Can I rent a bike?
No, unfortunately not.
If you want to leave the safe zone around town on your own, you must bring a flare gun or similar and a sufficient firearm. If you only need a bike for biking in town you can get one for FREE. The tourist information lends these free bikes out www.visitsvalbard.com, here is a Facebook article about it.
If you still think you would like to rent a FatBike, for example to go to the north pole, contact us.
What is a FatBike?
A bicycle with extra wide tires. It is possible to ride with very low tire pressure to get a super large footprint. Therefore you can ride on soft surfaces such as snow, gravel or sand which would otherwise be un-rideable.
Which Fatbikes to you have?
Currently we have 5 Surly Moonlanders and two children bikes, which are the fattest of the fat. The name already says everything. Made to ride on the moon and on Svalbard. They are the 2014 model with 100m wide rims and use 4.8 inch wide tires. So about 12cm wide or about the length of the giant south american grasshopper.
All bikes are equipped with a bike bag where you can transport your personal stuff.
Fatbiking and the environment?
Since you are the engine, it is a really ecofriendly way of experiencing Svalbards spectacular nature. The only sound you hear is the tires rolling on the ground. So you can fully enjoy the view while still moving along in a significant speed.
We follow the leave no trace philosophy. We only ride on snow, frozen ground or below the high tide waterline.
Who can ride a FatBike?
If you can ride a normal bike than you can ride a FatBike, simple as that. The Guide is also adapting the speed according to the guests.