Svalbard is one of the only places in the world to experience the Northern Lights during the daytime. If you see them, you will find the daytime Aurora to be redder in hue than the night version.
After about two hours of sailing under the stars, the same stars our Arctic heroes used to navigate in earlier times, we arrive at Barentsburg, which is the main Russian settlement on Svalbard. The tour guide will walk us through the streets and share stories from this place. You will have the opportunity to visit the local hotel, the local brewery, as well as the souvenir shop where unique Christmas presents from the top of the world can be purchased. On our trip back to Longyearbyen, we will have a second chance to see the Northern Lights.