Ice Cave Tour by Snowmobiles - Poli Arctici
After driving to the base of Longyear Glacier, venture into the stunning ice cave formed by a labyrinth of meltwater channels beneath the surface of the glacier.
Join us on this three-hour experience exploring a glacial ice cave!
During the first part of the trip, we will drive snowmobiles (6 km) to approach the glacier until we reach the entrance to the ice cave. Then, we will proceed by foot for ~1 hour.
The cave is formed by melt-water channels that shape the ice during the summer and are frozen dry during the winter. We enter the glacier through a small tunnel-like passage at the surface.
Beneath the surface, we explore a labyrinth of ice with numerous glacial formations. The ice cave is entirely natural and preserves intricate patterns in the ice.
The temperature inside the Glacier is approximately -3 °C and the terrain can be challenging at times. We will use headlamps to light our way and glacier equipment if necessary.
The contrast between the white snow and the endless blue shades in the ice is astonishing.
You won’t be disappointed by this trip!
*Given several small spaces we pass through during this trip, we don’t recommend this excursion if you have claustrophobia.
A valid driver’s licence for car or motorbike is required to drive a snowmobile. Remember to take it with you on the tour. The passenger does not need to have a driver’s licence.
Age limit: Minimum 18 years for drivers and 10 years for passengers, maximum 67 years
Minimum number of participants: 4 persons
Last updated: 09/04/2023
Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS