Extend your Arctic adventure by combining Tromsø and Longyearbyen. The Paris of the north is a popular destination, but when you're this far north we recommend exploring a new part of the Arctic and go to Svalbard for a couple of days. It's only a plane ride away!
Take your time
A visit to the Arctic shouldn’t be rushed. Travelling here, you should take your time to enjoy the spectacular nature and culture life. If you’re a Northern Lights fan, Tromsø is the perfect place to start the hunt, as it is located right under the Northern Lights oval. In Tromsø you will be able to experience the Northern Lights from late August till April, and in Svalbard the season ends a bit earlier, in mid March.
Although, in Longyearbyen you have Polar Nights from mid November till the end of January. That means that you will be able to see the Northern Lights 24/7, as it is full darkness all day (and night). On your way to breakfast maybe, or on one of the many Northern Lights activities you can join. It is important to remember that this is a natural phenomenon, so it can never be guaranteed, and we recommend a stay around 3-5 days in order to increase the chance of seeing them.
Wishing for more than 24 hours a day
Visiting the Arctic you would! In Tromsø you can see the Midnight sun from late May till late July, and in Longyearbyen you see it from late April till late August. You never want to go to sleep when travelling in the north during summer, and we can guarantee that you will gather lots of memories!
In Tromsø, kayaking is the perfect way to explore the Arctic wilderness, and a paddle under the Midnight sun is quite special. A beautiful spot for nature experiences is Kvaløya, with a rich wildlife of reindeer, eagles and other birds. Cuddle up on a beach in front of the bonfire and watch the sun all night long.
Longyearbyen during summer means boatrides! An incredible exciting and adventurous way of moving to small islands and spots that aren’t reachable any other way. Go on a RIB safari to Fuglefjella or Von Postbreen, to the ghost town Pyramiden, or go on a sleepover to Isfjord Radio.