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Next to the North Pole, Seven Days on Svalbard


Discover the Untamed Arctic:
A 7-Day Expedition Through Svalbard's Hidden Gems


6 days on snowmobile


2 glaciers


No experience



Available for children from 12 y/o

Comfortable hotel accommodation


Available upon request


Driver on the snowmobile

(one person on the snowmobile)



+ Passenger on the snowmobile


*Additional payment for SGNL accommodation: TBI



  • From/to the airport or your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen

  • Snowmobile trips between the settlements


  • 4 nights in the hotel Barentsburg (TWIN/DBL accommodation)

  • 2 nights in the hotel Pyramiden (TWIN/DBL accommodation)


  • 6 Breakfasts

  • 7 Set Lunches (set meal in the restaurant or field lunch during the snowmobile trip)

  • 7 Set Dinners in the restaurant

  • 1 Beer tasting


  • Guided tours in Barentsburg and Pyramiden

  • Snowmobile trips in the surroundings of Barentsburg and Pyramiden

Snowmobile & equipment rental

  • Lynx Commander 600 E-TEC, fuel

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

  • Visit to the Husky Center


  • Guide services

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


  • Flight to/from Longyearbyen

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

  • Souvenirs

  • Individual travel insurance

  • Additional services


  • Tour to the Mine – 700 NOK/person

  • ArtArctic Gallery – from 90 NOK/person

Next to the North Pole Day 1


  • 8:30 - 9:00 - guide will pick you up at your hotel in Longyearbuen and then you will be transferred to Russkiy Dom (eng. Russian House, our expedition center and guesthouse).


  • Tour briefing with coffee, 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


  • Lunch in the hotel restaurant

  • Guided tour around the settlement 

  • Dinner in the hotel restaurant


Longyearbyen is the capital of Svalbard. It is the northernmost populated area with approximately 2400 inhabitants, 50 nationalities. Longyearbyen was founded in 1906 by John Longyear. This is a town with a particular temper that has been loved by adventurers, explorers, fans of the North and wilderness.

The Husky Farm is unique in that they host nearly all Arctic sled dog breed. Here, the spirit of polar exploration, epitomized by Amundsen and Peary, comes to life before your eyes. Experience the thrill of mushing firsthand as you embark on a dog sledding adventure along the shores of Grønfjorden, immersing yourself in one of the most breathtaking views imaginable. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Arctic wilderness.

Discover the warmth of Barentsburg, the Arctic's cozy haven. Let your guide unveil the town's past and present, immersing you in local traditions.

Next to the North Pole Day 2


  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant


  • Snowmobile day trip by route: Barentsburg – Kokireneset - Festningsodden - Cape Starostin - Russekeila – Isfjord Radio –  Linnevatnet – Barentsburg


Snowmobiling: 80 - 110 km, 6 hours


Embark on a journey following the trails of Arctic pioneers and explorers. Navigate Grønfjorden, traverse frozen glacial lakes, and reach Isfjord Radio Station. Next, venture to the Starostin hut, named after the legendary Russian trapper Ivan Starostin, where you'll experience a unique atmosphere unlike any other.

  • Lunch in the cozy Starostin hut


  • Arrival in Barentsburg

Isfjord Radio is a former shore radio and weather station on the cape Linné. A century ago it turned into a connection chain between the archipelago and the mainland, serving as a navigation system and collecting weather data. Nowadays, the station is completely automatically controlled and includes nice accommodation and restaurant facilities.

Starostin hut got its name after a legendary pomor trapper, Ivan Starostin, who spent 39 winters on Svalbard never leaving the island during the last 15 years. He lived at the Russekeila river mouth located not so far from Grønfjorden. There you will see the reconstruction of Starostin overwintering camp and Russian trappers funeral cross.

Next to the North Pole Day 3

DAY 3 

  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant


  • Snowmobile day trip to Fridtjov glacier (Fridtjovbreen) by route: Barentsburg – Skardalen – Kapp Morton – Fridjovbreen – Bretjørna – Barentsburg

Snowmobiling: 95 - 110 km, 4,5 hours


Today, venture to Fridtjov Glacier and be mesmerized by its enchanting glacial walls, showcasing a myriad of blue hues. Experience the tranquility of the Arctic as you listen to the glacier's icy breath. On your way back, make a stop at the Ice House, a remarkable natural art installation. Due to a melted glacier part, the house's base became inclined, creating a captivating sight that beckons every passerby to capture its beauty in a photo.

  • Lunch in the field on the way


  • Arrival in Barentsburg


  • Dinner in the hotel restaurant


  • Overnight in the hotel Barentsburg

Fridtjov glacier (Fridtjovbreen) was named after the hunting sloop "Frithiof" of Hammerfest, Norway, vessel of the Torell expedition to Spitsbergen in 1885. It is about 14 km long glacier debouching into Fridtjovhamna in Van Mijenfjorden, west in Nordenskiöld Land.

Barentsburg is the Russian «capital» of Svalbard. It is a town of Arctic stories written by Dutch explorers, Russian and Norwegian trappers, American and German merchants, adventurers, Soviet builders of communism and Russian miners. Barentsburg was founded in 1921 by the Dutch as a coal-mining settlement. Since 1931 it has been under the State Trust «Arcticugol» administration. The population is approximately 500 people.

Next to the North Pole Day 4

This day is free of snowmobiling so you can relax and catch your breath before moving on with your adventure across the Arctic land.


It is the only operating coal mine in the world where you can get a tour. You can see cooperation between man and nature, mechanics of getting into the ground depth and mine reinforcement. The tour is guided by a real miner so that you will get first-hand knowledge.


