The Svalbard islands halfway between Norway and the North Pole lies in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. Here you can explore untouched Arctic wilderness and distinctive wildlife in a landscape that is both rugged and fragile.
From early spring until autumn the midnight sun makes for an eternal day, but during the polar night from November to February, there is no daylight in Longyearbyen. This attracts people from all over the world to experience the northern lights dancing across the sky.
Located 900 kilometres north of the Norwegian mainland and 1,300 kilometres from the North Pole, Longyearbyen offers rare conditions for northern light activities. During the polar night, the aurora borealis may even appear at lunchtime. In October and February you can enjoy the blue Arctic light during the day and the northern lights at night.
With the world’s northernmost airport for scheduled flights, excellent accommodation, and a wide selection of adventures and activities, Svalbard is your gateway to the High Arctic and a premier destination for northern light trips. The most common way to travel to Svalbard is by plane.
Top things to do in Svalbard
Choose from a selection of northern light excursions.
Go dog sledding and snowmobiling.
Try glacial ice caving and snowshoeing.
Go aurora hunting in the Arctic wilderness.