Better Moments #1 TripAdvisor 2016 On this summer snowmobiletrip we will have a stunning view over Longyearbyen in the north, and the valley, Fardalen, to the south.
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On this hiking trip will also get to drive snowmobiles on the Longyear glacier. We start with 30 minute brief in our HQ. Here you have to show your driving licence and we will give you a helmet. After that we drive up to Nybyen where the tour starts with the hike up to Longyear glacier. The hike is not very hard but the terrain is quite rocky and we have to cross and jump over some small streams, so it might be a challenge for some. When we reach the glacier, we will teach you how to drive and handle the snowmobile. We drive 4 km up on the little glacier before we reach the the pass (600 meters above sea level). From the top we will have a stunning view over Longyearbyen at the north, and the valley, Fardalen, to the south. Fardalen is surrounded with snow-covered mountains and it’s known as the “playground” for all local snowmobile drivers. We will have lunch and coffee while we enjoy the view from “The Pass”.
After ca 30 minutes driving, we are back down from the glacier and ready to walk down in the moraine areas, here you have chance to find really nice fossils. This, however, require there is no snow on the ground. Normally the moraine is snow free from mid-June until October.
Its Autumn so we will recommend you to wear warm and windproof cloths. If you don’t have high mountain boots, you can borrow snowmobile boots from us.