Snowmobile Safari to Northern Lights Camp in the Sassendalen Valley from Longyearbyen

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 7 hrs
Spoken languages: Norwegian, English
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: strict More info
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Activity description

Spend a Polar Night chasing the Northern Lights!

This adventure will take you from your accommodation in Longyearbyen all the way to the wild nature of Sassendalen, via Tempelfjord, the Brattlidalen valley, and more, on the hunt for the infamous Northern Lights. On Polar Night, you will snowmobile through these places under the mystical light of the moon and the twinkling stars. Along the way, you will make a lunch spot at the Northern Lights camp, where your guide will set up a crackling fire and some candles inside a lavvu. This traditional Sami tent, adorned with reindeer fur benches, will keep you snug and cosy as you warm your fingers by the flames and enjoy a hot lunch and drinks. 

After lunch, you will be off again to chase the aurora borealis. Svalbard is one of the only populated places in the world where the Northern Lights show up during the daytime, making this excursion especially unique. Zoom along the snow and cross your fingers under your mittens that the dancing pink, green, and red lights show up above you during this magical drive. 

Before departing 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 the food, so all you need with you is your driver's license, camera and some warm thermal underwear and sweaters. 

Join your guide on this all-inclusive 7-hour trip through the dark, mystical Svalbardian wilderness! 

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
  • Lunch
Do not forget to bring
  • Thermal underwear
  • Gloves
  • Thick fleece
  • Drivers license
100% secure payments
by credit card or Paypal
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
4.5 / 5
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Very good
  • 4.5 / 5

Todo genial. Y Eric nuestro guía fue genial. Volveríamos a repetir. No pongo las 5 estrellas porque deberían hacernos vídeos conduciendo las motos o fotos, como recuerdo.