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Pyramiden & Glacier | 2-day Snowmobile Tour

This amazing snowmobile tour takes us to the Russian mining town of Pyramiden and will take us back in time. To the time when the city was in full bloom before it was closed down in 1998. At one point around 1000 people were living in Pyramiden. The city is still owned by the Russian company Trust Arktikugol, which also owns Barentsburg. Now, Pyramiden is known as the most northern ghost town.

We drive through snow covered mountains, long valleys, cross glaciers and fjords.  Of course, there are several stops so you have the ideal chance to take the perfect picture

Due to the increasing challenges with respect to the snow and ice conditions we do this trip only a two-day version. This gives us much more time to go for the longer, but safer way. Since this tour has a duration of two days, it offers to us plenty of time to explore the area and fit in many spontaneous stops.

After you have been picked you up from your hotel, and taken to our changing room, we will give you a safety briefing and get you dressed.  Then we will drive to our snowmobiles and show you how to operate them. Since this tour is quite long in different terrain we recommend normal fitness and preferably some snowmobiles experience. We do not recommend this tour with children.

Minimum age for Children is 14 years.

If you have any food allergies or health issues please let us know before the trip.

For our guests who need glasses we recommend switching to contacts, if possible, for the tour. 

Snowmobile Tour – Isfjord Radio

Isfjord Radio is the perfect trip for anyone who really loves nature and the luxury of a good meal in the middle of nowhere. Here you will find tranquility, history and an amazing view. Isfjord Radio is an old telecommunication station with a lot of history all the way back to the early 1930s.

We drive through snow covered mountains, long valleys and around the Grønfjord.  Of course, there are several stops so you have the ideal chance to take the perfect picture.

After you have been picked you up from your hotel, and taken to our changing room, we will give you a safety briefing and get you dressed.  Then we will drive to our snowmobiles and show you how to operate them.  It is very easily picked up and you don’t need any prior experience.

The trip to Isfjord Radio is approx. 120 km each way and therefore not recommended for young children.  The terrain is both flat and rugged, so you should be normal fit.

If you have any food allergies or health issues please let us know before the trip.

For our guests who need glasses we recommend switching to contacts, if possible, for the tour. 

 

Lens & Perspective – the slightly different sightseeing tour

Do it in the way of the photographer!

Join us for a tour outside the box. Amazing light conditions, great motives and ‘time’. Time you can use to take your perfect picture. The goal for this tour is to take you on a scenic discovery journey were photography is our main purpose. We won’t tell you how to take the perfect picture but our guide will guide you to the places that are worth photographing.

Since we are driving with the car there is an endless possibility of motives: mountains, history, culture, nature, light, aurora borealis, flora and fauna. We will also give you the story of Longyearbyen and the history behind the different sites we are visiting.
On this tour you will get both photo and sightseeing combined in one.
During this 4-hour version, we take you from spot to spot by car and we will waste no time between the photo targets.

 

 

 

Trip to Barentsburg by Boat

Barentsburg by boat is a  10-hour trip which takes you to our Russian neighbors.  You will sail across the Isfjord to the Esmark Glacier and from there to Barentsburg. It isn’t unusual to spot seals, walruses or even a polar bear. Upon arrival in Barentsburg, you will be picked up at the pier by the local English speaking Russian guide. The guide will take you on a sightseeing tour through the town and reveal the fascinating story Barentsburg.

On the way back you pass Grumant, another abandoned Russian town from the 1960’s and after that you will also sail by the Birdmountain, as the name suggests –  is heavily populated by seabirds. The crew on board is dedicated to make sure you enjoy your visit and will serve you a delicious barbecue lunch.

If you have any food allergies or health issues please let us know before the trip.

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