Polar Night Northern Lights Hunt in the Advent Valley by Snowmobile from Longyearbyen

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Spoken languages: Norwegian, English
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: strict More info
Opening seasons:
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  • J
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Activity description

Spend a Polar Night chasing the Northern Lights in the Advent Valley!

This adventure will take you from your accommodation in Longyearbyen all the way to the Advent Valley, where lies a fantastic natural ice phenomenon known to the Inuits as "pingos". Your guide will tell you everything there is to know about this fascinating construction as you drive away from the city and into the darkness of Svalbard's wilderness. In these areas, you will have nothing but the moon, stars and snowmobile headlights for lighting, making the chase for the aurora borealis all the more exciting. Indeed, the Polar Night in Svalbard provides ideal conditions for the Northern Lights, which come out here earlier in the day than most inhabited places in the world. 

Along the way to the pingos, you will also snowmobile past historic spots and natural landmarks such as the Operafjellet mountain. Before leaving Longyearbyen, you will be provided with thermal overalls, mittens, balaclavas, boots, and helmets to keep you safe and warm during the journey. Your guide will provide hot drinks and snacks for the journey, so all you need with you is your driver's license, camera and some warm thermal underwear and sweaters. 

Become one of the rare people in the world to chase the Northern Lights during the day and take part in this accessible snowmobile excursion, open to children as young as 8 years old! 

Activity requirements

- A physical driver’s license is compulsory.

- Please let us know any dietary requirements upon booking.

- A minimum number of 2 drivers is required for this activity to take place. 

- Pregnant people are not advised to participate in this activity.

Special terms

Please note that the exact duration and itinerary of the activity are weather-dependent.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomena. We therefore cannot guarantee that you will see them during the activity.

  • Guide
  • Winter suit
  • Boots, mittens, helmet, goggles, balaclava
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Transport from accommodation
Do not forget to bring
  • Thermal underwear
  • Gloves
  • Thick fleece
  • Drivers license
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Meeting point
Pick up at your accommodation in Longyearbyen Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
30 days
Cancellation between 10 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
10 days
Cancellation 10 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (1)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

I enjoyed snowmobiling with Manawa tremendously.