Taste of Wintertime in Svalbard
Svalbard is an archipelago of islands just 800 miles from the North Pole, and 1200 miles from the Norwegian mainland, with a rich history and amazing wildlife including reindeer, walrus, whales, seals, arctic fox, and polar bears. Svalbard is the location for geological and arctic research, and environmental monitoring, with several countries participating. The Polar Nights during the winter allow for the magic of the northern nights. But life doesn’t stop just because it’s dark – there are plenty of outdoor activities such as dog sledding, hunting for the northern lights, snowmobile safari with a quiet, electric snowmobile, an ice cave adventure, or learning about the history with a local guide.