Longyearbyen, the largest settlement of the Svalbard archipelago, serves as its administrative core and boasts the unique distinction of being the world's northernmost settlement, at just 1,316 km from the North Pole. Today, Longyearbyen has blossomed into a vibrant community encompassing tourism, scientific research, and higher education, alongside its foundational mining industry. The residents of Longyearbyen enjoy a unique lifestyle, marked by the mesmerizing spectacle of the Northern Lights during long winters, cohabitation with over 1,000 sled dogs and numerous snowmobiles, and the compulsory practice of carrying a firearm for protection against polar bears when venturing out of town.
INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSION:
Longyearbyen Sightseeing & Museum with Transfer to Airport
Explore this picturesque community, then embark on a private charter flight to Oslo, the capital city of Norway. Here, an included overnight stay awaits before your onward journey home.
*Experiences subject to change