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Svalbard Villmarkssenter is an certified eco tourism company. We started our company Svalbard Villmarkssenter in 1993 so that we could share the wonderful experiences with others and give them a glimpse of the spectacular nature on Svalbard. We have...more
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I wanted very much to enjoy the tour, but unfortunately it was arguably not the best experience. We had the dog sledding on wheels. The town and tours were booked out due to a large cruise docking on the day of our tour.
My last minute booking turned out to be the most memorable one. Manon picked us up and introduced us to her wonderful dogs. The best part of the experience was to prep the dogs for the sled from start to finish. They are incredible! I...More
When I initially booked the husky hike I joked to friends that I was paying someone just to walk their dogs, but the day itself was so much more than that.
Berit was a great guide, teaching us how to handle the dogs' strength when...More
We were really lucky that we were Manon's only guests for our trip. She is a fantastic guide really knowledgeable and helpful. We began our experience by being outfitted in boots and warm overalls which we could wear on top of our clothing. then we...More
As we don't generally have much to do with dogs we were unsure how we would find this tour but it was brilliant! Manon picked us up from our hotel and made the whole experience beginning to end so personal and very interesting. We were...More
Today I came to the Svalbard Villmarkssenter by bycicle to get some information about tours. The representative guy was taking care about the dogs. He was very rude and agressive. I was dissapointed and I strongly do not recommend this place.
We had an incredible experience being the only couple who booked for the 4pm - 8pm summer dog sled tour on wheels. It turned out to be a private tour just for us. We first met all the dogs and got to know them before...More
We had a unforgettable wonderful and amazing time, thanks to Berit and Mano
You brought the beauty and the way of life in Spitzbergen closer to us.
The warmth and kindness of everybody towards us was tremendous.
Maybe the last left possibly to guess how...More
We did two tours with Svalbard Villmarkssenter - the husky hike with fireside lunch with Patrick and an evening dogsledding tour with Manon. We loved both experiences, both incredibly different but with the loveliest dogs. For the dogsledding tour, we helped set up with teams...More
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Generally winter is the time for the northern lights and January is okay (saw my first polar light in January) but September, October or March are even better because you also need good weather in order to see the lights... More
Generally winter is the time for the northern lights and January is okay (saw my first polar light in January) but September, October or March are even better because you also need good weather in order to see the lights. Clouds and snow will obscure the view.
Also make sure you go up to the north (Tromsø or Lofoten islands) cause you will most probably not see them in Oslo for example.
Also note that northern lights can most frequently be seen every 12 years and have „bad years“ in the middle between those years, going up and down like a parabola .
Currently we are going „down“ in the solar circle so make sure you do it this winter because they will appear less frequently in the coming years.
And last but not least: Get away from the light. You will have to leave whichever town or village you're in in order to see them in their full glory.
Have fun and good luck!
To see northern lights, the beginning of november is good because there is night all the day! 24/24hours! and to go to longyearbyen, you can take SAS air flight and you can reserve a single room in the town! but there's... More
To see northern lights, the beginning of november is good because there is night all the day! 24/24hours! and to go to longyearbyen, you can take SAS air flight and you can reserve a single room in the town! but there's nothing to do in this town! For more informations, you can write to svalbard tourisme in longyearbyen!