Have you ever seen the northern lights unfolding and dancing in the sky? Svalbard is one of many places on Earth to observe this truly breathtaking physical phenomenon.
If the weather is kind to us, and the sun is given us what we want, you can join our northern lights tour, just outside Longyearbyen and hopefully, get a memorable experience for life!
Svalbard northern lights
Ever since the Norse, Sami and Inuit mythologies were created some thousand years ago, the peoples of the High North have been fascinated by the northern lights.
Svalbard offers cold and frozen landscapes, lightened up by the special Arctic light. The colours of the scenery sets an amazing tone and contrast to your photographs. Above Svalbard, a crisp and clear sky, free of light pollution and other disturbances to your experience. You will often have the best possible conditions to experience the fantastic northern lights in Svalbard.
In Svalbard, you may even experience northern lights in both nighttime and daytime(from midt November until 1th of February). That happens during the polar nights in the winter, meaning the night lasts for all day long, opposite of the bright midnight sun in the summertime. But, this phenomenon really depends on to things, clear weather and that the sun is given us the “goods, so it is a “risky” thing and I can’t give you any garanti.
This tour can be booked up to 3 hours before the tour starts. Northern light tours are unpredictable, because of the weather. In Longyearbyen the weather can shift quick, and often the forecast is not so exact. We therefor recommend you to wait with the booking as long as you can, but at least 3 hours before the tour starts. We cannot give you any guarantee regarding good weather conditions, and we cannot promise you aurora either, but if we have luck, it will be an awesome experience. So for this trip where we are hoping for good weather conditions and of course, northern light. We start the tour with a look at the weather- and northern light forecast, looking for the possibilities for northern lights and clear sky. Then we will help, if necessary, with the set up and then we prepare the camera for the dark shot and for the northern lights shot, in particular. After this we drive out of Longyearbyen, searching for strategic places where we can take pictures of northern lights and night shots in general. On this tour you will either be guided by our guide Ingrid, Ida or Oddgeir. They will all guide you safely during the evening and do the best to help you. They are not all professional photographers, but they know god spots and the surroundings very well! They will aslo help you with your camera setup and have the knowledge.