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The Svalbard Islands

The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here you will find untouched arctic wilderness.

Eating and nightlife in Svalbard

There is a selection of cafés, pubs and restaurants in Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard. Having your meal in a Sami turf is a special experience.

Arctic adventures with Svalbard Villmarkssenter

Svalbard Villmarkssenter offers dog sledding, hiking, skiing and other sports activities in wild nature in the Svalbard Islands.

Getting to Svalbard and around

There are daily flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen, the main town on Svalbard, via Tromsø most of the year.

Key facts about Svalbard

Svalbard, the realm of the polar bear, has long fascinated travelers. Unique wildlife, wild nature and old mining towns are all found on the islands.

What to do in Svalbard

Join a boat trip to watch the arctic landscape and wildlife. Or try dog sledding or a snowmobile safari.

Dog sledging on wheels in the Arctic

We hear the huskies long before we see them. A chorus of barking greets us at Svalbard Villmarkssenter: 40 huskies leaping, yelping and eager to go.

The Arctic

Nature rules the north of Norway, and over thousands of years, people have found ways to adapt to the Arctic climate.
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