You fly from Copenhagen early in the morning at 07:10h. When you arrive in Svalbard you will be picked up at the airport and brought to your hotel, the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel. The hotel is located in the centre of Longyearbyen, and it has a fantastic restaurant where you can enjoy panoramic views of the majestic Hiorthfjellet mountains.
This is a self-guided tour without a travel guide, meaning that from checking in at Copenhagen Airport to arriving in Longyearbyen, as well as during your stay in Longyearbyen and on your return flight back to Copenhagen, you will be travelling on your own.
During the day, you have a chance to explore Longyearbyen. For example, you can visit the Svalbard Museum where you can learn more about Svalbard's geology, flora and the everyday life on the archipelago.
With exciting excursions included:
Northern Lights safari with snowcat
It's impossible not to notice the big red snowcat when it arrives. The excursion starts with a visit to the old Northern Lights station, where all the Northern Lights research took place until a few years ago. Along the route, the guides will make several more stops in the area to look for the Aurora Borealis. The route onwards will be chosen based on the weather and conditions on the day. Every year between 14th November and 29th January, the fantastic phenomenon of the Polar Night occurs, during which time the sun does not rise above the horizon, which means that Longyearbyen is only lit up by street lamps, the Northern Lights and the moon glittering in the snow.
During this period the darkness doubles the chances of seeing the Northern Lights, as the phenomenon can be seen around the clock! This is a perfect trip for those who want the advantage of driving in a heated vehicle safely out of town. Experience the amazing combination of darkness and glittering skies.
Northern Lights Evening incl. dinner at Camp Barentz – 3 hours
There is a possibility to see the Northern Lights over Svalbard 24 hours a day during the polar night period. The interaction between electrically charged particles flowing out of the sun, solar winds and the Earth's atmosphere is what creates this amazing phenomenon, the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights camp, Camp Barentz, is located approx. 10 km east of Longyearbyen, at the foot of the Gruve 7 Fell. The camp's great location gives you the opportunity to experience the Northern Lights away from any light pollution. The most important thing when trying to see the Northern Lights is for the surroundings to not be disturbed by artificial light. The bus stops slightly outside the camp, and you are welcomed by our host who leads you the last bit of the way.
The hosts will also be armed with rifles to protect you against polar bears. Inside in the warmth, you are welcomed with a lit fireplace, and hot food is served while the host offers lectures and pictures. The lectures will of course be about the Northern Lights. Of course, we hope to experience the magical Northern Lights, but unfortunately there are no guarantees of it on any given day.