Darkness Exposed

Passenger 1,290
Min. age 8
per driver 2,290 nok 2,590
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Darkness Exposed

In the wilderness, it is only you and the wildlife existing in the surrounding landscape. During the darkest season of the year, we often wonder how many polar bears that invisibly passes by, only to leave us with curiosity. Our single proof is the observations of footprints. Embrace the feeling of driving through a picturesque postcard by embarking on a 4-hour snowmobile safari in Longyearbyen surroundings. It is the perfect introduction to snowmobiling and will for sure have you coming back for more.

 

Program

Meet your guide at the hotel when the adventure starts at 10.00 am or 4 pm. When all participants are gathered, we proceed to our expedition centre for trip information and distribution of snowmobiles as well as warm thermal clothes. Route of the day is always depending on weather and snow conditions. The aim of the adventure is to experience the magical polar night, the fun and mastering snowmobile driving, and to search for the best viewing point. We’ll stop to take pictures along the way and refresh ourselves with warm drinks.

Warm drinks included
Selected dates
4 hours
From snowfall-February
Min. 3 snowmobile drivers
Warm drinks included

Price information

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

4-hour snowmobiling adventure with Arctic nature guide.
Transport to and from your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen.
Warm clothing: Snowmobile suit, boots, gloves, helmet, goggles and balaclava.
Snowmobile and fuel.
Search- and rescue insurance for Svalbard.

GROUPS

Would you like to have your board meeting, conference event, incentive group, private guiding or even a kick-off event in the middle of the true Arctic? Let us know and we will tailor your trip!

Clothing and equipment

Prepare yourself for some wind and an average temperature of around -14°C. Necessary clothing in the Arctic is woollen thermals as the base layer, warm wool or fleece trousers & sweater on the top. Two layers of socks (thin & thick woolen socks), windproof layer on the top. Spacious clothing is recommended because air is the best insulation. Windproof mittens with a warm liner or thick gloves, a warm hat, scarf or fleece- tube is also a must have in Svalbard.

Note

Driver’s License

All drivers of snowmobiles on Svalbard must be able to present driving licenses for passenger cars/class B, and the driving licenses must be issued in a country that is a party to the Geneva Convention of 1949 or the Vienna Convention of 1968 on road traffic. The driver’s license must be valid in the issuing country. Your driver’s license must be presented before the tour starts. This trip requires minimum two snowmobile drivers without passengers. We may also need to change the number of drivers and passengers in the group. This is in terms of safety reasons.

Physical requirements

This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains or pregnant women. This is due to safety for your safety and wellbeing, and Basecamp Explorer can unfortunately not to take responsibility for health problems if this advice is neglected.

Language

Safety is our top priority during our trips. It is necessary for you to be able to communicate in English or a Scandinavian language if you want to join our excursions. The tour language (English or a Scandinavian language) will be chosen based on the group’s language skills.

weather conditions in svalbard

In Svalbard, weather conditions can change quickly. We can meet heavy winds, snowstorms or thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the planned route, and this might result in not arriving to the planned destination. It can also mean that we need to use a different transportation style or accommodation than what was described in the program. We will always do our outmost to give our guests a great experience in the Arctic, but we must be aware that characteristics of the destination.

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