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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 >>

Activities week 21-22

There is a broad specter of activities to join at Svalbard and in Longyearbyen.  Read more >>

Survey on adventure tourism

Participate in survey on adventure tourism in Svalbard!  Read more >>

Opening hours guide

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

Spitsbergen Marathon June 3rd 2017

Spitsbergen Marathon June 3rd 2017. Join in on the only marathon in the world with polar bear guards! Book now to ensure your starting number and accommodation.  Read more >>

Longyearbyen - where the ordinary becomes extraordinary

Longyearbyen, the administrative home seat in Svalbard, is located on the biggest island called Spitsbergen.  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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Winter activities

The options for outdoor activities in Svalbard in the winter, are many. For easier navigation, click the button "Winter activities".  Read more >>