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Mysterious Aurora Borealis

Mysterious Aurora Borealis

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Northern Lights adventures

Northern light safari - difficulty chartYou 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

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. Longyearbyen

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

  6. Bessaker

    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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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.

  12. 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...

  13. Longyearbyen

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. Longyearbyen

    In short: Always the best of the day to ride in the snow. 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...
  19. Longyearbyen

    Join us for a daytrip on snowshoes, where you can experience the tranquility
    and breathtaking scenery of the Arctic nature in the polar night.

  20. Longyearbyen

    Follow in the footsteps of polar heroes Nansen and sleep expedition style. Heated wooden teepee with an atmosphere of trapper's history, warm sleeping bags and Alaskan Huskies as your polarbear watch. During the trip we aim to give you the best...

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