Svalbard is known for its massive inhabitants of polar bears. Additionally it is well-known for its wild arctic surroundings and exquisite panorama with many seabirds, seals, walruses, and different marine mammals. For good causes various spectacular picture books have been printed about Svalbard, however solely few vacationers come to Svalbard.

Methods to go to Svalbard?

Vacationers to Svalbard go by boat (cruise ships) or by aircraft. I solely have expertise with travelling by aircraft which is a handy flight from Oslo. Since Svalbard is a part of Norway and thus a part of the Scandinavian cooperation it’s potential to make use of bonus tickets from Scandinavian Airways to fly the lengthy distance from one other Scandinavian nation.

Various cruise ships go across the Svalbard islands or simply make a shorter cease on the way in which from Norway.

On the whole, I can advocate boat journeys in Svalbard because the countryside is somewhat troublesome to journey and also you want loads of time. However some guests spend weeks having fun with the spectacular panorama and seascape.

Longyearbyen in Svalbard

We spent some days in the principle city Longyearbyen. Longyearbyen is an previous miners city and survive now largely from the vacationers coming primarily in summer season but in addition in the course of the darkish months of the 12 months. Some mining remains to be happening in Svalbard.

A lot of Svalbard remains to be virgin countryside and actually strictly preserved. The Svalbard Archipelago and its surrounding fjords and Arctic Sea are a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. I took some very tremendous pictures and loved good climate situations. It’s superb to benefit from the solar not solely in daytime but in addition in the course of the night time in midsummer. It could be a problem to sleep, however that could be a small sacrifice for having fun with the arctic magic.

Wildlife in Svalbard

Residing situations within the arctic are powerful. Solely few species are capable of dwell in Svalbard, however some just like the seabirds dwell right here in big numbers.

It may be very thrilling as a customer to Svalbard to take pictures of all this teaming wildlife in the course of the quick however hectic months of the arctic summer season. Arctic terns, sandpipers, eiders and skuas nest simply in center of the city with wildlife very shut if you keep in Svalbard.

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