Snowmobile safari to Elveneset - Hurtigruten Svalbard - Photo Thomas Griesbeck
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Snowmobile Safari to Elveneset

Difficulty level
Suitable for those with average fitness
5 hours
Age limit
8 years
Feb - May
This is a great tour for you who haven’t driven a snowmobile before. The route takes you through untouched, Arctic winter landscapes. An unforgettable wilderness experience of comfortable length, where you get up close to the majestic Svalbard scenery.

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to our expedition centre. Here you get equipped with a scooter dress, boots, balaclava, helmet and mittens, before we go to the scooters that are waiting for us outside. The guide will show you how the scooter works and how to drive it – then it’s time to head out into the wild!

This tour covers a total of about 70 kilometres. The goal is to reach Elveneset, a phenomenal viewpoint just at the bank of Tempelfjorden (the ‘Tempel Fjord’). Here spectacular views await, over the fjord and Tempelfjellet. Tempelfjellet (the ‘Temple Mountain’) is 766 meters high and lies on the north bank of the Sassen Fjord. The mountain received its characteristic name from the intricate structures that the spring meltwater has carved in the mountainside. From a distance, it reminds one of temple ruins.

The terrain of this tour is varied but easy, going through valleys with soaring mountains on all sides. With some luck, we will encounter some of the local wildlife, such as the Svalbard reindeer and maybe a polar fox. At our turning point, Elveneset, we will take a nice break with warm drinks and biscuits before setting course back to town.

Snowmobile-safari-to-Elveneset-HGS-03057-Photo Agurtxane Concellon