Sunny Winter Offer

Pastel skies, white powdery landscapes, gorgeous sunsets – just a few words to give you an idea of how magnificent it is during the sunny winter.

Planning to visit Svalbard in a more budget-friendly way? Give yourself the chance to explore the beautiful arctic scenery of Svalbard in the most popular season. Sunny winter, which runs from the 1st of March until the 15th of May, is undeniably more expensive compared to other seasons. 

This combined offer includes:

  • 3 night-stay in a shared twin room (or single room)
  • Breakfast every day
  • 5-hour snowmobile trip to the Wild Fjords with Svalbard Adventures
  • A 4-hour hike to Plateau Mountain with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions


4850,- NOK per person in a shared twin room

6450,- NOK in a single room

Offer valid for stays from 1 March to 15 May

Package Value: 5432 NOK per person for twin room accommodation, 7225 NOK for single room accommodation


Day 1. Arrival

Welcome to the most northerly settlement on Earth! From the moment you set foot at Longyearbyen Airport, you have officially signed up for the most unique and extreme adventure of your life. 

For the transport from the airport to the hostel, please take the shuttle bus which waits outside the airport. It will go as soon as all the luggage is delivered. The bus costs 100,- NOK per person, one way. Gjestehuset 102 is the last stop. Consider buying a two-way ticket as this is more favorable. 

Upon arriving at the hostel, expect to be greeted with a warm hello at the reception.  After settling in you have the rest of the day to spend exploring the frozen surroundings or relaxing in our lounge area.

Ideas on how to spend the rest of your day:

* visit the Svalbard Museum

* visit the town, explore shops and restaurants. A map of Longyearbyen is available for use, take one at the reception for free.

* Look for short, last-minute activities in our Activity Calendar

* or just relax, get a coffee or tea in our coffee room, and entertain yourselves in our TV rooms


Day 2.

(The days of the activities in this package can be interchangeable, depending on the availability of each trip)

1. Breakfast to start the day!

2. Explore the wild fjords of the north, 08:00

Snowmobile Safari to the Wild Fjords

You don’t need to travel far from Longyearbyen to achieve unique nature-based experiences. By driving approx. 35 km to Elveneset, you will be rewarded with views of several arms of the fjord and majestic mountains.

Dress for the cold

We always start our snowmobile safaris with a briefing about safety and how to drive a snowmobile and then dress warmly before it’s time to set off. On this safari, you will experience much of Svalbard within a short space of time. We drive from Longyearbyen to Elveneset, a viewpoint at the top of the De Geer valley. While warming up with a hot drink, you can enjoy the wonderful views of three fjords – the Sassenfjord, Tempelfjord and Billefjord.

“World’s most beautiful mountain”

Standing on the headland, we are surrounded by wild fjords in the mountain landscape. Across the fjord, we can see the mountain Templet, which local trappers often refer to as the “world’s most beautiful mountain”. The lines and shape of this mountain, which is reminiscent of a colossal temple, tell us about the history of Svalbard’s climate. The fjord arms surrounding us are the routes to areas of important historical significance for Svalbard.

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Snowmobile Safari to the Wild Fjords by Svalbard Adventures

After exploring the terrain at Elveneset and visiting a frozen waterfall, we head back to Longyearbyen. The total driving distance is approx. 70 km. This trip offers an excellent introduction to your Svalbard experience.

Difficulty Level: Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience, very easy and flat terrain.
Duration: 5 hours 
Age limit: 8 years old 
  • Transport to and from the accommodation
  • Winter suit, boots, mittens, helmet, googles and balaclava
  • Guide with safety equipment
  • Search and rescue insurance
  • Hot drinks and biscuit
  • 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
Ensure that your driver’s license is valid in Svalbard

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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Always take the scenic route. Photo by Svalbard Adventures

3.  Getting back at approximately 13:00, rest, and coffee/tea/hot chocolate at Gjestehuset 102

4. Free Time. Check our Activity Calendar for some other activities you can do in the afternoon! What about a 2-hour sightseeing trip on a bus that starts at 16:00? This trip introduces you to the interesting history of Longyearbyen and will take you to the most interesting parts of our town.

Day 3.

1. Breakfast to fuel yourself!

2. Join a hike with a rewarding panoramic view, 10:00

A hike to Plateau Mountain

Join us for a hike to the view point at Platåfjellet at 424 meters above sea level with a great view over Longyearbyen. This hike during the twilight and dark season makes it quite spectacular.

We hike up to a stone monument, and if the weather allows it, we continue higher. We bring headlamps with us, but only turn them on when we need them. If we are lucky, in the dark period, we can see the Northern Lights above us.

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Practical Information

The hike is moderately difficult because of the mountain hike in cold weather and can be steep in some parts. The age limit is 12 years old, and the difficulty level is 3 out of 5.

What to bring/wear:

Solid warm worn in hiking boots, extra warm clothing, drinking water (in thermos as this can easily freeze to ice), a camera, an extra sweater to wear during breaks and on the way back, and a backpack with space for this.

If you do not have warm worn in boots, you can rent a pair for NOK 100,- If the snow conditions demand, we use snowshoes or do alternative hike.

During this hike we will serve a warm drink and snacks. Bring extra food if needed. 

3.  Getting back, rest, and coffee/tea/hot chocolate at Gjestehuset 102

4. Free Time. Check our Activity Calendar for some other activities you can do in the afternoon! What about a 2-hour sightseeing trip on a bus that starts at 16:00? This trip introduces you to the interesting history of Longyearbyen and will take you to the most interesting parts of our town.

Day 4.


You can relax on our common room while waiting for the bus.

This is for those who are not extending their stay.

1.  Breakfast

2. Free time

3. Check out at 11:00

To those who are checking out, you are welcome to enjoy our common rooms and lounge area whilst waiting for your shuttle bus to arrive. The bus usually arrives 2 hours before the departure. Please ask the reception for the timetable.

Practical Information of the Offer

Cancellation policy:

•22 days prior to arrival give a full refund
•8-21 days prior to arrival gives 50% refund
•0-7 days prior to departure gives no refund

Accommodation in a shared double room. 

*Minimum 2 people per booking, single supplement should be paid if traveling alone (additional 1600 NOK in a single room)

*As an additional option, we can prolong your stay with us and book more activities. Just let us know.

  • Get 5% off for other activities organized by Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions.
  • Get 5% off for activities with Svalbard Adventures and Greendog Svalbard
  • Get 5% off from Arctica AS, the leading clothing and equipment shop in Longyearbyen, located at Lompen Center.

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For more questions, call us at +47 900 30 321 or e-mail at

Promotion valid until 15 May 2023