Longyearbyen: Northern Lights Hunt by Electric Snowmobile

Activity provider: Hurtigruten Svalbard AS

Longyearbyen: Northern Lights Hunt by Electric Snowmobile

Activity provider: Hurtigruten Svalbard AS
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From US$ 303.17 per person

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Escape the lights of town on a snowmobile and hunt for the Northern Lights. Soak up the atmosphere of the Arctic night on this 3-hour experience. Marvel at starry skies, moonlight on the snow, and the aurora borealis lighting up the magical landscape.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The local partner's guides will pick you up from the listed pickup points. Please be ready at the start time. If there are many pickup points, they may arrive a few minutes after the start time. Pickup is only available at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Funken Lodge, Coal Miners' Cabins, Svalbard Hotell Polfareren, Svalbard Hotell The Vault, Mary-Ann's Polarrigg and Port of Longyear. Please do not request other pickup locations. If you are not staying at one of these locations, make your way to the one closest to you.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Ride a snowmobile out into the darkness and hunt for the northern lights
  • Experience the silence of an electric snowmobile
  • Get away from the lights of town to increase your chances of seeing the aurora
  • Make your way through the wilderness powered by batteries charged by wind power
Full description

Venture out into the darkness on a 3-hour snowmobile exploration from Longyearbyen. Leave civilization behind and follow the light from your snowmobile to see the path ahead. 

Witness the nuances in the polar night, and sense the mystical darkness suddenly change as the glow of the aurora borealis is revealed. Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel and drive to the Expedition Center, where you'll receive a full introduction to the tour.

Here, in the modern briefing rooms, see a snowmobile and understand how to drive it, while also receiving information on where the tour will take you and what to expect. After this, kit yourself out in a warm snowmobile suit, boots, mittens, balaclava, and helmet, and off you go!

In complete silence, speed through the wilderness on the first electric snowmobile tours in Scandinavia. An environmentally friendly way to explore, the batteries are charged by wind and solar power. After a short drive, the guide will make a stop to check how the participants are doing and to share a Svalbard story or two.

Watch the starlight and moonlight glitter in the snow, or make patterns in the clouds, then continue on your snowmobiles as your guide scours the skies for nature's own fireworks. Biscuits and hot drinks will be shared during the tour.

The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off from selected locations
  • Electric snowmobiles
  • Snowmobile suits, boots, mittens, balaclava, and helmet
  • Experienced local guide with all necessary safety equipment
  • Hot drinks and biscuits
  • Personal clothing
  • Pickup from locations not listed
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Warm clothing
  • Socks

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility
  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or people with back or arm injuries
  • You will have one snowmobile per person
  • All passengers must understand and speak English or a Scandinavian language
  • Guests who are under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances are not allowed to participate. Local police run checks, and fines can be very high
  • It is strongly recommended to dress warm for this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

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Awesome trip,awesome guide!

February 13, 2022

February 27, 2020

A little cold on the fingers. A little difficult and hear everything well through a well-fitting helmet. Talked a little low. Could also say a little in Norwegian Otherwise nice trip.

February 23, 2020

Product ID: 287275