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Snowmobile Safari to the East Coast

Difficulty level
Suitable for those with above average fitness
10 hours
Age limit
14 years
Feb - May
This is the longest snowmobile tour to choose from. The route goes all the way to the east coast of Spitsbergen, which is characterised by mighty glacier fronts and exciting wildlife. It is a long day, in varied and partly demanding terrain – but the reward is great.

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 snowmobile tour to the East Coast is among our most popular tours, but be aware that it is a very long day outside. We will drive a total of 190 kilometers, over long plains, through glacier systems, and gain a real feeling of being tiny in the imposing Svalbard landscape. We will make several stops along the way, and the chances are good that reindeer, Svalbard grouse or a polar fox will cross our path. 

The east coast of Spitsbergen is generally colder than the west, due to the distance from the Gulf Stream. As a result, this area has more sea ice – which creates great living conditions for polar bears. In case we are lucky to see this King of the Arctic, we will observe it at a safe and respectful distance. Be sure to bring your binoculars and a zoom lens for your camera! Even though most visitors have the hope and dream about seeing a polar bear, there is never a guarantee. Therefore, don’t forget to enjoy the tour from the start, even if we don’t see a bear. Enjoy being out in the never-ending, untouched wilderness. Take in the Arctic silence, and let the majestic scenery really sink in. 

We will explore the coastal area and enjoy an expedition lunch, maybe in front of a mighty glacier front. If the conditions allow, we will choose a different route home.