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Mysterious Aurora Borealis

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Northern Lights adventures

You have no doubt heard about the Northern Lights, but have you experienced it?

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 the daytime too. The mystical green light dances high above the Arctic archipelago, creating a magical atmosphere during the winter months of the Polar Night.

For the optimal 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!

Activity providers in Svalbard offer Northern Nights experiences by snowmobile, dog sled, 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?

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.
Learn more about the Aurora Borealis at The Kjell Henriksen Observatory in Svalbard
 

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  1. Arctic Adventure for the whole family - dog sledding half or full day trips - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visiting Svalbard with kids? We can offer you and your family a real Arctic experience! We design a trip adjusted to your kids age and family wish.

  2. Icy dreams: Overnight in the ice cave - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Spend the night in an ice cave on Svalbard with us!

  3. Mushing under the northern lights - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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!
    Full moon...

  4. Northern Lights safari snowmobile - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Once the snow has settled in December or January, we can go for exciting snowmobile trips in Longyearbyen's surrounding areas.
    The stars and the moonlight throw light in the polar night giving you an atmospheric experience. On a clear night it is...

  5. 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...

  6. Fjord-cruise towards the Esmark Glacier & Barentsburg - HTG

    Longyearbyen

    Write a new entry in your travel diary, as you join us on The World’s Northernmost Fjord-cruise.
    Length of trip is approximately 10 hrs, and a warm lunch is included.
    Welcome aboard in our 20th Anniversary season.

  7. Private Northern Lights and Wine sled dog tour - Polardogs Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Dressed up in warm cloths and snuggled in in a warm and cozy sleeping bag, we will take you out on a special northern lights hunt. Let the dogs pull you through the beautiful polar night, passing deep valleys and majestic mountains, accompanied by...

  8. Spotlight-Get the most scenic points in front of your lens- Spitzbergen Adventures

    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...

  9. Return of the Sun - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    After more than two months the polar night is slowly losing its grip and the days grow longer. Join us on a 2 day snowmobile expedition to our boutique hotel at Isfjord Radio on the west coast of Spitsbergen.

  10. Arctic nature "Husky-walk" with fireplace lunch - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

    Longyearbyen

    A fun easy hike with Huskies & fireplace lunch for all ages!

    After picking you up from your accommodation, we will start the Arctic nature Husky-walk at our dog yard in Adventdalen.
    Returning to our dog yard we will sit together in our Gamme, a...

  11. Lens & Perspectice - the slightly different sightseeing tour with focus on Photos - Spitzbergen Adventures

    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...

  12. New adventures with old legends - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    Better Moments #1 TripAdvisor 2016

    During this Arctic evening, we will take you on an off-road hike in the outskirts of Longyearbyen. After the hike, we will serve you a two-course dinner in our brand new “explorers club”, and tell you stories...

  13. Foxfonna: Start from the summit and explore glaciers and mountains - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    This hike takes you to a place far away from the town to the real silence of the Arctic. Expect a completely different place than on our other hikes!

  14. Catching the light - Aurora Borealis - 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 warm up, we also have the chance...

  15. Darkness Exposed - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Experience the darkness of the Polar night from a snowmobile, driving through valleys, getting out of
    town and into the arctic wilderness.
    Full moon trips:
    Nov 11-16
    Dec 11-16
    Jan 10-15

  16. Polar night safari - hunting for the northern lights -Svalbardbooking.com

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. Icecave trip, 7 hours-Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Dogsledding to icecave,7 hours

    7 hours of unique adventure!Travel with your own dogsled to the magnificent icecave,which can only be reached by dogsled. We enter the icecave and in the lights from our headlamps we experience ice as few people has...

  19. 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!
    Full moon trips:
    Nov 11-16
    Dec...

  20. Chasing the Polarlight Snowmobile - small groups guaranteed - Spitzbergen Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    The polarnight is offering one of the most amazing lights there is, the nothern light (aurora borealis). Join us for a snowmobile tour where our goal is to chase the polarlight.
    We are leaving Longyearbyen through the Adventvalley into the darkness...

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