Also often known as Spitsbergen, the name of the archipelago's largest and only permanently populated island, Svalbard is an archipelago that could easily be described as an Arctic fairytale of a destination. It’s a dramatic wilderness of glaciers and mountains, ice fields and barren tundras, extremities of light and dark, and home to more polar bears than people, yet people it has – making this a destination in which you can truly experience life in the high Arctic.
Located within the Arctic Ocean midway between Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard is an incredible place with beautiful landscapes and a myriad of mesmerising wildlife. Exploring the archipelago involves gliding through iceberg-strewn seas to the Arctic coast, where large flat plains and mossy tundra dusted with snow contrast against sharp mountains jutting from the earth like icy blades. The landscapes are a delight to behold and a photographer’s dream, with awe-inspiring frozen lands littered with towering icebergs over ten storeys high. Wildlife in the Arctic is hugely diverse and perfectly adapted to the cold. Polar bears are undoubtedly the stars of the show, but accompanied by walruses, seals and whales at almost every turn, you’ll have a hard time picking out a real highlight.
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