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Welcome to the High Arctic of Svalbard!

One of the world’s largest areas of untouched nature awaits you on 78 degrees north.  Read more >>

Svalbard: Life on the Edge

Take a look at the brand new trailer for the BBC serie "Life on the Edge". From August 29th on BBC Earth.  Read more >>

Activities week 33-34

Summer activities

Enjoy the Svalbard summer doing a lot of different activities like hiking, kayaking, dogsledding, fishing, boattrips and cultural activities.  Read more >>

Climate and clothing

Despite Svalbard being so close to the North Pole, the archipelago has a relatively mild climate compared to areas at the same latitude.  Read more >>

Longyearbyen - where the ordinary becomes extraordinary

Longyearbyen, the administrative home seat in Svalbard, is located on the biggest island called Spitsbergen. The city is today a vibrant Arctic metropol with a population of 2  Read more >>

Opening hours guide August

Opening hours for cafees, restaurants, museum, galleries and shops etc. in Longyearbyen.  Read more >>

Your safety on Svalbard

Svalbard’s nature is astonishingly beautiful – but also very unpredictable and full of surprises.  Read more >>

Polar bear

Polar bears are impressive creatures. They are the world’s largest land carnivores and for many people they have become a symbol of the arctic wilderness.  Read more >>

Passport control

The regulations concerning entry to and residence in Svalbard are different from the regulations on the Norwegian mainland. Although the Norwegian mainland is part of the Sche  Read more >>