The tour begins at our expedition centre, where we will be equipped with snowmobile suits and learn about the snowmobile and ´sluffe´, a heated snowmobile trailer suited for small children. From there, we will make our way into Adventdalen at a comfortable pace, while the guide ensure everyone is comfortable, and enjoying themselves. There is a lot of history in Adventdalen, from the heyday of the mining era, World War II and more modern scientific research. It is also common to see Svalbard reindeer, and perhaps a Svalbard grouse will cross our path.
The goal for the tour is Green Dog, located 10 km from Longyearbyen with views towards Gruve 7 - mine number 7. The dog yard is run by a family who have over 20 year of experience with sled dogs, having worked with them on both Svalbard and Greenland. Every year about 15 - 20 puppies are born at the kennel, and you are welcome to have a cuddle with these little heartbreakers. The huskies are very social, and love to be petted. After puppy time we will have a hot drink, before making our way back to Longyearbyen.
A valid driver’s licence for car or motorbike is required to drive a snowmobile. Remember to take it with you on the tour.
We recommend that you dress in warm woollen underwear, warm outer pants and a solid woollen jumper under the snowmobile suit. We also recommend that our guests have extra clothes in a backpack, for example an extra jumper, woollen hat and mittens.
Longyearbyen Hospital advises pregnant women to not participate in snowmobile and dog sledding tours, as a blow to the stomach or fall may pose a risk of injury to the mother or unborn child.
We reserve the right to change the route of the tour for safety reasons should the weather or snow conditions require it. This will not be grounds for a change in price. The participants agree to follow the tour leader’s directions and instructions. The tour leader will not drive with a passenger.
The ‘Vegtrafikkloven’’ or Road Traffic Act applies on Svalbard. Driving under the influence of alcohol is not permitted.
Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions you understand. To participate on one of our excursions, it is required that you speak and understand English or one of the Scandinavian languages.
2- Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience, very easy and flat terrain
8 years on snow mobile, 4 years in a sledge
2 snow mobiles
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