Wilderness safari with electric snowmobile - Hurtigruten Svalbard - Photo Eveline Lunde
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Wilderness Safari With Electric Snowmobile

Difficulty level
Suitable for most
3 hours
Age limit
8 years
Feb - May
Shhh! Can you hear that? No? As you press the gas, the snowmobile starts moving, but ... the roaring noise from the motor is not there. Join us on a whole new way to experience the Arctic snow landscape. Hop on an electric snowmobile!

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to our expedition centre. Here you will 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 is a perfect tour if you want to get a taste of scooter riding, without driving a full day. The route is relatively short (40 km) and we drive in easy, mostly flat terrain. The journey goes into Adventdalen (the ‘Advent Valley’), towards "Jernsenga" (the ‘Iron Bed’). Here you get to hear the story of this strange little mound and the iron bed on top of it, which is a famous landmark near Longyearbyen. We also drive by Mine 7, the only coal mine in the area that still is active. 

The electric motors of these snowmobiles are completely quiet. The absence of sound is less disruptive to the wildlife, compared to ordinary snowmobiles. So, remember to look around you for wildlife! If we are lucky, we may meet some Svalbard reindeer, ptarmigans, Arctic foxes and snow buntings. We make some stops along the way, and the guide will share interesting information and maybe a story or two. After a nice break with warm drinks and some biscuits, it’s time to head back to Longyearbyen again.