Svalbard is one of the largest untouched areas of wilderness in the world, and its vast expanse of raw and untamed nature is a major draw for visitors from all over. Leaving the town of Longyearbyen to discover this Arctic wilderness is a top priority for many. You can choose from a variety of activities and experiences, each with its own level of difficulty and mode of transportation. However, all of the nature-based experiences in Svalbard share one thing in common: they are led by local guides who prioritise safety, environmental awareness, and local knowledge.
Longyearbyen, on the other hand, offers much more than just stunning natural beauty. The city boasts numerous attractions, cultural events, festivals, and activities that take place year-round. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of restaurants and bars where residents and visitors from around the world congregate to indulge in delicious cuisine and beverages. Longyearbyen is home to many tax-free shops that offer a wide range of products. People are often surprised by how much is available in such a small place, so close to the North Pole!
Svalbard caters to everyone's interests, whether you are looking for a challenging multi-day expedition in the wilderness or a relaxed urban weekend filled with culture, food, and drink.