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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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  1. 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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    • 3 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Through some rugged terrain.

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Snowmobile
    • Toilet
  2. 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
  3. Longyearbyen

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

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    • Food
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  4. 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!

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
    • Sightseeing and lectures
  5. 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
  6. Longyearbyen

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

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Handicap-friendly
    • Snowcat
  7. 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.

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
  8. 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.

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    • Closed boat
    • Food
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  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.

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
  10. 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...

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Hiking
    • Photo safari
  11. 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...

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    • Biking
  12. Longyearbyen

    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 to enjoy a hot drink in our cosy...

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

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    • Snowmobile
  13. Longyearbyen

    We are chasing the northern lights through Adventdalen to Eskerdalen where we stop for a hot drink while we are looking for the magical northern lights. If the conditions are good enough and the weather allow us to we will stop by the frozen...

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    • 3 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Through some rugged terrain

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    • Snowmobile
  14. 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
  15. Longyearbyen

    Welcome to the arctic and the polar night. A mysterious time where all light comes from the most magical things such as the moon, northern light and the million stars.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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!

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    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
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  19. 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...

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    • Food
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  20. 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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