Jump on a plane and get ready to witness the magic of the beautiful northern lights. Between October and early March, you can experience Aurora Borealis on Svalbard and create memories for life. Welcome to the Arctic wilderness.
This package includes:
• 3 nights in a double room at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen
• Breakfast every day
• Northern lights evening at Camp Barentz
• One 3-courses dinner at Restaurant Nansen
Traveling period: 1. October 2021 - 15. February 2022
For booking for two persons in a shared double room: click on the link and add 1 person. 1 person = 1 package.
For booking for one person in a double room: click on the link and add one person.
•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.
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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!
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel is located in the heart of Longyearbyen. The hotel reopened after major renovations in February, 2019 and is a perfect place to stay for both family, couples and friends. In the hotel lobby you can relax in our lounge in front of the fireplace and enjoy a hot drink after a long day of adventure.
Afraid of missing out? You can register for a Northern Lights call at the reception and our great staff will notify you when the northern lights are visible. We always do our best to make your Svalbard experience complete.
The hotel has 2 restaurants. Restaurant Nansen runs an Asian fusion concept with an Arctic twist. The design and atmosphere of the restaurant combined with the good food is a sure winner. Barentz Gastropub is also adjacent to the hotel, combining a good, relaxed atmosphere with light meals and a rich selection of local and imported drinks.
Come as you are, straight from an adventure or put on some fine clothes. At this three courses dinner at Restaurant Nansen, you will enjoy the best tastes from the Arctic region, combined with Asian flavors. Should the Northern Lights dance in the sky while you are eating dinner, do not be afraid. The staff will let you know, and our terrace is not many meters away.
Put on some warm clothes and get ready for an exciting experience! 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 we arrive at the cozy wooden cabins we 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. We will sit around the fire, while our 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.
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