The Svalbard Archipelago, kingdom of the polar bear, is located in the Arctic Ocean halfway between Norway and the North Pole.
“Svalvar” means “cold shores”. In Longyearbyen, the average temperatures range between -14° C in winter and 6° C in summer and during the Polar Night, the months of darkness from October to January, the Northern Lights dominate the sky both day and night. You will experience the landscapes of tundra, glaciers, bare mountains, extreme light variations and an amazing wildlife.
Almost two thirds of Svalbard’s surface are protected areas, including three natural reserves, six national parks, 15 birds sanctuaries and a special protected area of environmental interest. People from Svalbard assure that there is not a better place to live. They surely have the “Polar bug”, defined as a term "indicating your constant desire to return after setting your feet here for the first time”.
So if you're ready to live a genuine Arctic fairy tale...beware of the bug!