7 Reasons To Travel to Svalbard In May

Svalbard is located 78˚ North, the northernmost settlement on earth. Svalbard is a Norwegian group of islands located in the Arctic Ocean north of continental Norway, about 650 miles(1,050 kilometers) from the North Pole. It is the northernmost year-round settlement on Earth, with a population of about 2,200.

Summer is one of the best times to travel to Svalbard, the transition from winter polar nights to the midnight sun is a phenomenal that shouldn’t be missed.

Here are 7 reasons to travel to Svalbard in May

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Take a Step back in time at a Soviet-era mining town

A Soviet Ghost Town in the Arctic Circle, Pyramiden Stands Alone. This outpost in the high north looks much as it did when it was abandoned in 1998, providing visitors with a glimpse into Soviet-era life and culture

It is the Northernmost settlement on Earth

The world’s northernmost town is Longyearbyen, which is located in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard and has 2,400 citizens. Longyearbyen is around 650 miles from the North Pole, making it the nearest town to it. It’s dark for four months a year and light for another four months.

Explore Svalbard by dog sledding

A winter adventure with dog sledge is an incredible way to experience Svalbard. Embark on an authentic trip where you travel with dog sledges through the Arctic landscape.

Witness the magic of the Midnight Sun

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs during the summer in places south of the Antarctic Circle and north of the Arctic Circle – including Northern Norway. … Svalbard is the place in Norway where the midnight sun occurs for the longest period. Here, the sun doesn’t set between 20 April and 22 August.

Visit the Seed Vault

It’s where the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time — and the challenge of natural or man-made disasters.


Global seed vault in Svalbard

You can spot some of the best Arctic wildlife in May in Svalbard

Svalbard has more polar bears than people – approx. population of 3,000. The wildlife consists of birds(even puffins), walrus, seals, whales and foxes.



Admire the beautiful Glaciers

Visit some of the most incredible glaciers by zodiac! One of the most breathtaking views on earth!

Experience outdoor activities

Svalbard has one of the most high adrenaline activities in the North! From snowmobiling, to husky safaris, dipping in the frozen water, expeditions on water for wildlife and glaciers, hiking, cycling and more!

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