Arctic Luxury

Snowmobile to a remote boutique hotel in the wilderness
4 days
February - May
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Join a wonderful and easy guided snowmobile expedition from Longyearbeyn to beautiful Isfjord Radio. Here  you will find a remote boutique hotel, the last post before Greenland, with a level of quality and comfort that is unexpected so far into the wilderness. During this expedition you will ride over glaciers, mountains and frozen fjords, and visit fascinating historical sites, experiencing stillness and a light that is difficult to find in other places. If you are lucky, you may even glimpse the 'King of the Arctic', the Polar Bear! Your tour arrangements include accommodation, use of outer winter clothing, airport transfers and a guided overnight snowmobile safari. No previous experience is necessary- your friendly and professional guides will assist you all the way! 

Day 1 Longyearbyen Arrival
On arrival in Longyearbyen, and transfer to your accommodation. Time to explore the town- perhaps visit the Svalbard Museum, the North Pole Expedition Museum and the Svalbard Kirke, or browse the shops for a unique souvenir. Overnight at Basecamp Hotel or similar in Longyearbyen. 

Day 2 Longyearbyen- Isfjord Radio: Glaciers, Mountains and Fjords
At 10:00 am meet your
guide at your hotel. First there is a briefing about the coming trip, possible routes, the equipment and the warm outer clothing. Then, after a lesson in snowmobile driving and safety, you head out to the wilderness. No previous experience is necessary- your friendly and professional guides will assist you all the way! You will drive over glaciers, past snow covered mountains and frozen fjords, while admiring the magnificent Arctic landscape of blue and white. Enjoy an expedition lunch on the way and experience the stillness and silence of the Arctic, something that is astonishing and wonderful and difficult to find in other more settled places. Late afternoon arrival at Isfjord Radio, a remote boutique hotel 90 km from Longyearbyen, where the staff will warmly welcome you and serve you a delicious 3-course meal. What a way to finish an adventurous day!

Day 3 Isford Radio- Longyearbyen: Landscapes & Arctic Mining Town
Breakfast is served from 08:00, then it is time to head into the beautiful landscapes around the hotel. Your  guide chooses the day’s route, depending on the weather and snow conditions. If the weather is good you may visit the Russian mining town of Barentsburg, home to some 300 persons, where you can get a feeling for life in an isolated Arctic town, visit some Russian buildings and leran about the history of Spitsbergen. Then it's time to head back to Longyearbyen, and overnight at Basecamp Hotel or similar.

Day 4  Longyearbyen Departure
Transfer to the airport and end of arrangements.

Departures: Tuesdays and Fridays from 28 February to 12 May 2018 

Your stay in Longyearbyen can be extended - please enquire

Includes: return coach transfers airport/hotel, 2 nights accommodation at Basecamp Hotel or similar Longyearbyen with daily breakfast, 1 nights accommodation at Isfjord Radio including dinner and breakfast, snowmobile safaris Days 2 and 3 with equipment and use of outer clothing, light lunch Days 2 and 3 whilst on safari. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

This tour operates with a minimum of 4 persons. 2 persons usually share the driving of each snowmobile but you can drive solo, for a supplement. Please note each driver must have a valid driver's licence.

                                   Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2053.00
Single AUD$ 3295.00

Includes: return coach transfers airport/hotel, 2 nights accommodation at Basecamp Hotel Longyearbyen with daily breakfast, 1 nights accommodation at Isfjord Radio including dinner and breakfast, snowmobile safaris Days 2 and 3 with equipment and use of outer clothing, light lunch Days 2 and 3 whilst on safari. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.