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Mysterious Aurora Borealis

Mysterious Aurora Borealis

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Northern Lights adventures

Northern light safari - difficulty chartExperience the Northern Lights Winter from October until the end of February. You have without a doubt heard about the Northern Lights, but have you experienced it?

For the most ideal Northern Lights experience, you need to find a place that is completely dark and far removed from artificial lighting. With Longyearbyen as your base, you don’t have to travel far to achieve this!

One of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights in Svalbard is a truly unique experience. Naturally, you can experience this in the evening or at night, but in Svalbard the darkness of the Polar Night enables you to experience this during daytime too. The mystical green light dances high above the Arctic Archipelago, creating a magical atmosphere during the winter months of the Polar Night.

Activity providers in Svalbard offer Northern Nights experiences by snowmobile, dog sled, by boat or even on foot equipped with snowshoes. If you want to travel out of Longyearbyen in comfort, you can head out of town by snowcat. Or perhaps you would prefer to attend a wilderness evening and combine good food with exciting lectures and the Northern Lights?

About Aurora Borealis

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) have fascinated humans for centuries and are the subject of myths and legends. It’s a natural phenomenon caused by powerful solar winds, whereby the sun emits electrically charged solar particles towards the earth. These participles enter the earth’s atmosphere at a height of between 90 and 180 km above the ground, creating electromagnetic radiation that is experienced on the ground as the Northern Lights. This flickering light seems almost magical, especially when you see it dancing above the snow-covered Arctic winter wilderness of Svalbard. If you are interested to learn more about the Aurora Borealis while you’re here, you can do so at The Kjell Henriksen Observatory.

Curious about what other activities Svalbard has to offer? Get more insight here.

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  1. Northern lights hunting with snowcat - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Your guide will take you out of town, away from the light pollution of Longyearbyen, and into the magical polar night. You will drive out over the frozen Adventdalen, with several stops along the way to look for the northern lights.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Snowcat
  2. Green Sky - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen is a perfect getaway destination for the aurora season. Quiet small town close to North Pole surrounded by arctic silence and northern lights. Package includes both accommodation and activities to give you the best chance…

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Ice cave
    • Toilet
  3. Insight into an Arctic sled dog's life: Polarnight adventure with dogsledding, lunch and slideshow - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an adventure in the Polarnight!

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding
  4. The exclusive Northern Light chase - Spitzbergen Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Come with us to chase the northern light. We pick you up from your hotel and will get into a comfortable minibus.

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Sightseeing and lectures
  5. Catching the light - Aurora Borealis - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    On Svalbard, the location and conditions are ideal for spotting the Aurora Borealis. Our competent snowmobile guides know the best places for watching this mystical phenomenon. To warm up, we also have the chance to enjoy a hot drink in our cosy…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Very easy and flat terrain.

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    • Snowmobile
  6. Northern lights safari by dogsledge - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    The Polar Night is a particularly atmospheric time of year, and dog sledding under starry skies, dancing aurora or glittering moonlight is an experience not to be missed.

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
  7. Northern Lights cruise towards Barentsburg - HTG

    Longyearbyen

    Write a new entry in your travel diary - with a chance to experience natures own spectacular light show.
    Length of trip is approximately 8 hrs, and a warm lunch is included.
    Welcome aboard in our 20th Anniversary season.

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    • Closed boat
    • Food
    • Toilet
  8. Dogsledding in the polarnight at daytime - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Hopefully we'll see the magical northern lights dancing on the sky while dogsledding through the Polarnight. The dogs are eager and looking forward to the winter no mater what.

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    • Dog sledding
  9. Dog sledding to a trapper's cabin, 2 days - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Experience Svalbard’s winter, magical natural wonders,ice cave inside a glacier, dogsledding and our cozy cabin.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Ice cave
  10. Thrill of dogsledding - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Mush your own dog sledge with Alaskan Huskies together with our experienced Svalbard guides. Feel and make your own adventure in the Arctic nature, we go in small groups to give you the best experience possible!

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    • 2 - Suitable for most.

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
  11. Catching the light – Aurora Borealis with dinner - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    Better Moments #1 TripAdvisor 2016

    On Svalbard, the location and conditions are ideal for spotting the Aurora Borealis. Our competent snowmobile guides know the best places for watching this mystical phenomenon. To make this magical experience…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Very easy and flat terrain.

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    • Food
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  12. Christmas in the polar night - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Where would be a better place to spend Christmas, than in a cosy small town close to the north pole, with true wilderness right outside your doorstep? With this 5-day program we have created the perfect Christmas adventure for your family. A week…

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Ice cave
    • Snowmobile
  13. Snowmobile Safari to Northern Ligths Camp - Svalbard Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Join us by snowmobile into the polar night and let yourself be captivated by the unique blue light that characterizes the polar night. We hunt for the Northern Light and visit our Northern Light Camp.

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    • 3 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Through some rugged terrain.

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    • Food
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  14. Darkness Exposed - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on a snowmobile adventure through the Arctic polar night. As soon as we drive away from Longyearbyen and into the darkness, our chances of observing the northern lights increases. When exploring Svalbard this time of the year you will see a…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Very easy and flat terrain.

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Snowmobile
  15. Northern Lights cruise towards the ghost town Pyramiden - HTG

    Longyearbyen

    Write a new entry in your travel diary - with a chance to experience natures own spectacular light show.
    Length of trip is approximately 8 hrs, and a warm lunch is included.
    Welcome aboard in our 20th Anniversary season.

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    • Closed boat
    • Food
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  16. Polar night dog sledding - Svalbard Husky

    Longyearbyen

    Welcome to the Arctic and the polar night: a mysterious time where all light comes from the most magical things such as the moon, the northern lights and a million stars. The polar night is best experienced on a dog sled, silently gliding through…

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    • Dog sledding
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  17. Northern Lights hunting with electric snowmobile - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Shh! What’s that sound? Nothing. It is just arctic silence. As you press the gas, your snowmobile silently starts moving, while it lights up the dark polar night. No sound of a roaring engine. The only thing to be heard is "the Arctic silence". The…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Very easy and flat terrain.

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  18. Sleddog tour - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    The dark days are perfect for seeing Northern lights - and getting away from the lights of town makes stars and northern lights brighter and clearer. You will be going out with a team of sledge dogs who can sense the first cold.

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    • Dog sledding
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  19. Hunting the Northern Lights- a comfortable bus ride into the polar-night - Arctic Tapas

    Longyearbyen

    Get a chance to see the Northern Lights on our comfortable bus with a drink and some peanuts by your side! Together with our equipment and tour guide, you will hunt for the Northern Lights on our bus as well as learn a bit about the sky above…

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    • Sightseeing and lectures
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  20. All in one - Sightseeing, Husky Visit & Scenery - Discover Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    As soon as the nights start to get dark enough, it is sometimes possible to see beautiful displays of the Aurora Borealis. So whenever there is Northern lights activity and the sky is clear, we will take you to good locations from where we can…

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