"Snowmobile safari to the Eastcoast" Longyearbyen Things to Do Tip by TravelProtyr

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This is the longest trip they have from Longyearbyen: usually it takes 8 to 10 hours. The most important thing about this trip is your clear awareness - are you a driver or a passenger? If this is your first time driving snowmobile (even if you are quite experienced car or any other sort of transport driver) it will probably be quite a challenge to start with this excursion. Try more lighter one - like tour to Templefjord (it takes about 6 hours). The guides will tell you that it is actually a big fun and just piece of cake driving a snowmobile but try to remember one thing before you are going to believe them: you have to hold the helm tight and rule the mobile during the whole day! And if your shoulders will become stone in 2 hours because of the strain there will no be any possibility to leave your snowmobile. You will have to go through all the ups and downs by yourself. And you will have lots of them! It is really an adrenalin when you drive it through the flat area on a big speed (like crossing the ice surface of the fjord - as flat as table), but you will have hills on your way as well which require more technical driving. So just be sure you are ready. The trip is definitely worth taking because seeing the Arctic wilderness is a great experience! Do not be worried about the warm clothes because they will give everything you need: arctic suit, boots, balaclava, helmet and warm cuffs. But extra wool socks will be needed anyway!

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  • Updated Apr 6, 2011
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