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Boundless Arctic Express

BOUNDLESS ARCTIC EXPRESS

2 DAYS SNOWMOBILE TOUR TO BARENTSBURG

Discover the incredible in Barentsburg! Experience tradition and innovation in one of the world's most fascinating destinations. Explore the world's only operating coal mine on a guided tour. Don't miss out – the extraordinary awaits!

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2 days on snowmobile

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No experience

 required

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Available for children from 12 y/o

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Comfortable hotel accommodation

OPEN DATES IN 2025:

аvailable upon request

TOUR PRICE PER PERSON:

Driver on the snowmobile

(one person on the snowmobile)

TBA

 

+ Passenger on the snowmobile

TBA / adult or child 14+ y/o

TBA / child 12-14 y/o

*Additional payment for SGNL accommodation: TBA

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

Transfer

  • Transfer to/from your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen

  • Snowmobile trips between the settlements

Accommodation

  • 1 night in the hotel Barentsburg (TWIN/DBL accommodation)

Meals:

  • 1 Breakfast

  • 2 Set Lunches

  • 1 Set Dinner

Activities:

  • Guided tour around Barentsburg

  • Visit to the museum

Snowmobile & equipment rental

  • Ski-doo Expedition 600 E-TEC/ Lynx Commander 600 E-TEC, fuel


  • Rental of winter overalls, boots, gloves, and a helmet 

Safety​

  • Guide services

  • Insurance covering search and rescue, evacuation costs in case of emergency

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Flight to/from and accommodation in Longyearbyen

  • Bar drinks or a-la carte orders beyond the tour program

  • Souvenirs

  • Individual travel insurance

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

Optional activities:

  • Tour to the Mine – 700 NOK/person

  • ArtArctic Gallery – from 90 NOK/person

 

TOUR PRICE
WHAT IS INCLUDED
TRAVEL DATES
Boundless Arctic Express Day 1
ITINERARY
DAY 1
  • 09:00 - Pick-up from your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen to the Expedition Center Russkiy Dom

 

  • Tour briefing, safety and snowmobile instructions, equipment fitting and packing

 

  • Departure by snowmobile to Barentsburg by route: Longyearbyen – Todalen – Skiferdalen – Grøndalen – Barentsburg

Snowmobiling: 75 km, 3 - 4 hours

 

  • Arrival to Barentsburg, check-in, unpacking

 

  • Lunch in the hotel restaurant Rijpsburg

 

  • Guided tour in Barentsburg and visit museum

 

  • Dinner in a bar, tasting of local beer

 

At the end of the day, unwind with a visit to Svalbard's inaugural brewery, Red Bear. Here, indulge in locally crafted beer brewed with water sourced from the glacier lake Stemme, just across the fjord. Sample the various brews on offer and discover your personal favorite, all while enjoying a delicious selection of burgers, steaks, and other delectable dishes perfectly paired with your beer.

 

  • Overnight in the hotel Barentsburg

Restaurant Rijpsburg is named after the first Dutch coal mining settlement on Svalbard that was founded in 1920 on the peninsula Bohemanneset on the northern coast of Isfjorden. It was named after Jan Cornelisz Rijp, a captain leading one of the ships of Willem Barentsz’s expedition, who dis-covered and opened Svalbard in 1596.

Boundless Arctic Express Day 2
DAY 2
  • On this day there is an option to visit the mine of Barentsburg

 

Embark on a guided tour of the world's only operating coal mine in Barentsburg. Led by a real miner, witness the collaboration between humans and nature, and gain firsthand insights into mining techniques and practices.

 

  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

  • After the breakfast, you are welcome to visit the ArtArctic Gallery

 

While in the ArtArctic Gallery, you’ll follow the history from Willem Barents to present-day and will go back to the roots of Svalbard discovery.

 

  • Visit to the souvenir shop and post office

 

Explore authentic souvenirs crafted either in the Handicraft Center or Northern Russia during your visit. Pass by the Post Office, adorned with interiors reminiscent of Norwegian post offices from the 19th and 20th centuries, where you can send postcards to loved ones from one of the northernmost towns on Earth.

 

  • Lunch in the hotel restaurant

 

  • Departure to Longyearbyen by route: Barentsburg – Colesdalen – Fardalen – Longyearbyen

 

  • Snowmobiling: 65 km, 3-3,5 hours

 

  • Arrival in Longyearbyen (approx. 18:00)

 

  • Transfer to your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen

Barentsburg stands as the Russian "capital" of Svalbard, a town steeped in Arctic tales penned by Dutch explorers, Russian and Norwegian trappers, American and German merchants, adventurers, Soviet visionaries of communism, and Russian miners. Established in 1921 by the Dutch as a coal-mining settlement, Barentsburg has been under the administration of the State Trust "Arcticugol" since 1931. Today, its population hovers around 500 people, embodying a rich tapestry of history and culture amidst the Arctic wilderness.

*On Svalbard, weather conditions change quickly so that is why for the safety and comfort of our guests, the tour program might be changed regarding the itineraries and destinations.

MAP OF THE TOUR
MAP OF THE TOUR
Boundless Arctic Express Map
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