Svalbard Flights GuideThis Norwegian archipelago houses a few thousand polar bears and is the closest you can get to the North Pole without actually going there. It is certified as a "sustainable destination" and is one of the best places for Northern Lights viewing. Conditions are unique because November-February (the polar night) there is no daylight. This makes Svalbard the only place in the world where you can see the aurora borealis during the day! If you go during the spring/early autumn, you can experience the midnight sun, which causes "eternal day". Other activities include boat trips, dog sledding adventures, glacier hiking, skiing, or viewing, snowmobiling, and eating at the world's northernmost sushi restaurant.
Svalbard is an archipelago located halfway between the North Pole and Norway. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement on the Svalbard Islands, and is a good home base for expeditions into the frozen wilderness, because it offers culture and a surprisingly modern community as well.
Climate is mild compared to other areas with the same close proximity to the North Pole. The average temperature ranges from 6.8 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to 42.8 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Fog is common during the summer, but there is not much precipitation. This depends on whether you would like to experience the midnight sun or the polar night, but the frequency of flights from Norway increases during the summer. Svalbard is easy to get to by plane.
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