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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. Dogsledding in the Polarnight at daytime - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Polar night dogsledding adventure with Arctic Husky Travellers!

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding
  2. 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
    • Toilet
  3. 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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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
  4. 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, northern light and the million stars.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
  5. S.M.A.B / Sauna, Meal & Aurora Borealis - Spitzbergen Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Sauna-Meal & Aurora Borealis will combine several unique pleasures into one activity. Each of those pleasures is already very special up here in Svalbard, but combining those into one experience, haven’t been done before. We have set up a little…

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    • Food
    • Handicap-friendly
    • Wellness
  6. 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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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
  7. Full Day Dog Sled Expedition - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

    Longyearbyen

    Join our polar heroes Barentz, Nansen, Nobile on a 1 day dogsledding trip in Svalbard beautiful and interesting surroundings. The dogs will be your engine the next couple of hours and they will bring you on an adventure you maybe never have…

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. Frozen River: Nature hike to a historical mining settlement - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an exciting adventure, out of town to an old historical mining settlement. If we are lucky, and the night is clear, we can see nature's own magical lights: The northern lights.

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
  11. Polar night safari - hunting for the northern lights - Svalbard Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Join us by snowmobile to the beautiful scenery that surrounds Svalbard Longyearbyen, and let yourself be captivated by the unique blue light that characterizes the polar night.

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

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    • Snowmobile
  12. New adventures with old legends - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    During this Arctic evening, we will combine some of the best aspects of Longyearbyen - nature, history and good food. We will take you on an off-road hike over the arctic tundra in the Advent valley. After the hike we will serve you a two-course…

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    • Food
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  13. Darkness Exposed - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Experience the darkness of the Polar night from a snowmobile, driving through valleys, getting out of
    town and into the arctic wilderness.

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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
  14. FatBike on Snow – The Guide's Choice - FatBike Spitsbergen | 2 & 4h

    Longyearbyen

    FatBikes with their huge tires and the low pressure in them are perfectly made to ride in the snow. The weather changes constantly here on Svalbard and so do the snow conditions. To get out in the snow where it is fun we offer you „The Guides…

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    • Biking
  15. 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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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Sightseeing and lectures
  16. Northern Light chase with pro photo guide & instructions - See & Explore

    Longyearbyen

    This is a tour where photography and the knowledge about photography are the main focus. It is a trip where we hope for good so that we can experience the daytime northern light. Our guide is a professional photographer, one of his specialties is…

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    • Hiking
    • Photo safari
  17. 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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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Snowcat
  18. Dog sledding to our cabin in Foxdalen - 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
  19. 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
  20. Northern lights evening - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Experience the magic of the Aurora Borealis at 78 degrees north! A northern lights evening at Camp Barentz is a must-do experience whilst visiting Longyearbyen.

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    • Food
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