The amazing Svalbard is situated in the North Sea, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. The beauty of the extreme landscape is breathtaking and you can experience the tundra, mountains, glaciers and exciting animal life. This is true arctic wilderness in a coarse but also very sensitive environment.
There are lots of activities available here: dog sledding, skiing, kayaking, snowmobiling or long expeditions over the frozen fjords. Polar bears are close by, and they actually outnumber humans. Or you may just want to relax in one of the cozy hotels or pubs in the town Longyearbyen and try arctic food or the locally brewed beer or discover more about the culture and the history of this far away place.
There are three main seasons on Svalbard: Polar summer, Northern Lights Winter and Sunny Winter. The long dark season when the sun barely gets up is followed by bright winter months followed by summer when the sun never sets. All seasons have their charm.
Sustainability is, of course, important here, and almost two-thirds of Svalbard are protected areas with national parks, national reserves, and bird reserves.
One thing is certain, if you go here, you will never forget it and it may just be that you will
want to go back. Very soon.
Read more about Svalbard here: www.visitnorway.com
- New and exclusive destination.
- Unique wildlife in a setting that is both rugged and fragile at the same time.
- On the top 100 Green Destinations list for its work to preserve the untouched Arctic Nature.
- The world’s northernmost sushi restaurant.
- Certified as a sustainable destination.
- One of the best places to experience the arctic wildlife (but beware of the polar bears).
- A prime location for Northern lights.
- A wide choice of activities – dog sledding, snowmobiles, safaris, northern lights trips…