Tempelfjord snowmobile safari NOK 2995
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Tempelfjord snowmobile safari

Experience a snowmobile trip through the Arctic snowcovered landscape to Hilmar Nøis' Villa Fredheim.

Glaciers and fjords

Head into the wilderness, on a whole day trip through easy terrain. The Tempelfjord awaits, and to reach it, we will head through winding river beds and over wide open plains.

After a briefing on the tour and the snowmobiles, we will jump on our snowmobiles, ready to explore. The guide will lead us through the Advent Valley, before we make our way into more interesting terrain. During the trip, we may spot the local Svalbard reindeer, and the guide will make a variety of stops to point out wildlife, natural wonders and historical sites.

One of the most interesting of these is the trappers base, Fredheim, located on the shore of the Tempelfjord. Hilmar Nøis, perhaps the most famous Norwegian hunter, had his base here for well over 30 years. His original cabin remains, a testament to this hardy soul, as well as the larger villa he built for his second wife. 

Should the conditions be suitable, we will head out onto the frozen fjord, and explore the area towards the Tuna Glacier. Alternatively we will explore the area by land.

An expedition lunch will be served out in the wilderness, before we return to civilisation!

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Information

Safety is priority


Several of Hurtigruten Svalbard's guides have done the Arctic Nature Guide study and most are also authorized Svalbard Guide, through the Svalbard Guide Education (SGO). The SGO education contains the basic requirements for safe travels in Svalbard Arctic nature. It contains training that the Svalbard Tourist Destination and the authorities in relation to the Svalbard guideline's general knowledge of the archipelago, field safety and understanding of environmental and cultural values. In addition, our guides have training within our company throughout the year. We want you to have fun when you are driving, but safety is number 1 priority.



Difficulty


1. Suitable for all. 2. Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience, very easy and flat terrain. Distance up to 40 kilometers. 3. Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience, through some rugged terrain. Distance up to 160 kilometers. 4. Previous snowmobile experience recommended, long day trips up to 180 kilometers. 5. For those with previous snowmobile experience, very long day trips more than 180 kilometers.



Driving license


You will need a valid driving license for either car or motor cycle to drive a snowmobile. Make sure to bring this along for the entire duration of the trip.



What’s included?


Included in all organised snowmobile tours are: Briefing, snowmobile, fuel, snowmobile suit, snowmobile boots, mittens, helmet, balaclava, goggles, search and rescue insurance and an experienced tour guide with snowmobiles, security equipment and a safety sled.



Clothing


We recommend you to wear warm underwear, warm outer pants and a wool sweater under the snowmobile suit. We also recommend that you have extra clothes in a backpack. For example, an extra sweater, hat and gloves.

Pregnancy


Longyearbyen hospital discourages pregnant women to attend snowmobile and dog sled rides, because it involves a risk to harm the pregnant women and the unborn child.



Changes


In the interests of the safety of participants, we reserve the right to change the route in relation to weather and snow. This will not affect the price of the tour. Participants need to follow the tour guide directions and instructions. Our tour leader takes no passengers.



Alcohol


Driving under the influence of alcohol is not accepted.

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Price: NOK 2995
Facts
Price
NOK 2995

Driver NOK 2995
Passenger NOK 1595

Important!

This excursion is dependent on sea ice conditions. We need strong, solid sea ice to safely visit Tempelfjorden. Please contact us for more information.

As a replacement for this trip, we recommend a snowmobile safari to Svea.

Duration and distance

Approximately 6,5 - 8 hours and 140 km

Participants

Minimum 2 snowmobiles.

Minimum age

8 years

Degree of difficulty

3 - suitable for most, some rugger terrain.

We require from participants that they must understand English or a Scandinavian language.

Period

From January 21st to May 16th

Online booking

call us +47 79 02 61 00
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HURTIGRUTEN SVALBARD AS, P.O. Box 548, N-9171 Longyearbyen
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Mail: info@hurtigrutensvalbard.com