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    Pyramiden with the snowmobile

    March - May

    Come with us on a snowmobile tour of the extra class. In the very north of the Isfjord, the Russian ghost settlement Pyramiden awaits us - slowly coming back to life. Whether it is the cinema, sports hall or accommodation... Little by little more and more buildings are being restored here and can be visited and used. This development gives us the opportunity to catch interesting glimpses of the former life of the mining settlement and to experience how it was to live in pyramids once upon a time.

    The tour leads through the Advent Valley to a lonely trapper's hut in the middle of the wilderness. Continue across the sea ice of the frozen Tempelfjord to the Nordenskjöld Glacier. A spectacular glacier front awaits us before we enter Pyramiden via Adolf Bay. After sightseeing and lunch at the hotel, we will drive back to Longyearbyen.

    Since Pyramiden is located far to the north of Isfjorden and is not always easily accessible depending on weather and ice conditions, it is recommended to visit Pyramiden in a two or three day tour. We will be happy to advise you personally.

    Day 1

    With the snowmobile to Pyramiden

    In the morning we head out after breakfast. With light luggage for a multi-day tour, we set off - north towards Pyramiden. On the way we take our time, explore seldom traveled side valleys, climb mountains and enjoy the view. Depending on the sea ice conditions, we can take a shortcut via Tempelfjorden.

    Arrival in the Russian ghost town is planned for early evening. In the town where once lived over 1000 people, 10 Russians are currently residing and running a small hotel. On a city tour with a Russian guide we will learn about the history of the place and get a chance to look inside interesting buildings such as the culture house, the refectory and the old swimming pool.

    Dinner and overnight at Hotel Tulipan in Pyramids.

    Day 2

    Over the fjords back to Longyearbyen


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    Tour length: 2 Days

    Daily on request


    The physical requirements can vary greatly depending on the season and the selected activity and tours. You don't need any special previous knowledge but for one or the other program you need a medium to good physical fitness to be able to participate in the tours.

    Program activities are always weather dependent and the implementation of scheduled activities may be changed or cancelled due to safety concerns.


    We are happy to organize this tour on your desired date. A minimum of 4 people must participate or an appropriate surcharge must be paid.

    Private tour:

    For groups we are happy to offer private tours, which can be freely designed in terms of content. Together we can put together a program exactly according to your wishes and ideas. A private tour is somewhat more expensive, but offers many advantages and privileges both in the program design, as well as in the implementation of the trip here on Svalbard.

    Discover the Arctic privately with your friends!

    Included in the tour price

    • All tours and activities according to program on Svalbard
    • Guide with safety equipment
    • Overnight stay in Pyramiden with dinner and breakfast
    • Warm snow scooter suit
    • Winter boots and mittens
    • Helmet and snow goggles
    • Lunch and coffee & cookies
    • Small private group

    Not included in the tour price

    • Flights
    • Travel and health insurance
    • Additional meals in Longyearbyen
    • Accommodation in Longyearbyen


    • Program events are always weather dependent and the implementation of scheduled activities may be modified or cancelled due to safety concerns.
    • A valid passport and travel health insurance must be present.
    • To drive a snowmobile you need a valid class B driver's license under the "Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 1968" act. The driver's license must always be carried with you when we are out and about with the snowmobiles.
    • It is recommended to get an additional travel insurance that includes Covid-19 and related measures (also a quarantine through no fault of your own e.g. or a travel warning of the Foreign Office).
    • In Norway and Svalbard we have a 0‰ alcohol tolerance for scooter rides. If this is not respected, you cannot participate in the tour and you are not entitled to a refund.