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“Great fun, great scenery, very cold”

Snowmobile Safari Svalbard
Ranked #11 of 12 things to do in Spitsbergen
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Owner description: Join us for a snowmobile safari to the closed Russian mining town Pyramiden, in the fjord of Billedfjorden. Pyramiden was previously the largest settlement on Svalbard with about 1500 inhabitants. The town was abandoned in 1998, but the buildings and infrastructure is still intact. We pass Tempelfjellet, a magnificent mountain formation, and the Nordenskiöld glacier. We have lunch outside in Pyramiden. On the way back home we take a coffee break onboard Noorderlicht, a Dutch sailing ship that is frozen in the ice of the Tempelfjord. Svalbard Booking is previously known as Svalbard Snoscooterutleie AS.
Reviewed 18 May 2013

It was four hours along the valley to exceptional scenery. We experienced being really out there in the wilderness and could appreciate its true beauty. It was -26 when we went and any exposed skin froze with no opportunity to stop and fix it. They provided boots, helmet, balaclava, jumper, mittens and heavy coat. I would recommend wearing many layers of clothes if doing this in Winter, including a buff (a kind of scarf-like thing we bought at the hotel). Also, wearing glasses is not possible - they fog up no matter what you do, then ice up. I need glasses for distance, but had to ride without them. We did about 50km through amazing terrain. Thoroughly worth doing, as long as you deal with the clothing and glasses issues.

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