Gift of the polar night

child 5-11 yrs 690,-
Min age 5 years
per person 890,- nok
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Gift of the Polar Night

Experience Svalbard’s fascinating history and meet our beautiful, four-legged colleagues. An exciting trip in the polar night, with a visit to the charming Trapper’s Station.

Located in Bolterdalen, just under a mile outside Longyearbyen, Trapper’s Station is home to our sled dogs, a happy group of lovely Alaskan huskies who eagerly welcome visitors. They are as different as us humans, some are shy, others are open. Some are small, others are powerful. We have older, experienced guide dogs and playful puppies. A meeting with our dogs is always filled with joy and enthusiasm.

The trapping station is actually exactly what the name says – the guest house is an original trapping cabin where we gather around the table in the warmth of the wood stove. Here, our guides tell stories from Svalbard and meetings with the King of the Arctic.

And maybe the northern lights dance across the sky outside? Away from Longyearbyen’s artificial light the moon, the stars and the northern lights make nature appear powerful and exciting.

The trip to and from Trapper’s Station also offers interesting stories about Svalbard. We stop at the famous polar bear sign. From here onwards you must always have protection against the predator. We tell about the operations at the mines we pass, both the closed ones and the one that still collects coal from the mountain.

This adventure is a rich experience for both young and old. An encounter with Arctic history, the magical polar night and not least our beautiful sled dogs.



Dress warmly for hours outdoors and be ready to meet the guide in your hotel reception at the starting point of the excursion. We set direction towards Adventdalen where you will experience the polar night embrace you. Our transport is by car, and our last stop on the route is our Trapper’s Station. This basecamp is a replica of old trapper’s stations in Svalbard, and it also houses our Alaskan huskies.

You are welcome to visit the huskies for some hugs and snuggles, their absolute favourite happening of the day. We gather by the fire fireplace for storytelling and a warm cup of coffee to warm up our frozen fingers, before we head back to Longyearbyen.

Start time and duration
1–4 PM

Warm drinks included
Wed + Fri + Sat
3 hours
3-7 participants
Warm drinks included

Price information

What’s included?

3-hour adventure with your Svalbard guide
Pick up at your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen
Warm drinks

Clothing and equipment

Recommended clothing in the Arctic: Woolen underwear as the base layer, warm wool or flees trousers & sweater on the top, two layers of socks (thin & thick woolen socks), windproof layer on the top (spacious clothing is recommended since air is the best insulation),  gloves, warm hat (wind proof), scarf or fleece- tube.



Safety is our top priority during our trips. It is necessary for you to be able to communicate in English or a Scandinavian language if you want to join our excursions. The tour language (English or a Scandinavian language) will be chosen based on the group’s language skills.

Weather conditions in Svalbard

In Svalbard, weather conditions can change quickly. This means that we might need to make changes to the planned adventure program. We will always do our outmost to give you a vast experience in the Arctic, and at the same time we must be aware of the destination’s characteristics.

Northern lights in Svalbard

The Northern lights can be seen in a clear sky from September to March. The most unpredictable factors for being able to see the Northern lights are the weather and solar activity, and spending more time at the destination will increase your chances of seeing the Northern lights. We can never guarantee that you will see the Northern lights, but you will have a different experience that you will never forget.


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