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Better Moments #1 TripAdvisor 2016 On this hiking- and snowmobile-trip we will have a stunning view over Longyearbyen in the north, and the valley, Fardalen, to the south.

Better Moments #1 TripAdvisor 2016

On this hiking trip you 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 one hour 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. When we reach the glacier, we will teach you how to drive and handle the snowmobile.

We drive 4 km up on the 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”. When we are back down from the glacier and walking down in the moraine areas, 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 but 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.

Be aware that the first part of this trip is an hiking trip, normally we get to drive snowmobile 30 minutes of the total time.

Better Moments operates with a maximum of 6 snowmobiles on our daily trips, if you are more then 6 drivers please contact us on info(at)bettermoments.no and we will help you to book a tailored trip instead.

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