Norway's Svalbard archipelago, just 620 miles from the North Pole, is one of the world’s most remote places. it is also one of the most reliable when it comes to spotting polar bears and the Northern Lights.  See itinerary ideas

Spitsbergen is the largest and only permanently populated island in Svalbard. Fearsome peaks and giant glaciers crawl through the valleys while blue-tinted icebergs drift from fjords into gunmetal seas. 

Polar bears outnumber people in this hostile environment and seeing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, surrounded by snow and ice, is the main draw for visitors. Sightings of reindeers, Arctic foxes, walrus, whales, seals and seabirds can also often be had. 

Boat tours are a great way of exploring, especially in the summer months. The winter in contrast is a time for guided snow mobile safaris, skiing and dog sled tours and of course, the chance to see the Northern Lights.

 

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