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Hunting for the northern lights - Basecamp Spitsbergen

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Hunting for the northern lights - Basecamp Spitsbergen Photo: Basecamp Spitsbergen
Hunting for the northern lights - Basecamp Spitsbergen Photo: Basecamp Spitsbergen

Hike facts

Duration
  • 1 day
Guided hikes

Contact information

Description

This is a moderate hike where we are heading out of town to experience the magnificent Arctic light. The aim of this trip is not to walk fast or fare, but to experience the magic light of the polar night. Our guide will meet you in the reception at Basecamp Trappers Hotel, centrally located in Longyearbyen. Depending on the weather and snow conditions; the trip will take place in Advent valley or one of the side valleys. To let your eyes adapt to the darkness, the trip will mainly take place without use of the head lamps. Our guide will give information about what we see, and also tell you about the magnificent northern light – if we are really lucky we might even get the opportunity to experience this amazing phenomenon.

Departure: Tuesday Thursday and Saturday,  October- January
Meeting point: Basecamp Trapper's Hotel a 15 pm

Green travel

Hunting for the northern lights - Basecamp Spitsbergen has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:

Eco-lighthouse Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism Green travel

Facilities

  • Season

    • winter
  • Activities

    • guiding
    • hiking
    • activities for children
  • Classification

    • eco-lighthouse
  • Duration

    • 1 day

Categories

  • Guided tours Guided tours
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Winter without skis Winter without skis

Hours

11/15/2014 - 1/15/2015
Mon - Sun
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This is a moderate hike where we are heading out of town to experience the magnificent Arctic light. The aim of this trip is not to walk fast or...

Hunting for the northern lights - Basecamp Spitsbergen

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