Gift of the Polar Night

Half day hike under the polar night

Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun
3,5 hours
Polar Night
Hot drinks included
490 child
per adult 790 nok
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Gift of the Polar Night

Half day hike under the polar night

We bring you out from Longyearbyen into the polar night and the search for the magnificent arctic light. The aim of this trip is to experience the arctic silence and the magical darkness, making the moon and stars shine so much brighter. And of course, we hope to see the Green Lady – Aurora, dance above us.

Days program

As we drive out in Adventdalen we pass the old Aurora Station and your guide will tell you about the history of measuring the auroras on Svalbard. Our next stop is on the mountain Breinosa where the new Auroral station ‘Kjell Henriksen Observatory’ is situated. Up here, far away from the city lights, is the perfect place to see, and measure, the northern lights. We take a walk in the area to get a good viewpoint from the surroundings, turning off headlamps and enjoying the polar light.

Our Trapper’s Station is on the way down from the mountain and we make a stop there. It is a replica of old trappers’ stations and houses 90 Alaskan huskies trained for mushing. The station allows guests to see and feel how trappers lived in the wilderness hunting seals and reindeer. Buildings and the surroundings at the Trapper’s Station are designed to look like the original hunting communities in Spitsbergen.

We light the fire and gather around the fireplace to keep warm as we enjoy the polar night and vast wilderness around us. Under the stars, we hear stories from a rich history Svalbard, of trappers, arctic wildlife, locals, mining and maybe some personal trips of your guide. We enjoy warm drinks and biscuits and if we are lucky we might even get the opportunity to experience this amazing phenomenon, aurora borealis, ourselves.

We end our trip with a snuggle time in the dog yard where our huskies will give you lots of hugs and kisses before it is time head back to Longyearbyen. Remember to bring you camera!

3,5 hours
Hot drinks included

Summary

Price: NOK 790 adult / 490 child
Departures: Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun
Season: 1.10.-31.1.2018
Pick-up: Until 13. November the tour starts at 15.30 / From 14. November the tour starts at 10.00
Minimum: 2 persons

What’s included?

Activities  and meals according to the program
Transport to and from accommodation
Guide with emergency and safety equipment

Recommended equipment

Recommended clothing in the Arctic: Woolen underwear as the base layer, warm wool or flees trousers & sweater on the top, two layers of socks (thin & thick woolen socks), windproof layer on the top (spacious clothing is recommended since air is the best insulation),  gloves, warm hat (wind proof), scarf or flees- tube

Note

Combine your stay with accommodation at the most unique hotel at Longyearbyen – Basecamp Hotel

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