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Northern lights at Funken Lodge

Do you want to experience the magical northern lights on Svalbard? We have tailored a package that is perfect for you who set quality and standard high. Stay at our boutique hotel Funken Lodge, enjoy first-class food and create memories for life

This package includes:

• 3 nights in a double room at Funken Lodge
• Breakfast each morning
• Northern lights evening at Camp Barentz
• One seven course dinner at Funktionærmessen Restaurant

Traveling period: 1. October - 15. February

Price from NOK 4.590,- per person

Price NOK 4.590,- per person in a shared double room
Price NOK 5.790,- per person in a single room

Book here

If your desired travel date is not available for online booking, contact us and we will help you.

Our cancellation policy

Cancellation within:
•22 days gives full refund or we will help you move the trip
•8-21 days gives 50% refund
•0-7 days gives no refund

Applies to the number of days before the trip starts.

Please note that additional costs may apply if the offer is no longer available, when changing the travel period.

10% discount on additional activities

Can we tempt you with more adventures? We will offer you a -10% discount on selected additional activities if you book our Northern Lights package.

Northern Lights hunting with electric snowmobile

Northern Lights hunting with snowcat

Follow a trapper`s footprints

Sightseeing winter with electric bike

Dogs in the polar night

Dogsledding under the Northern Lights

Please contact our sales team for additional activities to enhance your stay. The activities must be pre-booked no later than one week after you booked the Northern Lights package in order for you to get the discounted price.

Contact us

Our Svalbard Experts are ready to help you with any questions you may have or to help you book your dream vacation.

If you contact us for booking, please let us know:

• When do you wish to travel?
• How many people are travelling, and how many rooms do you need?
• If you would like us to check flight tickets for you, please specify from which airport.
• Any other information that may be relevant to your booking.

Send an e-mail to Hurtigruten Svalbard
or call +47 79 02 61 00.

The magical northern lights

The northern lights, or the aurora borealis, are caused by waves of electric particles from the sun that are hurled towards our planet and are formed between 80 and 500 kilometers over our heads. The Northern Lights season on Svalbard is between October and early March. Just like all other natural phenomena, the aurora cannot be turned on or off. First, you will need clear skies, which can be a challenge at times. The next thing you will need is some patience. However, here at the northernmost reaches of Norway you will most likely see the northern lights on every clear night. The display often comes in waves which last about 30 minutes, before disappearing and then returning once more. Due to the polar night on Svalbard, we do not have to wait for the night to hunt the aurora, it is dark enough in the day. This really increased your chances. In addition, Longyearbyen and its surrounds have very little light pollution, so you will see the lights more clearly. Add the stunning yet stark wilderness, and you have a winning combination!

Stay at our boutique hotel Funken Lodge

This is an arctic oasis. With modern comforts in historical surroundings, Funken lodge offers a unique Svalbard experience. The cosy atmosphere provides a tranquil base to relax in after an eventful day outdoors. You can find a snug spot in front of the fire, and gain new inspiration from our library filled with Polar literature. Or perhaps a cocktail from Funken Bar will give you a chance to reflect on polar adventures and expeditions? All of the rooms are handsomely furnished, and our friendly staff will ensure a perfect stay.

Funken Lodge also houses its own Champagne and a newly refurbished wine cellar. Here you can order private tastings and get an exclusive experience

Enjoy a delicious seven courses dinner at Funktionærmessen Restaurant

With focus on exceptional ingredients and exemplary service, the team at Funktionærmessen Restaurant welcomes you to a culinary experience. Here you will be served a lovely 7-course menu with high quality produce. The restaurant's wine list is impressive and the sommelier will help you find the perfect bottle for your preferences and meal. This is an experience!

Northern Lights evening at Camp Barentz

Camp Barentz boasts an amazing location at the foot of the mountain, Breinosa, right below Mine 7. Here, far from town, you have the perfect conditions for hunting the northern lights. You will get picked up at the hotel by bus, and then driven straight out of town. As you arrive at the cozy wooden cabins you will be met by the evening’s host. Good drinks and a delicious homemade reindeer bidos will be served, together with campfire coffee and dessert. After a delicious dinner, it is time to learn more about the green veil in the sky. You will all sit around the fire, while the host shares information and photographs explaining this incredible phenomenon. If lady aurora appears, we will round off the evening by watching the display with our own eyes outside the cabin. Put on some warm clothes and get ready for an exciting experience!

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