  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

  • At the Husky Center, discover nearly all Arctic sled dog breeds and experience the spirit of polar exploration. Try your hand at mushing and enjoy dog sledding along Grønfjorden's stunning shores for unforgettable views.


  • Lunch in the hotel restaurant Rijpsburg

  • Tour to our museum, Art Arctic Gallery (at extra cost)


While in the Art Arctic 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

The Post Office with the interiors of the Norwegian post offices of the 19-20th Centuries will also be on the way, so you could send some postcards to your family and friends from one of the Northernmost towns on the Earth.

  • Dinner in one of the restaurants Red Bear, beer tasting


  • Overnight in the hotel Barentsburg

Barentsburg Husky Center Welcome to the Barentsburg Husky Center, where our furry friends are sure to win your heart! Situated along the shores of Grønfjorden, our center boasts 80 cozy doghouses set against the backdrop of the magnificent Esmark Glacier (Esmarkbreen). Inspired by the rich history of Arctic exploration and dog sledding, we embarked on a mission to create a project showcasing all Arctic sled dog breeds. Today, our kennel stands as a testament to our ambition and dedication to preserving this heritage. Join us on this unique journey into the heart of Arctic dog sledding.

Next to the North Pole Day 5


  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant


  • Departure by snowmobile to Pyramiden by route: Barentsburg – Colesdalen – Fardalen – Longyearbyen - Sassendalen – Lomonosovfonna - Nordenskiöld glacier – Pyramiden


Snowmobiling: 180-240 km, 8-10 hours


Today we head to one of the most extraordinary regions on Svalbard – Pyramiden and around. You will have an opportunity to witness breath-taking views of the Arctic snowy kingdom and magnificent natural landscapes with mountains, valleys and of course, one of the most massive glaciers of the archipelago - Nordenskiöldbreen (Nordenskiöld glacier) and then reach an open-air museum and Arctic time machine – Pyramiden, the place of northernmost.


  • Lunch in the field


  • Nordenskiöld Glacial Wall


On the way, you will reach the massive Nordenskiöld Glacial Wall, it is a common spot for polar bears to hunt seals, so there is a chance to meet them, but from the safe distance, of course.



  • Dinner in the hotel restaurant

After a day of adventure, unwind in our cozy accommodations and relax on comfortable sofas while watching documentary films about Pyramiden's fascinating past. With no internet or phone connection in the settlement, it's the perfect opportunity for a digital detox, allowing for sincere conversations and pure fun without interruptions from gadgets.


  • Overnight in the hotel Pyramiden

Pyramiden, named after the mountain it nestles beneath, was founded in 1911. Tucked between towering mountains, vast glaciers, and sprawling moraines, it began coal production in 1956, evolving into a model socialist community in the 1970s-1980s. Preserved since 1998, Pyramiden's Soviet-era infrastructure remains intact, captivating visitors with its unique charm. Today, the town thrives as a tourist destination, with renovated facilities including a boiler house, hotel, restaurant, and cinema. Pyramiden's allure extends beyond tourists, attracting filmmakers, journalists, free riders, and bloggers from around the globe.

The Nordenskiöld glacier glacier is a glacial wall of the Lomonosov Plateau. The glacier flows roughly southwestwards and is 25 km long and 11 km wide. It has its terminus in Adolfsbukta, a branch of Billefjorden. It was named after Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish geologist who participated and organized several expeditions to Svalbard and made huge impact into its exploration.

Next to the North Pole Day 6


  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

  • Guided tour around the settlement

  • The path of the Vikings - snowmobile trip in Pyramiden surroundings. The route depends on the time of the season, the state of the snow and the weather.

Snowmobiling time: 80-100 km, 4-5 hours


Depending on weather conditions and level of training of the group, guides will choose a more convenient and interesting route: mountain Stolovaya, route along Odindalen, Diksonfjord and other. The total distance will amount to approximately 100 km.
There is a chance to see wildlife such as polar bears, arctic foxes, reindeers! The landscape around Pyramiden is bright and diverse.

  • Lunch in the field or in the hotel restaurant


Your guide will offer you an additional short adventure or a walking tour in the magnificent Pyramiden surroundings.

  • Dinner in the hotel restaurant


  • Overnight in the hotel Pyramiden

Next to the North Pole Day 7


  • Breakfast in the Pyramiden hotel restaurant


You’ll have a guided tour in the settlement, learn the history of the place, visit the frozen in time buildings of Canteen, School and Kindergarten, Swimming pool and restored and operational Cultural Centre with a warm cafeteria & the Northernmost piano in the World. It is an interesting, nostalgic and unique experience to be guided through a ghost town such as this.


  • Lunch at the hotel restaurant


  • Visit to souvenir shop and post office


  • Departure by snowmobile to Longyearbyen by route: Pyramiden - Nordenskiöldbreen - Sassendalen - Adventdalen - Longyearbyen


Snowmobiling: 115-160 km, 5-6 hours


  • Arrival in Longyearbyen


  • Dinner in Longyearbyen


  • Transfer to the airport for the evening flight or to your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen


* For this night, you need to book a place of accommodation in Longyearbyen (at extra cost).

You can also book a room in the guesthouse Russkiy dom, if the capacity permits (at extra cost + a special offer for participants of the tour). 

*In Svalbard, weather conditions can change rapidly, prioritizing the safety and comfort of our guests. Therefore, the tour program may be subject to adjustments in itineraries and destinations.



Numbers on the map are based on the day count




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