Base camp in Spitsbergen during Winter

Svalbard Travel Guide

78° 13′ 06″ N, 15° 37′ 53″ E

Svalbard in a few words...

The Svalbard Archipelago is located halfway between North Cape, at the northern tip of mainland Norway, and the North Pole.

The archipelago is made up of 7 islands and we run our trips from the main island, Spitsbergen. The settlements of Spitsbergen are the most northerly permanently inhabited settlements on the planet. The total population is less than 2,700 inhabitants, so people are significantly out-numbered by polar bears!

Despite its rugged, isolated terrain, carved out by glaciers over millions of years, Svalbard has a history of exploration - from the whalers and trappers of the 17th and 18th centuries, the mining corporations and researchers of the 20th century to the more recent tourists and adventure seekers. With such a rich history, stunning scenery and a diverse range of wildlife, there is plenty to be discovered here, high in the Arctic Circle.

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Longyearbyen

capital city

61,022

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Norwegian

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Our local team

Traveling to Svalbard is like entering another world, where your movements, comfort and activity are entirely dictated by nature. Each day we open our tent door to see glaciers, icebergs, reindeer, a curious polar fox or perhaps just a vast expanse of nothingness. This is planet Earth at it's most lonely, pristine and captivating.

Highlights in Svalbard

Basecamp in Spitsbergen, Arctic

Svéa

Svéa is our base camp. It is located opposite one of the most active glaciers in Spitsbergen: Sveabreen. No matter which trip you choose, you will definitely pass by this beautiful place.

Kayaking in Kings Bay

Kings Bay

This wild and remote region is normally only visited by scientists. The area has some of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Svalbard and is a truly magical place to explore.

Longyearbyen, city of Svalbard, High Arctic

Longyearbyen

This town of 2,700 inhabitants is the nerve center of the archipelago. To get out, you will need to be accompanied by an armed guide due to the risk of encountering a polar bear.

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