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Map ImageSvalbard is one of the world’s largest untouched wilderness areas and it’s precisely this vast area of raw and untamed nature that many find so alluring. The chance to get out of Longyearbyen and explore this Arctic wilderness is many people’s main motivation for visiting the Svalbard archipelago. You can achieve this through a wide range of activities and offers involving various modes of transport – both motorised and non-motorised – and degrees of difficulty. However, one thing all the nature-based experiences in Svalbard have in common is that they are run by local guides who prioritise safety, environmental awareness and local knowledge

Attractions, cultural events and activites 

Svalbard has much more to offer than wonderful nature. In the settlements of Longyearbyen and Barentsburg, you will find a broad range of attractions, cultural events, festivals and activities all year round. There are also many bars and restaurants where people from around the globe (residents and visitors) gather to enjoy great food and drinks. Longyearbyen is full of shops selling a wide range of goods at tax-free prices. Many people are surprised to discover how much is on offer in such a small place – so close to the North Pole!

The ghost town of Pyramiden is also well worth visiting. Just four people live here in the winter and eight in the summer. This surreal old mining settlement consists of abandoned Soviet era buildings at the foot of a fjord. You can visit Pyramiden year-round.

Svalbard has something for everyone, whether you fancy a challenging multi-day expedition in the wilderness or a comfortable urban weekend with a good dose of culture, food and drink. The best part of all is that you can pick and choose between the various offers to create your perfect Svalbard experience!



  1. Activity Planner
    Plan the perfect Svalbard experience!
  2. ATV Safari
    An ATV safari is a fun and exciting activity, offering a sightseeing trip with a difference in the Longyearbyen area.
  3. Fishing trips
    In the late summer and autumn, the waters off Longyearbyen are abounding with cod so the chances are high that you will catch fish and take great photos.
  4. Kayak
    Kayaking trips are a great way to have a close-up experience with the Arctic nature.
  5. Sightseeing and lectures
    Don’t be fooled by the population. Longyearbyen has more attractions and opportunities than most larger cities.
  6. Experience Svalbard and Longyearbyen with a good conscience!
    Here we wish to give you information on how to experience our islands - with a good conscience
  7. Shopping
    Svalbard is a duty-free zone so lower tax-free prices apply for everything you buy here.
  8. Boat trips
    If you want to see and experience as much of the wild, raw and untouched Arctic nature as possible, go on a boat trip.
  9. Attractions
    Broaden your cultural horizon! Visit Svalbard's many attractions.
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