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All you need to know when traveling to Svalbard

Visitor Information

Map ImageOn these pages you will find information about Svalbard and what you should know before travelling here. Svalbard is a sustainable destination and before visiting you should familiarise yourself with Svalbard’s weather conditions, safety regulations and our Svalbard Guidelines for ensuring visitors act responsibly in the fragile Arctic landscape.

Remember: In the town of Longyearbyen there is a tourist information centre providing all the information you need.

Please note that as Svalbard is outside of Schengen, you need a passport or national ID card when travelling here. 

You can find more information on Svalbard here:

Weather forecast

Local government (Longyearbyen Community Council)

The Governor of Svalbard (Sysselmannen)

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  1. About Svalbard
    History, geology, people, flora and fauna. Get the full story!
  2. Sustainable Destination
    Longyearbyen is one of Norway's sustainable destinations.
  3. Travel Information
    All you need to know about travelling to and around in Svalbard.
  4. Seasons
    What is the best season to visit Svalbard? Choose between Polar Summer, Northern Lights Winter and Sunny Winter.
  5. Travel Concepts
    What Svalbard experience suits YOU best? Check out our travel concepts.
  6. Safety in Svalbard
    Important information on how to be safe in Svalbard.
  7. Svalbard Guidelines
    We recommend you to read these important guidelines before coming to Svalbard.
  8. How to dress in Svalbard
    When visiting the High Arctic, you need to dress accordingly both summer and winter
  9. Svalbard Cruise Network
    Svalbard and Longyearbyen as a cruise destination. Important information for cruiselines.
  10. Barentsburg and Pyramiden
    Explore Russian architecture and culture in lively Barentsburg and the surrealistic ghost town of Pyramiden.
  11. Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen, the administrative center in Svalbard. It's a tiny arctic Norwegian metropole with an international wide.
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