At The Rim of The West Coast

Passenger 17,990
Min. age 16
per driver 22,990 nok
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At the rim of the west coast

Join us for the ultimate winter adventure in Svalbard. When checking in to Isfjord Radio, you are also checking in to the heart of Svalbard. Spend your days exploring together with your Arctic nature guide and enjoy a delicious dinner as you arrive back at the hotel after a memorable day. Isfjord Radio is the perfect place to be on the lookout for wildlife, as well as the northern lights in February and the beginning of March. The more time you spend outside town, the more likely you are to come across the impressive animals to be found in Svalbard.


Day 1

At 10:00 am our guide will pick you up from your hotel. You will have good time to sit down with the guide, talk about the coming trip, possible routes and needed equipment. After the meeting we will give you warm clothing, like the overall and winter boots, and then head to the snowmobiles.

After a lesson for snowmobile drive and safety issues, you will head out to the wilderness and towards Kapp Line and Isfjord Radio. You will enjoy an expedition lunch on the way surrounded by the arctic silence and the vast white landscape. Depending on the weather and snow conditions, our guide will chooses the day’s route to Isfjord Radio.

In the afternoon you will arrive to Isfjord Radio, our remote boutique hotel and the last frontier before Greenland. Here our staff will warmly welcome you to the luxurious hotel and serve you a delicious Arctic inspired menu. If you are up to it, you can even try a warm sauna and quick swim in the Arctic Ocean – a true sing for a Polar Adventurer. What a way to finish an adventurous day!

Pick up 10hrs
Lunch and dinner included
Isfjord Radio

Day 2

Breakfast is served from 08:00. After a substantial breakfast, it is time to head into the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen. Our guide chooses the day’s route depending on the weather and snow conditions. If the weather is good, we go southwards to Fritjof glacier. If we are lucky we might even see the King of Arctic, the polar bear, hunt for seals on the ice. Expedition lunch served in field. In the afternoon we return to the radio station and have some time to relax before dinner.

Day excursion
all meals included
Isfjord Radio

Day 3

Breakfast is served from 08:00. After a substantial breakfast, it is time to head into the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen. The guide chooses the day’s route depending on the weather and snow conditions. If the weather is good, we drive pas the Russian mining town Barentsburg, which is a home for some 300 persons. Lunch is served in field. Arrival in Longyearbyen during the afternoon.

Return in the afternoon
Breakfast and lunch included
Mon, Wed, Fri
3 days
Min. 4 participants
All meals included
Isfjord Radio

Price information


3-day snowmobiling adventure with arctic nature guide
Expedition lunch and warm drinks served outdoors during the snowmobile trips.
Accommodation in double room, dinner and breakfast at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel.
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.


Snowmobile insurance NOK 250 per snowmobile per day
Personal spendings, drinks with meals, private equipment and travel insurance.
Single room supplement at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel.
Vegan menu is offered at a surcharge.
Accommodation in Longyearbyen before and after the trip.


As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen’s efforts to be climate neutral, we add an additional CO2 and enviromental investment of NOK 250 per guest.  This is donated in its entirety to do good projects contributing to a sustainable future in our destinations.


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

Pack as little as possible for this trip. We recommend a waterproof backpack of around 35-42 litre. Your bigger luggage can be stored at your hotel while you are out exploring.

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 woollen 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 flees- tube is also a must have in Svalbard. We also recommend you to bring a pair of thinner gloves in wool to use under the snowmobile mittens we provide.

Good to have with you to Isfjord Radio is indoor shoes or extra woollen socks. Leisure wear/ casual clothing for dinner, toilet articles, sunglasses, sunscreen (not based on water because of low temperatures, binoculars to spot and study the wildlife, photo camera, contact lenses if you normally use glasses).


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.


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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