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Experience Svalbard

Your safety on Svalbard

Svalbard’s nature is astonishingly beautiful – but also very unpredictable and full of surprises. The climate is rough, weather changes rapidly and the polar bear threat is...  Read more >>

Clothing

During the winter, use the warmest and best you have. Several layers of wool, as well as windproof outer garments, are important. However, if you are going snowmobiling, this  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 >>

Climate

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 >>

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 >>

Polar bear

The polar bear is considered a marine mammal as it spends most of its life on the drifting pack ice. A large number can be found on the surrounding islands east of Spitsberg  Read more >>

Summer activities

Enjoy the Svalbard summer doing a lot of different activities. For easier navigation, click the button "Summer activities".  Read more >>