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Articles for inspiration

 

 

  1. Meet the Svalbard guide - Marcel Starinský
    Meet one of the local dog sledding guides
  2. How to photograph the Northern Lights
    Learn how to photograph the Aurora Borealis
  3. Experience the ultimate feeling of freedom on a snowmobile tour in the Arctic wilderness
    Everybody in Svalbard drives a snowmobile. You should try it too!
  4. Extend your Arctic adventure
    Longyearbyen offers wonderful cultural and nature-based experiences. If you have already travelled so far north, we recommend getting even more out of your trip to the Arctic. The best way to achieve this is by extending your stay with a few days in Tromsø.
  5. Norway’s most awesome skiing adventure?
    5 reasons why ski touring in Svalbard is even more awesome than other places.
  6. The cold, wonderful season: You simply “must” experience winter in Svalbard!
    Experience Svalbard in winter - Longyearbyen is perfect for your polar city break
  7. Dog sledding all year round!
    Experience dog sledding in Svalbard
  8. This article provides information and useful tips about this fantastic natural phenomenon that includes every colour of the rainbow dancing in the sky above us!
    This article provides information and useful tips about this fantastic natural phenomenon that includes every colour of the rainbow dancing in the sky above us!
  9. Here are 10 “must do’s” in Longyearbyen during this magical period!
    Here are 10 “must do’s” in Longyearbyen during this magical period!
  10. Read about how Audun and his wife Mia ended up at Svalbard with 114 dogs
    Read about how Audun and his wife Mia ended up at Svalbard with 114 dogs
  11. Tips from a local
    Get the inside scoop from one of the locals of Longyearbyen
  12. 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
  13. Welcome to Bamsebu!
    Meet the two women who are overwintering in Svalbard's wilderness
  14. Tips from a local, Kjetil
    Get inside information from a local in the world's northernmost town, Longyearbyen.
  15. Polar Bear, King of the Arctic
    The polar bear is one of the world’s largest carnivores. There are around are 3 000 animals in the Svalbard archipelago.
  16. Meet the Svalbard Guide, Fredric Fröberg
    We interviewed Fredric Fröberg, one of Svalbards most experienced guides. Almost everyday he takes guests out in the Svalbard wilderness. Meet him here!
  17. Say hey to the dogs of Svalbard
    Cold noses and wagging tails! Say hi to the cutest locals in Longyearbyen. There are almost 1000 of them!
  18. A meeting with Olaf Storø
    A local artist in Longyearbyen inspired by the Arctic light.
  19. Travel Concepts
    What Svalbard experience suits YOU best? Check out our travel concepts.
  20. Meet an expedition guide
    A Svalbard expedition guide gives you his tips and stories from the High Arctic.
  21. Try out "The City Loop!"
    Try out the traditional "City Loop", a popular hike in town among friends.
  22. Tips from a local, Lisa Djoenne
    Get inside information from a local in the world's northernmost town, Longyearbyen.
  23. Historical Expeditions
    The history of amazing Polar Expeditions, that took place in Svalbard. Read and learn more!
  24. Local favourite - hike to Plateau Mountain
    Popular hike that locals do all the time. Get the best view of Longyearbyen!
  25. Meet the Svalbard Guide, Nanna Gajic
    The guides in Svalbard have a burning desire to take guests out in the Arctic wilderness. Meet one of them here!
  26. Barentsburg and Pyramiden
    Explore Russian architecture and culture in lively Barentsburg and the surrealistic ghost town of Pyramiden.
  27. Saturday Steak at Huset!
    If you're thinking of visiting Longyearbyen, do as the locals! Go and taste "Lørdagsbiffen" at Huset Bistro.
  28. 10 popular summer hikes around Longyearbyen
    You don’t need to go far from the main street before you’re in the middle of the Arctic wilderness!
  29. Svalbard Global Seed Vault
    The world’s largest secure seed storage can be found in the permafrost close to Longyearbyen.
  30. Christmas in Longyearbyen
    Christmas time in Svalbard is magical. Perhaps it’s the best place in the world to experience the ultimate Christmas atmosphere.
  31. 8 popular boat trips
    Here are eight boat trips you don't want to miss!
  32. Meet the Svalbard Guide - Anja Åse Wied
    Get Arctic inside tips from musher Anja Åse Wied
  33. 10 summer experiences in Svalbard
    Here is a selection of 10 of our most popular summer experiences, which are “must-do” activities during your trip to Svalbard!
  34. Meet the Svalbard guide: Arien Ramnefjell
    Arien Ramnefjell tells her stories from the fjords of Svalbard
  35. Longyearbyen - a mekka for foodies
    Choose between exciting culinary experiences in the world's northernmost city. With the North Pole as your nearest neighbor, we give you our best food tips.
  36. Longyearbyen Community Guidelines
    Please see our tips and tricks to get around in Longyearbyen!
  37. FAQ
    We have gathered our most frequently asked questions about travelling and staying in Svalbard and Longyearbyen. See all the questions here.
  38. 10 movies and books that will make you want to visit Svalbard
    Be inspired by these books and films before your travel to Svalbard
  39. A cat's life in Svalbard
    Banned since 1992!
  40. 5 simple tips for using your cell phone in Svalbard
    To help you get the most out of your phone when visiting Svalbard we’ve gathered up 5 simple tips for you on how to use it when visiting Svalbard!
  41. Svalbard Reindeer - urban and wild!
    Did you know that reindeer roam the streets of Longyearbyen?
  42. 10 spectacular Northern Lights experiences in Svalbard
    Here are 10 Northern Lights experiences you don't want to miss!
  43. The walruses of Svalbard
    Every couch potato's spirit animal
  44. Questions to a pharmacist
    Get answers to what it's like to run a pharmacy in the Arctic!
  45. Here is a list of 10 quirky facts about Longyearbyen!
    Here is a list of 10 quirky facts about Longyearbyen!
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