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Mysterious Aurora Borealis

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. 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

  2. Longyearbyen

    Polar night dogsledding adventure with Arctic Husky Travellers!

  3. 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...

  4. Longyearbyen

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

  5. Longyearbyen

    Three day expedition with dogsledge

    This three day dog sledge expedition will give you a unique Arctic experience; travelling through the endless white in total silence, visiting ice cave and sleeping overnight in cabins.

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. Longyearbyen

    Variable weather, northern lights, crystal-clear skies full of stars, moonlight or sunshine both day and night; these are variations only the Arctic can give. The dogs will be your engine the next couple of hours and they will bring you on an...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Longyearbyen

    Arctic dogsled-expedition in the polar-night.

    Aurora, full-moon, or storm and darkness. Fantastic experiences are waiting for you and your dog-team in the arctic wilderness. With us you will not end up in a tourist-trap, since we never bring more...

  12. 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.

  13. Longyearbyen

    Join us on a hike to the summit of mount Trollsteinen with a visit in the ice cave! This one is for those of you who want more – here you’ll get two great adventures in one trip!

  14. Longyearbyen

    Go into the wild with us - for an atmospheric evening at Camp Barentz with great food, good drinks, lectures and northern lights hunting.

  15. 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.

  16. Longyearbyen

    Join us for an extra ordinary tour. This trip will lead us through almost everything from wide valleys to gigantic glaciers and with a little luck we even get to see one or several Polabears. On this tour you will experience all thoose things which...

  17. Longyearbyen

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

  18. Longyearbyen

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

  19. 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...

  20. Longyearbyen

    Half day trip in the polar night, searching for the magnificent arctic light. The aim of this trip is to experience the arctic silence and the magical darkness, making the moon and stars shine so much brighter. And of course, we hope to see the...

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