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About Svalbard

About Svalbard
As a last stop before the North Pole, formerly an Arctic outpost, now an exotic tourist destination - here are some quick facts about Svalbard.
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14 tips before travelling to Svalbard
Be prepared and get the most out of your trip! Here are some great tips before travelling to Svalbard!
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When to travel
Get tips on when to should travel to Svalbard!

Summer on Svalbard

Beautiful Svalbard in summer

May — September

Experience Svalbard during the bright summer months. The midnight sun gives you endless possibilities to experience Svalbard 24 hours a day!

Northern Lights on Svalbard

Experience the northern lights

October - February

The dark season is everything but that when the skies explode in fifty shades of green. During the polar night you can see the Aurora Borealis both day and night.



Funken Lodge

Breakfast included


With modern comforts in historical surroundings, Funken lodge offers a unique Svalbard experience. The hotel is located in Haugen, with magnificent views over Longyearbyen, and up towards the Lars and Longyear Glaciers. Since 1947, the hotel has been a local gathering place, and the warm atmosphere will ensure that you immediately feel at home here in the Arctic. The hotel is open all year round, and offers 88 rooms and modern meeting facilities.


Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen

Breakfast included


Stay centrally in Longyearbyen, at the world's northernmost full-service hotel. Family friendly with great views to Hiorthfjellet and the Advent Fjord. During your stay you can enjoy delicious food in the Nansen Restaurant or an ice-cold beer in the Barentz Gastropub. The hotel reopened after major renovations in February, 2019. We look forward to welcome you to our new establishment!


Coal Miners' Cabins

Breakfast included


Located at the top of the Longyear Valley, with the Arctic wilderness as its closest neighbour and its cosy atmosphere, Coal Miners’ Cabins is a popular place amongst travellers of all ages.

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