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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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    Insight into an Arctic sled dog's life: Polarnight adventure with dogsledding, lunch and slideshow - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an adventure in the Polarnight!

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 275 reviews275 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 295 reviews295 reviews

    Polar night safari - hunting for the northern lights - Svalbard Adventures

    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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    • Snowmobile

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 295 reviews295 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 130 reviews130 reviews

    Northern Lights cruise towards Barentsburg - HTG

    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.

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    • Closed boat
    • Food
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 130 reviews130 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews

    Dog Sled Expedition - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

    Longyearbyen

    Join our polar heroes Barents, Nansen and Nobile on a full day dogsledding trip in Svalbard beautiful and exciting nature

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 130 reviews130 reviews

    Northern Lights cruise towards the ghost town Pyramiden - HTG

    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.

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    • Closed boat
    • Food
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 130 reviews130 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 331 reviews331 reviews

    Northern Lights hunting with electric snowmobile - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Shh! What’s that sound? Nothing. It is just arctic silence. As you press the gas, your snowmobile silently starts moving, while it lights up the dark polar night. No sound of a roaring engine. The only thing to be heard is "the Arctic silence". The…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Very easy and flat terrain.

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    • Snowmobile

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 854 reviews854 reviews

    Northern lights safari by dogsledge - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    The darkness and the snow arrive at about the same time in Svalbard - and the white cover makes the polar night seem less dark.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 854 reviews854 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 317 reviews317 reviews

    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…

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Photo safari
    • Sightseeing and lectures

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 84 reviews84 reviews

    Hunting the Northern Lights - a comfortable bus ride into the polar-night - Polar Permaculture

    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…

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    • Sightseeing and lectures
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 84 reviews84 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 317 reviews317 reviews

    The exclusive Northern Light chase - Spitzbergen Adventures

    Longyearbyen

    Come with us to chase the northern light. We pick you up from your hotel and will get into a comfortable minibus.

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Sightseeing and lectures

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 317 reviews317 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 58 reviews58 reviews

    Green Sky - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Ice cave
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 58 reviews58 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 331 reviews331 reviews

    Follow the Trappers' Footsteps - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Imagine life as a trapper in Svalbard: the loneliness, the challenges of a beautiful but harsh landscape.

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    • Hiking

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 331 reviews331 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 854 reviews854 reviews

    Sleddog tour - Green Dog Svalbard

    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

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 854 reviews854 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews

    Maybe Aurora Borealis? Dog sledding- with overnight at dog yard - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

    Longyearbyen

    Dogsledding with an overnight in a hut by the dog farm. The silence will reign all night, depart from possible interruptions by an amazing concert from our dogs. On this trip we will use dog wagons until the snow arrives.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 58 reviews58 reviews

    Darkness exposed snowmobile safari - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    ENGELSK Travel through Svalbard’s snow-covered valleys by snowmobile and experience the mysteries of the polar night. In 4 hours, you will get a glimpse of the isolation caused by the absence of the sun. Only a dim light on the horizon witnesses of…

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    • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Very easy and flat terrain.

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Snowmobile

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 58 reviews58 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 27 reviews27 reviews

    FatBike on Snow – The Guide's Choice - FatBike Spitsbergen | 2 & 4h

    Longyearbyen

    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 get out in the snow where it is fun we offer you „The Guides…

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    • Biking

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 27 reviews27 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 58 reviews58 reviews

    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!

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 58 reviews58 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 854 reviews854 reviews

    Dog sledding to a trapper's cabin, 2 days - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

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

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Ice cave

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 854 reviews854 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 4 reviews4 reviews

    All in one - Sightseeing, Husky Visit & Scenery - Discover Svalbard

    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

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 4 reviews4 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 609 reviews609 reviews

    Catching the light – Aurora Borealis with dinner - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    Join our hunt for the Aurora borealis on snowmobile. On the way we will stop by our Gamme to enjoy a 3-course dinner together with our guide.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Very easy and flat terrain.

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    • Food
    • Snowmobile

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 609 reviews609 reviews
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