Snowmobile Safari to Grønfjorden

with Svalbard Adventures

The trip to the Grønfjord across the Svalbard tundra takes you through narrow valleys and open landscapes. A fascinating coastal landscape awaits us when we reach the Grønfjord.

From fjord to mountain in a snow-covered landscape

The Grønfjord is 68 km from Longyearbyen and offers a varied terrain ranging all the way from fjord to mountain. We start the day with a briefing about the trip and how to drive a snowmobile. The guide takes you safely through wide valleys and over passes and frozen rivers. The massifs surrounding the trail offer wonderful and authentic nature-based experiences. This trip is just as beautiful in the pale pink February light early in the season as it is when the sun is high in the sky and lights up the white landscape.

A delicious hot lunch in a frozen coastal landscape

After enjoying a beautiful view of the Grøndalen valley, a frozen coastal landscape awaits. When we arrive at the Grønfjord, you can wander along the shore and look at the landscape. The ice along the coast creates beautiful formations, which it’s often possible to walk on. The white ice formations create an icy yet beautiful contrast against the blueish green sea. The guide chooses a suitable area to enjoy nature while eating lunch in the open air. Enjoy a delicious hot lunch while the guide shares stories about the area.

You may be surprised by how the landscape changes on your return to Longyearbyen, not only because the light changes in the afternoon sun but because you will see the landscape from a new perspective

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Per personNOK 3,390 driver
Also available as:
Per personNOK 1,690 passenger

Difficulty: 4

From: 09:00 – 18:00

Minimum participants: 2 drivers

Age limit: 12 years

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Keep an eye out for the wildlife

Did you know that the Svalbard reindeer can only be found here in Svalbard? This species of reindeer is characterised by its short legs and neck and its compact body. The thick winter fur makes it look fat and cute. Despite being a wild animal, they are not scared of people and snowmobiles. They often stop to slowly gaze at you before trudging off in search of food.

The Svalbard reindeer is not the only animal you can see on our tours. The Arctic fox wanders widely on the snow-covered tundra and, if you are lucky, you will catch a glimpse of one hurrying away. During the winter, their beautiful white coat protects them against the cold and camouflages them in the white snow.

Practical Information

  • Transport to and from the accommodation
  • Winter suit, boots, mittens, helmet, googles and balaclava
  • Guide with safety equipment
  • Search and rescue insurance
  • Warm lunch, hot drinks and biscuits
  • We do not recommend this tour if you are pregnant or have back problems
  • We recommend warm clothing to wear under the winter suit such as wool underwear, wool socks, thick sweater and extra mittens
  • A small backpack for extra clothing and other items
  • For participants driving on this excursion, it is required that you speak and understand English or a Scandinavian language
  • For safety reasons, the route may change due to weather, wind and snow conditions

2 – Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience, very easy and flat terrain

3 – Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience, through some rugged terrain

4 – Previous snowmobile experience recommended, long day trip

5 – This activity demands previous snowmobile experience, very long day trip

To drive a snowmobile on Svalbard, you must have a driver’s license for passenger car/class B. The driver’s license must have been issued in a country that is a party to the Geneva Convention of 1949 or the Vienna Convention of 1968 on road traffic. The driver’s license must be valid in the issuing country. Here you’ll find a list over countries not eligible for driving snowmobiles at Svalbard.

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