This Snowmobile Safari is a three day long snowmobile trip with accommodation at the Spitsbergen Expedition Lodge. The Lodge has capacity for upto 10 guests, and is a sheltered and comfortable base for exploring the Nordenskiöld Land area. The lodge has a perfect location in the pass between the valleys Adventdalen and Eskerdalen, and has a great view towards the Drønnbre-massif and Skolte...
An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country.
In 1981 Toni moved to Namibia with her family and from then on her love of the outdoors and all things nature grew and grew. Her father was an exploration geologist who travelled extensively around Southern Africa, living in small mining towns and managing bush camps where Toni would spend her school holidays camping in the bush, or visiting private farms and reserves. Toni’s father passed on to her his unparalleled knowledge of all things Namibia, and she carried this with her as she became a manager and guide at some of the most remote lodges in the extreme North West of Namibia. Toni has travelled expansively across Namibia and its neighbouring countries, making regular visits to all of the National Game Reserves and developing her photographic skills which she takes great pleasure in passing on to visitors to the region.
Her deep love and knowledge of the Namibia, coupled with her infectious passion and enthusiasm to want to share it, make her one of the country’s top guides and ambassadors for this beautiful country. More than just a guide who simply points from a vehicle, Toni becomes fully involved in the experiences of her fellow travellers and places a great emphasis on finding the best adventures, wildlife encounters and photo opportunities for her tour groups. As a Managing Tour Consultant she plans safaris for a wide range of interest groups but her main focus is on birding and photographic small group tours, where she delights in each visitor gaining an up-close and personal experience of all that the country she loves and knows so well has to offer.
Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. She spent 11 years on Sea Lion Island as Manager of the Lodge, Warden of the Nature Reserve and as the principal tour provider, meaning her knowledge of Sea Lion Island in particular is second to none. Having spent so much time here, as expected her wildlife speciality is Elephant Seals, but she is also well versed in the ways of the seabirds, penguins, whales, dolphins and sea lions that call the Falklands their home.
After her time on Sea Lion Island Jenny moved to Stanley to work for the Falkland Islands Government and became manager of a local travel firm assisting with travel arrangements for incoming visitors, before taking semi-retirement to spend more time with her family and enjoy more time further exploring the lands she knows so well. Jenny is extremely passionate about sharing the hidden nature secrets of the Falklands with those who come to visit her homeland and will be looking forward to accompanying you and passing on her unsurpassed knowledge of the areas you will be visiting.
Arrive at any time. Overnight accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at Coal Miners Cabin or similar.2Day
We are kitted out and given an introduction on how to ride a snowmobile before setting off towards the lodge, located approx. 30 km from Longyearbyen. After a quick check-in at the lodge, we drive on towards Sassendalen, Fredheim and the magnificent and scenic Tempelfjorden. This fjord holds most of what Svalbard can offer; mighty peaks, spectacular glaciers facing into the sea, and an exciting history of past hunting and culture. We spend the afternoon exploring this fjord before returning to our warm and comfortable lodge where food and drinks are served.
On day 3 we head east. We aim to cross the huge glacier plateaus to arrive at the sea ice on the east side of Spitsbergen. Here we'll take a break to enjoy lunch en route, and to use our binoculars, looking for the King of the Arctic. If we are lucky, we may see polar bears on the pack ice. The tour itself is the goal, and we drive through mighty and varying landscapes.
The Russian mining town of Pyramiden was abandoned in the summer of 1998, however the buildings and infrastructure is still intact. Over the years, things haven't changed, and the time apparently stood still. With its wide streets and well planned town structure the town bears witness to Soviet presence on the island in the 1970's and 80's. Here most things were organised for efficient coal mining, however also for a society ensuring the welfare and family life for the mine workers.
To get to this beautifully located town we have to cross Tempelfjorden, drive through wide valleys and across glaciers before we arrive at the sea ice at the innermost part of Billefjorden where we also pass close to the mighty glacier Nordenskiöldbreen.
Continue on to Longyearbyen for overnight stay at Coal Miners Cabin or similar on a bed & breakfast basis.
After breakfast, you are free to continue your adventures or depart for the airport.See All Itinerary