The Northern Lights From NOK 3990

Northern lights on Svalbard

Is northern lights spotting on Svalbard on your bucket-list? It should be! There’s nothing more beautiful than the green light dancing across the winter sky. Add world class dining experiences, unique wildlife encounters and big contrasts in beautiful nature, and you have the recipe for your next holiday! Book your northern lights adventure now!


Take a northern lights holiday on Spitsbergen, where the polar winter gives you exceptional chances of seeing the natural fireworks of the Arctic. On Svalbard we have the phenomenon, “polar night.” From early November to late January the sun is so far below the horizon that we cannot differ between day and night. That’s a lot of darkness, you might think – but on the upside – we can see the northern lights day and night!

If you’re staying at Coal Miners’ Cabins the wilderness starts right outside your front door, and you can see northern lights either on your way to breakfast, or going home from a night cap at Coal Miners’ Bar & Grill.

Get the most out of your northern light holiday

The northern lights are visible from Longyearbyen, but you’ll encounter the really eye-opening displays a bit further from town. What about a northern lights safari with bus or snowcat? This is a great way to introduce you to the northern lights!

But, there are several more ways to experience the magic light in the sky. How about going dog sledding under the northern lights? All you can hear are the tiny paws running across the frozen fields, as the sky above you explode in a colour scheme like nothing you’ve ever seen.

Or how about getting all your woollen gear on and join us for a hike? We follow a trapper's trail and go chasing northern lights and memories.

If you are of the thrill-seeking kind we have the northern light experience for you! Snow mobile safari! Join us for a ride out in the Advent Valley. At the beginning, only the headlights from the snow mobile will show the way, but as we stop, lean back and look up you can see the magnifiscent display of the Aurora in the sky.

Check out all our other northern lights activities here.

A unique display of light

Typical features of the daytime aurora is that it is less intense than nighttime aurora. This is because the particles that enter directly are slow and have less energy, than those coming in from the nighttime. The daytime aurora appears green to the naked eye, but in reality it is red. However, the human eye is much less sensitive to red than green light, so seeing the red light with the naked eye is very rare. Cameras, on the other hand, can capture it!

The magical aurora - a unique display of light, ever changing, ever fascinating. Named for the Greek goddess of dawn, Aurora, the northern lights have long been a source for myth and legend, and today attracts many visitors to the Arctic. To learn more about the aurora check out our Aurora Borealis information page.

Northern Lights Longyearbyen

Upgrade to Funken Lodge

This offer includes staying at the cosy Coal Miners’ Cabins in Nybyen. If you want to upgrade your accommodation to our boutique hotel, Funken Lodge, a remarkable experience awaits you. Funken Lodge is a place where you really can relax, and with the hotel’s beautiful saloons and historical atmosphere you can enjoy a drink in front of the fireplace. The hotel’s restaurant, Funktionærmessen Restaurant, offers a delicious breakfast buffet, and a sharing menu for dinner that’s unique for Longyearbyen. Get ready for a memorable hotel- and restaurant experience!

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Price: From NOK 3990,-
From NOK 3990,-
What's included?

Round trip flight Oslo - Longyearbyen

3 nights accommodation at Coal Miners' Cabins including breakfast

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October 1st - March 15th

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