Being one of the world's northernmost populated areas, Svalbard archipelago is extremely cold during winter. Naturally, warmer time of the year from May to early September is the best time to visit Svalbard and enjoy its beautiful glaciers, bizarre tundra landscapes, and cruise across the icy waters. Only between June and late August you can kayak past glaciers and observe polar bears—this is an experience to remember. Camping near Longyearbyen airport under the midnight sun is another unique activity available at this time. Also, stop by Alkefjellet to witness Brunnich's Guillemot bird bazaar all over the cliffs. During long and dark winter from October to February marvel at the Northern Lights and go snowmobiling and dog sledding.
Cute Arctic Puffins distinguished by beautiful beaks nest in colonies along the Northern islands of Norway
Life in Pyramiden seems to be frozen since the collapse of the Soviet Union. But when you'll get there, you'll find out, Lenin is still watching you
Rowing among icy cold waters, snowy landscapes, and white bears
Witness magnificent polar bears in their natural environment
When noisy colonies invade Spitsbergen cliffs, the entire archipelago drowns in "arrr" symphony
For centuries, Europeans have harvested whales for their fat and baleen
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have a nap under the midnight sun instead of a starry sky?
Explore the heart of the northern glaciers by polar cruises that will take you to remote corners of the archipelago
You'll never know how your body is going to respond to this kind of stress
Although the time machine hasn't been invented yet, Barentsburg may become a place where you'll travel back in time to the USSR
Enjoy Arctic landscapes while cycling on the paved and unpaved roads of a polar archipelago
Although most of Svalbard's coal mining sites are now abandoned, they still hold a particular atmosphere
Meet Santa's furry helpers on the pastures of Svalbard
Few things in the world can match the feeling of sunlight warming your face in the middle of the night.
This mailbox is located in one of the most scenic locations of the world, on the way to the summit of Platåfjellet mountain
Deep in the permafrost lies the global seed bank
Nothing compares to an aurora borealis vacation in Svalbard
World's coolest marathon
The majestic ancient ice formations of Svalbard are mind-blowing. Have you ever wondered what they look like from the inside?
It's impossible to avoid snowmobiling while you are in Svalbard
Northern lights, variable weather, moonlight, sunshine or a sky full of stars—this is what the Arctic can offer you on a dog sledding adventure
There is a vast number of things to see and do during this unique phenomena, just remember the further north you go, the darker and longer the Polar Nights become