the expedition ends after that.


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


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. Both booking form and terms form have to be signed. The second and last payment of NOK 30.000,- have to be made within 2 months before departure. Private cancellation insurance should be purchased by all participants.

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