Svalbard Travel guide

Start your Svalbard adventures on the right foot with the help of our travel guide, full of suggestions by the experts at Nordic Visitor. Learn about the archipelago’s climate, attractions and other practical travel information in the sections below.

About Svalbard

If you’re looking for a travel experience out of the ordinary, Svalbard is about as far off the beaten path as it gets. Situated midway between Norway and the North Pole, this remote archipelago in the Arctic boasts an array of exciting activities year-round from snowmobile safaris and dog-sledding tours in winter to polar expedition cruises and hiking excursions in summer.

This is also a land of extremes--whoever coined the term “polar opposites” must have had Svalbard in mind! Depending on what time of the year you visit, you can experience a totally different atmosphere, from the endless daylight of the midnight sun to the peaceful twilight of the polar nights.

Spitsbergen is the largest and only permanently populated island of this archipelago. Here you will find Longyearbyen, the main settlement and administrative centre of Svalbard as well as the perfect starting point for many Arctic adventures!

Our tours in Svalbard

The opportunities for an unforgettable adventure are endless in the archipelago of Svalbard:

Dog sled tours Polar cruises Snowmobile tours Hiking & Nature
Polar nights & Christmas Midnight sun tours Special offers All Svalbard tours