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Take an amazing cruise towards the Arctic and head to Longyearbyen with Adventure Life. You'll get many opportunities to see a variety of wildlife including polar bears, reindeer, arctic foxes, walruses, and multiple seal species. Additionally, you'll see a ton of photogenic and truly gorgeous Fjords and glaciers in Longyearbyen. Of course the Northern Lights are a truly amazing sight and Longyearbyen is the perfect place to experience them. There's also plenty of outdoor, sporty activities including skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, and much more! Contact our Arctic travel experts today to get a personalized quote, or to ask any questions about our itineraries. 
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Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in BriefSavings$49957May 15, 2024Board the Ocean Adventurer in Longyearbyen for a 7-day Arctic cruise through the pack of ice and participate in optional adventure activities like …
Jewels of the ArcticSavings$1619515Jun 23, 2024Experience the beauty of Svalbard and East Greenland on this 15-day adventure cruise aboard the Sylvia Earle. See polar bears, walruses, and …
Spitsbergen Photography: Domain of the Polar BearSavings$1229514May 10, 2024This two-week Arctic cruise aboard the brand new expedition vessel Ultramarine, equipped with 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, luxurious onboard amenities …
Svalbard Circumnavigation and Kvitøya : In-Depth Exploration in the Land of the Polar BearSavings$1069514Jul 15, 2024Journey across the enchanting Norwegian High Arctic territory on this 14-day sailing expedition aboard the Sea Spirit. Exploit every opportunity to …
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Longyearbyen Travel Guide

Best Time to Visit Longyearbyen

The best time to visit Longyearbyen really depends on what you're most excited to do.

Between May and September, during the summer, you'll have the highest chance to see polar bears and other arctic wildlife because this is when the ice begins to melt and ships can begin to access otherwise inaccessible places around Longyearbyen. Additionally, unlike in the winter in Longyearbyen, there will be plenty of light which will assist you greatly when viewing wildlife. During these summer months is also usually considered the best time to try a variety of activities including sledding, skiing, dog sledding, and hiking due to the warmer temperatures and the fact that there will be light.

Between October and February most of the archipelago is frozen over and there is little-to-no light for these months and this is called the Polar Night. This is by far the best time to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) which is a truly life-changing sight. The Polar Night comes to an end towards the middle of February most years, so you'll have the opportunity to do activities during that time. 

Between March and April is a good time to come if you only are interested in experiencing light snow and sporty activities. It's not a peak time for wildlife and the Northern Lights are hard to spot during these months. But during this time of year you'll be able to take in the scenery through a variety of activities with very few crowds and without being too cold.


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