To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies
Mysterious Aurora Borealis

Mysterious Aurora Borealis

Join an Arctic northern lights adventure

Search for Things to Do

Type:
Keyword:
Facilities
Duration

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
 

Number of results:

Number of results: 38

, currently showing 1 to 20.

  1. 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...

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. All in one! – (Sightseeing,scenery and Husky visit) - Svalbard Villmarkssenter AS

    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...

  5. Northern Lights cruise to Barentsburg - Henningsen Transport & Guiding

    Longyearbyen

    Write the next entry in your travel diary!
    Northern lights cruise to Barentsburg – a chance to experience natures own spectacular light show.
    Warm lunch and a guided tour of Barentsburg is included. Length of trip: aprox. 8 hours
    Welcome aboard the...

  6. Out of town: Experience the darkness and the light - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an exciting adventure, out of town, into the polar night to feel the darkness and silence in Svalbard. If we are lucky, and the night is clear, we can see nature's own magical lights: The northern lights.

  7. Northern lights safari with snow cat - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on an exciting safari into the polar night. In the impressive red snow cat we will head out into the darkness, where the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are the greatest. This amazing display has to be seen to be believed!

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

    Longyearbyen

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

  9. 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...

  10. Dogsledding in the Polarnight - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Polar night dogsledding adventure with Arctic Husky Travellers!

  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. Northern lights evening - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

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

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. Snowmobiletrip to the Eastcoast - small groups guranteed

    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...

  16. 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...

  17. Arctic Silence on Snowshoes - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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.

  18. 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...

  19. 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

  20. 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.

Visit Svalbard Sustainable Destination

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss