Northern lights - Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen - Photo Eveline lunde


Northern lights at Radisson

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:

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


Price NOK 3.590,- per person in a shared double room
Price NOK 4.190,- per person in a double room for single use

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

Travel to Svalbard

Flights to/from Svalbard is not included in this package.

If you are travelling from outside Norway, you will have to fly via Oslo. Both SAS and Norwegian offer flights to Longyearbyen from Oslo and/or Tromsø. With a direct flight from Oslo, the trip takes about 3 hours. The flight time from Tromsø is about 1.5 hours. Some departures from Oslo make a stopover in Tromsø, and then the total travel time will be closer to 4 hours.

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 the world's northernmost full-service hotel

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.

Enjoy a delicious three courses dinner

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.

Northern Lights evening at Camp Barentz

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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