A lot of interesting and fun facts about Svalbard.

-          The Polar night lasts from October 26th to February 14th, but between November 14th and January 29th you can see difference between day and night?

-          On Svalbard you can see the northern lights in the middle of the day in the dark period?

-          Svalbard has midnight sun from April 15th to August 26th?

-          The world’s largest sea living carnivore, the Predator X, was excavated in Svalbard in 2009 by paleontologist Jørn Hurum, Ph.D., and his team?

-          Svalbard has fossils you are free to pick and bring home with you?

-          The Arctic Tern migrates 70 000 km, from the Antarctic to the Arctic and back again, every year?

-          Hundreds of different bird species nest on and around Svalbard every summer?

-          The Svalbard Reindeer  can only be found in Svalbard?

-          The male polar bear does not hibernate? The female hibernates for app. 2 months in the winter to have her cubs.

-          Svalbard is categorized as “arctic desert” due to the low air humidity?

-          The polar bear has developed from the brown bear and has through thousands of years adapted perfectly to the arctic environment?

-          More than 40 different nationalities live in Longyearbyen?

-          There are more polar bears than humans in Svalbard?

-          Restaurant Huset in Longyearbyen has one of Scandinavia’s finest wine cellars, with more than 22 ooo bottles?

-          The pub Karls-Berger has been rated the no 6 best pub in the world?

-          The abandoned Russian mining settlement, Pyramiden, was rated the no 9 scariest ghost town in the world by National Geographic?