The aurora borealis has given birth to a range of myths and sagas throughout history. But what are the northern lights, and why should you travel to Svalbard to see them?
Shhh! Can you hear that? No? It is the sound of absolutely nothing. As you press the gas, the snowmobile starts moving and lights up the dark polar night. But ... the roaring noise from the motor is not there. The only thing to be heard is "the Arctic silence". The sound of absolutely nothing.
Join us on a whole new way to experience the mesmerizing polar night. Hop on an electric snowmobile!
Experience the magic of being out in the wilderness at 78 degrees north! Our northern lights evening at Camp Barentz is a very special experience that you really should enjoy during your stay in Longyearbyen. As we leave town and drive into the Advent Valley your anticipation increases. The mountains on either side of the valley loom over us like giants, hardly visible in the polar night - or bathed in moonlight and the green glow of the aurora. What awaits us at the end of the road?
A polar night dog trip where the means of transport is dependent on snow conditions. You get to experience the wonderful Svalbard nature one way or the other!
Imagine the life of a huntsman or woman on Svalbard: the loneliness, the challenges and the incredible landscape. Imagine spending the dark months of the Polar Night in a tiny cabin, hidden away in a fjord, several days on foot from the next living soul. On this trip, you will gain an insight into the incredible challenges that the hunters faced, and perhaps you will understood the great affection they had for the wilderness, and why they wanted to live like this.
Inside the Svalbard glaciers there is an underground world of grottos carved out by the summer melting water. In this magical world of ice, you will walk in the narrow passages and study the ice formations and crystals.
Combine comfort and efficiency with electric bikes, enabling you to see a range of Longyearbyen's sights while getting close to nature. Maybe you will have to make a quick stop for a Svalbard reindeer or polar fox underway?