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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.

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!

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  1. Dog Sledding
    Dog sledding in an Arctic landscape is peaceful and beautiful, both winter and summer.
  2. Sightseeing and tours
    Don’t be fooled by the population. Longyearbyen has more attractions and opportunities than most larger cities.
  3. Northern Lights adventures
    Svalbard the only inhabited place in the world where you can see the impressive Aurora Borealis also during daytime.
  4. Ice Cave visits
    Join us into the frozen world, underneath the glaciers.
  5. Snowmobile
    Everyone in Svalbard drives snowmobiles – and you should try too!
  6. Skiing
    Longyearbyen is surrounded by majestic mountains and nature, perfect for unique skiing adventures.
  7. Attractions
    Broaden your cultural horizon! Visit Svalbard's many attractions.
  8. Activity Planner
    Plan your activities in Svalbard with our practical Activity Planner.
  9. What’s On
    Check out the cultural events happening in Longyearbyen throughout the year.
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