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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. 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
  2. Longyearbyen

    Polar night dogsledding adventure with Arctic Husky Travellers!

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    • Dog sledding
  3. 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
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    • Wellness
  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. Longyearbyen

    Join us on an exciting snowcat trip and hunt for the aurora away from the lights of town!

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Snowcat
  9. 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
    • Environmentally-friendly company
  10. Longyearbyen

    Join us for a tour outside the box. Amazing light conditions, great motives and time. Time you can use to take your perfect picture. The target for this tour is to take you on a scenic discovery journey were photography is our main purpose. We won't…

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Photo safari
    • Sightseeing and lectures
  11. Longyearbyen

    Dogsledding on Spitsbergen is a special experience, during the polar night the experience is unique. Drive your own dogsledge and join us for a 2-daytrip under the northern lights. Small groups give you a unique arctic experience!

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
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  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. 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
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  15. Longyearbyen

    Write a new entry in your travel diary - with a chance to experience natures own spectacular light show.
    Length of trip is approximately 4 hrs, and a warm meal is included.
    Welcome aboard in our 20th Anniversary season.

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    • Closed boat
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  16. 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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  17. Longyearbyen

    Longyearbyen, now a modern society, was once a company town housing coalminers and functionaries. Many interesting stories can be told about this town. Join us on a walk through Longyearbyen's streets!

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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  18. 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
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    • Food
    • Ice cave
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  19. 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
  20. 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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